Author: Claire Butler

Claire Butler is the Content Strategy Specialist for Taste the Local Difference and loves U-Pick cherries and receiving dried cherries in her winter CSA! You can reach her at 

Pi Day by the Slice

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 4:00 PM by Claire Butler

Pi Day is when math enthusiasts and eaters come together to celebrate the best of desserts – pie! In Traverse City, it also means plenty of local options for sweet ways to raise a fork (or a pint!) on 3/14. 

How We Celebrate National Cherry Month

Monday, January 30, 2023 2:00 PM by Claire Butler

If you’re a fan of the cherry season in Traverse City or plan your yearly trip in timing with the cherry blossoms of spring, you might be surprised to find that National Cherry Month actually falls in snowy February. Luckily, cherries still rule the day in the Cherry Capital with producers making perfect bites (or sips!) throughout the area.

Three Fall Food Day Trips in Traverse City

Thursday, September 29, 2022 9:00 AM by Claire Butler

Craving cool days and warm apple cider? A town steeped in food and farming culture, Traverse City offers incredible opportunities to connect with your food – even to the point of picking it yourself! These three fall afternoon trips are perfect for finding bright foliage, perfect sips, and great

Driving around the Traverse City area means that you’ll come across some spectacular views: pastoral landscapes, interspersed with cherry trees and rows of grapevines, all with the backdrop of Lake Michigan. It’s easy to take this slice of Earth for granted, and forget about the steps it will take to preserve this beauty for generations! Luckily, many wineries and vineyards in the area conscientiously take steps to create a more sustainable future while making delicious wine. Here are a few suggestions on who to check out for your next wine tour! 

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