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Local Food Processing Facility for the U.P.

Farmers Andrea and Scott Corpolongo Smith of Wintergreen Farm in Ontonagon County purchased the old Candlelight Restaurant which they plan to convert into a vegetable processing facility. The goal of the new proccessing facility is to increase access to healthy, local food to the entire Western U.P. community.

They plan to offer various products, such as bagged salad mixes, frozen squash puree, dried greens, and zucchini chips, for sale to local institutions (like school cafeterias), restaurants, and grocery stores. Items will be made entirely with Upper Peninsula grown produce, some grown by Wintergreen Farm and some by other area farmers.

Donate and learn more about the project here >

Featured Resource

2014 U.P. Food & Farm Directory - Available in print and online

Marquette Food Co-op's 6th edition of the U.P. Food & Farm Directory for 2014 is now available. Designed to highlight sustainable Upper Peninsula farms that sell their products and services directly to the general public. It is a “producer-only” directory which means that the farms included must grow, raise, or gather their own products.  Search the directory >

Upcoming Events

Lecture: The (un)natural history of Huron Creek, a working stream on the Keweenaw Peninsula

Date: Tues, October 21
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Place: Carnegie Museum Community Room in Houghton

Presented by Dr. Alex Mayer, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Michigan Technological University. "Our area teems with stunning lakes, rushing rivers, and spectacular waterfalls. Then there's Huron Creek. Why should we care about a little creek that plods through town, behind parking lots and through culverts, out of sight and out of mind? Huron Creek has played a supporting role through the mining era and continues to do so... View the flyer >


 
Keweenaw Food Day - October 24, 2014

Date: Friday, OCT 24
Time: 4-8pm
Place: Portage Lake District Library in Houghton

Music, local food sampling, pumpkin carving, hands-on honey popcorn balls, door prizes and more fun for the whole family. All indoor venue this year. Don't miss the film screening of FOOD FOR CHANGE at 6pm. More details>


 
2014 U.P. Food Summits - Together at the Table

Dates:

November 4 in Sault Ste Marie
November 5
in Marquette
November 6
in Houghton

These summits are designed to connect anyone and everyone interested in local food in the U.P. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from leaders in the local food movement and learn about the initiatives happening across the U.P.  This is a great opportunity to meet new folks and strengthen the network of people participating in local food activity in the Upper Peninsula. For more info >


 
U.P. Green Fall Expo 2014 in Houghton

Date: Sat, November 8
Time: 9am-6pm
Place: Jutila Center, Hancock

Greening resources for businesses, people and U.P. communities! Interactive demonstrations and presentations on: Off-grid products, solar, wind, lighting, recycling, and so much more! Get involved: info@UPGreenRecycling.com or call (888) 322-1030.

For more info and registration >


 
Upper Peninsula Food Exchange - Calendar of Events

View food/farm events for western, central and eastern regions>

Green Tip

Through SEMCO ENERGY Gas Company’s Efficiency UNITED Program, customers are eligible for rebates and benefits to help save for a strong Michigan. Learn about programs, products and rebates available to you as a SEMCO customer, in addition to finding valuable resources and information. Whether you need help finding a contractor or need a rebate application. Learn more>

 

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U.P. Green - Recycling Services from Calumet to Marquette

U.P. GREEN performs environmentally friendly recycling of computers, monitors, terminals, printed circuit boards, telephone equipment, TV’s, VCR’s and communications systems. All items from the de-manufacturing process are recycled. Offering pick-up services from Marquette to Calumet! Whether you have 10 pieces or 10,000 pieces. Commercial services are available for businesses.

Call for more info, quote and to schedule a pick-up: (906)201-0173 or 1(888)322-1030. More>

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