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Up-North Living & Brewing Supply Center

Coming Together In One Place

After we had created 2 websites, and 3 facebook pages, and 2 Google accounts, 2 Instagrams, and 5 email addresses, it was so intertwined out on the web of "who was who" and "which business was which" to the point that we couldn't promote anything. Nothing was making the right connection or making any sense.

Something had to change.  Afterall, both businesses are in one place and both managed by us.  This new webpage is my effort to bring the two businesses under one roof, so to speak.

Brewing Supply Center has home brewing supplies for makers of Beer, Wine, Mead, Cider, and Kombucha.

email address is:

phone:  616-279-3800

Up North Living has the co-op of artisans that make thoughtful hand made gifts.

email address is:

phone:  same as Brewing Supply Center - 616-279-3800

You can order online or come into our store at 6248 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

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Custom Charcuterie Boards

Working with you, we make a charcuterie board that features your treasured items, whether its rocks, shells, corks, pictures, jewelry, coins, family heirlooms and more.  These beautiful boards become family treasures and great memories of vacations, sports, hobbies, ancestry, careers and whatever life brings your way.

How it works:
Contact us directly (Grand Rapids, Michigan is EST) via email or phone to hear about the design options, colors, overlay wording options, and timing.  Bring in or ship your items to us.  We put the board together and provide the artist to work with you to make it just right.  YOU get to approve all steps including choosing handle colors.  YOU watch it being created and YOU get to make decisions on how it will look.  We call it co-creation.


Imagining the finished product and making choices is part of the fun.  This can be formal and serious or artistic and fun.  You get to decide.

We'll help you decide on the right items to permanently include in your charcuterie board.  We scan all pictures onto special photo paper and return your photos, if supplied.  All items are cleaned and coated with resin ahead of the board being created.

When deciding on the right design for your board, think about where your charcuterie board going to be displayed?  How will you use it? These are things to think about as you look at background color choices and inclusion objects.

We'll help pick out the right wood design and platform for your insertable objects.

Our Custom Charcuterie Boards are sized and priced as follows:

Family Heritage Collection (includes embedded name, wording, or graphic up to 3 lines, and 3 pictures)

12" x 22" @ $150

12" x 18" @ $125

Artistic and Personal Inclusions (no wording or pictures)

12" x 22" @ $125

12" x 18" @ $102

8" x 22" @ $83

12" x 12" @ $68

We'll lay out the provided objects to fit the space.   If you are close-by, you can come help or just come by and observe.  

We are happy to have our custom Charcuterie Board customers come in and work with us or just watch their board come to life.

We aren't happy until you love it!!

All the way down to choosing the handles, this board is made for specifically for you.

One note:  Resin needs curing time to be hard and usable.  It takes 4 -5 weeks to cure 4 or more layers of resin.  If choosing this for a gift, plan accordingly.  


To discuss a custom charcuterie board, please contact us WED-SAT from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at 616-279-3800. We require a 50% down payment at the time the order is placed with the balance and any shipping due at completion.

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About Up-North Living

We are a group of northern artists who all have a unique view of life and a wide range of hobbies.  Life has taken some of us far and wide and some of us have stayed safely close to home in the Great Lakes region.  From antique coins being made to rings and jewelry to stunningly beautiful charcuterie boards, to clothing and accessories, to novelty items and seasonal favorites, we carry a large selection of hand-crafted gifts that are sure to please everyone on your gift list. Up-North Living makes it easy to put smiles on the faces of those you love.

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6248 28th ST SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546


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