Teff Talk

Brand Ambassador Q&A: Lydia Atangcho

Welcome to the first of (hopefully) many posts featuring some of our incredible Brand Ambassadors! This month we're highlighting Lydia Atangcho who...

Blessings in a Backpack Recap

Some of you might remember the initiative The Purple Beet, ready to blend smoothie pack company up north, and I undertook at the peak of quarantine...

Why does Granola/Cereal have so much sugar?

If you take a look at some of the Nutrition Fact statements on your typical grocery store granola, you’ll probably see anywhere from 4-14 grams of ...

Recipe Swap: Earth Made Kitchen - Amanda

Hi! It’s Amanda from Earth Made Kitchen. I’m all about healthy eating and good food. My philosophy is that it’s okay to eat anything, as long as yo...

Running a food business during Corona

Heads up this is going to be a less formal, more off the cuff flow of thoughts. The following is just a taste (see what I did there?) of what it's ...

Black Farming in Michigan

Want to listen to this blog post instead? Click here.  Before discussing the history of Black farming in Michigan and the Midwest, I’d like to ackn...

Bowls for the Brave Update

Julie, from The Purple Beet, and I wanted to do something for the healthcare workers in the coronavirus intensive care units across metro Detroit a...

What else is on your farm?

Maple Drive Farms, the official name of our farm, has been predominantly a cash crop farm from the beginning. That means that we sell our crops (co...

March Update on Teff Cleaning Facility

We’re entering our, hopefully, last month of construction! Now that the insulation has gone in (all thanks to some very warm days in January) and a...

Are we organic?

We get this question a lot. And while it is a yes or no question, there’s much more that goes into it. Here are the facts: No we aren’t organic. We...

Dreams for the Gluten Free Facility

We’ve officially broken ground on the cleaning and processing facility! There used to be two silos that had to come down to make room for the new b...

Cleaning Teff

My parents have been debating this new barn/facility for several months. It’s a big decision. 2,400 square feet and nearly two stories high would g...