Why I’m Blogging

My name is Marcia Davis and I live in West Michigan. In case you were wondering, I’m a writer by trade. I suppose I’m a foodie by hobby. Either way, I can’t escape words or food. Can you?

To learn more about why I’m blogging, read about The Year of Food. In a nutshell, it’s because I’m passionate about eating happy food. That’s why life is fare.

31 responses to “Why I’m Blogging

  1. Ghadeer Majali Smith


    I enjoyed reading your blog. Would you be interested in linking blogs? Check mine out at bellanouk.wordpress.com

  2. Thank you for blogging about grassfed. All the producers we represent appreciate it!
    Carrie Balkcom
    Executve Director
    American Grassfed Association

  3. Carolyn Maalouf

    Love your blog–well done, Marcia!

  4. Very nice to meet you! Great blogs! I think we have the same ideas about food – and we are both in Western Michigan. I have linked to your blog on mine.. if you would like to do the same I would surely appreciate it.

    • Hi Mackenna,

      Thanks for your comment! It’s great to have someone locally with similar blogging interests. (I see Electric Cheetah is one of your favorite places to go, too!) I just got back from vacation so I am catching up on emails and blog posts. I’ve added a link to your site on my blog so we can share what we know with our community.

  5. I just found your site, and then you were mentioning places, Crane Dance Farms, Medierianian Market in Grand Rapids, and I was like, whoa! I found another GR person! Crazy! Thanks for your blog, I have found the ideas and recipes interesting, thanks!

    • Hi Stephanie,
      Thanks for visiting my blog. I checked yours out, too, and noticed a lot of great recipes that will be especially good for my husband Bill, who is allergic to dairy (cow), wheat, and corn. I’ve also added your blog to my Fellow Foodies list. It’s nice to meet another food-conscious blogger in West Michigan!

  6. Marcie Davis and Bill Holms…i found you via Facebook > West MI Co-op >Goat cheese>then your blog blog. It is a really great blog so i bookmarked it!!!

    Your names are so familiar…writers at HM? I use to do illustrations for Barb, Andy, & Steve many moons ago.

  7. Neat, I’m a West Michigander too. When it comes to culinary craft, I just don’t have it though. (I am great with culinary consumption, for what that’s worth.)

  8. nice! will link this post on my blog http://www.foodielady.wordpress.com

  9. Marcia, thank you so much for taking such care to write about the program. AWA farmers work hard to be the best they can and we are proud to promote and work with them. As they seek to make sustainable agriculture the norm rather than the Niche. Please keep up the work its so nice to read such positive notes.


    • Thanks, Andrew. I think it’s so important to spread the word about people who are doing good work in the world of animal welfare.

      When I read Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Eating Animals”, I wondered if it would inspire me to become a vegetarian. It did not because I really am a carnivore but it just reinforced the importance of only supporting farmers who raise happy food. Last summer, after seeing “Food, Inc.” is when I decided I’d never eat meat from feedlots again.

      It’s really challenging to find happy meat in this country, especially if you eat at restaurants. I think the AWA logo is a helpful visual cue for people. Thanks to your organization for creating the program!

  10. Your blog is so interesting and informative. And the recipes so tempting! Very much enjoying reading it =)

  11. Hi Marcia,
    My father said he met you and that I should check out your blog. I run the Barefoot Victory Garden in Eastown and have many of the same passions as you. I also have my culinary arts degree and have a passion for food. I thought I would introduce myself. Thank you for writing about such important issues.

    • Thanks for visiting my blog, Stacy. Yes, I did meet your father and gave him a card. I’ll have to stop by BVG sometime! I’d love to write about what you’re doing. Thanks for your support!

  12. Hi! I thought that you might find this iPhone and Android App interesting. http://www.getLocavore.com. Check it out.

    LOCAVORE is the easiest way to find local, in-season food. Pinpoint nearby farmers’ markets & farms that sell the products you love. Discover seasonal recipes. Share it all on Facebook.

    Yup, it’s free on Earth Day, April 22nd.

  13. Hi Marcia – my name is Bex and I am a 12 year old girl who loves food, cooking and my pet dogs. I have just started blogging with my mum’s help, and am trying to get the blog out there.
    I love your ideas
    love Bex

    • Hi Bex,
      I love dogs, too! I don’t have any now because I like have the freedom to travel so I have two cats that require less responsibility, i.e., walking every day!
      Thank you for visiting my blog. And very best wishes as you begin your blogging journey!

      All the best,

  14. Lisa L Gierlach-Walker

    Marcia! Is this my old friend Marcia? If it is, I’m so excited about your blog, your love of cooking/eating responsibly, and your love of writing! ME TOO! Cooking, eating local and sustainably is so important, for many reasons, but also for health. Will and I are still here in H, and trying daily to eat as vegan as possible, all slip ups to be through local, grass-fed, organic means. Love the blog!

    • Hi Lisa, yes, it’s me! Thanks so much for visiting and subscribing to my blog! We should get together sometime and compare notes, catch up!

  15. Tom and Diane Kapenga

    Hi Marcia,
    My name is Tom Kapenga, along with my wife, we own Kapenga Farms. I just saw your blog and was totally blown away that you mentioned our farm in your blog. We have been raising chickens for 2 years now and business continues to expand beyond our belief! You are cordually invited to visit our farm anytime. We do our best to supply a comfortable environment for our chickens to live in. We strive to find the best feeds for their health and that in turn will make for a more healthy food for our family and the community. We will be using NON – GMO corn in our feed ration when we get the new crop off the field, we also include good quality hay in the grain ration year round. This hay is harvested from a field that has had no commerical fertilizer for the last 10 years. Thanks again for highlighting our Farm!!

    • Tom, thanks so much for visiting my blog! I would love to come out to your farm sometime, since I’m always interested in seeing where my food comes from. I appreciate all the information you supplied about your process and philosophy. It’s good to know farmers who are doing the right thing!

  16. Marcia – Found your blog on EatGR – it’s fantastic! We’re newbies and are stumbling our way through this. But we love food, wine and West MI so we carry on. Truly – this is wonderful!!

    • Thanks so much, GRFoodie1! Glad I could provide some helpful information for you. I have slowed down a bit in my blogging, but am still supportive of the happy food efforts in our community, and beyond! I appreciate your comment. Cheers!

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