Issue #39 Summer 2017

By Kate & Robb Harper / Photography By Jacob Lewkow | Last Updated June 01, 2017
Share to printerest Share to fb Share to twitter Share to mail Share to print
Edible WOW summer 2017 cover


Our magazine is in the business of celebrating the region’s best-loved food producers and leaders. Now we’re asking you to help. Once a year we give you a chance to recognize the hard work of your favorite food-related organizations and businesses by nominating them for a unique award. edibleWOW’s annual Local Hero Awards are our version of the people’s choice awards, and because they are chosen by you, this award has a special meaning for the recipients.

Any Southeastern Michigan food-related organization or business is eligible for an edibleWOW Local Hero Award. Nominees should demonstrate leadership in their communities in the following ways: engage in responsible environmental and social practices, produce high quality products and services, make a positive economic impact and commit to building a robust local food system.

Awards are granted in the following categories: farmer/farm, farmers’ market, restaurant/chef, food artisan, beverage artisan, not-for-profit food organization. You can nominate your favorite business, farmer or organization by visiting our web site and clicking on the local hero icon. We will accept nominations from July 1 through July 31. We will announce the winners in early August, and then we will highlight each winner in the fall 2017 issue of edibleWOW.

Please take this opportunity to recognize someone who makes a difference in the local food scene and give them a chance to appear in edibleWOW Magazine.

—Kate & Robb Harper, Publishers

Vehicle City Tacos Serves Fresh Mex in Flint

Danny Moilanen
Forgo the typical taco and try this food truck's uncommon flavor combinations

Find Comfort Food on Wheels at Delectabowl

The concept is simple: fresh, homemade comfort food in a bowl served via food truck

Jamerican Grill Offers Island Style in Ypsi

Jamerican Grill Food Truck
How a trip to Jamaica inspired a food truck in Southeast Michigan

Ann Arbor’s Sunseed Farm Thrives Five Years Later

Sunseed Farm
Catch up with Ann Arbor’s Sunseed Farm, edibleWOW’s Young Farmer of the Year from 2012

Detroit Custom Coach Rides the Mobile-Meal Trend

Detroit Custom Coach Food Trucks' crew
Chris Ramos turns trucks into kitchens on wheels for Southeast Michigan and beyond

Summer Recipes with Fresh Produce

summer produce
Seasonal ingredients act as an instant shopping guide of what to buy at the market. Choosing pristine ingredients at their peak ripeness is...

Eat Local at Brighton's The Wooden Spoon

Community and food are equally important at Chef Pilon’s Brighton restaurant

The Flavors of Caracas Come to Michigan

shrimp sandwich on pita bread
Two families in Detroit introduce Southeast Michigan to the rich flavors of their home country

Meet the Drink Alchemists of Southeast Michigan

craft cocktail maple and woodward
Renaissance bartenders from Southeast Michigan share thoughts on the art of craft cocktail

Oakland County Farmers' Market is Better than Ever

oakland county farmers market flower offerings
A new focus brings cooking demos, family activities and health services to market

HUDA Urban Garden Treats Patients with Fresh Food

HUDA leaders Q (Babar Qadri) and Yasmin
Meet a Detroit PA who believes in the power of good food for what ails his patients

What’s happening near you

August 03 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Oakland Uncorked

Oakland County Farmers Market
Build your own subscription bundle.
Pick 3 regions for $60