Tag Archives: produce

How to handle groceries and wash produce in the age of COVID-19

Our friend Lynne just left a comment here, alerting us to the existence of a video, made by Grand Rapids-based family practitioner, Dr. Jeffrey VanWingen, about how one should handle groceries in the era of COVID-19. I thought that I’d move it up here, to the front page, as it seems like a message that […]

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Ann Arbor’s rat poisoned produce brings to mind the 1984 Rajneeshee bioterror case

News tonight that a young man has been apprehended by the FBI in Ann Arbor for apparently spraying a mixture of hand cleaner and rat poison on grocery store produce, has led to a great deal of speculation online as to what might cause a person to do something like this. While I suspect we’ll […]

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Winter Farmers’ Market Tuesday evening in Ypsi

Tomorrow, from 3:00 to 7:00 PM, there’s going to be a special, indoor farmers’ market at the Corner Brewery. I’m told that 20 vendors will be on hand, more than half of whom will be local produce growers. Among the others planning to attend are Zingerman’s Creamery, Grassfield’s Cheese, Ugly Mug coffee, the Ypsi Food […]

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Peaches & Greens in Detroit

I haven’t done a whole lot of research into the religious organization behind this initiative to deliver fresh produce to the residents of inner city Detroit, but I’m really intrigued by today’s Associate Press article on Peaches & Greens. That’s what it’s called. And here’s a clip: …In a neighborhood served by 26 liquor stores […]

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