Love local fruits and vegetables? Wonder where you can get them once the winter months have hit, and your favorite fruits and vegetables are no longer in season? Locavorious (www.locavorious.com), founded by Rena Basch in 2008, is a winter-time, locally grown frozen fruit and vegetable CSA. Basch, formerly in the automotive industry, has always been a local food enthusiast. Her passion for local foods grew when she purchased a CSA share four miles from her home. “Locally grown fruits and vegetables taste so much better than what you can get in most grocery stores, and I was always sad when winter rolled around and the farm share ended. Our family would always freeze bags of ‘u-picked’ blueberries to keep us in blueberry pancakes throughout the winter,” says Basch. Locavorious partners with small farms in Ann Arbor and its surrounding communities to offer its subscription service. The preservation process includes picking produce, followed by washing, chopping, blanching the produce in steam, then chilling in ice water. After it’s drained the produce goes directly into the freezer in packages labelled with the name of the growing farm, the farm’s location and the date of harvest. For more info visit www.locavorious.com
Domino’s Pizza and Arbor Research are both launching new office building projects at Domino’s Farms. Domino’s Pizza is creating a 33,000-square-foot building on the north side of Domino’s Farms, expanding to their current space. Arbor Research is creating a new 49,500-square-foot headquarters building on the east side of Domino’s Farms. Both buildings should be completed
On Tuesday, November 6th, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Ten years ago, we had become the 13th state to legalize Cannabis for medical use. I voted for the medical cannabis law years ago because, in my view, cannabis is not a dangerous product, and too many people were being imprisoned for its use. At that time, however, I did not subscribe to the argument that there were legitimate medical uses for cannabis. How things have changed.
The Tiny Expo is a gem of an indie arts and crafts fair for vendors with original and unexpected products that make wonderful gifts but may not be an obvious fit for Ann Arbor’s mainstream art fairs. Shoppers who crave artistic, high quality products with diverse price points will find a rich variety of unique, handmade products to choose from.
Formerly long-vacant buildings in Downtown Ypsilanti are experiencing revitalization as small businesses and nonprofits are rapidly filling up spaces. Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), a nonprofit organization that, “provides access to the justice systems for those that need it most,” recently purchased the Smith Furniture building at 15 S Washington Street which became their headquarters. Decode