Category Archives: Ann Arbor

The Argus Farm Stop, changing the local food paradigm in Ann Arbor

About a year ago now, longtime Ann Arbor residents Kathy Sample and Bill Brinkerhoff made the decision to change direction in their careers and dedicate themselves full-time to advancing the local food movement. Their work culminated, a few weeks ago, in the launch of the Argus Farm Stop, a 1,300 square foot, year-round farmers’ market […]

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Are you afraid to visit Ann Arbor?

POLL: Are you afraid to visit Ann Arbor? A-Yes B-Somewhat C-Not really, but some concern D-No update: For those of you who didn’t get the reference, this post was inspired by something put out by the Ann Arbor News this afternoon on Facebook. Essentially it’s the exact same poll, only with their ruin porn images […]

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Chef Alex Young of the Roadhouse on his work at Cornman farms and the importance of preserving foodways

In celebration of Zingerman’s making the front page of the New York Times business section this weekend, I thought that I’d post this recent interview I did with Zingerman’s Roadhouse managing partner, and James Beard Award-winning chef, Alex Young. Alex, as you may know, when he’s not serving up “really good American food” at the […]

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Pencil Paparazzi: Janice Dickinson… cutting in line, talking loudly and doing lunges at Starbucks

I’ve got another entry for our ever-growing Pencil Paparazzi file. This one comes from a woman by the name of Kelli Paige, who, a few years ago, apparently had a run-in with self-proclaimed “world’s first supermodel” Janice Dickinson in an Ann Arbor Starbucks. The drawing was accompanied by the following note: According to a review […]

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Paul Saginaw sets the record straight on employee ownership and participation within an evolving Zingerman’s, contemplates the future without him

As I suspect most of you know, a few days ago the Business Insider posted an article stating that, in the near future, Zingerman’s would be transitioning to a “worker-owned cooperative”. As you may not know, however, the folks at Zingerman’s quickly came out to say this wasn’t the case. While they were indeed planning […]

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