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

12 West Michigan Farmers Markets For Fall Bounty

Farmers' markets are one of the oldest forms of direct marketing by small farmers. From the traditional "mercados" in the Peruvian Andes to the unique street markets in Asia, growers all over the world gather weekly to sell their produce directly to the public.  Surprising to most, Michigan is the second most agriculturally diverse state … Continue reading 12 West Michigan Farmers Markets For Fall Bounty

5 Non-Monetary Benefits of Joining a CSA

Each week, Groundswell Community Farm CSA provides a list of expected vegetables and estimated value to its members. This week’s was: Kale OR Chard Brussels' Sprouts OR Cabbage Radishes Leeks OR Celery Beet Roots Potatoes Peppers Tomatoes Garlic Onion Broccoli OR Beans OR Greens 1 Spaghetti Squash Lots of winter squash seconds (eat these now, … Continue reading 5 Non-Monetary Benefits of Joining a CSA

Making Memories Picking Squash on The Farm

On Saturday Groundswell Community Farm CSA held a squash picking day. I conned my friend Christina and her daughters Marisa and Sarah into coming with me. We almost didn’t go because it looked like rain on and off, but we decided to go anyway and have an adventure. We had so much fun! I was … Continue reading Making Memories Picking Squash on The Farm

West Michigan Farm to Table Fight Against Cancer

Take an organization such as the American Cancer Society of West Michigan, two passionate farmers from Lubbers Family Farm, a local Grand Rapids craft brewery and a talented sous chef from Mercy Health; blend them all together, and what do you get?  One great farm to table benefit dinner bringing awareness throughout the community for … Continue reading West Michigan Farm to Table Fight Against Cancer