Swiss Mountain Coffee

This week, in a coffee-scented office, I sat down with Bryan Bestrom of Swiss Mountain Coffee to talk about what makes the best bean, and how the coffee magic happens.   How did Swiss mountain coffee get started? I got started in office coffee service back in 1980 and that was delivering coffee to offices,…

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Chicken and Eggs

When it comes to buying and choosing responsibly produced chicken and eggs, there are a number of terms used to describe how well the chicken and eggs were raised. Here in West Michigan, we are very lucky to have local farms who care about the well being of their animals and the transparency of their…

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More Than Just a Garnish – Radishes from Lettuce Boy Farms

Jonathan Wenger established his first farm straight out of high school. Nowadays, the newly named “Lettuce Boy Farms” specializes in salad-type crops like lettuces and root vegetables. A true family farm, Jonathan is helped by his parents (and occasionally his brother) tending to the day to day work at Lettuce Boy. All crops are grown…

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Ingraberg Farm

In this week’s post we hear from farmer Dave Lundberg of Ingraberg Farm. This family farm works with passion and pride to produce great tasting produce grown the way nature intended. Their farming experience is extensive with a diversified background of farming knowledge culminated from working in the agricultural industry for over 30 years, with…

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