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

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

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

Winter Locavore Options in West Michigan

Winter is here.  Most Community Supported Agriculture Shares have ceased. So if your New Year's resolution includes eating more local food, what can you do? Never fear, the following Farmers Markets have winter hours: Fulton Street Farmers Market  (January - April, Saturdays 10 AM - 1 PM) Holland Farmers Market is open on the first and … Continue reading Winter Locavore Options in West Michigan