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Crowd Funding for Local U.P. Food Processing Facility

Farmers Andrea and Scott Corpolongo Smith of Wintergreen Farm in Ontonagon County purchased the old Candlelight Restaurant which they plan to convert into a vegetable processing facility. The goal of the new proccessing facility is to increase access to healthy, local food to the entire Western U.P. community.

They plan to offer various products, such as bagged salad mixes, frozen squash puree, dried greens, and zucchini chips, for sale to local institutions (like school cafeterias), restaurants, and grocery stores. Items will be made entirely with Upper Peninsula grown produce, some grown by Wintergreen Farm and some by other area farmers.

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Featured Resource

Western UP's Food & Farm Economy Study - Released November 2013

Read the Western Upper Peninsula Local Farm & Food Economy report, a regional food system assessment conducted by Ken Meter of Crossroads Resource Center in Minneapolis. Ken Meter is one of the most experienced food system analysts in the United States. His work integrates market analysis, business development, systems thinking, and social concerns. Read the report >

Upcoming Events

Electronics Recycling Drive - If it has a cord, we'll recycle it!

Dates: April 14th-30th
Drop Off: Finlandia University, Finn Hall Conference Room

"If it has a cord, we'll recycle it!"

For more information visit www.UPGreen.org OR contact Casey Rentmeester. Brought to you by the Sustainable Finlandia Committee.


 
Superior Skills Workshop: Shiitake Mushroom Log Production

Date: Sunday, May 11
Time: 1 – 3 pm
Location Mason, MI (5 miles north of Hancock)
Cost:  $15 per person, includes 1 mushroom log
Additional logs are $10 each, or $8 for 5 or more logs

Learn to grow your own Shiitake Mushrooms on Hardwood Logs! Join us for a fun and educational hands-on workshop on shiitake mushroom production. Shiitake mushroom logs are easy to make, require little maintenance, and can produce for 5 or more years. All materials and supplies will be provided, including your own handbook. Dress for outside work, please bring gloves and eye protection. More info >


 
U.P. Green Expo 2014 - May 22 in Marquette

Date: Thursday, May 22
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place: Holiday Inn, 1951 U.S. 41, Marquette, MI 49855
Cost: $35

You’re invited to the U.P. Green Expo brought to you in partnership by the Michigan Clean Corporate Citizen Program and the Michigan Green Communities Challenge, offering green tools for corporations and communities; the Sustainable Research Group facilitating Department of Energy manufacturing programs; and U.P. Green, a Michigan non-profit offering recycling services and establishing the U.P. Green Business Zone

Expo agenda and registration>


 
Upper Peninsula Food Exchange - Calendar of Events

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Green Tip

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Michigan utility customers may be eligible for a free furnace or boiler tune-up through a statewide energy efficiency program. Tune-ups ensure heating systems are running cleanly and efficiently, saving residents money and eliminating health and safety risks.

Blue Terra Energy is conducting the free tune-ups, normally priced at $100, for natural gas utility customers in the western Upper Peninsula. Residents must be Semco Energy Gas Company customers to qualify. Customers can call (906) 487-5342 to schedule.

The free furnace and boiler tune-ups are funded by revenue collected from a small surcharge Michigan utility customers currently pay on their monthly bills. In addition to a free tune-up, customers may also be eligible to receive a new programmable thermostat and/or new carbon monoxide detector, free of charge.

Funded and Supported by Finlandia University

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Weather Tight Home Energy Services LLC

Reducing Carbon Footprints One House at a Time.

H.E.R.S. Ratings (Certified)
Energy Star Verification
Energy Efficient Home Modeling and Consulting
Indoor Air Quality Consulting
Energy Mortgage Facilitation
Electric Energy Use Consulting
Blower Door Testing
Duct Pressure Testing
Infrared Thermal Imaging

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