MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) – This Saturday, Taste the Local Difference welcomes everyone to get a taste of the U.P. The third annual MQT Local Food Fest is at the Ramada Inn from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
This event was designed to highlight local farmers, chefs, breweries and wineries. It feature a silent auction of Farmers Harvest Baskets and other local goods, interactive educational trivia, children activities and the Annual NMU Alumni Culinary Competition.
Upper Peninsula Local Food Coordinator of Taste the Local Difference Alexandria Palzewicz hopes this event will change people's relationship with food.
“I hope people get inspired whether it be to spend $5 more a week on local food for themselves or to maybe get to know their farmers or maybe just that simple appreciation of the chefs that are in the kitchen slaving over those delicious meals we eat,” said Palzewicz .
This event is made possible by Ojibwa Casino, Downtown Marquette Farmers Market, Farm Bureau Insurance – The Huber Agency, U.P. Food Exchange, Marquette Downtown Development Authority, NMU College of Technology and Occupational Sciences, Travel Marquette, Health & Happiness, Marquette Food Co-op and Radio Results Network.