Cranberry Harvest Time in Michigan

When you hear someone say; "Cranberry Harvest Time", typically you wouldn't think the harvest is taking place in the bountiful state of Michigan.  Times are changing!  It's harvest season for cranberries and Michigan is one of the states where we can take advantage of fresh, local berries thanks to some dedicated farmers who believe the cranberry … Continue reading Cranberry Harvest Time in Michigan

Going Apples! 5 Fruit Ridge Apple Orchards in West Michigan

Shorter days and changing leaves means that fall is upon us. This season is also the best time to find fresh Michigan apples. Few experiences can top making a trip to the local apple orchard, drinking some fresh-squeezed cider while consuming freshly baked apple spiced donuts, and taking home a peck of U-pick Honeycrisp. Some … Continue reading Going Apples! 5 Fruit Ridge Apple Orchards in West Michigan

West Michigan U-Pick Hidden Gem on the Ridge

It was a cloudy Tuesday in West Michigan and I was headed for the "Ridge" to explore the country roads leading to beautiful family farms when I stumbled upon Brechting Farms at 1307 6 Mile Rd, NW in Comstock Park.  Fruit Ridge is a topographical land feature northwest of Grand Rapids, Michigan and considered to … Continue reading West Michigan U-Pick Hidden Gem on the Ridge