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

Winter Squash Bountiful in West Michigan

A few more thoughts on local winter squash... Delicata, butternut, acorn . . . these are just a few of the squash I’ve been receiving in my CSA from Groundswell Community Farm the past few weeks. Recently a friend posted an article on Facebook that talked about how there really aren’t “pumpkins” in your canned … Continue reading Winter Squash Bountiful 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

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

Preserve Your Bounty in West Michigan

Now is the time to stock up on seasonal produce! As evidenced by the bulging bags from my last CSA pickup, summer bounty has arrived in West Michigan. Now is the time to take that canning class or pull out the food saver. You will be glad you did when there is snow on the … Continue reading Preserve Your Bounty in West Michigan