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

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

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

Greater Grand Rapids CSAs

Below is information as gleaned from publicly available sources. As I have discovered over the years, farmers are often busy planting/growing/harvesting/planning and don't always update their websites or social media. So please be sure to verify prices and pickup information with them directly! Not sure if a CSA is right for you? Download this free … Continue reading Greater Grand Rapids CSAs