Based in Empire, Mich., Grocer's Daughter just opened their Grand Rapids Downtown Market ( location in August 2013. Grocer's Daughter is a family-owned business creating handmade, artisan chocolates including hand-dipped truffles, caramels, bars and more. Grocer's Daughter practices sustainable sourcing and uses eco-friendly packaging. Their chocolates are all-natural and contain many organic and other naturally and locally grown ingredients.

• Feb. 6 and Feb. 27 - Chocolate Tasting classes from 5-6 p.m. (during the Market's Happy Hour, which is Thursdays from 4 - 7 p.m.). Grab a drink and learn about chocolate while enjoying delicious chocolate samples. Cost is $15/person. RSVP to

• Feb. 12 - History of Chocolate class from noon to 1 p.m. in the Downtown Market Teaching Kitchen. Cost is $10/person (or $5 if you buy lunch at the Market and bring your receipt!). RSVP at


Courtesy:Grand Rapids Downtown Market