Food Service & Agriculture

Growers, processors and distributors


Mall tags new steakhouse and retailers

August 20, 2018
A local mall is making room for a new steakhouse and bar and two new retailers as it redevelops its property. Read More

Pilot dies in crop-duster crash

August 20, 2018
| By AP
BETHEL TOWNSHIP — Authorities said a 25-year-old man died when the single-engine crop-dusting plane he was piloting crashed in a field in the region. Read More

Region’s first brewery co-op on tap

High Five selects Kentwood location, but there is more work to be done.

August 17, 2018
After several years of legal work and real estate hunting, High Five Co-op Brewery recently secured a space for its first brewery and taproom in the Shoppes at 52nd Street in Kentwood, putting it on track to be the first member-owned brewery in West Michigan. Read More

Farm loans continue to grow

Farmers experiencing fourth year of economic downturn due to low commodity prices.

August 17, 2018
The number of farming loans has increased as farmers battle the financial woes of the agricultural industry. Read More

Room for one more dairy plant?

State announces second multimillion-dollar processing facility within 50 miles of the other.

August 17, 2018
The state has announced two multimillion-dollar dairy processing facilities in the last seven months and just an hourlong drive separates them. Read More

Food distributor investing $51M in Quebec expansion

August 17, 2018
A locally based food distributor is nearing the home stretch of a $51-million expansion in Canada. Read More

Ice cream maker reveals second ‘artisan’ flavor

August 16, 2018
An ice cream maker in the region is releasing the second flavor in its small-batch “artisan” collection. Read More

Holding company acquires seed supplier

August 15, 2018
A holding company in the region has acquired a Wisconsin seed supplier. Read More

Bakery to open third location

August 15, 2018
The owners of a custom dessert bakery plan to open a third location in downtown Holland next spring. Read More

Coffee makers come up clutch

August 14, 2018
A local coffee company recently took home first place at a national tournament. Read More