2 08, 2017

7 Ways to Enjoy Michigan Cherries


Michigan agriculture is known for a lot of things, and cherries top the list! According to michiganagriculture.com, 70-75 percent of Montmorency tart cherries and 20 percent of sweet cherries grown in the U.S. come from Michigan. We even have the Cherry Capital of the World, Traverse City, located in the northwest region of the state. [...]

3 05, 2017

Refreshing Summer Lemonade Recipes


Summer is just around the corner – warm weather, endless sunshine, and carefree days are almost within reach. And while we’re daydreaming of kicking back, feet in the air and the children playing nicely nearby, wouldn’t life be just a bit sweeter with a fresh glass of homemade lemonade? A pitcher of the classic for [...]

7 04, 2017

Three Traditional U.P. Foods and How to Make Them


It doesn’t matter where you’re from, when you arrive in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, you know it. And the food is a big part of the reason. You can thank the French Canadian, Finish, Swedish, Cornish, and Italian immigrants who worked this land for the delicious, distinctive food you find in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. [...]

28 12, 2016

5 Bacon Infused Recipes


Bacon has widely become a staple in many delicious recipes. It’s no longer just considered a simple breakfast meat. From fine dining to traditional classics, you can find bacon on practically every menu. So on National Bacon Day, celebrate in the best way possible – incorporating bacon into every meal!   Here are five delicious [...]

1 12, 2016

3 Flavorful Vegetable Side Dishes


PHOTO © FRANCES JANISCH The growing season is done for most of Michigan’s fruits and veggies, apart from some of the root vegetables such as carrots and rutabagas, and the plants that mature in the late fall such as cabbage and Brussels sprouts. Many of these "winter" vegetables will last if placed in a cool [...]

4 11, 2016

4 Easy Gourmet Sandwiches for the Campsite


The how-to guide for assembling delicious sandwiches inspired by favorite Michigan eateries  Sandwiches can be much more than ham and cheese or turkey and mayo. Though these classics are delicious and perfect for a break on the trail, if you have more time and are staying at the campsite, you can opt for more gourmet [...]

5 10, 2016

Pumpkin Seed Recipes That Are Sure to Please


The month of October marks the beginning of pumpkin season here in Michigan, and us locals can’t get enough of it! Our climate makes days spent scouring local farms for the perfect pumpkin a seasonal highlight. And the fun doesn’t stop after the jack-o-lanterns have been carved – one of the best parts of pumpkins [...]

23 09, 2016

Fall Fun with Michigan Produce


Michigan in the fall is a truly magical time. From the autumn colors to the crisp air, the seasonal changes are abundant. But just because summer is over doesn’t mean you have to give up your Saturday ritual of exploring your local farmers market! In fact, much of Michigan’s produce grows well into the latter [...]

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