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MICHIGAN’S AGRICULTURAL T O U R I S M DIRECTORY

Michigan AgriTourism Association


Climate. Geography. Love. Enjoy Michigan’s long-standing tradition of visiting apple orchards, cider mills and farm markets. Our state’s climate and geography help growers produce the besttasting apples in the world. It’s no wonder Michigan is the place where apples love to grow.


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Michigan AgriExperience Our Local Farm Fun Tourism Association

Cover Photo: Brynn Steele picking strawberries at Whittaker’s Berry Farm in Ida. Photo, above: Mason and Millie Fisher, J.W. Morlock and Girls, Watervliet.

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Contents State of Michigan Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Upper Peninsula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Northwest Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Northeast Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 West-Central Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 East-Central Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Southwest Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Southeast Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Michigan Agritourism Team . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Agritourism Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Alphabetical Listings Index . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

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PO Box 303 Traverse City, MI 49685 616-952-1151 info@michiganfarmfun.com michiganfarmfun.com Directory printed by Printwell Inc. (printwell.com) Designed by Victoria Seaburg (calvingraphics@gmail.com)


The Fun is Waiting for You! From Union Pier to Luna Pier and to the shores of Lake Superior, agricultural adventures are waiting for you! Begin your journey to local farm markets, roadside stands, cider mills, u-pick farms, corn mazes, petting farms, farmers markets, dairies, ranches, educational farms, farm museums, farm stays, wineries, cideries, and more throughout the Mitten State. Check out the Farm Fun Guide on pages 126-127 to see what’s happening in every season of the year.

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ature-lovers can’t get enough of the pristine and peaceful paradise of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Surrounded by three of the Great Lakes—Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron—this is the place many Michiganders long to be. Ask locals where to find the most amazing wild berries you’ve ever tasted. Visit farmers markets for fresh produce, honey and maple syrup. Savor the flavor of hand-dipped ice cream at a local dairy farm. Pick your own apples, pears, and plums. Choose and cut your own Christmas tree.

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UPPER PENINSULA DAGGETT Elmcrest Acres

W2244 Number 29 Rd. Daggett, MI 49821 888-728-6982 elmcrestacres.com Tucked away off the beaten path, Elmcrest Acres offers a relaxing escape! Spend the weekend at the farm stay vacation home or just stop by to meet the beautiful Haflinger horses, or make it a tradition to cut your own Christmas tree. Folk School offers classes and events. Farm-raised lamb and pork. Fresh asparagus available this spring. Call for details. Hours: Please call ahead. Directions: North of Daggett on US-41 to CR 360, turn east on CR 360, 10 miles to Number 29 Rd. Go east on Number 29 Rd. 1/4 mile.

DeBacker Family Dairy

N9145 Badish Rd. L1 Daggett, MI 49821 906-753-4577 debackerfamilydairy.com

Farm-to-table freshness is something you’ll find in every product that DeBacker Family Dairy sells. Glassbottled milk, farm-raised beef, cheeses, take-and-bake pizzas, and ice cream. Visit the flagship store in Daggett to view each step of the milk-making process, or at our retail store/ice cream parlor in Escanaba. One taste and you’ll know you’ve come to the right place. Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat: 11am-6pm, Closed Wed and Sun. Directions: Farmstead Store: Follow 41 S from Escanaba, turn right on 24 Mile Rd. Turn left on Badish, farm will be on the right. Also visit our store in at 1024 N Lincoln Rd., Escanaba.

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DETOUR VILLAGE DeTour Farmers Market

178 S. Ontario St. DeTour Village, MI 49725 906-297-5471 Facebook/ DeTourVillageFarmersMarket DeTour Village Farmers’ Market is located at the eastern tip of the Upper Peninsula, providing farm products directly to the customer. Ultra-fresh produce, eggs, breads, baked goods, honey, maple syrup products, fresh Lake Huron Whitefish and much more. Visit Facebook for the latest information. Hours: May-Oct: Sat, 10am-1pm Directions: I-75 to the Mackinac Bridge 15 miles north to Exit 359. Take M-134 41 miles on the beautiful scenic road to DeTour Village located on the magnificent St. Mary’s River.

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ESCANABA Escanaba Farmers Market

1501 Ludington St. Escanaba, MI 49829 906-789-8696 escanabadda.org/farmers-market Taking place in Escanaba for 100 years, this market features great items from local vendors including fruits, vegetables, gluten-free baked goods, jams, GMOfree meats, and some crafts. Hours: May-Oct: Sat, 8am-noon, Wed,

3pm-6pm; Nov-April: Sat, 10am-1pm

Directions: Escanaba Market Place at the corner of 15th & Ludington Streets. In winter, at the Civic Center.

In 2010, when I told my wife that starting a small orchard as a hobby would be a great way to keep me busy in retirement, I never imagined it would turn into the business it has. As our orchard matured the last few years, it has become a great gathering place for our family, and we really enjoy meeting the variety of customers that visit us each fall.

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Chief “Apple-Shiner� Donna Starzynski, protecting a freshly picked bushel of her favorite Honeycrisp apples!

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UPPER PENINSULA GLADSTONE The Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast

4568 C416 20th Rd. Gladstone, MI 49837 906-271-0468 thefarmhousebandb.com The Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast welcomes you to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Enjoy the garden bounty of fresh berries and jams, roasted root vegetables, organic pancakes with homemade maple syrup and wild blueberries. The focus is on clean living and clean eating. Surrounded by 300 acres of hay fields, hardwood forests and cedar lowlands, you can amuse yourself for days. Hours: Call ahead to confirm. Directions: From US-2/41, drive west on CR 426. Turn left on CR 416 and drive 1.4 miles.

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Gladstone Farmers Market

911 Delta Ave. Gladstone, MI 49837 906-428-2311 gladstonemi.org Browse a wonderful selection of local products in a relaxed, family atmosphere. Walk the charming downtown and visit a variety of interesting local shops, and be sure to grab a bite to eat at one of the fine close-by eateries. Several times during the season, enjoy live entertainment, and live cooking demonstrations featurng recipes for fresh market goods. Hours: May-Oct: Mon, 3-6 pm Directions: Whether coming from the north or south on US-2/41, watch for the Delta Ave. sign. The Market is less than a mile to the east.

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UPPER PENINSULA Partridge Creek Farm

Partridge Creek Farm

IRONWOOD Whitney Creek Farm N7803 Sirila Rd.

Ironwood, MI 49938 906-932-0235

P.O. Box 4 Ishpeming, MI 49849 906-361-6628 partridgecreekfarm.org Partridge Creek Farm is a hands-on, non-profit educational farm that runs a Farm-to-School program in the local high school, hosts programs with a local youth recovery center and creates educational programs based at the varied garden beds in the city. Yearround volunteer program and summer internship program. Educational activities and tours. Join this awesome team! Hours: Visit website or Facebook page for more information. Directions: Downtown Ishpeming.

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Nestled in the pine forests of the Northern Great Lakes, this small farm is home to pastured Berkshire hogs and poultry, grass-fed Icelandic lamb, and grass-fed beef and dairy cattle. Whitney Creek strives to provide family and friends with nutritious meats harvested from animals that were raised on grass, in fresh air and sunshine. Also at the Depot Farmers Market. Hours: Mon-Sat by appt., 906-932-0235. Directions: West on US Hwy 2 to Hurley, WI: Go south on US Hwy 51; east on CR C, turn right onto Van Buskirk Rd/Bergslein Rd., turn right onto Sirila Rd., turn right at sign.

Whitney Creek Farm

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UPPER PENINSULA MARQUETTE Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

112 S. Third St. Marquette, MI 48955 906-362-3276 mqtfarmersmarket.com In 2020, Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is celebrating 20 years in Downtown Marquette! Come join the fun every Saturday mid-May through mid-December at the Marquette Commons. Keep up-to-date with the market at mqtfarmersmarket.com and instagram.com/mqtfarmersmarket Hours: May-16-Dec 19: Sat, 9am-1pm;

Jun 17-Dec 30, Wed, 9am-1pm

Directions: Located at the Marquette Commons, 112 S. Third St., one half block south off the corner of W. Washington and S. Third St. Starz Orchard

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M & M Farmers Market

Starz Orchard

1400 8th Ave. Menominee, MI 49858 906-639-3377 Facebook/MandMFarmersMarket A program of the Menominee County Farm and Food Exchange, the market is composed of growers, small-batch food makers, craftspeople and community volunteers who provide a weekly venue for the sale of local products directly to consumers. Hours: Year-round: Sat, 9am-1 pm Directions: From north, follow US-41 to Menominee, proceed south, turning left at 13th Ave. Proceed down hill to M&M Plaza, just before Interstate Bridge to Wisconsin. From south, follow US-41 to Menominee, turning right at first intersection past the Interstate Bridge.

W5597 17.5 Lane Wallace, MI 49893 906-290-3099 oldbarnlodge1@gmail.com Self-serve stand open daily September and October until dark. 25 varieties of apples, 4 varieties of pears and 4 varieties of plums. U-Pick also available. Please call ahead for availability and varieties. School tours featuring a hayride around the orchard and a visit from Johnny Appleseed. Hours: Open daily, Sept-Oct until dark; U-Pick: Mon-Fri, after 5 pm until dark, Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm Directions: 1/2 mile south of the town of Ingalls, 1/4 mile east of US-41 on 17.5 Lane. Orchard is at the end of 17.5 Lane.

ST. IGNACE Bayside Farmers Market

7 S. State St. St. Ignace, MI 49781 906-643-6950 saintignace.com/farmers.market Shop our waterfront market in downtown historic St. Ignace. Vendors offer a variety of local products, including fresh, seasonal produce and plants, maple syrup, delicious baked goods, jams/jellies, unique crafts, jewelry and more. After you shop, enjoy a free waterfront concert at Bayside Live! (July/August), and stroll the Huron Boardwalk overlooking Mackinac Island. Convenient to parking, shopping and restaurants. Hours: July-Sept: Thurs, 4-7pm Directions: Downtown on State St to the lot beside Ace Hardware. See signage.

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Polish Heritage Farm, Cedar

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he northwestern corner of the Lower Peninsula is a fruit lovers dream. The serene hillsides and exciting cities surrounding Little Traverse Bay and Grand Traverse Bay attract visitors from around the world. Cherries and grapes love it here, too! Sample the taste of world-class Rieslings and crisp hard cider. Pick your own apples, cherries, and berries. Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride. Shop for seasonal produce at farmers markets. Visit a local dairy farm and watch cows being milked. Enjoy freshfrom-the-oven cherry turnovers. Photo courtesy: John Konkal Photography

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Fantail Farm

Pahl’s Country Store & Pahl’s Pumpkin Patch, Santa Experience

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4700 Wallaker Rd. Benzonia, MI 49616 231-930-7216 fantailfarmllc.com

Fantail Farm specializes in horse drawn wagon and sleigh rides. They will customize all of the details to fit your needs for special events, including weddings, parades, and family gettogethers. Wagon rides offered on the farm during the spring, summer and fall. Sleigh rides on the farm during the winter. Also available for events at other locations. Hours: Year-round, by appointment. Directions: M-115 toward Cadillac, one mile from US-31 South on Wallaker Rd. One mile on the west side. Grow Benzie

5885 Frankfort Hwy. (M-115) Benzonia, MI 49616 231-882-9510 growbenzie.org

Grow Benzie Farmers Market features local farms, canned and baked goods, produce grown onsite, and packaged foods made in the incubator kitchen; food preserving and culinary classes are offered in the air conditioned event center; edible trails connect learning stations on the 5-acre property including beehives, herb and butterfly gardens, funky mini-golf; plus live music and special events. Hours: June-Aug: Farmers Market: Mon, 1:30pm-5:30pm; General office and tours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm Directions: 1.25 miles west of Stapleton’s Corner Store (intersection of M-115 & US-31) and 5 miles east of Frankfort (intersection of M-22 & M-115).

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11168 N. M-37 Buckley, MI 49620 231-269-4400 pahlscountrystore.com Pahl’s Natural Beef and Pork, farm fresh eggs, maple syrup, pumpkin patch, wagon rides, corn mazes, animals, barn, largest goat walk in Northern Michigan, cider, donuts, barrel train rides. Late November to Christmas, travel by wagon into the forest to visit Santa in his toasty cabin, roast marshmallows and drink hot cocoa. Two wedding venues in the forest. Hours: Call for hours. Directions: 20 miles south of Traverse City on M-37, 28 miles north of Cadillac, outside village of Buckley.

CEDAR Polish Heritage Farm

6421 E. Glazier Dr. Cedar, MI 49621 313-854-6633 polishheritagefarm.com

Home to Leelanau’s finest Mangalitsa pigs, this small family farm is dedicated to keeping their Polish Heritage alive! From Hamtramck to Cedar, they were inspired to raise this old-world pork because of its dark, well-marbled meat and high-quality fat. Stop by the on-site farm market stand for the best vegetables outside Poland, the most sought-after eggs in the county and more. Hours: Market Stand: May-Oct: 10am8pm, daily. Tour schedule on Facebook. Directions: 5 miles north of downtown Cedar on Lakeshore Dr. (CR-643). Head north on Kasson Rd., turn right onto Schomberg Rd. and right onto CR-643. Farm is just north of Leelanau Pines Campground. Pork is sold retail at the Polish Art Center in Downtown Cedar, 231-835-2242.

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NORTHWEST MICHIGAN ELK RAPIDS Elk Rapids Farmers Market

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305 U.S. 31 N. Elk Rapids, MI 49629 231-264-8202 elkrapidschamber.org The Elk Rapids Farmers Market is located by the Swan at the Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. The Friday morning market offers a wide selection of locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, farm products, fresh flowers, potted plants, maple syrup, jams, GMO-free meats, fish, baked goods, local honey, lavender, handcrafted soap and gifts, coffee, herbal teas and salves. Hours: June 5-Oct 2, 2020: Fridays, 8am-noon. Directions: Located on U.S. 31 in the Village of Elk Rapids, 10 miles north of Traverse City. The Farmers Market is at the Chamber of Commerce site.

Warren Orchards

CENTRAL LAKE King Orchards 4620 N. M-88 Central Lake, MI 49622 231-544-6479 kingorchards.com Premier U-Pick destination in the heart of Northern Michigan, offering strawberries, raspberries, sweet cherries, tart cherries, peaches, apricots, nectarines, and apples. The market is stocked with fresh fruit, vegetables, and baked goods May-November. Fresh cider, apples, and donuts available all fall. Hours: Year-round: May-Nov: 7 days a week, 9am-6pm; Dec-Apr: Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm. Directions: Three miles east of US-31

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ELLSWORTH Friske Orchards Farm Market

10743 N. US-31 Ellsworth, MI 49729 231-599-2604 friske.com This third generation family dream nestled in the heart of beautiful northern Michigan is a must-stop destination. Pick some fresh fruit, grab breakfast, lunch or a snack (delicious donuts) from our Cafe and scratch Bakery, browse our specialty foods Marketplace or General Store gift shop, and let the kids adventure in the Orchard Playground! Not Your Average Fruit Stand…Since 1962! Hours: Open Year ‘Round: Mon-Sat, call or visit website for current hours. Directions: Ten miles south of Charlevoix on US-31 in Atwood, 45 minutes north of Traverse City.

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NORTHWEST MICHIGAN FALMOUTH Maple Leaf Farm & Creamery

Royal Farms

10445 N. US Hwy. 31 Ellsworth, MI 49729 231-599-3222 royalfarmsinc.com This boutique-like farm market and winery offers fresh fruit off the farm, as well as homemade bakery, lunch offerings, wine, and hard cider on tap. Hours: May-Dec: Open daily, hours change seasonally. Directions: Located on beautiful coastal highway US-31 in Atwood/ Ellsworth a few miles north of the M-88 and US-31 intersection and just 10 miles south of Charlevoix.

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Royal Farms Inc.

3060 S. 9 Mile Rd. Falmouth, MI 49632 231-920-3367 mapleleafmi.com Maple Leaf Farm & Creamery produces farmstead goat cheese, using milk from their Nubian goats, and fresh vegetables, herbs and honey. Flavored vinegars, soups, baked goods, fudge. Tours, farmto-table dinners, luncheons. Customer Appreciation Day, 3rd weekend in August with hayrides, samples. Classes about goats, cheese, gardening, cooking for kids and adults. Farm Days kids camp. Fall activities weekends in October. Hours: 9am-5pm. Farm tours: 10am4pm. Closed Sun & Mon. Directions: 3 miles south of M-55 on Nine Mile Rd. between Lake City and Houghton Lake. 6 miles from beautiful downtown Falmouth.


NORTHWEST MICHIGAN FRANKFORT Nugent Orchards

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3801 Crawford Rd. Frankfort, MI 49635 231-383-3702 nugentorchards.com

Third-generation, family-owned fruit farm located in the heart of beautiful Benzie County. Visit the orchards and farm market in the fall for apple picking, hay wagon farm tours, pumpkin patch, corn maze, and homemade doughnuts. Visit the Cherry Barn Event Venue and book your special event. Tour groups or school groups are welcome. Hours: Fall Market: Sep-Oct: Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm. Visit website, Facebook, or Instagram. Directions: 3 miles south of Benzonia, turn right on Demerly Rd. and go 2.7 miles to Crawford Rd. Turn left and go .25 miles to entrance on the left.

KEWADIN Bargy’s Farm Market and Bakery 2946 US-31 S. Kewadin, MI 49648 231-342-6793 Facebook/BargysFarm Homemade bakery items including Bargy’s famous pies, homegrown beef, pork, chicken with no steroids or hormones. Fresh, local, in-season fruits and vegetables. Gift items. Hours: June-Nov 1: 9am-6pm daily. Directions: 7 miles north of Elk Rapids.

King Orchards 986 US-31 S. Kewadin, MI 49648 231-264-0715 kingorchards.com Easy stop right on US-31 offering fresh baked goods daily as well as a large selection of fruits and vegetables from May-November. U-pick fruit available throughout the summer. Fresh apples, apple cider, donuts, and pumpkins available all fall! Hours: May-Nov: 7 days a week, 9am6pm. Directions: 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on US-31 in Kewadin. WaterFire Vineyards

12180 Sutter Rd. Kewadin, MI 49648 231-498-2753 waterfirewine.com WaterFire is a small producer of Certified Sustainable premium wines on the slopes above Torch Lake. Specializing in estate grown underrepresented varietals – Sauvignon Blanc and Gruner Veltliner. WaterFire targets wine drinkers who seek a local, premium-quality, European-style wine. Private tastings available year-round by appointment. Reserve the private vineyard retreat! Hours: May-Oct: Tues-Sat, 11am-7pm, Sun, noon-5pm. Directions: Located 6 miles north of Elk Rapids, east off US-31.

Buchan’s Blueberry Hill

Always check with the farm before bringing along your four-legged family members. It’s often best to leave them at home.

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Pristine Acres Farm 10719 S. Turnerville Rd. Marion, MI 49665 231-825-0003 pristineacresfarm.wordpress.com Support Local - Eat Healthy is the slogan on this rural 20-acre Regenerative Agriculture Family Farm. Come visit with the laying hens, broilers, turkeys, pigs, cows and horses. Pick produce from the organic, inseason produce patch. Enjoy fresh cider and baked goods in the fall. Call ahead for reservations and questions. Hours: Year-round: Mon-Sat, Daylight hours, Closed Sun. Directions: From Marion, go north on M-66 five miles to Meyering Rd., right two miles to Turnerville Rd., left 1/4 mile to farm on right.

Bill’s Farm Market

Friske Orchards Farm Market

4450 East Mitchell Petoskey, MI 49770 231-347-6735 billsfarmmarket.com Fresh-picked vegetables and fruits, flowers, fall hayrides, Christmas trees and wreaths. Project Fresh Coupons, Bridge Cards, and Credit/Debit cards accepted. Hours: June 12-Dec 24: Mon-Fri, 9am6pm, Sat, 9am-5pm Directions: 3.5 miles east of Petoskey on E. Mitchell on south side.

Kei Ju Farm and Rescue Sanctuary

4128 Hiawatha Trail Petoskey, MI 49770 231-838-6057 Facebook/keijufarmandrescue Kei Ju Farm and Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission to educate people and make them aware that naturally grown foods and livestock provide the building blocks of health. Locally grown produce, dairy products and more available. Farm Tours. Ask about our Farming for the Weekend and Farm Today Eat Tomorrow, and educational programs. Hours: Sunrise to sunset. Directions: Take US-31 to Barney Rd. turn left onto Hiawatha Tr. 4th house on the left side of the road with large pink mailbox.

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Red, White and all the blue you could ever need It’s where everything just comes together. Where you’re free to show your true colors. And where you can’t help but feel like you’re in a pretty great place.

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Bakker’s Acres

Woods Farm

SUTTONS BAY 9 Bean Rows 9000 E. Duck Lake Rd. Suttons Bay, MI 49682 231-271-6658 9beanrows.com 9 Bean Rows is dedicated to growing healthy and delicious food for the community in an environmentally and economically sustainable model. Fresh, seasonal produce and traditional European pastries are available by CSA share, at local farmers markets and at the year-round farm market and bakery in Suttons Bay. Outdoor cafĂŠ and farm-to-table dinner events beginning in 2020! Hours: Open year-round - Mon-Sat, 7am-3pm, Sun, 8am-4pm Directions: Follow M-22 north through Suttons Bay and turn left on M-204 (Duck Lake Rd.), go two miles to market on left side of road.

Bardenhagen Farms

7881 E. Pertner Rd. Suttons Bay, MI 49682 231-218-3199 facebook.com/bardenhagenfarms

Gingergold, Honeycrisp, Gala, Crimson Crisp, Red Free, Liberty apples, seedless table grapes, apricots, nectarines, plums, red currants, and dark sweet cherries. USDA GAP, MAEAP and Primus GFS Certified. Hours: Mid-July-Nov: Daylight hours, daily Directions: M-204 to Eagle Hwy., north, then east (right) on E. Pertner Rd. 1/2 mile to 7881 on left. Gray house and red farm stand by the road.

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12646 Hickin Rd. Rapid City, MI 49676 231-322-2897 out-of-the-woodsfarm.com Family-owned producer of maple syrup products including our Maple/Cherry Syrup, maple candy, cream and gift boxes. Hours: See us at the Elk Rapids Farmers Market. Michigan Maple Weekend in March, visit mi-maplesyrup.com for dates. Directions: East of the light in Elk Rapids on Ames St. to Cherry Ave., Cherry to Hickin Rd., turn left then go 1/2 mile, farm on left side of road.

2677 N. Setterbo Rd. Suttons Bay, MI 49682 231-620-4260 Facebook/BakkersAcres MAEAP Verified. SweeTango Apples, Honey Crisp, Zestar, Lodi, Gala, Spy, Mutsu, Macoun, +15 others. Apricots, peaches, pears & plums. Hours: Sept-April: Daylight hours, daily Directions: 2 miles north of Suttons Bay on M-22 to Setterbo Rd., 2 miles to large green pole barn on left.


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As proud stewards of 65 breathtaking acres on Old Mission Peninsula, we work hard to preserve our land’s natural beauty through sustainable farming practices, our on-site 148.5kW solar array, and certified local culinary events.

Winery • Bed & Breakfast • Culinary Experiences • Special Events 231.223.4110 chateauchantal.com

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TRAVERSE CITY Brengman Brothers 9720 S. Center Hwy. Traverse City, MI 49684 231-421-5611 brengmanbrothers.com Brengman Brothers is recognized for their commitment to producing the finest natural wines, sustaining ecological balance, and for their exceptional hospitality, and sharing their hard work and passion with friends, family and newcomers. Sample their award-winning wines from the purest of vinifera grapes and enjoy wine dinners, weddings and special events in this beautiful setting among the vineyards. Hours: Year-round: Sun-Thurs, 11am5pm, Fri-Sat, 11am-7pm Directions: Located 5 miles from downtown Traverse City off of Center Hwy. that runs parallel with M-22.

Two K Farms

3872 SW Bay Shore Dr. Suttons Bay, MI 49682 231-866-4241 twokfarm.com Two K Farms offers a wide range of hard ciders and wines, using cider apples and wine grapes. Experience breathtaking views of West Grand Traverse Bay at our tasting room while sampling traditional, unique hard ciders, and select wines. Only 10 minutes away from Traverse City! Hours: Seasonal hours, call ahead. Directions: Located off of M-22 across from Lee Point Rd. on scenic West Grand Traverse Bay in Leelanau County.

Friske Orchards Farm Market

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2055 N. Setterbo Rd. Suttons Bay, MI 49682 231-271-0050 tandemciders.com Tandem Ciders specializes in artisanal hard ciders. As apples come in all different shapes, sizes and flavors, Tandem Cider hopes to capture the splendor and diversity of the apple in their ciders and also reflect the character of the land where the apples are grown. Native Americans aptly named Leelanau Peninsula, which is translated as “Land of Delight.� Hours: June-Dec: Mon-Sat, noon-6pm, Sun, noon-5pm; Jan-May: Mon, ThursSat: noon-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm Directions: Take M-22 north from Traverse City, keep going north past blinking light at M-204. Setterbo Rd. is the second left after the blinking light. Go about 1.5 miles up Setterbo Rd. and look for a while barn-like building with a red tandem bicycle.


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Chateau Chantal

King Orchards Buchan’s Blueberry Hill

1472 Nelson Rd. Traverse City, MI 49686 231-223-4846 buchansblueberryhill.com Ask Lila for a tour of Buchan’s Blueberry Hill! 6th generation fruit farm specializing in U-Pick and We-Pick blueberries and homemade ice cream using fruit from the farm and other local products. U-Pick apples, Cortland and Macintosh, in season, as well as fresh, non-pasturized cider. Jams, homemade blueberry granola, and homemade take and bake pies. The drive is an experience in itself, but wait until you get here...you won’t want to leave! Hours: Call ahead or check Facebook. Directions: 7 miles north of Traverse City on Peninsula Drive.

15900 Rue de Vin Traverse City, MI 49686 231-223-4110 chateauchantal.com A unique and friendly destination that combines a winery, vineyards, bed & breakfast, and winding roads, all of which combine to create a memorable experience. MAEAP Verified. Hours: Memorial Day-Labor Day: Mon-Sat, 11am-8pm; Sun, 11am-6pm; Sept and Oct: Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Sun, 11am-6pm; Nov-Memorial Day Weekend: Mon-Sun, 11am-5 pm, daily Directions: On M-37 (Center Rd.) Old Mission Penninsula, 12 miles north of Traverse City.

Chateau Grand Traverse

12239 Center Rd. Traverse City, MI 49686 231-938-6120 cgtwines.com Northern Michigan’s first commercial winery, specializing in growing and producing world-class Riesling wines. Winery tours and tastings offered yearround. Hours: May: Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-5pm; Memorial Day-Labor Day: Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Sun, 10am-6pm; Labor Day-Oct: Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-5pm; Nov-April: Mon-Sun, 10am-5pm Directions: 8 miles north of Traverse City on M-37 on Old Mission Peninsula.

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Gallagher’s Farm Market

1000 Camino Maria Dr. Traverse City, MI 49686 231-929-4206 hawthornevineyards.com Hawthorne Vineyards is a friendly boutique vineyard and tasting room destination that is passionate about making finely crafted, small production quality vinifera wines from their estate fruit. The 80 acre site is nestled into a ridge with postcard views of the Grand Traverse Bays. Surrounding traffic and disruptions vanish as you experience the most peaceful and serene vineyard destination on Old Mission. Hours: Please visit website for current hours. Directions: Located 4 miles north of Traverse City. Take M-37 (Center Rd.) on Old Mission Peninsula. Turn left onto Montague Rd. Turn left into the one way driveway.

Pahl’s Pumpkin Patch

7237 E. Traverse Hwy. Traverse City, MI 49684 231-947-1689 gallaghersfarmmarkettc.com Locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Home baked goods, homemade jam/jellies, local wines, cherry products, honey & maple syrup. Corn Maze, pumpkin patch, farm animals. School tours available. Hours: June, Sept, Oct: 8am-6pm, daily; July-Aug: 8am-8pm, daily Directions: 3.5 miles west of Traverse City on M-72.

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12414 Center Rd. (M-37) Traverse City, MI 49686 231-223-7130 cherryconnection.com Swedish Farm Market/Fruit Stand and U-Pick promoting the best cherry, berry, apple, nut, and pumpkin products in Northwest Michigan. Farm-raised sweet cherries, tart cherries, plums, peaches, apricots and nectarines, raspberries (red, yellow, and black), blackberries, apples, pears, chestnuts, hazelnuts, pumpkins and squash. Visit this spectacular fall haybale, apple, and pumpkin display and taste delicious apple, cherry and pear cider. Hours: Market/Fruit Stand: Normally 10am-6pm, with extended hours of 10am-8pm from July 4-Labor Day; U-Pick: 10am-6pm, cherries; 10am4pm, berries, when fruit is in season, normally July 4-Aug 1 Directions: 8.5 miles north of Traverse City on M-37, Old Mission Peninsula.

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Bardenhagen Farms Jacob’s Corn Maze

7100 E. Traverse Hwy. Traverse City, MI 49684 231-632-6293 jacobscornmaze.com 10 acre corn maze designed by computer. See website for pictures. Raspberries, saskatoon berries, apples, carrots and apple cider and donuts. Hours: Aug-Oct: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur: 10am-6pm; Mid-Sept-Oct: also open Fri and Sat, 10am-9pm Directions: 3.5 miles west of Traverse City on M-72.

7263 N. Long Lake Rd. Traverse City, MI 49685 231-941-4122 moomers.com Come visit a Traverse City landmark! Enjoy our fresh, on-farm bottled milk and award-winning premium ice cream, while overlooking our 80-acre dairy farm. Tour are available June 15-Aug 31st. Hours: March: Fri -Sun, 11am-9pm; April-Memorial Day: 11am-9pm, daily; Memorial Day-Labor Day: 11am-10pm, daily; Labor Day-Dec 24: 11am-9pm, daily Directions: 5.5 miles southwest of downtown Traverse City, next to our 80-acre operating dairy farm.

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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

10783 East Cherry Bend Rd., Studio 1 Traverse City, MI 49684 231-642-5550 lpwines.com Discover Leelanau Peninsula, where 26 wineries produce great wines that pair perfectly with local cuisine, garnering the region national attention as a top culinary destination. Sip Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc as well as not-socommon varietals and creative blends. The wines, paired with the laid-back, down-to-earth winemakers who produce them, make Leelanau Peninsula a must-visit for wine enthusiasts. Hours: Vary per location, please visit lpwines.com. Directions: Leelanau Peninsula, northwest of Traverse City.

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Rennie Orchards

1221 Munro Rd. Williamsburg, MI 49690 231-264-8387 rennieorchards.com Rennie Orchards is a family fun farm offering U-Pick cherries, apricots, peaches, pears, plums, apples and pumpkins. Scenic Hayride, Kid’s Hay Bale Maze, Log Cabin, Teepee and cider and donuts in the fall. Hours: Open July 1-Oct. 31: 9am-8pm in the summer and 9am-6pm in the fall. Directions: Located 15 minutes north of Traverse City and a few miles south of Elk Rapids off of US-31. Take US-31 to Angell Rd., cross Bates, and turn left at Munro. Watch for the Rennie Orchards sign on left.

WILLIAMSBURG Farmer White’s

11373 US-31 S. Williamsburg, MI 49690 231-632-1500 farmerwhites.com Produce available, in season, including: sweet and tart cherries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches and plums. 18 varieties of apples, including Honeycrisp, unpasteurized apple cider. Sweet corn, garden vegetables, pumpkins, squash and gourds. Frozen pitted tart cherries, dried cherries, jams & jellies. Fresh pies and cookies. Hours: July-Halloween: 9am-6pm, daily; Nov: 10am-5pm, daily; Dec: FriSat: 10am-4pm Directions: 8 miles north of US-31 and M-72 intersection.

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2705 Island View Rd. Traverse City, MI 49686 231-590-2363 betweenthebaystc.com Two locations for your convenience. Find Warren Orchards quality products at the main stand (8169 Center Rd.) just north of Traverse City on M-37, as well as at the farm on Island View Road. Call ahead or check out Facebook/ warrenorchards to see what’s in season. Special orders welcomed. Hours: Mid-May-June: 10am-6pm; July-Aug: 9am-7pm; Sept.-mid-Nov: 10am-6pm; daily Directions: M-37 north of Traverse City approximately 8.5 scenic miles, turn left on to Island View Rd, then 1/4 mile to the first farm on the right. Island View Rd. is just past the Scenic Turnout near Chateau Grand Traverse.


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Alpena Farmers Market

1302 S. State Ave. Alpena, MI 49707 989-255-9372 alpenafarmersmarket.com Year-round farmers market, selling only locally grown and produced products. Hours: Open year-round. Summer market-May-Oct: Wed and Sat, 8am1pm; Winter market-Nov-April, Sat, 10am-2pm Directions: Summer market located at MICH-E-KE-WIS Park. Winter market located south of town in the Alpena Mall at 2380 US Hwy. 23.

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CHEBOYGAN Cheboygan Farmers Market

Festival Square on Main St. Cheboygan, MI 49721 231-627-3337 Facebook/cheboyganfarmersmarket The Cheboygan Farmers Market features 20 plus vendors offering fresh produce, fish, potted plants, eggs, and baked goods to honey, maple syrup and fresh baked artisan breads. Hours: June-Oct. 31: 8am-1pm; Indoor market: Mar-May, Sat, 10am-1pm. Directions: Downtown Cheboygan on Main St. at Festival Square. Indoor Market located at 215 N. Main St.

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Golden River Orchard

2250 White Cedar Rd. Cheboygan, MI 49721 231-420-2565 goldenriverorchard.com We pride ourselves on producing excellent quality apples: 11 varieties - Zestar, Paula Red, Ginger Gold, Cortland, Honeycrisp, McIntosh, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, Ida Red, plus several varieties of antique apples. Donuts. Huge pumpkin patch and squash. MAEAP Verified. Hours: Weekends only. Labor Day weekend through mid-Nov: Sat, 10am-5 pm, Sun, 12pm-5pm Directions: From Cheboygan: Follow M-27 south to the junction with M-33. Turn south on M-33 and drive 4 1/2 miles to White Cedar Rd., turn left and go 1/4 mile and turn right.

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HILLMAN Thunder Bay Resort

27800 M-32 Hillman, MI 49746 800-729-9375 thunderbayresort.com Elk Viewing Carriage/Sleigh Ride, Gourmet Dinners & Wine Tastings - national 10 Best recognition USA TODAY & Fox News. Over the River & Thru the Woods- massive draft horses - see majestic Elk - to Elk Antler Log Cabin - superb food prepared on wood cookstoves. 4 hours fun - story-telling! Read Trip Advisor - 4.9+ out of 5. Included with Murder Mystery, Mike Ridley Parties, Weddings. Lodging &/or Golf optional. Hours: Open year-round, except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Restaurant open daily in summer and weekends and Christmas week during winter. Directions: Located on M-32, half an hour West of Alpena & on hour East of Gaylord. Take I-75 to M-33 (Exit 202) North thru Rose City, Mio, Fairview to M-32 - right 10 miles to Hillman and TB Resort.

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1543 Lakeshore Dr. Harrisville, MI 48740 989-724-5241 Facebook/CedarbrookTroutFarm A licensed fish hatchery since 1928, Cedarbrook Trout Farm is a long standing Harrisville landmark. For its tradition, beauty, and educational value, generations of families have visited to enjoy public fishing from our natural spring fishing ponds. Bait and equipment furnished. No license required. Hours: Public fee fishing: Memorial Day-Labor Day: 12 pm-6 pm, 7 days a week; After Labor Day: Sat-Sun, noon -5pm; Pond stocking: April-Nov Directions: 2 1/2 miles north of Harrisville on US-23.


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1150 Salina Rd. Lachine, MI 49753 989-379-3061 ajsberryfarm.com U-Pick farm featuring pick-you-own strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins and flowers. Please call ahead or check website or Facebook for daily updates. Farm Store offering a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh baked goods, maple syrup, jam, and pasture-raised beef, pork and lamb. Fall field trips and family activities, including hayride, corn maze and pumpkin launching show. Hours: June-Oct: Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm; June: U-Pick strawberries, Mon.-Sat., 6am-12pm; July-Sept: U-Pick raspberries, Mon-Sat, 7am-12pm Directions: From Alpena: 15 miles west on M-32, then right on Salina Rd. You can see our barn from M-32. Six miles east of Hillman on M-32, left on Salina Road.

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Gateway Park, US-23 at the River Tawas City, MI 48763 989-909-3193 swent99@aol.com Get it Fresh Saturdays in Tawas City (in our new pavilion with the red roof). This market runs rain or shine from mid-May through October. Great vendors offer heirloom veggies, organically grown greens, meats, berries, honey, maple syrup, prepared foods, pastries, eggs, herbs, bouquets, plants and much more. Shake the hand that feeds you! Hours: May-Oct: Sat, 8am-1pm Directions: Saturday market: Located in Gateway Park, US-23 at the Tawas River on the shore of Lake Huron.

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Shoreline Park Oscoda, MI 48750 989-909-3193 swent99@aol.com Celebrating 20 seasons of providing Iosco County residents and visitors with a source for fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers grown in the region. Vendors are always looking for something unique and have learned how to grow the best and sell at the peak of freshness and customers are finding local, healthier and more distinctive food products. Hours: May-Oct: Wed, 8am-1pm Directions: In Oscoda’s Shoreline Park, US-23 at the Au Sable River on the Lake Huron Shore.


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1 Campus Dr. Allendale, MI 49401 616-331-2215 gvsu.edu/farmersmarket The Grand Valley State University Farmer’s Market offers a variety of vendors with locally grown produce, locally baked bread, the best selection of home-made jerky anywhere, kettle corn and more! Help support local growers and the local economy! Hours: June-Oct: Wed, 10am-1:30pm Directions: Lake Michigan Dr. to Grand Valley State University, 1 Campus Dr.

Dairy Discovery

12877 84th St. SE Alto, MI 49302

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dairydiscovery.org Come experience life on a modern family farm! Plan for a fun and an educational day of watching cows be milked, bottle feeding calves, and more. Check website for special events. Specialty shop features locally raised beef cuts, Wisconsin-made cheeses, farmstead maple syrup and honey. Also offering meat snacks for on-the-go, sweet treats for the kids, and SwissLane Farm apparel. Hours: Tours - April-Oct, Mon-Fri Directions: From I-96, take exit 52, M-50. Follow M-50 south 5 miles to 84th St., turn left.

CALEDONIA Orchard Hill Farm

2934 68th St. SE Caledonia, MI 49316 616-868-7229 orchardhillfarmmarket.com Children of all ages enjoy visiting our farm. Children’s parties and school tours by appointment. Bee Hive under glass. Farm animals, free hayrides on fall weekends, scarecrow making, child’s spook house, Corn Maze & nature trail in our woods. Farm theme minature golf course. Hours: Year-round, 9am-6pm, daily Directions: US-131 to 68th St. Exit, then 4 miles east to farm. 1 1/2 miles east of Kalamazoo Ave. 1/2 mile west of Hannah Lake Ave.

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WEST-CENTRAL MICHIGAN CASNOVIA Snappy Apple Farm Market

961 Newaygo Rd. Casnovia, MI 49318 616-675-7354 Facebook/SnappyAppleFarmMarket Snappy Apple Farm Market features all Michigan produce, including homegrown apples and peaches. Snappy Apple is known for their delicious cider slushies and large homemade caramel apples, which are a local favorite. Also offering local honey, jam, maple syrup, pickled asparagus, popcorn, along with a wide variety of pumpkins: gourds, mini and decorative pumpkins. Hours: Mid-Aug-Nov: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 10am-5:30pm; Sat: 10am5pm; Sun: 11am-5:30pm. Directions: Located on corner of M-37 and 46.

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CEDAR SPRINGS Deer Tracks Junction

7850 14 Mile Rd. NE Cedar Springs, MI 49319 616-863-3337 deertracksjunction.com Deer Tracks Junction offers tons of fun in the Hands-on Areas, with all kinds of critters like piglets, miniature donkeys, camels, and bunnies, huge play areas, and homemade ice cream! The evening Wildlife Safari features fully guided tours of the ranch and all the adult animals, including elk, deer, yaks, reindeer and more—up-close and personal. See website for details. Hours: Vary by season, always check website for up-to-date details. Directions: US-131 to Exit 101 (M-57 Exit), east 5 miles.

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2706 E. Stevenson Lake Rd. Clare, MI 48617 517-749-4866 rooftopreindeer.com Feed Santa’s real live reindeer! Pet one of Rooftop Landing’s gentle reindeer and take your own photos. Climb the spiral staircase to “Elf Landing”. Santa is here from mid-November through December. Gift shop, wagon rides, Christmas cookies and hot cocoa. Have your photo taken in Santa’s sleigh. Children’s Christmas craft area. Hours: Nov-Dec: Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 11am-5pm. Also open the Friday after Thanksgiving. Directions: 2.5 miles south of Clare, Misson Rd. to Stevenson Lake Rd.

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8025 Krupp Ave. NE Comstock Park, MI 49321 616-887-8271 kruppfarms.com

Centennial family-owned and operated farm. Established in 1916. Strawberries and raspberries, already picked and U-pick. Call to order picked berries. Restrooms available, petting zoo and ice cream shoppe. Debit and Bridge cards welcome. Hours: Visit website for hours. Directions: 3 miles east of M-37 or 3 miles west of US-131 off 10 Mile Rd.

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Families welcome. U-Pick cherries only, early July. Peaches and apples sold already-picked. Bridge and credit cards accepted. Hours: July-Oct: Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm, Sun, 12pm-5pm Directions: I-96 West to Exit 19, 48th Ave., halfway between Grand Rapids and Muskegon.

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Grand Haven Farmers Market

301 N. Harbor Dr. Grand Haven, MI 49417 616-842-4910 grandhavenchamber.org/farmersmarkets Enjoy this destination market located downtown Grand Haven just minutes from Main Street. Enjoy a wide selection of seasonal produce, fresh cut flowers, eggs, bread, beef jerky, kettle corn, donuts and fresh brewed coffee! Hours: May: Sat, 8am-1pm; June-Oct: Wed and Sat, 8am-1pm Directions: Located under the canopy in the Chinook Pier Parking Lot.

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1858 South Maple Island Rd. Fremont, MI 49412 231-854-3276 heritagefarmmarket.com Family-owned and operated market since 1971. Pressed apple cider from September 15-November 15 for over 40 years at the Market. Bakery features apple cider slushies, caramel apples, fresh donuts. fudge, muffins, and pies. U-Pick pumpkin patch, “I Spy” Hayrides, corn maze. Looking to host a wedding reception, annual meeting, birthday party? Ask about NEW Event Barn! Many packages are available. Hours: May-Nov: 10am-6pm Directions: Take I-96 W to US-31 N toward Ludington. Take Exit 118 for M-120 toward Fremont. Stay on M-120 N for 20 miles and the destination will be on the east side.

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WEST-CENTRAL MICHIGAN GRAND RAPIDS Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm Market 3025 Six Mile Rd. Grand Rapids, MI 49544 616-784-0058 dunnebackgirls.com

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Fifth generation family farm, 10 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids. Fresh produce, sweet treats from the bakery, farm to table lunch and fun gifts inside the nearly 100 year old barn. U-Pick asparagus, strawberries, cherries, apples & pumpkins in season. Michigan maple syrup, honey, jams & salsas. Events & festivals. Pink Barrel Cellars Taproom featuring our own beer, wine & hard cider. Hours: Mid-May-Oct: Call for hours or check website for seasonal hours and calendar of activities.

Directions: Approx. 10 minutes northwest of Downtown Grand Rapids US-131 north to I-96 west to Fruit Ridge Ave. Exit 26, go north 3 miles to 6 Mile Rd., turn east on 6 Mile Rd. for 1.25 miles to farm.

Hill Bros. Orchards & Cider Mill

6159 Peach Ridge NW Grand Rapids, MI 49544 616-784-2767 hillbrosorchards.com Family owned and operated since 1843. Award-winning apple cider made on the farm and available year-round. Apples, jams, jellies and farm market items. Hours: Open year-round Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm. Directions: M-37 to 7 Mile Rd. west 3 miles, turn north on Peach Ridge, first farm on west side of road.

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Fryear’s Little Red Market

6778 Fruit Ridge NW Grand Rapids, MI 49544 616-784-2730 Facebook/FryearsLittleRedMarket Fryear’s Little Red Market has been owned and operated by the Fryear family for over 100 years and features a wide variety of vegetables & fruits, including apples, Bartlett and Bosc pears and tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, sweet corn, peppers and more. Apples varieties include: Honeycrisp, Fuji, Northern Spy, Jonagold, Evercrisp, Cameo, etc. Bridge cards, Project Fresh, Visa, Mastercard accepted. Hours: July-Oct: Mon-Fri, 9am-7pm, Sat, 9am-6pm; Mid Sept-Oct: Sun, 12pm-5pm. Directions: I-96 to Fruit Ridge Exit, north on Fruit Ridge to 8 Mile Rd.

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WEST-CENTRAL MICHIGAN Moelker Orchards and Farm Market

9265 Kenowa Ave. SW Grand Rapids, MI 49534 616-453-2585 moelkerorchards.com Visit this Centennial Farm for homegrown apples, peaches, pears, plums sweet corn, U-Pick cherries, apples and pumpkins. Old Bell Bakery (donuts, pies, fudge and cookies), school tours, horse-drawn wagon rides (Saturdays in October), cider, honey, maple syrup, fruit salsas and jams. Hours: July-Dec: Mon-Sat, 7:30am5:30pm Directions: From Grand Rapids, take I-196 to Exit 70 (Grandville/Walker), turn right at the light (1.7 miles to Riverbend Dr.), go west on Riverbend to Kenowa Ave, then right on Kenowa to our farm.

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3142 4 Mile Road NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525 616-361-5567 robinettes.com Family owned & operated fruit farm since 1911. Fresh donuts, cider mill, bakery, homemade fudge, maple syrup, corn maze and jumping pillow. Winery features hard cider and a variety of Michigan wines. Tasting bar and gift shop. Horse drawn hayrides on weekends in the fall. Join us for lunch! Hours: Open year-round, varies with seasons. Please call ahead. Directions: 4 miles north of I-96 at M-44 and 4 Mile Rd. NE in Grand Rapids.

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Nelson’s Farm Market

469 W. 112th St. Grant, MI 49327 231-834-8441 nelsonsfarmmarket.com A family owned farm and market, growing a variety of fruits and vegetables: asparagus, strawberries, cherries, peaches, plums, pears, 19 varieties of apples, sweet corn, cabbage, squash and pumpkins. U-Pick strawberries, cherries, raspberries and pumpkins. Bakery has donuts, long johns, pies, muffins, etc. Delicious apple cider slushies. Hours: May-Dec: Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm, Sun, Noon-5pm; Jan-April: Wed-Sat, 9am-5:30pm Directions: 35 miles north of Grand Rapids. One mile north of Grant, corner of M-37 and 112th St.

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3731 W. Polk Rd. Hart, MI 49420 231-873-7523 rennhackmarket.com Rennhack Orchards grows it for you and makes gift baskets too! Specializing in SweeTango, Honeycrisp and Evercrisp apples, sweet and tart cherries, peaches, apricots, sweet corn and tomatoes. Large selection of Michigan made products. Shipping available. Paved accessible parking lot. Hours: Jun 11-Oct 31, Mon-Sat, 9am6pm; Nov 2-Dec 23, Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm Directions: 1 mile east of US-31, Exit 149.

Up North Farm Market and Petting Barn

3890 W. Monroe Rd. Hart, MI 49420 231-301-8601 Facebook/upnorthfarmmarket

Free Petting Barn! Enjoy lunch, a glass of beer or wine while watching the kids meet the family farm animals, including aplacas, llamas, Kune Kune pigs, sheep, goats, mini horses, rabbits, and donkeys. Perfect for family outings, birthday parties, and more. Market features local produce in season, baked goods, panini sandwiches, soups, gifts, beer, wine, and much more! Hours: May-Dec: Mon-Sat, 9am-7pm; Sun, 10am-5pm. Jan-Apr: Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm. Closed Sunday. Directions: US-31 North to Monroe Rd. Exit Pentwater, turn right on Monroe, market is on the left.

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WEST-CENTRAL MICHIGAN HUDSONVILLE DeLange’s Redberry Farm

5723 Port Sheldon Rd. Hudsonville, MI 49426 616-875-6026 Facebook/delangesredberryfarm DeLanges’ Redberry Farm is a family farm that raises strawberries in June and raspberries in August to October, all grown with a minimum of synthetic sprays and an emphasis on a balanced and healthy environment. Fruit is available both pick-your-own and ready picked at our farm. Hours: June-Oct: Mon-Sat, hours vary. Please check website daily. Directions: On Port Sheldon Rd., 3 miles west of Hudsonville, north side of road.

Farmhaus Cider Co.

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5081 Bauer Rd. Hudsonville, MI 49426 616-669-1964 postfamilyfarm.com Family-owned and operated farm. An 80-acre reminder of life’s simple pleasures. Open to general public for fall fun. Our beautiful facility can also be reserved for weddings, school tours, birthday parties, private hayrides, square dancing, line dancing, sleigh rides, Christmas parties, corporate picnics, youth events and more. Hours: Call or visit our website for seasonal hours. Closed Sun. Directions: Located 3 1/2 miles south of GVSU. From I-196, exit at 32nd Ave./Hudsonville. North on 32nd/ Balsam/28th Ave. to Bauer Rd., west for 3 1/4 miles to farm.

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5025 Stanton St. Hudsonville, MI 49426 616-723-7087 farmhauscider.com Visiting Farmhaus Cider provides a unique experience unlike anywhere else. Producers of authentic and creative ciders, hidden down a country road at a 150 year old family farm this place can’t be missed! Relax in the outdoor Cidergarten or new indoor tasting room and enjoy the handcrafted goodness made using all local ingredients and be sure to take some home! Hours: Open year-round. Check website for seasonal hours. Directions: Easy to find! Located only two miles from Grand Valley State University and just 20 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids. From Grand Rapids, take Lake Michigan Dr. to 48th Ave. and turn left. Go 2.5 miles down 48th to Stanton St. and turn right. Go .3 miles to 5025 Stanton on the right.

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WEST-CENTRAL MICHIGAN KENT CITY

LAKEVIEW

Fruit Ridge Hayrides

Petersen’s Vegetable Corner 4891 W. McBride Rd. Lakeview, MI 48850 989-330-3711 Facebook/PetersensVegetableCorner A small vegetable farm where vegetables are harvested by hand daily during the season. Come on over for some fresh asparagus, green beans, sweet corn and much more. Check out the pumpkin patch in the fall or stop by for a picture in the sunflower field. Hours: May-Oct: Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. Directions: South of M-46 on M-91 to Kendaville Rd. East four miles, south one mile, then east 1/8 mile.

11966 Fruit Ridge Ave. Kent City, MI 49330 616-887-5052 fruitridgehayrides.com Horse-drawn hayrides in the heart of orchard country. U-Pick pumpkins and apples, homemade donuts and award-winning cider. 10-acre corn maze with GPS tracking game, pony rides, children’s activities, petting zoo and farm fun for the whole family, great for school groups and parties. Hours: Sept-Oct: Sat, 10am-9pm, Sun, 10am-5pm. Also Fridays in October, 5pm-9pm. Directions: I-96 to Exit 26, Fruit Ridge Ave. Go north 11 miles to farm. From the Lake shore take Sternberg E. to Fruit Ridge, turn north (left) 1 1/2 miles or Apple Ave. E to Fruit Ridge, turn south (right) 2 1/2 miles.

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WEST-CENTRAL MICHIGAN Painted Turtle Hard Cider

3550 Alden Nash Ave. NE Lowell, MI 49331 616-897-3182 paintedturtlehardcider.com Experience orchard-to-glass craft cider made from the apples grown on this 5th generation family farm. Also enjoy the tasting room located at the Red Barn Market. Hours: Open all year. Directions: North of Lowell, near

Murray Lake. Take Lincoln Lake Rd. NE to Four Mile Rd NE. Go west one mile on Four Mile Rd. NE. Curve south onto Alden Nash Ave. NE. Market on east. Red Barn Market

3550 Alden Nash Ave. NE Lowell, MI 49331 616-987-3182 redbarnmarket.biz

LOWELL Heidi’s Farm Stand

11999 Cascade Road Lowell, MI 49331 616-897-6707 heidisfarmstand.com Open for the full Michigan growing season, May-Dec, Starting with asparagus and ending with Christmas trees. Featuring Heidi’s homegrown vegetables and locally grown fruit. The fall season is a favorite with a corn maze and large pumpkin patch. Full-line bakery (bread, donuts, pies) provides treats the whole season. Hours: May 1-Dec 24: Mon-Sat, 6:30am-6pm, Closed Sun; Special October hours: Mon-Thurs, 6:30am6pm, Fri-Sat, 6:30am-10pm. Directions: I-96 Exit 52, 1/2 mile north on Alden Nash (M-50), corner of Cascade Rd. and Alden Nash.

Hours: Open all year. Directions: North of Lowell, near Murray Lake. Take Lincoln Lake Rd. NE to Four Mile Rd NE. Go west one mile on Four Mile Rd. NE. Curve south onto Alden Nash Ave. NE. Market on east.

Ed Dunneback & Girls

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Red Barn Market

Open all year! Farm market features 5th generation family grown apples, seasonal produce, farm store, ice cream parlor, café and Painted Turtle Hard Cider Tasting Room. Also enjoy the hands-on BarnYard petting farm and U-Pick apples, pumpkins and sunflowers; as well as festivals, field trips and more!


WEST-CENTRAL MICHIGAN LUDINGTON

MONTAGUE

Christofferson Farms

Weesies Brothers Farms, Inc.

3441 S. Morton Rd. Ludington, MI 49431 231-233-5281

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Small friendly family farm. Fruit is U-Pick or already picked. We raise very tasty tree-ripened fruit and sell generous portions at a reasonable price. We are always striving to add new varieties of fruit. We offer golf carts, if needed. We stress cleanliness and are MAEAP certified and use IPM practices in the orchards. Families welcome! Hours: July 1-Oct 15: Mon-Sat, 9am5pm; Sun, noon-3pm. Directions: Exit US-31 on Pere Marquette (Old US-31) to Chauvez Rd., then east to Morton Rd, south 3/4 mile to farm, red brick house on west side.

3265 W. Fruitvale Rd. Montague, MI 49437 231-894-4742 weesies.com Weesies is a fourth generation family farm growing annuals, perennials, sweet corn, pumpkin and gourds. Besides the main garden in Montague, Weesies also has garden centers in Spring Lake, Hart and Manistee. Each garden center offers a great selection of green goods and garden supplies. Every year in October, Weesies offers a fun children’s activity featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin. Come experience the fun! Hours: See website for seasonal hours. Directions: Exit Fruitvale Rd. from US31. East on Fruitvale. Garden Center is less than one half mile.

MUSKEGON Sodini Blueberries

2345 Weber Muskegon, MI 49445 231-766-2799 sodini-blueberries.business.site Visit Sodini Blueberries for fresh, delicious U-Pick and We-Pick blueberries. Please call ahead for large orders. Frozen blueberries are also available at a self-serve stand throughout the year.  Hours: Last week of July-Labor Day: Staffed stand, Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm, Sun, 9am-1pm; Self-serve: Dawn to dusk Directions: Follow North Muskegon/ Whitehall Rd. to River Rd. West four miles to Weber Rd. Farm is right on the corner.

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WEST-CENTRAL MICHIGAN Lewis Farms & Petting Zoo

4180 West M-20 New Era, MI 49446 231-861-5730 visitlewisfarms.com A full day of fun awaits on our 5th generation family farm where we grow Fruit, Fun, & Memories! Get up close and personal with over 75 animals in the largest, cleanest Petting Zoo in the area. Enjoy engaging activities for all ages. Shop the market for gifts and flavors of the farm. Visit website or Facebook for full details. Hours: May-Oct: Open daily. Directions: US-31 to New Era Exit 140, go east 1/4 mile, on left side.

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NEW ERA Country Dairy 3476 S. 80th Ave. New Era, MI 49446 231-861-4636 countrydairy.com Country Dairy bottles milk from their own cows and they also make ice cream, butter and cheese. They offer tours to the public Monday through Saturday from Memorial Day through Labor Day, see the new Robotic milking system, pet calves, see cows, tour the plant. Country Dairy also has an onsite restaurant, ice cream shop, and gifts. Hours: Jan-Feb: 8am-5pm; Mar-Dec: 7am-7pm. Check website for up-to-date hours. Directions: Halfway between Muskegon and Ludington, 2 miles east of Hwy. 31 on Hwy. 20, Exit 140, north ½ mile on Oceana Dr.

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WEST-CENTRAL MICHIGAN ROCKFORD

SEARS

Trapp’s Berry Farm

Morgan Composting Inc.

7820 Tiffany Ave. NE

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616-874-5935 trappsberryfarm.com U-pick fall raspberries, raw honey, various seasonal fruits and vegetables, with pumpkins rounding out the season. Hours: Aug-Oct: Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm; Sun, 1-6pm; Closed Wed. Directions: From Rockford, take 10 Mile Rd. 7 miles east to Tiffany, turn right (south) and go for 3/4 mile.

Country Dairy

4353 US-10 Sears, MI 49679 231-734-2451 dairydoo.com Morgan Composting is a family business that started as a solution to a manure mangagement problem on their dairy farm. It didn’t take long to realize their special compost blend could have a major impact on soil health. Now, the cows have been sold and an organic DAIRY DOO composting operation remains where they create organic fertilizers and potting soils. Hours: Dec-Mar: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm, Sat, 8am-4pm; April-Nov: Mon-Sat, 8am-6pm. Closed Sunday except during hunting (bow) season. Check website or Facebook page for details. Directions: East of Evart on US-10.

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5081 Bauer Road Hudsonville, MI 49426 Ph 616-669-1964 Fax 616-669-2737 info@postfamilyfarm.com

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• Authentic Farm Setting • Fall Produce & Activities • U-pick & Festivals • Elegant Country Affairs • Family Entertainment • School Tours

An 80-acre Reminder of Life’s Simple Pleasures

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WEST-CENTRAL MICHIGAN SPARTA Klenk Orchards Inc.

3888 10 Mile Rd. Sparta, MI 49345 616-262-0834 Facebook/Klenk-Orchards-Inc

U-pick and already-picked sweet cherries. Easy picking for the entire family. Picnic area available. Hours: Late June-Early July: Mon-Sat, 8am-8pm, Sun, 10am-5pm Directions: SE Corner of 10 Mile Rd. and Fruitridge Ave.

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Schwallier’s Country Basket

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SPRING LAKE Spring Lake Farm and Garden Market

225 E. Exchange St. Spring Lake, MI 49456 616-842-4910 grandhavenchamber.org/farmersmarkets Enjoy this open air market featuring seasonal produce, fresh cut flowers, plants, breads, jams, jellies, kettle corn, garden items and more! Hours: Jun-mid-Oct: Thurs, 9am-2pm Directions: Located in Harvest Bible Chapel Parking Lot. Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery

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1185 Nine Mile Rd. Sparta, MI 49345 616-785-9896 schwalliers.com U-Pick raspberries, apples and pumpkins, cider, hot fresh donuts, caramel apples, jams, honey and pies. Farm animals, goat ramp and straw mountain. Wagon rides and cow train are available on weekends! Hours: Aug 15-Nov 1: Mon-Fri, 7am6pm, Sat & Sun, 9am-6pm Directions: Five miles north of Alpine, I-96 Exit. Located NW of Grand Rapids on corner of M-37 (Alpine) and Nine Mile Rd. Four miles south of Sparta.


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Schwallier’s Country Basket

STANTON

WALKERVILLE

Anderson & Girls Orchards & Gifts

Stephens Farm

2985 N. Sheridan Rd. Stanton, MI 48888 989-831-4228 andersonandgirls.com Looking for a fun place to bring the kids and enjoy the fresh air? Anderson & Girls Orchards offers a relaxing time on a working farm. While you’re here, don’t forget to check out the bakery and ice cream shop. The whole family will enjoy the free petting zoo. Limited U-Pick apples and strawberries. Visit website for details. Hours: Apr and Nov: 9am-5pm, daily; May-Oct, 9am-6pm, daily Directions: 3 miles north of Stanton or 5 miles south of M-46 on M-66.

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6537 E. Van Buren Rd.

Walkerville, MI 49459 248-884-2063 Facebook/Asparagus-Man One taste of Stephens Farm’s freshly picked asparagus and you’ll be back for more! Most customers are repeat customers. Asparagus is washed and sorted, chilled on-site for maximum satisfaction. Custom packing is available, bagged or bunched. 1# for resellers. U-Pick asparagus, if you want to try it. MAEAP Verified. Hours: May-June 20: 10am-6pm daily. Directions: Four-way stop in Walkerville, 1 mile north on 176th Ave., go east 800 feet, south side driveway.

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WEST-CENTRAL MICHIGAN WEST OLIVE

ZEELAND

Reenders Blueberry Farms

Critter Barn

9981 West Olive Rd. US-31 West Olive, MI 49460 616-842-5238 reendersblueberryfarms.com Have “Family Fun on the Farm” as you pick your own blueberries or ready picked, picnic tables, rest rooms, pop, antique building, processing tours and snacks. Hours: July-Sept: U-pick: 8am-5:30pm; Store: 8am-6pm, daily. Closed Sun. Directions: On US-31 west side 6 miles south of Grand Haven, 11 miles north of Holland 1 1/2 miles south of M-45, Lake Michigan Dr.

Woodland Enterprises, Inc.

10821 Pierce St. Zeeland, MI 49464 616-875-8853 woodlandberries.com Family-owned and operated since 1957, you’ll find some of the earliest farm fresh blueberries in the area. Great U-Pick and quality ready-picked blueberries available. Please call in advance to place ready-picked orders. Farm marketers: inquiries welcome. Honey, jams and frozen blueberries available year-round while supplies last. MAEAP Verified. Hours: Seasonal hours, please check website. Directions: Pierce St. between 112th and 104th, one mile south of M-45.

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9275 Adams St. Zeeland, MI 49464 616-748-1110 critterbarn.org Critter Barn gives visitors an up close and personal experience with the farm. Hold a chick, feed a goat, pet a cow! Learn about farming, animal care, and raising food. School field trips, seasonal events, summer camps, public visiting. Hands-on Fun! Real farm experiences! 501c3 non-profit organization. MAEAP Verified. Hours: Open all year: Mon-Sat, 10am6pm. Check website or call for winter hours. Directions: From Grand Rapids, US196 to Exit 52 Holland/Adams, go east one mile. From Holland, US-31 take 16th St., go east 3 miles.


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EAST-CENTRAL MICHIGAN ALMONT

BAY CITY

Blake’s Garden Center

City Market

5590 VanDyke Almont, MI 48003 810-798-3251 blakefarms.com U-Pick fruits and vegetables, greenhouse and nursery featuring fruit trees and a wide assortment of flowers and plants. Farm market store with homegrown in season fruits and vegetables and a fresh bakery featuring pies, breads, caramel apples, donuts, apple cider, jams & jellies and much more. Hours: April-Nov: 8am-6pm daily. Directions: Located on M-53 between Romeo and Almont, just south of Almont.

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Brookwood Fruit Farm

7845 Bordman Rd. Almont, MI 48003 810-798-8312 brookwoodfruitfarm.com 50 varieties of apples available August through April. U-Pick tart cherries in July with free pitting. Peaches, cider, bakery, pears, pumpkins, honey and tours. Hours: Aug-April: 9am-5pm, daily Directions: 6 miles north of Romeo on M-53, right (east) 1/2 mile on Bordman Rd., 38 Mile Rd.

401 Center Ave. Bay City, MI 48708 989-402-7963 citymarketbc.com City Market is a year-round indoor farm market located in the heart of historic Downtown Bay City within walking distance of the waterfront. The market features a wide array of farm fresh produce, meats, fish, lamb, artisan cheeses and breads, gelato, fresh baked goods, spices, oils, coffee, tea, juice, smoothies, a wine tasting room, ethnic delicacies, and more. Hours: Year-round: Tues-Fri, 10am6pm, Sat, 10am-5pm Directions: Corner of Center Ave. and Jefferson St., historic downtown Bay City.

BEAVERTON The Wild Pumpkin

5799 Beaverton Rd. Beaverton, MI 48612 989-941-9562 thewildpumpkin.com The Wild Pumpkin is a must-see stop in mid-Michigan, featuring 16 varieties of pumpkins! Feed the ponies, goats, sheep, and more at the animal petting farm. Enjoy a wagon ride and get lost in the Mighty Maize, 10-acre corn maze. Seasonal farm store offers eggs and farm-made, small batch fruit jams. Salted caramel donuts, in season. Admission fee. Hours: Sept-Oct: Mon-Fri, Noon-7pm, Sat and Sun, 10am-7pm Directions: Located between Midland and Mt. Pleasant, north of US-10 at the Coleman Exit.

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EAST-CENTRAL MICHIGAN EAGLE Huhn Strawberry Farm

11262 S. Tallman Rd. Eagle, MI 48822 517-626-6608 huhnstrawberryfarm.com Friendly people, delicious strawberries and family fun! Call ahead for availability, if driving a long distance at 517-626-6608. For orders or to leave a message, call 517-930-4333. Visit Facebook page for more information. Hours: Early June-early July: 7:30 a.m. until dark, daily. Picking dates vary each year. Call for availability before June 8 and after July 1. Directions: Northwest of Lansing, I-96 to Exit 86 (Wright Rd.), north 3 miles to Howe Rd., west 1 mile to Tallman Rd., north 1/2 mile to field.

FLINT Flint Farmers Market

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FLUSHING East-Central

300 E. First St. Flint, MI 48502 810-232-1399 flintfarmersmarket.com Year-round public market. 30-50 outside businesses during the summer. 50 inside businesses during winter months. EBT/Bridge Cards accepted. Hours: Open year-round: Tues and Thurs, 9am-6pm; Sat, 8am-5pm Directions: New Market is in downtown Flint. From I-475, Exit 9, go west on Second St., one block from the expressway. From I-69, North on Saginaw St., toward downtown, go 7 blocks east, two blocks to market. Detailed directions available on the market website.

Flushing Farms

7096 Gillette Rd. Flushing, MI 48433 810-269-6115 flushingfarms.com

Flushing Farms is a family-friendly destination for fun. Offering three corn mazes, a pumpkin patch, inflatable obstacle courses and bounce houses, a barrel train, hayrides, cider and donuts, as well as a petting zoo, picnic facilities, walking trails, bonfires, and more. Hours: Sept-Nov: Mon-Thurs, 6-9pm, Fri, 6-10pm, Sat, 10am-10pm, Sun, noon-9pm. Check website for dates. Directions: From I-75, use Exit 126 for Mount Morris Rd. Go west on Mount Morris Rd. five miles to Gillette Rd. Turn left, go 0.8 mile. Entrance is on the left.

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EAST-CENTRAL MICHIGAN FORT GRATIOT

FRANKENMUTH

Simpson Family Farm

Grandpa Tiny’s Farm

4197 Carrigan Rd. Fort Gratiot, MI 48059 810-531-9802 Facebook/simpsonfamilyfarmllc

Come enjoy an afternoon in the country at Simpson’s family-friendly U-Pick farm, located near the beaches of Lake Huron. Featuring a variety of fresh vegetables, flowers, and herbs, using all natural, organic practices, no harmful chemicals or pesticides. U-Pick vegetables, including pick-your-own tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, corn and more! Fresh eggs, pork, and chicken year-round. Picnic tables, play area and camping.

Pumpkin Patch, Sunflower U-Pick Festival and Lavender U-Pick to enjoy. Hours: April: Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm; MayOct: Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm; Nov-Dec: Sat, 10am-5pm Directions: Exit I-75 at 183 Birch Run and keep heading east. Left onto M-83. Located at the southern tip of Frankenmuth, just east of Bronner’s Christmas Store.

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Hours: July-Oct: Sun-Sat, sunrise to sunset Directions: I-69/I-94 to Port Huron, north on M-25 to M-136, north on State Rd., west on Carrigan Rd. The farm is 1/2 mile down Carrigan.

7775 Weiss St. Frankenmuth, MI 48734 989-652-5437 grandpatinysfarm.com Come tour the Heritage Farm of William “Tiny” Zehnder for an educational experience. Pet and learn about our farm animals before taking a narrated tractor ride with Farmer Jonathan. Relax and listen as he tells the farm history and educates on the traditional crops. Seasonal Corn Maze,

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Cultivate new family traditions in Michigan’s Little Bavaria. Take a step back in time and visit a working historical farm or get lost in a corn maze. End your day with a trip to the farmers market. Plan your trip today at frankenmuth.org! Grandpa Tiny’s Farm

Frankenmuth Farmers Market

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EAST-CENTRAL MICHIGAN Weiss Centennial Farm-Frankenmuth Corn Maze 5450 Weiss Rd. Frankenmuth, MI 48734 989-652-8748 weisscentennialfarm.com Weiss Centennial Farm welcomes families, groups, schools! Visit five acre corn maze with more than 2.5 miles of trails, three viewing bridges, and lots of interactive games! Real cows, real farm, real fun, REALLY! See Johann LELY, our milking robot and pet calves. Check out tractors and farm equipment. Hours: Farm tours year-round by appointment; Corn Maze Open Sept 25-Oct 31, Fri-Sat-Sun. Check website for special events. Group discounts available, frankenmuthcornmaze.com. Directions: From I-75 Exit 144: Take Dixie Hwy. 2.7 miles to Junction Rd. Junction Rd. 2.5 miles to Weiss Rd, turn north. Half mile to farm and Corn Maze. Directions also available at the Visitors Center in Frankenmuth!

Bavarian Inn Restaurant

- Proudly supports Michigan farms and all our farmers. - Thank you for providing our guests with fresh local products! - We are proud to be one of the top users of Michigan grown products. 713 S. Main St., Frankenmuth MI 48734

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Leaman’s Green Applebarn

7475 River Rd. Freeland, MI 48623 989-695-2465 greenapplebarn.com Centennial family farm. School and group tours, U-Pick apples (September), children’s play area with mazes (fall), cider mill, donuts, baked goods, homemade pies, wreaths and grave blankets (late fall). Check our website for special weekend events, craft show and Christmas events. Hours: Hours vary with season Directions: Half mile south of Freeland Rd. Three miles north of Tittabawassee Rd.

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Russell Blueberry Farm and Book Barn

11895 Frost Rd. Freeland, MI 48623 989-781-2859 russellblueberry.com If you are living in mid-Michigan or are traveling near by, Russell’s Blueberry Farm and Book Barn is the best place to get fresh, delicious blueberries. Featuring U-Pick, ready-picked and frozen blueberries. Mouth-watering blueberry pies and muffins, baked daily, and specially made ice cream and delicious preserves. 10-acre lake, picnic tables and swings for your enjoyment and relaxation. Hours: July 4th-Labor Day: Mon-Sun, 8am-8pm Directions: 2.4 miles north and 1/2 mile west of M-46 and M-52 Junction.

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EAST-CENTRAL MICHIGAN GAGETOWN Kohl Farms

3062 Hobart Rd. Gagetown, MI 48735 989-665-0925 kohlfarms.com Kohl Farms is open in September and October for Fall Family Fun Corn Maze (Flashlight Maze and Haunted Mazes Saturdays in October), pumpkin patch plus yummy fall treats. Also open in November and December for holiday fresh outdoor decor (wreaths, garland, kissing balls, grave items and pre-cut Christmas trees), indoor decor & gift items. Hours: Fall Family Fun: Sept-Oct: Fri, 10am-4pm; Sat & Sun, 10am-6pm; Flashlight and Haunted Mazes, check website. Christmas Season: Nov-Dec: Mon-Thurs, 9am-4pm, Fri & Sat, 9am5pm, Sun, noon-4pm. Directions: Located a few miles west of Gagetown. From south: M-81, turn north on Hurds Corner Rd., turn west (left) on Hobart Rd, down 3/4 mile.

Gladwin Farmers Market 200 N. State St. Gladwin, MI 48624 989-426-9231 gladwin.org/farmers-market Seasonal farmers market featuring 2025 vendors providing bedding plants and annual flowers in spring, hoop house-grown salad greens, vegetables, and other products as season progresses. Crafts and value-added products, such as honey, maple syrup, baked goods, eggs and meat. Hours: Mid-May-mid-Oct: Sat, 9am1pm. Directions: Located in the pavilion on N. State St., one block north of Cedar Ave. (M-61) in downtown Gladwin.

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EAST-CENTRAL MICHIGAN Stone Cottage Gardens

East-Central

3740 Wilford Rd. Gladwin, MI 48624 989-426-2919 stonecottagegardens.com Outdoor nursery with numerous perennial display gardens just perfect for a wedding ceremony and special events. Specializing in common and unique perennials, and field grown daylilies. High quality garden tools, amendments and cocoa shell mulch available. Featuring vegetables grown in the field and in a passive-solar hoop house. Vegetables grown using organic practices. Check out their Michiganmade, double-tined, lightweight Little Black Rake! Hours: May-Oct: Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm, Sat, 9am-4pm. Closed Sun. Directions: Located west of Gladwin. Go to Chappel Dam Rd. , turn north one half mile to Willford Rd., turn east on Willford and go to end of road.

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The Fruitful Orchard and Cider Mill

5740 W. M-61 Gladwin, MI 48624 989-426-3971 michiganappleorchard.com Family activities available on weekends: hayrides, live cider pressing, U-Pick apples. Come enjoy fresh baked goods daily including pies, donuts, breads, rolls and cider slushies. Annual Fall Harvest Festival with petting zoo, Sept. 25 & 26, 2020, 8am-5:30pm. Like us on Facebook. Hours: Aug 27-Nov 25, 2020: Mon-Sat, 8am-5:30pm. Closed Sun. Directions: Located between Gladwin and Harrison on M-61.

The Merry Hearted Cidery

5740 W. M-61 Gladwin, MI 48624 989-578-2225 localhardcider.com Local hard ciders produced from apples grown at our orchard, The Fruitful Orchard & Cider Mill. Located in the new building north of the orchard store and bakery. Visit Facebook for up to the minute information regarding times and days open. Hours: Sat, 11am-7pm. Days and hours vary based on time of year. Open most Saturdays. Directions: Located between Gladwin and Harrison on M-61.

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EAST-CENTRAL MICHIGAN GOODRICH Porters Orchard

Three years ago, I took over a heritage farm in Frankenmuth. Being new to farming makes me very relatable to farm guest and I love telling them about what I have learned as they ask questions. It is such an honor to get to do what I do everyday.

12060 Hegel Rd. Goodrich, MI 48438 810-636-7156 portersorchard.com Visit Porters Orchard for great family fun. Country store, picnic and play area, petting farm and no admission fee! Try a free sample of our awardwinning apple cider! We offer wagon rides to the U-Pick apples and pumpkins, as well as the corn maze. Our cider and donuts are to die for! Hours: Aug-Dec: Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm, Sun, noon-6pm Directions: 1 1/2 miles east of M-15 on East Hegel Rd. 7 miles south of I-69 and 17 miles north of I-75.

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EAST-CENTRAL MICHIGAN ITHACA

JEDDO

Apple Barrel Cider Mill

McCallum’s Orchard and Cider Mill

1418 E. Center St. Ithaca, MI 48847 989-875-2775 applebarrelcidermill.com Rustic decorated store with fresh donuts daily. Season starts with beautiful hanging baskets and seasonal produce. Homemade pies and fudge. Gift shop with local crafts and honey. Watch us make cider in the fall. Hours: Jan-Aug and Nov-Dec: MonSat, 7:30am-5:30pm; Sept-Oct: Mon-Sat 7:30am-6:00pm Directions: US-127 Ithaca Exit 117 west side of expressway behind Subway and Auto Value.

5697 Harris Rd. Jeddo, MI 48032 810-327-6394 mccallumsorchard.com Visit St. Clair County’s last historical, 80-acre orchard, since 1931. U-Pick and We-Pick, in season: Over 40 varieties of apples, cherries, peaches, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, apricots, grapes. Pumpkin patch, sunflower maze, corn maze, wagon rides, kids play zone, animals, market and store, fresh-pressed cider, famous donuts, asparagus, weekend events, festivals, field and school trips. Wine made from fruit grown on the farm. Hours: Seasonal hours, 9am-5pm Directions: Going North from Fort Gratiot Walmart, travel M-25(Lakeshore Rd.) north 7 miles along the lake to Harris, then turn left 3 miles to the Orchard.

LAINGSBURG Peacock Road Family Farm

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11854 Peacock Rd. Laingsburg, MI 48848 517-651-9193 peacockrff.com Step back in time, relax and enjoy a day on the farm. Experience wagon rides, Peacock Express Train, Pioneer Cabin, one room school house and many more fun activities for the family. MAEAP Verified. Hours: Visit website for more information. Directions: Visit website.

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EAST-CENTRAL MICHIGAN LINDEN Mueller’s Orchard and Cider Mill

6036 Lobdell Rd. Linden, MI 48451 810-735-7676 muellersorchardandcidermill.com Family-owned since 1941, fresh fruit, cider pressed and doughnuts made on site. Farm market, gift products with shipping available, plus a wedding and event barn. Hours: Sept-Nov: 9am-6pm, daily; 10am-5pm after daylight saving time starts Directions: US-23, Exit 78, turn west, 2 miles until dead end at Linden Rd., turn south, 1/4 mile down on Linden Rd., west side.

MONTROSE Montrose Orchards

The Wild Pumpkin

MT. PLEASANT Papa’s Pumpkin Patch & Country Farm Market

3909 S. Summerton Rd. Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 989-773-4345 Facebook/Papas-Pumpkin-Patch Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is Michigan’s premier recreational and educational farm for kids of all ages. Hayrides, wagon rides, corn maze, school tours, farm fresh produce, apples, pumpkins, donuts, jams/jellies, apple cider, sweet corn, and more. Hours: May-Oct 31: Check Facebook for details. Directions: 1 mile east of Mt. Pleasant at the corner of Broomfield and Summerton Rd.

The Wild Pumpkin

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12473 Seymour Rd. Montrose, MI 48457 810-639-6971 montroseorchards.com Third generation farm featuring apples, pumpkins, pears, blueberries, strawberries, and cherries, baked goods. Catering is offered year-round. U-Pick blueberries. Wedding venue. Hours: Call or visit website for hours as they vary with harvest. Closed JanMay. Directions: I-75 to Exit 131 (M-57) west 6 miles to Seymour Rd., north 1 mile.


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Johnson’s Giant Pumpkins, LLC

4715 N. Portsmouth Rd. Saginaw, MI 48601 989-752-3133 johnsonsgiantpumpkins.net Homemade donuts, apple cider, concessions, giant corn maze, mini and giant pumpkins, squash, crafts, school tours, catapult demos, horse rides, mini train rides, blacksmith, ropemaking, farm animals, birthday parties. Hours: Mid-Sept-Oct: 9am-7pm, daily Directions: East of I-75 off Exit 151 (near Saginaw), 3 miles east to Portsmouth Rd., then 2 miles north to the farm.

Peacock Road Family Farm

Schantz’s Blueberries 3541 S. Gleaner Rd. Saginaw, MI 48609 989-642-8892

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Enjoy this family-owned and operated 10-acre blueberry farm in a peaceful country setting. Schantz’s familyfriendly farm offers more than 10 varieties of blueberries. Wander the patch and find your favorites or call and order them already picked. Hours: July-Aug: 8am-8pm, daily Directions: One mile west of M-52 and 3 1/2 miles south of M-46.

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EAST-CENTRAL MICHIGAN ST. JOHNS Andy T’s Farm Market & Bakery

3131 S. US Business 127 St. Johns, MI 48879 989-224-7674 andyts.com A country market offering our own home grown veggies, award winning sweet corn, Michigan grown fruit and scratch bakery. Experience a great wagon ride in the fall to our U-Pick fields, corn maze, goat mountain and much more. Hours: Apr-Oct: 8am-8pm, daily; Nov-Dec: 9am-7pm, daily Directions: From Lansing, go north on US-127 to Price Rd. Exit, go west to Business 127, go north 3 miles. From Mount Pleasant go south on US-127 to St. Johns Exit, go south 5 miles on Business 127.

The Fruitful Orchard and Cider Mill

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1995 E. County Line Rd. St. Johns, MI 48879 989-292-5252 phillipsorchards.com Sixth generation family farm founded in 1852. Peaches, apples and cider made traditionally on a rack and cloth press. Crunchy cider donuts, cider slush, handmade pies, hard cider tasting room and great Made-inMichigan products. Visit the orchard during Sept-Oct. for horse drawn wagon rides, pick your own pumpkins and apples, and other fall fun. Hours: March-Dec: Call or check website for current hours. Directions: NW corner of US-127, 8 miles north of St. Johns.

Uncle John’s Cider Mill and Fruit House Winery

8614 N. US-27 St. Johns, MI 48879 989-224-3686 ujcidermill.com During your visit to Uncle John’s, sample from over 20 award winning fruit, grape, dessert wines and our specialty hard cider! Winery, tasting room and seasonal entertainment. Hours: May-Aug: 9am-6pm, daily; Sept-Oct: 9am-8pm; Nov: 9am-6 pm; Dec: Call for hours. Directions: Seven miles north of St. Johns on US-127. Driveway connects with the highway on the east side.

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Andy T’s Farm Market & Bakery

Phillips Orchards & Cider Mill


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Leaman’s Green Applebarn

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Wyrick’s Orchard

5600 E. Parks Rd. St. Johns, MI 48879 810-845-8517 Facebook/WyricksOrchard Wyrick’s Orchard is part of a fourth generation family farm that has been owned by the family for over 130 years. Featuring eighteen varieties of apples for sale in the fall at the orchard. Hours: Sept-Oct: Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 12pm-6pm Directions: Take M-21 5 miles east of St. Johns to St. Clair Rd., then 2 miles south on St. Clair Rd. to Parks Rd. 1/4 mile west on Parks Rd. to the orchard.

What does this logo mean? It means these farms are environmentally verified by the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program. See page 124

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ST. LOUIS St. Louis Farmers Market

300 N. Mill St. St. Louis, MI 48880 989-620-0448 gratiotfarmersmarkets.com/st-louis

The St. Louis Farmers Market is a seasonal, outdoor market that offers produce, plants, flowers, baked goods, honey, crafts and more. Musical entertainment, cooking demonstrations and taste tests are offered throughout the season.  The market accepts Bridge Cards, WIC and Senior Project FRESH Coupons, and also participates in Double Up Food Bucks and Prescription for Health Programs. Hours: June-Oct: Thurs, 2pm-6pm Directions: Corner of Mill and Center St. in the parking lot of the new St. Louis City Hall Building. Plenty of parking near downtown businesses.

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Leaving a Legacy for Tomorrow The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is a voluntary program that helps farmers protect the environment. We are here to help and recognize farmers who reduce erosion and runoff from private land into public waters. This statewide program is delivered by your local conservation districts.

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Wahmhoff Farms, Gobles TREE-MENDUS FRUIT FARM

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ummer comes early and lingers longest in Southwest Michigan. Situated along the Fruit Belt, on Lake Michigan’s eastern shore, the beach towns and sunsets will captivate you. The blueberries and peaches just might do the same! Explore Michigan’s oldest wine region. Experience the joy of a sunflower patch on a sun-filled day. Pick your own strawberries, peaches, blueberries, cherries, raspberries and blackberries. Enjoy fresh sweet corn, cantaloupes and watermelons. Bring home a freshlybaked fruit pie. Have you ever tried a Paw Paw?

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SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN ALLEGAN

BARODA

Twin Flame Lavender Farm 3849 Monroe Rd. Allegan, MI 49010 616-236-3371

Hollywood Farms

twinflamelavender.farm Stroll through the one acre of lavender plants or review the schedule and destress in a yoga session in the luscious field of lavender. Fresh lavender bundles (seasonal), dried lavender bundles and cosmetic products derived from Lavender, White Pine, Peppermint, Roses, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Basil and Lemon Balm will be featured in the open air apothecary. Hours: Tentatively scheduled to open July 1, 2020. Call for current days and hours of operation. Directions: From M-40 & Monroe, go west on Monroe Rd., approx. 1/4 mile past boat launch and Echo Point Shooting range on right. Look for sign and mailbox with address numbers.

Hours: July-Sept: 9am-5:30pm, daily

Directions: From Chicago: I-94, Exit 27, turn right then south on Hollywood Rd. 5 1/2 miles.

The Shafer Farm LLC

9800 Hartline Rd. Baroda, MI 49101 269-422-1972 theshaferfarmllc.com The Shafer Farm is a 65-acre farm, nestled in the rolling hills of southwestern Michigan, less than 7 miles from Lake Michigan. Featuring numerous varieties of U-pick apples, peaches and grapes. Open August to October. Find us on Facebook. Hours: Aug-Oct: 9am-6pm, 7 days a week Directions: From Chicago, I-94 East to Michigan Exit 16. Take Shawnee east 6.6 miles to Hartline. From Detroit, I-94 to Exit 27. Take Hollywood Rd. south 9.5 miles.

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Forraht Farm

7836 Hollywood Rd. Baroda, MI 49101 269-422-1229 hollywoodfarmsmarket.com Hollywood Farms is known for having some of the sweetest home-grown sweet corn around, growing over 50 acres and selling only the finest quality. Also offering many other home-grown vegetable, locally grown fruits, farmraised meats, and herd shares.

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SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN Shuler Dairy

10823 Date Rd. Baroda, MI 49101 269-326-0366 shulerdairyfarms.com Shuler Dairy Farms is a centennial, family dairy farm that loves sharing their history and love of animals with you. The cows now have the most upto-date facility. They are milked with robots and housed in the ultimate in cow comfort. Currently offering soft serve ice cream and a petting farm. Visitors are welcome! Hours: Tues-Sun, noon-7pm Directions: Exit 16 off I-94. North on Red Arrow Hwy to the stop light. Turn right on Lake St. Follow Lake St. east out of Bridgman (2 miles) to Date Road. Turn Right on Date Rd. Look for the big blue barns.

BENTON HARBOR Sommerfeldt’s Sommer Fresh Farm 1093 S. Benton Center Rd. Benton Harbor, MI 49022 269-926-6959 Facebook/ SommerfeldtFarms

Farm to table is more than a fad around here…it’s a way of life! Come visit Sommerfeldt’s red barn and find out what fresh really is. You’ll find tomatoes, pumpkins, pepper, sweet corn, honey, eggs and more. Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Hours: May-Nov: Mon-Sun, 9am6:30pm. Directions: From Chicago, 94 East to Exit 30 Napier Ave. East two miles, left on Benton Center Rd. Market is one mile on right.

BATTLE CREEK Battle Creek Farmers Market at Festival Market Square

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25 S. McCamly St. Battle Creek, MI 49017 269-720-2279 battlecreekfarmersmarket.com This Farmers Market focuses on local foods and local farmers, so our vendors offer fresh, seasonal Michigan grown fruits, vegetables, meat, and eggs. Customers will find locally produced honey, maple syrup, baked goods and ready to eat items to enjoy while at the market. Visit website for details. Hours: May-Oct: Wed, 9am-2pm, Fri, 3pm-7pm, food truck on Fridays: May 15, June 19, July 17, and Aug 14. Directions: Festival Market Square, corner Jackson and McCamly.

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SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN BERRIEN SPRINGS Forraht Farms

960 E. Lemon Creek Rd. Berrien Springs, MI 49103 269-473-1730 Facebook/forrahtfarms Forraht Farms is located in southwest Michigan, less than 9 miles from Lake Michigan. Open in September and October, featuring pre-picked apples, Bartlett pears, 12 varieties of U-pick grapes and fresh apple cider. Hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, noon6pm. Directions: From Chicago: I-94 to Exit 16. Red Arrow Hwy. to Lemon Creek Rd. Go east 8.1 miles. From Detroit: I-94 W to Exit 28. Scottdale Rd. south to Lemon Creek Rd. Go west .4 miles.

Lemon Creek Fruit Farm & Winery

533 E. Lemon Creek Rd. Berrien Springs, MI 49103 269-471-1321 lemoncreekwinery.com Wine tasting, sales and wine by the glass, home winemaking weekends and four annual festivals; Memorial Weekend Wine and Art, Father’s Day Festival, Vintage Blues Bash and Harvest Festival. Hours: May-Nov: Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 12pm-6pm; Dec-May 12: Mon-Fri, 12pm-5pm, Sat, 11am-6pm, Sun, noon5pm. Directions: From Chicago: Eastbound I-94 to Exit 16 (Bridgman), go north (right) on Red Arrow Hwy. Go 2 miles, turn east (right) on Lemon Creek Rd. for 6 miles. Driveway is on the left.

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SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN BRIDGMAN Starbuck’s Blueberry Farm

9245 Gast Rd. Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-4745 starbucksblueberryfarm.com

Starbuck’s Blueberry Farm offers a peaceful setting to pick your own blueberries with a small covered area for you to enjoy a picnic lunch. Jams, honey and pre-picked blueberries also available at our small farm stand.

Hours: July-Aug: Wed-Sat, 9am-5pm, Sun, 10am-4pm Directions: I-94 to Exit 16 in Michigan, north on Red Arrow Hwy. to Lake St., right (east) to Gast Road, left 1/4 mile to Starbuck’s Blueberry Farm on right.

BUCHANAN Buchanan Farmers Market

122 Days Ave. Buchanan, MI 49107 269-506-3021 buchananfarmersmarket.com Buchanan Farmers Market provides the community with a variety of fresh produce in season. Fresh baked bread, bake sales, plants, garden art, arts and crafts, and other gift items available throughout the season. Hours: May-Oct: Sat, 8am-1pm Directions: Off US-12, north on Redbud Trail to Front St., west to Days Ave.

Crane Orchards

Lehman’s Orchard Brewery and Farmhouse 204 N. Redbud Trail Buchanan, MI 49107 269-362-4063 lehmansfarmhouse.com

Directions: From Chicago: Take I-80/90 Toll Road east to Exit 72, drive north on Bypass 31 into Michigan, turn left on US-12 and head west 2.5 miles, turn right on Redbud trail and head north 2.5 miles. Look for the brew pub on the right just after the main street traffic light.

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A brewery, distillery, winery with a taproom and store featuring 21 beers, 6 ciders, 6 wines, and 2 cocktails on tap. Menu features house-made pizzas, sandwiches, tacos, salads, wraps, soups and desserts with many main ingredients sourced locally. Large and small event space available for up to 150 guests catered with many menu options.  Call or email for information. Hours: Year-round: Mon-Thurs: 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat, 11am-10pm, Sun, noon-8pm


SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN CASSOPOLIS Jake’s Country Meats

55721 Decatur Rd. Cassopolis, MI 49031 269-445-3020 jakescountrymeats.com

Quality You Can Trust by Farmers You Can Know. Seventh generation family farm dedicated to creating relationships directly with their customers, while producing nutrient-dense meats that taste great. Farm produces heritage breed pork, pastured poultry, 100% grassfed beef, and pastured goat meat. Also find products from other likeminded producers while you visit. Hours: The Meat Shed (self-service) open daily 10am-7pm, or call ahead to make an appointment. Directions: Coming from downtown Cassopolis? Take M-60 East for 2 miles. Head north on Decatur Rd. 4.5 miles, first farm on the east side of the road and just past yellow blinking light at Dutch Settlement Rd. Stephenson Farm Market

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Strauss Produce

12682 Cleveland Ave. Buchanan, MI 49107 269-422-2374 straussproduce.com Strauss Produce offers tomatoes, sweet corn, beets, peppers, vegetables, squash, pumpkins, hardy mums, fall ornamentals and other produce in season. A higher quality healthful choice since 1976. Hours: Jul-Oct: 10am-8pm, daily Directions: From Chicago Eastbound: 1-94 to exit 16 (Bridgman), right (north) on Red Arrow Hwy. for one mile. Turn right (east) on Shawnee Rd. (Lake St.) for 4 miles and turn right (south) on Cleveland for 3 1/2 miles.

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CHARLOTTE Country Mill

4648 Otto Rd. Charlotte, MI 48813 517-543-1019 countrymillfarms.com

Have “Family Fun on the Farm” as you pick your own blueberries, peaches, apples and pumpkins. Enjoy our fresh donuts, Orchard Express Train, cider mill, wagon ride, petting zoo, corn maze, apple cannon, gift area and bakery. Event facilities, weddings, and tours. MAEAP Verified.

Hours: Aug-Oct: Tues-Sat, 9am-6pm, Sun, 11am-6pm; Nov: Fri-Sat, 9am6pm, Sun, 11am-6pm; Dec-July: By appointment. Directions: I-69 to Exit 66 at Potterville, north 1 block, turn left Vermontville Hwy. West for 3 miles, turn right onto Otto Rd. north 1/2 mile.

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SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN COLOMA Bob’s Barn Farm Market & Bakery

We spend our entire summer at our lake house. It’s our unplug time as a family, and coming to the orchard for fresh produce and a donut is a weekly ritual. These farms are hidden gems, and we’re so fortunate to have one within walking distance of our home.

4830 Coloma Rd. Coloma, MI 49038 269-849-2247 bobsbarnfarmmarketandbakery.com Bob’s Barn Farm Market & Bakery offers fruits and vegetables in season, as well as local honey, jams, jellies, salsa, pickled veggies, soup mixes, pies, cookies, muffins, turnovers, and concentrated cherry and blueberry juice. Featuring a handcrafted coffee bar and lunch counter offering panini sandwiches and fresh homemade soups. Follow us on Facebook. Hours: Apr 15-Oct 31: Mon-Sat, 9am-

6pm, Closed Tues; Sun, 1pm-5pm; Nov 1-Dec 15: Fri-Sat, 9am-6pm, Sun, 1pm-5pm Directions: I-196 Exit 4, east 2 miles.

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SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN Fruit Acres Farm Market & U-Pick

3452 Friday Rd. Coloma, MI 49038 269-468-5076 fruitacresfarms.com Family farm since 1846. Farm Market: free samples, huge assortment of high quality, local fruits and vegetables, including Honeycrisp apples, apricots and plums. Family U-Pick for sweet and sour cherries, peaches, and nectarines. Playground and hayride. Hours: Farm Market-June-Oct: 9am7pm, daily Directions: To Farm Market: I-94 at Coloma Exit 39 on South side, easy off, easy on. To U-Pick: Turn left (south) off Exit 39, drive 1 mile, U-Pick on the left. Otto Beard, Beard’s Produce

DECATUR Rajzer’s Farm Market & Greenhouses 76301 N. M-51 Hwy. Decatur, MI 49045 269-423-4941 rajzersfarmmarket.com

Rajzer’s Farm Market is a multigeneration family farm dedicated to providing fresh home grown and locally grown produce and flowering plants since 1977. Look for fresh vegetables, including asparagus, strawberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, sweet corn and tomatoes, as well as vegetable starts, annuals, perennials, herbs, hanging baskets and much more from the greenhouse. Hours: Late April-Sept: Hours vary seasonally, please call ahead. Directions: 4 miles south of I-94 Exit 56 on M-51, or 2 miles north of Decatur on M-51.

DORR Beard’s Produce

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2751 140th Ave. Dorr, MI 49323 616-896-8296 Facebook/BeardsProduce Families have been visiting this strawberry and blueberry farm since 1956. Beard’s provide picking containers in organized and monitored U-Pick fields. Already-picked berries and sweet corn also available. No U-Pick sweet corn. Find us on Facebook. Hours: June-Sept: Mon-Sat, hours based on availability of product and weather. Directions: Located 7 miles west of US131. Take Exit 68 (Dorr), go west 7 miles and follow signs.

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SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN

Strauss Produce

EAU CLAIRE

Prillwitz Fruit Farms

Gatchell’s Farm Market

Shades of Lavender Farm

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5040 Meadowbrook Eau Claire, MI 49111 269-944-5779 Facebook/Gatchells-Farm-Market Fresh fruits and vegetables in season. MAEAP certified. Hours: May-Sept: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun, noon-5pm Directions: 4 miles east off Exit 29 of I-94 on Meadowbrook Rd. 4 miles west off M-140 on Meadowbrook Rd.

7196 East Main St. Eau Claire, MI 49111 269-461-6720 Facebook/PrillwitzFruitFarms Family owned and operated for over 65 years. The ambiance and simplicity provides an experience for the entire family-true, authentic, down-home farm, refreshingly real. Fruit is grown and sold right on the farm, including sweet and tart cherries, peaches, Dunkelberg, Damson and Stanley prune plums, blueberries, grapes, apples, cider, pumpkins and honey. U-Pick or We-pick. Hours: 7 days a week seasonally, late June-Oct. Call ahead for hours and U-Pick availability or check our Prillwitz Fruit Farms Faceboook page. Directions: Off of I-94, take Exit 29, Pipestone Rd. South on Pipestone Rd. to Sodus Parkway. Left on Sodus Parkway and follow into Eau Claire. The farm is 1 mile outside Eau Claire on Main St. 11 miles from the I-94 Exit or 11 miles north of Niles.


SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN FENNVILLE

GALIEN

Crane Orchards U-Pick and Corn Maze

Pinecrest Christmas Tree Farm

6054 124th Ave. Fennville, MI 49408 269-561-8651 craneorchards.com Visit one of the finest U-Pick orchards in Michigan, with over 17 different varieties of apples, 10 varieties of peaches and sweet cherries for the discriminating U-Picker to choose from. Hayrides around the farm are available for folks to enjoy on the weekends in the fall. Peach supplies are sometimes limited, always call 269-561-8651 or visit the website before visiting. Hours: July-Oct: 10am-6pm, daily. Check website or call before coming for U-Pick. Directions: Located between South Haven and Holland, Exit 34, 4 miles east located on south side of the road, farm with the big white fence.

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Crane’s Pie Pantry Restaurant and Winery

6054 124th Ave. Fennville, MI 49408 269-561-2297 cranespiepantry.com Crane’s Pie Pantry Restaurant and Winery has been in business since 1972, offering customers Michigan fruit pies, sweet apple cider, homemade food and now Michigan hard apple ciders, blueberry ciders and Michigan fruit wines. The Restaurant has historical memorabilia in every corner as well as outdoor seating. U-Pick and seasonal fruits are available and we are open all year-round. Hours: Jun-Oct: Mon-Thurs, 9am-8pm, Fri-Sat, 9am-9pm, Sun, 11am-8pm; Check website for off-season hours. Directions: 4 1/2 miles west of 196, Exit 34 between 62nd and 60th, south side of the road.

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4403 Spring Creek Rd. Galien, MI 49113 269-545-8125 pinecrestchristmastreefarm.com

U-Cut and Pre-Cut Fraser, Canaan, Concolor & Douglas Fir, Blue and Norway Spruce, and Scotch Pine available. Tractor-drawn wagons available daily. Horse-drawn wagon rides on weekends, and noon-6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting after Thanksgiving. Tree shaking and baling available. 3200 sq. ft. heated Christmas Shop, complimentary hot chocolate or coffee. Wreaths, garland and tree stands. Leashed pets welcome. Hours: Opening day is Saturday before Thanksgiving. Open daily, 9am-6pm through Dec 23. Closed Thanksgiving. Directions: Follow signs from US-12 at Hampton Rd., located between Three Oaks and Galien to the farm.

Springhope Farm

18720 Cleveland Ave. Galien, MI 49113 269-545-8313 springhopefarm.com Family friendly orchard featuring U-Pick and ready-picked apples. Farm store also features home grown and locally grown vegetables, gourds and flowers. Weekend wagon rides. MAEAP Verified. Hours: Aug-Oct: Mon-Sun, 10am-6pm, daily. Closed Wed. Directions: From Chicago Take I-94 to Michigan Exit 4A and head east on US12, 10 1/2 miles to Cleveland Ave., turn right and head south 1 1/2 miles.

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SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN Twin Maple Orchards

15352 Cleveland Ave. Galien, MI 49113 269-545-8840 twinmapleorchards.com Fruit and vegetables in season at Farm Market. Pick your own cherries, apples, plums and berries in season. Wagon rides to orchards. Groups please call ahead. Hours: June-end of Nov: 9am-6pm Directions: From Chicago: I-94 to Michigan Exit 4A on US-12, 10 miles east to Cleveland Ave. Go north 3 miles to Twin Maple Orchard.

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GOBLES Wahmhoff Farms Nursery 22330 M40 Hwy. Gobles, MI 49055 269-628-4308 mitrees.com

Wahmhoff Farms Nursery has been family-owned and operated since 1950 and is Van Buren Countuy’s largest Christmas tree farm and nursery, featuring horse and tractor rides, petting zoo, and Santa. 13 varieties of Christmas trees for wholesale, retail/UCut and landscaping, 15 varieties of seedlings and transplants. Grower supplies, high quality rain gear, gloves, pruning accessories and related supplies. Order at: www.mitrees.com. Hours: Day after Thanksgiving-Dec. 21: Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm, Sat-Sun, 9am-7pm Directions: From I-94, take Exit 60/M40 Hwy., go north 9 miles. Farm is on the left. From US-131, take Exit 38B/M43, go west 11 miles, right on M-40. Farm is 2.5 miles on the left side of road.

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SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN HICKORY CORNERS Kokx’s Produce

Corey Lake Orchards

GRAND JUNCTION True Blue Farms Country Store and U-Pick

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09589 CR 215 Grand Junction, MI 49056 269-637-6322 theblueberrystore.com Your one stop shop for all things blueberry! Offering much more than jams and jellies, including blueberry jerky, blueberry mustard, blueberry ketchup and blueberry coffee, to name a few. Don’t forget the U-Pick/We-pick blueberries. Hours: U-Pick & Country Store in Grand Junction: Jul. 1-Aug 14: 8am7pm, daily; Blueberry Store in South Haven: Open all year. Directions: 1 1/2 miles south of the Post Office and Mr. Grocery on CR 215 in Grand Junction.

HARTFORD Krohne’s Last Stand

65295 CR 342 Hartford, MI 49057 269-424-5423 krohneplantfarms.com Fresh asparagus & strawberries in season. Hours: April-June: Sun-Sat, 8am-5pm; Closed July-March. Directions: From the east: I-94 Exit 30, east 12 miles. I-94: From the west: Exit 46, south 8 miles.

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14566 S. M-43 Hwy. Hickory Corners, MI 49060 269-998-6585 Facebook/kokxs-produce Kokx’s Produce is located on M-43 across from the Gilmore Classic Car Museum. Gourmet super sweet corn, tomatoes, muskmelons, corn shocks, squash, and pumpkins available during the season. Meat goats for sale. Fresh Amish bread-weekends only. Hours: Mid-July-Aug: Sun-Sat, 8am6pm, Sept-Oct, Sun-Sat, daylite-dark, self serve Directions: 7 miles north of Richland, 4 miles south of Delton, 17 miles northeast of Kalamazoo, across from Gilmore Car Museum on M-43 Hwy.

HOLLAND Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market

15793 James St. Holland, MI 49424 616-738-3099 realblueberries.com Family-owned and operated blueberry farm. Fresh and frozen blueberries, seasonal fruits and vegetables, preserves, salsas, fruit butters. Bakery items made fresh daily, including famous blueberry donuts, muffins, pies, crisps, breads. Gluten-free items available. Soft-serve ice cream, frozen blueberry custard and fruit smoothies. U-Pick blueberries midJuly through mid-August. Restrooms and bus parking available. Hours: May-Nov: Hours vary by season, please visit website. Directions: US-31 to James St., take James St. 4 miles. Farm is on the north side of the street.

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Schultz Fruitridge Farms

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Holland Farmers Market

150 West 8th St. Holland, MI 49423 616-355-1183 hollandfarmersmarket.com The Holland Farmers Market is home to over 75 vendors offering freshlypicked produce, bouquets of flowers and plants for home and garden. Delicious baked goods and farm fresh cheese, eggs, and meats are also available, along with sweet treats, spices, honey, maple syrup, jams and more! The Market is also home to street performers, cooking demonstrations and children’s activities each week. Hours: Mid-May-Mid-Dec: Wed and Sat, 8am-2pm; Night Market: June-Aug, Mon, 5pm-8pm: Winter Market: JanApril: 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9am-1pm Directions: Located at the Eighth Street Market Place in Downtown Holland. Please visit the website for directions.

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KALAMAZOO VerHage Fruit Farms

8619 West ML Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49009 269-375-0153 verhagesfruitfarmandcidermill.com A family-owned and operated business for over 60 years. Cider making on site daily, school tours, apple picking, hay rides, pony rides, gold mine dig, children’s crafts on weekends, donuts, fudge, pies, gift shop, animal barn, giant jumping pillow, Zip Line: 950 feet long! Learn-How-to-Drive-a-Tractor School. Live music Sat-Sun, weather permitting. New picnic and deck area. Hours: May-Dec: 9am-6pm, daily; asparagus until Christmas trees Directions: From I-94, take 9th St. Exit, to Stadium Dr., go west to 6th St., turn right onto 6th to end of road. Turn west onto ML, 1/2 mile on left.

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SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN LAWRENCE Lawrence Farmers Market

Downtown Village Park Lawrence, MI 49064 269-674-8730 lawrencemi.org Hop on the Red Arrow Highway and head to Lawrence, Michigan, the best little town there is. Summer Saturdays 9am-1pm. Local produce for sale. Meet new people. Maybe fall in love and move out here! Don’t delay, the fun is contagious. Hours: Sat, 9am-1pm Directions: Downtown Lawrence in the park along East St. Joseph St. north of I-94 Exit 52.

MATTAWAN

Shades of Lavender Farm

47222 24th St. Mattawan, MI 49071 269-668-5267 shadesoflavenderfarm.com Shades of Lavender Farm welcomes visitors to u-pick lavender, June-July, watch them make bath & body products and culinary delights with their lavender. Enjoy watching distillation of lavender into essential oil. Open most of the year. Come out to relax, enjoy, learn and make new friends at Shades of Lavender Farm. Hours: Varied-please call Directions: Exit 66 off I-94. Head north on Main St. which turns into 24th St. Continue on 24th St. to Shades of Lavender Farm, which is two miles north of I-94.

Schultz Fruitridge Farm, Inc.

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60139 CR 652 Mattawan, MI 49071 269-668-3724 schultzfruitridgefarm.com Third generation family owned and operated farm since 1951. Growers of apples, asparagus, grapes, peaches, blueberries, pumpkins, squash, sweet corn. Offering U-pick peaches, tart cherries, blueberries, grapes and apples in season. We carry jams, apple cider, fruit salsa, honey, maple syrup and hard ciders from Texas Corners Brewing Company. Wagon rides/donuts are available September-October. Bison meat available. Hours: May-Oct: Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm, Sun, 10am-5pm, call for holiday hours Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day. U-Pick is finished 1/2 hour before closing. Directions: 1.6 miles south of 1-94, Mattawan Exit 66.

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SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN PAW PAW Brookside Farms Fritz’s Blueberries

34448 44th Ave. Paw Paw, MI 49079 269-657-3500 brooksidefarmsmi.com U-Pick and ready pick blueberries. Also a bakery serving pies, muffins, cookies, turnovers and jam. Honey, maple syrup, ice cream and smoothies are also available. Please check website for info about their two other locations. Hours: July-Sept: Mon-Sat, 9am-7pm Directions: From I-94 take M-40, N Kalamazoo St. toward downtown PawPaw, continue to follow M-40 N three miles, turn left onto 44th Ave., farm’s drive is on the right.

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NILES Lehman’s Orchard U-Pick and Winery

Southwest

2280 Portage Rd. Niles, MI 49120 269-683-9078 lehmansorchard.com

U-Pick strawberries and sweet cherries in May. Tart cherries, raspberries and currants in July. Peaches, blackberries and blueberries in July and August. Pears and Honeycrisp and other apples in September and October. Bring containers to take home fruits. Pets not allowed in fields. Market features 100+ products made with fruit grown at the farm. 2019 MSU Extension value-added award winner.

37146 30th St. Paw Paw, MI 49079 269-657-3871 leducblueberries.com Established by Roger and Jackie Leduc in 1955, Leduc Blueberries is now owned and operated by their son, Joe. The Leducs operate their 400-acre farm on the principles of balancing family tradition and supporting their community. Shop online for jams, jellies and more. Follow Facebook for the most current updates! MAEAP Verified, third party audited. Hours: Please check website or Facebook for hours. Hours change seasonally. Directions: 30th St. Retail #1: One mile south of M-43; Retail #2 M-40 location: 2 miles north of Paw Paw.

Hours: May-Aug: Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm, Sun, noon-5pm. Call for apple picking days and hours in Sept-Oct. Directions: From Chicago: Take I 80/90 Toll Road east to Exit 72, drive north on Bypass 31 into Michigan, turn right on US-12 and head east 1 mile, turn right on Portage Rd. and head south 1 mile, the red farm house is on the right.

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SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN SAUGATUCK Barden’s Farm Market II

6397 Blue Star Hwy. Saugatuck, MI 49453 269-637-0000 bardensfarmmarket.com Specializing in homegrown strawberries, sweet corn, cut flowers, beans, peppers, a variety of vegetables, and locally grown fruit. Also, hanging baskets and potted plants. Hours: June-Labor Day: 10am-6pm, daily Directions: Just west of Exit 41 off I-196.

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Gull Meadow Farms

SAWYER 7015 Blackwell Dr. Sawyer, MI 49125 269-426-4521 Facebook/TheBlueberryPatch U-Pick and ready picked blueberries. Picnic area, preserves, honey, pottery, gift items. Concessions on weekends. Evening phone number: 269-545-8125. Hours: Sun-Thurs, 9am-6pm; Fri-Sat, 1:36 PM 9am-8pm Directions: I-94, Exit 12 (Sawyer) west 1 mile to farm entrance. Schuler Dairy

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8544 Gull Rd. Richland, MI 49083 269-629-4214 gullmeadowfarms.com Gull Meadow Farms has been helping families make lasting memories for over 10 years, with a mission to provide safe, family fun here at the farm. Many fun family activities, as well as an apple orchard and pumpkin patch. Don’t forget to grab some of west Michigan’s most delicious donuts and award winning cider from the market. Hours: Visit our website. Directions: 1/2 mile South of Richland on M-43 (Gull Rd). 20 minutes from Kalamzoo and Battle Creek.

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SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN Barden’s Farm Market

Wahmhoff Farms

SOUTH HAVEN

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A.W. Overhiser Orchards

6405 109th Ave. South Haven, MI 49090 616-836-3341 overhiserorchards.com This fifth generation sesquecentennial farm continues to offer families U-pick sweet and sour cherries, peaches, blueberries, apricots, pears, plums, apples and pumpkins. Other offerings include wagon rides, sunflower patch, tours, an educational animal barn and an opportunity to experience life on the farm. Minimal admission fees to U-pick and other farm activities. Visit website and Facebook page for more information. Hours: July-Oct: 10am-5pm, 7 days a week. Open all holidays. Directions: Take I-196 north to Exit 26, then east 3 miles to the NW corner of 109th Ave. and 64th St.

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1101 Phoenix St. South Haven, MI 49090 269-637-0000 bardensfarmmarket.com Barden’s opens in early May with bedding plants and hanging baskets. We feature our own vegetables and fruits, as well as other locally grown fruits and vegetables from neighboring farms. Come taste the goodness of homegrown! Hours: Hours vary by season, please visit website. Directions: Just west of Exit 20 off I-196.

Brush Farms 786 66th St. South Haven, MI 49090 616-836-5899 Facebook/Brush’sFarmMarket This father and son farm grows vegetables and fruits, including apples, peaches, blueberries, melons, broccoli, green beans, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins and so much more. Stop by their stand to enjoy the best vegetables and fruit Michigan has to offer! Hours: Late June-mid-Nov: 7am-7pm, daily Directions: From South Haven, go north on I-196. Take Exit 26, turn right and go approximately 2 miles to 66th St. Turn right and farm is 1/2 mile on the right corner of 66th and 108th. DeGrandchamp Farms

76241 14th Ave. South Haven, MI 49090 269-637-3915 degrandchamps.com Come visit our family friendly U-Pick blueberry operation or browse through our market for jams, jellies, salsas, mustards, honey, maple syrup, dried fruit and fresh fruits. Call ahead for exact times and dates as fruit seasons vary. Hours: July-Aug: 8am-6pm, daily; SeptOct: Fri-Sat, 9am-5pm Directions: Exit 18 off 196, 3 miles south of South Haven on Blue Star Hwy. and 14th Ave.

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SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN Dutch Farm Market

6967 109th Ave. South Haven, MI 49090 269-637-8334 dutchfarmmarket.com Home grown fruits and vegetables, picked at the peak of perfection are offered all season long for your enjoyment! U-Pick/we-pick cherries, peaches, plums, apples, and blueberries. Delicious treats, ice cream and cider at our Bakery! Horse drawn wagon rides in September and October. Hours: May-Oct: 9am-6pm, daily Directions: From South: I-196 north to Exit 26 (Pullman Rd./109th). From North: I-196 south, Exit 26 (Pullman Rd./109th).

Riverbend Farms

44 72nd St. South Haven, MI 49090 269-350-9529 Facebook/RiverbendFarms Superior quality raspberries and blackberries on beautifully maintained grounds. Conveniently located at I-196 Exit 22 and open every day from July into October. Chestnuts shipped to most states from October into November. MAEAP Verified. Visit riverbendsouthhaven.com for more information about rental cottages and hosting weddings. Hours: July-Oct: 9am-5pm, daily. Selfserve in Sept-Oct. Directions: Located in the SE quadrant of I-196, Exit 22.

Sill Bros. U-Pick Tomatoes Peppers

860 68th St. South Haven, MI 49090 269-637-2415 Facebook/SillBrosUPick Visit Sill’s Bros. market in the barn with sweet corn, potatoes, watermelon, cilantro, beets, eggplant, and cabbage. Hours: Aug-Oct: Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm, Sun, 10am-6pm Directions: Take I-196 to Exit 26 (Pullman) Go east one mile to 68th St., turn right, first farm on the right.

South Haven Farm Market

Huron Street Pavilion Downtown South Haven 269-637-5171 southhavenfarmmarket.com The South Haven Farm Market is a vibrant farm market that contributes to the success of local food growers and products that strengthen our economy and serves as a community gathering place. Accepting SNAP/EBT benefits. Hours: May-mid-Oct: Sat, 8am-2pm; June, July, Aug: Wed, 8am-2pm Directions: From I-196 (US-31) North or South, Take Exit 20, Phoenix St. Turn west onto Phoenix St. and proceed to the traffic signal at Broadway St. Turn left/south, then take first right onto Huron St. Market is located on the right/north side of the street.

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Bowerman’s Blueberries

STEVENSVILLE

ST. JOSEPH

Alex’s Veggies

St. Joe Farmers Market

Southwest

5780 Washington Ave. Stevensville, MI 49127 269-429-0730 Facebook/AlexsVeggies 4th generation family farm. Asparagus in May and strawberries in June, weather permitting. Excellent super sweet yellow and bi-color sweet corn and many other fruits and vegetables available seasonally. Canning tomatoes, pumpkins and a variety of winter squash. Christmas trees after Thanksgiving. Hours: July-Sept: 9am-dark; Oct-Nov: 9am-9pm; Day after Thanksgiving:9am-8pm, weekends, 4pm-8pm, weekdays Directions: South of John Beers Rd. on Washington Ave., past 1st house. Located on the west (right) side of street, the stand is on the side of the road.

Lake Bluff Park

St. Joseph, MI 49085 269-985-1111

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Going to the downtown Farmers Market used to be limited to the treat of selecting your own ripe, succulent fruits and vegetables. Things have changed! Saturday morning at the Market now includes jams, honey, hearth-baked breads and fine pastries, perennials, cut flowers, organic vegetables and so much more. Hours: May 23-Oct 10: Sat, 9am-2pm. Directions: Along Lake Bluff Park in downtown St. Joseph; West of Main Street heading toward Lake Michigan.

Visit our website for more details on individual farms and our events!

14th Annual Road Rally

An agri-tourism trail located along the Lake Michigan shoreline, between South Haven & Saugatuck.

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is July 20 and departs from Evergreen Lane Creamery at 1 PM

9th Annual Bike Tour

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SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN TEKONSHA

THREE RIVERS

Harvey’s Farm

Corey Lake Orchards

2651 15 Mile Rd. Tekonsha, MI 49092 517-767-3408 harveysupick.com Fresh farm grown products available. U-Pick and ready picked, including asparagus, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, pumpkins, chestnuts and edamame. Hours: May-Nov: Varies by season, please call for times. Directions: I-69 to Exit 25, turn west 1/4 mile to 15 Mile Road, turn right (north) 1/4 mile to first farm on left.

12147 Corey Lake Rd. Three Rivers, MI 49093 269-244-5690 coreylakeorchards.com An incredible variety of fruits and vegetables grown here and picked fresh daily, available at the market. Enjoy farm fun with U-Pick strawberries, cherries, apples, grapes and more. Onsite bakery with pies, bread, and other goodies, including donuts on weekends; onsite distillery and winery featuring brandy and hard cider with tours/tastings 1pm3pm Saturdays. Fall cider pressings. Call or check our website for more information. Our family welcomes yours! Hours: May-Nov: 8am-6pm, daily, closed Tues. Directions: Approx. 5 miles west of Three Rivers. Take M-60 west from Three Rivers (3.4 miles), right on A.L. Jones Rd. (.6 miles), turn on Corey Lake Rd. (.4 miles), to first farm on the left.

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SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN Stephenson Farm and Market

52426 US-131 Three Rivers, MI 49093 269-816-0860 stephensonfarmandmarket.com Visit Stephenson’s Farm and Market to find a large variety of seasonal Michigan produce and locally produced honey, syrup, jams, sauces, coffee and more. Family-friendly atmosphere. Also offering CSA memberships from late June through October (weekly or biweekly), featuring vegetables, fruits and herbs. Call for details! Hours: Vary by seaon. Call or visit website for updates. Directions: 1/2 mile north of M-216 on the west side of US-131 between Three Rivers and Schoolcraft.

UNION PIER Goldberry Woods B&B-CottagesMicroFarm

9902 Community Hall Rd. Union Pier, MI 49129 269-469-9800 goldberrywoods.com Experience Southwest Michigan’s premier Farm-to-Table Bed and Breakfast. All 8 rooms/suites feature artisan-built tree beds, private baths with double-Jacuzzi tubs, and fireplaces. Explore 30 acres of microfarm fields, orchard, woods, and trails along the river. Hike through the forest or borrow bikes or kayaks. Private 3-5 bedroom cottages also available. This secluded retreat is one mile from the beach! Hours: Year-round: 8am-10pm (or so) Directions: From I-94, take Exit 4B West to Red Arrow Hwy. (stop light). Turn right (north) and go approx. 1.5 miles to Community Hall Rd. Turn right (east) and go approx. two blocks to our property on the right at the top of the hill. Check-in for cottages is at the main inn.

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SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN WATERVLIET J.W. Morlock & Girls LLC

5000 N. M-140 Hwy. Watervliet, MI 49098 269-463-5500 Facebook/jwmorlockgirls All 41 different commodities of fruits and vegetables are homegrown on our family farm. Stop in and say “Hi” to the girls! Make sure to cross on over into the bakery, Mo’e Pies LLC, and enjoy a handmade pie made with our homegrown fresh fruit. When the fruit is growing, the pies are overflowing. MAEAP Verified. Hours: June 1-Oct: Sun-Sat, 9am-7pm Directions: From I-94 take Exit 41 North on M-140, 2 miles on left. From I-96 take Exit 18 south on M-140 12 miles on right. A.W. Overhiser Orchards

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Southeast

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here’s excitement in the air in America’s Great Comeback City. Growth. Rebirth. Farmers know a bit about that. From Detroit’s Eastern Market to centennial farms all across this region, agricultural roots run deep in Southeast Michigan. Visit one of the state’s oldest cider mills to enjoy fresh cider and donuts. Pick your own berries, apples and pumpkins. Discover new recipes from local chefs at lively urban farmers markets. Learn about farming at an historic farmstead. Have a blast in a corn maze!

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SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN ARMADA Blake’s Big Apple

71485 North Ave. Armada, MI 48005 586-784-9710 blakefarms.com U-Pick fruits and vegetables. Funland area including animal farm, straw mountain, corn maze, train and wagon rides and much more. Farm market store and bakery, group tours, company and birthday parties. Haunted hayride and three-story haunted barn every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings in October. Hours: Mid-June through Thanksgiving: 8am-6pm, daily. Directions: Take I-94 east to 26 Mile Rd, turn left. Take 26 Mile to North Ave, turn right. Head north to 33 Mile Rd, orchard is located on North Ave and 33 Mile, west side of road.

Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill, Blake’s Hard Cider

17985 Armada Center Rd Armada, MI 48005 586-784-5343 blakefarms.com U-Pick fruits and vegetables. Funland area including animal farm, straw mountain, corn maze, train and wagon rides and much more. Farm market store and bakery, group tours, company and birthday parties. Watch fresh cider being made and enjoy our full-service lunch and dinner restaurant, featuring craft hard cider, beer, and wine. Hours: Open year-round, visit website for current hours. Directions: Follow VanDyke Expressway (M-53) north to 32 Mile Rd, turn right (east) onto 32 Mile Rd to Romeo Plank Rd, turn left (north) go to Armada Center Rd (approx. 3 miles ) and turn right. We are approx. 1/4 mile on the left.

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SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN BELLEVILLE

BRITTON

DeBuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch 50240 Martz Rd. Belleville, MI 48111 734-260-0334

Kapnick Orchards

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DeBuck’s offers a true Farm Fun Experience! Enjoy 3 corn mazes, a 25-acre U-Pick pumpkin patch, wagon rides, corn box, trike track, tube slide, double trouble slides, goat village, bouncy balls, and more. Also hosting school field trips, corporate outings, company picnics. Don’t miss the beautiful 15-acre Sunflower Harvest Festival in September and Lavender Festival in July. Hours: Festival days & hours vary by season. Please visit website or our Facebook page for additional info. Directions: Take I-94 (Exit 187), turn south on Rawsonville Rd. for 2.5 miles. Turn East on Martz Rd. and farm is 1/2 mile on the left.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP

4245 Rogers Hwy. Britton, MI 49229 517-423-7419 kapnickorchards.com Family-owned and operated orchard and farm market growing many fruits and vegetables including apples, peaches, cherries, pears, blueberries, raspberries, plums, apricots, grapes, nectarines, strawberries, rhubarb, pumpkins, squash, asparagus, peas, beans, and potatoes. Pick your own on some fruit in season. Bakery featuring donuts in many flavors. 42nd Apple Festival will be on Oct. 10 and 11, 2020. Shipping apples available as crop allows. Hours: Year-round: Mon-Sat, 7am6pm, Sun, 9am-5pm. Hours extended in the fall. Directions: From US-23 exit at Cabelas Exit 17, 12 miles west on M-50. Turn left on Rogers Highway, 3 1/2 miles on the left. Schell Family Farm

Franklin Cider Mill

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7450 Franklin Rd. Bloomfield Twp., MI 48301 248-626-8261 franklincidermill.com The Franklin Cider Mill is a one-ofa-kind living piece of history. Taking pride in family-friendly atmosphere and striving to provide exceptional service, cider is pressed and bottled right at the Mill! Hours: Open Sat before Labor Day until Sun after Thanksgiving: Mon-Fri, 7am6:30pm, Sat-Sun, 8am-6:30pm. Directions: 1 mile west of Telegraph, northwest corner of Fourteen Mile and Franklin Rd.

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SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN CARLETON

DEARBORN

Calder Dairy and Farms

Dearborn Farmers and Artisans Market

9334 Finzel Rd. Carleton, MI 48117 734-654-2622 calderdairy.com Working dairy farm open to the public all year-round. Farm critters for petting. Watch cows being milked at 4pm daily. Country Store serving ice cream made with milk from our own cows, jams, jellies, pickles and more. Information Learning Center. Santa Train. MAEAP Verified. Hours: Jan-Mar: 10am-7pm; April-Dec: 10am-8pm Directions: From south Stoney Creek, go south on Finzel, one mile. From Heiss Rd., head north on Finzel, one mile.

The Henry Ford

20900 Oakwood Blvd. Dearborn, MI 48124 313-982-6100 thehenryford.org Visit The Henry Ford’s annual fall harvest celebration spotlighting local farmers and producers. The Henry Ford provides unique educational experiences based on authentic artifacts and stories from America’s traditions of ingenuity and innovation. The soul of 19th-century America comes alive, with wagons, livestock, and fields of ripening vegetables in scenes right from the nation’s agricultural revolution. Hours: 2020 Farmers Market Dates: Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 only from 9:30am3pm. Greenfield Village open: April 15-Oct. 31: 9:30 am-5 pm, daily; Nov: Fri-Sun, 9:30 am-5 pm; Henry Ford Museum open: 9:30 am-5 pm, daily Directions: From I-94, exit northbound Oakwood Blvd; go 2 miles. From I-75, exit northbound Southfield Freeway (M-39), go 8 miles, exit right to northbound Oakwood Blvd; go 2 miles. From I-96, exit Southfield (M-39) south, drive 6 miles, exit northbound on Oakwood Blvd., Exit 4, drive 3 miles. Enter off Oakwood Blvd. or Village Rd.

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Whittaker’s Berry Farm

22100 Michigan Ave. Dearborn, MI 48124 313-584-6100 dearbornfarmersartisansmarket.com Music, childrens activities, multiple farm, food and craft vendors on hand. Hours: June 1-Sept 28: Fri, 2pm-7pm Directions: 22271 West Village Dr. in the parking lot where Bar Louie’s is located.

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SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN DEXTER Berry Hill Farm

12835 N. Territorial Rd. Dexter, MI 48130 734-475-1516 Facebook/raspberryfarm Berry Hill Farm specializes in U-Pick raspberries. The season begins in July with black raspberries. August brings fall red raspberries and blackberries through October. Family-friendly environment. Children must stay with parents or adults they come with when picking. No pets are allowed in the field. Berries are on trellises for easy picking. All picking containers provided. Hours: July-Oct: Day and hours may vary, check Facebook page. Directions: Located on N. Territorial road 3.5 miles west of Dexter- Pinckney Rd. in Dexter Township.

The Blast Corn Maze

6175 Daly Rd. Dexter, MI 48130 734-845-7127 blastcornmaze.com Blast Corn Maze offers a huge 10acre corn maze. The maze has short, medium, and full corn maze exits in order to accommodate corn maze fans and enthusiasts. Come pick a pumpkin in our U-Pick Pumpkin Patch, play in the corn box, or take a ride on the cow train. Make it a day of family fun! Hours: Seasonal, Sept-Nov: Check website for dates. Directions: Westbound I-94, take Exit 169 Zeeb Rd. Turn right onto N. Zeeb Rd. Turn left onto W. Joy Rd.. Take first right onto Zeeb Rd., then first left onto Daly Rd. to 6175 Daly Rd.

Duke Farm

The Dexter Cider Mill

3685 Central Street Dexter, MI 48130 734-426-8531 dextercidermill.com The oldest, continuously run Cider Mill in the state of Michigan. Offering oak pressed unpasteurized cider, freshly made doughnuts, apple nut bread, caramel apples, daily. On weekends: pies, strudels, fritters, cinnamon rolls, gingersnaps and more. Dexter Cider Mill Apple Cookbook and mixes available, as well as local honey, syrup, and other jams and jellies, plus Dexter Cider Mill Hard Cider! Hours: Late Aug-Nov: Wed-Sun, 8am5pm Directions: I-94 to Baker Rd., north on Baker Rd. to Main St., turn west (left) on Main then south (right) on Central St.

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SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN Dexter Farmers Market

3233 Alpine Dexter, MI 48130 734-426-8303 dextermi.gov Great place to find locally grown produce in the Dexter area. Hours: May-Oct: Sat, 8am-1pm, Tues, 2pm-6pm. Directions: Located on Alpine off of Main Street in downtown Dexter, next to the Dexter District Library.

The Frosty Apple

6884 Walsh Rd. Dexter, MI 48130 734-426-2863 frostyappleorchard.com Small family apple orchard with lip smacking apples and picturesque farm views. Enjoy the Michigan apple season with us! Apple pies and cookies available, too. Hours: Sept-Nov: Fri, 2-5pm, Sat-Sun: 9am-5pm Directions: Take Mast Rd. 5 miles north of Dexter to Walsh Rd. Turn right and look for The Frosty Apple sign, third driveway on the left.

Nixon Farms

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Spring Valley Trout Farm

12190 Island Lake Rd. Dexter, MI 48130 734-426-4772 springvalleytroutfarm.com Family farm, operating since 1970, family fishing at its easiest. No license needed, all equipment provided and you are guaranteed to catch Rainbow Trout or Channel Catfish-your choice! Enjoy our 20 acre park, barbeque grills provided, fish cleaned, iced and packaged. Cook them here or take your catch home with our favorite recipes. Ponds spring fed and pollution free. Hours: Spring and Fall: Sat and Sun, 9am-5pm; Memorial Day-Labor Day: Wed-Fri, 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun, 9am-5pm Directions: Just 6 miles from I-94, 12 miles from Ann Arbor.

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6175 Daly Rd. Dexter, MI 48130 734-845-7127 nixonfarmsdexter.com Nixon Farms is a wonderful setting for a couple looking for a place to create their own unique vision of the perfect wedding. The barn is located in historic Webster Township, just a mile from downtown Dexter and not far from Ann Arbor. Hours: By appointment. Directions: Westbound I-94, take Exit 169 Zeeb Rd. Turn right onto N. Zeeb Rd. Turn left onto W. Joy Rd. Take first right onto Zeeb Rd., then first left onto Daly Rd. to 6175 Daly Rd.

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SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN ERIE Erie Orchards and Cider Mill

Dearborn Farmers & Artisans Market

1235 Erie Rd. Erie, MI 48133 734-848-4518 erieorchards.com Seaonal business with U-Pick blueberries, peaches, plums, apples and pumkins. Large retail store with Bakery, cider press and gift shop. This is a premier Cider Mill operation with over 100,000 visitors annually. Hours: July-Nov: Mon-Sat, 9am-7pm, Sun, 11am-6pm Directions: Half mile west of Telegraph Rd. (US-24) in Erie.

FENTON EAST LANSING East Lansing Farmers Market

10411 Clyde Rd. Fenton, MI 48430 810-632-7692 spicerorchards.com Visit Spicer’s for wagon rides for U-Pick fruits in season. Farm playground, picnic area, hot donuts, cider and fudge. Farm tours by appointment. Santa Sleigh Workshop in season. Hours: Jan-May: Winery open, 11am6pm, daily. June-Dec: 9am-6pm, daily Directions: US-23 three miles north of M-59 Clyde Rd. Exit 70 or ten miles south of Fenton Clyde Rd. Exit 70.

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Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court East Lansing, MI 48823 517-319-6823 cityofeastlansing.com/farmersmarket The East Lansing Farmer’s Market is a growers-only market located just steps away from the Michigan State University campus. Customers can fill their shopping bags with a diverse selection of fresh, farm-grown Michigan produce and products, including fresh vegetables, grass-fed beef, artisan bread, cheese, all-natural chicken, organic produce and much more. Hours: June-Oct: Sun, 10am-2pm Directions: Downtown East Lansing in Valley Court.

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SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN Munsell Farms

6850 Mason Rd. Fowlerville, MI 48836 517-223-9639 Facebook/MunsellFarms Offering clean, dry shelled corn for stoves, a great selection of vegetable and flower bedding plants in the spring, pumpkins in the fall. Annual Pumpkin Pull the first weekend in October

Hours: Jan-Dec: 7am-7pm, daily

Directions: I-96 to Fowlerville Exit 129, south on Fowlerville Rd. to Mason Rd. east on Mason Rd. 1 1/4 mile to farm.

Mitchell Farm & Greenhouses

3404 Mitchell Rd. Holly, MI 48442 248-634-4753 mitchellfarm.biz Start spring with beautiful flowers, vegetable plants and baskets. Savor summer with the best sweet corn you’ve ever had. Fall brings family fun with pumpkins, weekend hayrides, delicious donuts, cider, apples, mums, and fall decorations. Party area available by reservation. Fall field trips by reservation, excellent for kids 1st grade and younger. Hours: May-June: 9am-6pm, daily; midSept-Oct 31: 9am-6pm, daily Directions: Take I-75 Exit 108 (Holly/ Grand Blanc), go south 3 1/2 miles, Mitchell Farm is on corner of N. Holly & Mitchell Roads, farm is 3 miles north of the Village of Holly.

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Whittaker’s Berry Farm

Kreps Apple Barn

6724 Todd Rd. Ida, MI 48140 whittakersberryfarm.com Family owned and operated berry farm and proud to say we are 2nd generation berry farmers. Over 15 acres of weedfree, straw-mulched and fully irrigated beautiful strawberry fields! Sign up for email list on website for updated availability and picking conditions! Hours: June: Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm; SatSun, 8am-5pm. ALWAYS call ahead for hours & availability as Mother Nature plays the leading role in the crop! Directions: US-23 to Exit 13 (Ida W. Rd.), go east on Ida West approx. 3 miles to Lewis Ave., south on Lewis approx. 4 miles to Todd Rd., east on Todd Rd., approx. 1 1/2 miles.

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12500 Minx Rd. LaSalle, MI 48145 419-367-1066 krepsapplebarn.com Step into this century old barn, surrounded by acres of apple trees and you will see: Kreps Apple Barn prides themselves in providing visitors with a real farm experience without all of the commercialization or crowds. There will be plenty of family fun for everyone to enjoy, including U-Pick apples, farm animals, warm donuts, fresh cider, and so much more! Hours: First Tuesday after Labor Day through November: Mon-Sat, 9am6pm, Sun 12pm-4pm Directions: From US-24 (Telegraph Rd.) head west on Stein Rd. for 3 miles until Minx Rd. just south of Stein Rd at 12500 Minx Rd. From Lewis Ave, head east 2 miles on Todd Rd until Minx Rd.

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Fusilier Family Farms and Greenhouse

Kensington Metropark Farm Center

16400 Herman Rd. Manchester, MI 48158 734-428-8982 fusilierfamilyfarms.com Family farm offering a wide variety of quality fruits and vegetables, as well as flowers in the spring. In October, enjoy the corn maze, the haunted maze and hayrides. Look for us on Facebook. Hours: May 1-Oct 31: 9am-6pm, daily Directions: Take M-52 to Manchester, go west on Main St., turn south on Sharon Hollow, stay on pavement, store on south.

MILAN Wasem Fruit Farm

6580 Judd Rd. Milan, MI 48160 734-482-2342 wasemfruitfarm.com Family-owned working farm and market, specializing in pick-your-own tart cherries highlight the summer season while apples and pumpkins rule the fall. Pre-arranged school tours from mid-September through October. Hours: Check Facebook for hours. Directions: US-23 Exit 31 Willis Rd., East 3 miles to Pitman Rd., south 1 mile to Judd, east to farm.

2240 W. Buno Rd. Milford, MI 48380 810-227-8910 metroparks.com The Kensington Farm Center uses interpretive programs and livestock to promote appreciation and understanding of agriculture. Horse drawn hayrides offered every weekend from noon to 4pm. Farm tours, bonfires, and classroom rentals for schools and private groups available with reservation. Seasonal programs are offered throughout the year including March maple syrup demonstrations, summer Farm Camps, and October U-pick pumpkin hayrides. Hours: Open year-round. Mar-Oct: 9am-6pm, daily; Nov-Feb: 9am-4pm, daily Directions: Located in Kensington Metro Park. Exit 153 (Kent Lake Rd.) off I-96 between Brighton and Milford.

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Holtz Christmas Tree Plantation

Pregitzer Farm Market LLC

9381 Day Rd. Monroe, MI 48162 734-587-3155 Facebook/ HoltzChristmasTreePlantation Celebrating 72 Years! Welcome to the oldest Christmas Tree Plantation (est. 1947) in Monroe County. Trees available in all sizes, including Pine, Fir and Spruce trees. Enjoy nature and this peaceful holiday tradition at our sesquicentennial farm. Hours: Nov-Dec: 10am-5pm, daily Directions: Located 2 miles southwest of Maybee Rd. Take US-23 to Plank Rd Exit 25, east on Plank Rd. to Day Rd. Left on Day Rd. to farm or I-75 to Elm St. Exit 13, west on Elm St. to IdaMaybee Rd. Right on Ida-Maybee Rd to Day Rd. Left on Day Rd. to farm.

6870 Territorial Rd. Munith, MI 49259 517-240-4600 pregitzerfarmmarket.com Summertime fresh produce, bicolor/white sweet corn, watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes, peppers. Fun fall activities include U-Pick pumpkin patch, corn maze, straw crawl, hayrides, school field trips, private parties, and tours. Hours: July-Oct: 10am-6pm, 7 days a week Directions: 15 Miles north of Jackson, 25 miles southeast of Lansing, 35 miles northwest of Ann Arbor at the corner of Territorial and Bunkerhill Rd.

NEW BALTIMORE New Baltimore Farmers Market

Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill

On Washington St. between Main and Front. New Baltimore, MI 48047 586-215-7484 newbaltimorefarmersmarket.com Seasonal outdoor market located in historic downtown with shopping and restaurants within walking distance. A park with a beach, boat docks, fishing pier and picnic pavilion is located just steps from the market. Hours: First Sunday in May-mid-Oct: Sun, 9am-2pm Directions: I-94 east to Exit 247, turn rights, follow straight into market area.

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SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN NORTHVILLE Maybury Farm

50165 8 Mile Rd. Northville, MI 48168 248-374-0200 mayburyfarm.org

Maybury Farm is an educational working farm on 85 acres of farmland and forest in Northville. The Farm has over 100 animals, gardens, farm-themed playground and the Maybury General Store.  The Farm also offers educational field trips/groups tours, birthday parties/corporate events, Farm Camp, Story Time, Wagon Rides, Corn Maze, Farm Fest, Great Fall Festival and Santa Visit. Hours: April 7-Oct 29: Tue-Sun, 10am5pm. Closed on Mondays. Maple Syrup Festival weekends in March: Mar 7-Mar 29 from noon-5pm. Corn Maze: Sept 11Oct 29: Fri, 5-10pm; Sat, noon-10pm; Sun, noon-7pm. Hours may change based on weather. Directions: Located on 8 Mile Rd., 1.5 miles west of Beck Rd. in Northville. Do not enter Maybury State Park but continue 1/4 mile west to the Maybury Farm entrance. Blake’s Big Apple

Obstbaum Orchards

9252 Currie Rd. Northville, MI 48167 734-560-2840 obstbaum.com Cider Mill and store on family friendly country setting of 27 acres of natural land. Donut making viewing, cider making view room and interactive pastry chef on premises. Hayrides of orchard available. Hours: Sept-Oct: Sat-Sun, 10am-6pm Directions: On Currie Rd. between 7 Mile and 8 Mile Roads, 4 miles west of Beck Rd., 4 miles east of Pontiac Trail.

Three Cedars Farm

7897 Six Mile Rd. Northville, MI 48168 248-437-8200 threecedarsfarm.org Hayrides, U-Pick pumpkins, corn maze, kid play area, cider and donuts, country store, bonfires, birthday parties, barn rental, weddings, Christmas trees and pictures with Santa. Hours: Fall: Sun-Thurs, 10am-8pm; FriSat, 10am-10pm Directions: Six Mile at Curtis Rd. in Salem Township.

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5125 N. Rochester Rd. Oakland Twp., MI 48306 248-651-4224 rochestercidermill.com Family owned and operated Cider Mill producing cider in the Rochester area for several generations. Cousins, Aunts, Uncles and core family members all pitch in to make the best cider and donuts in the region. Using local Michigan apples fresh from the orchard and selecting the best aromatic varieties (sequentially ripening), Rochester Cider Mill blends a crafted cider that is as rich as their roots. Hours: Mon-Sun, 8am-6pm Directions: Two miles north of downtown Rochester on Rochester Rd.

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Meridian Township Farmers Market

Ashton Orchards & Cider Mill

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3925 Seymour Lake Rd. Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-6671 Facebook/AshtonOrchards Ashton Orchards is a retail market that sells products produced on the farm. This includes apples, pears, peaches, honey, jam and jelly, cider, donuts, pies and other baked goods. Hours: Aug-Oct: Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, noon-6pm; Nov-Dec: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun, noon-5pm Directions: 5 miles north of I-75 Exit 89N on Sashabaw Rd. at Seymour Lake Rd.

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5151 Marsh Rd Okemos, MI 48864 517-712-2395 meridian.mi.us One of the most popular destinations for residents and others from the surrounding area. A great opportunity to buy local, freshly grown produce directly from farmers. Featuring Michigan strawberries, beans, tomatoes, peaches, and blueberries in June and apples, winter squash, and pumpkins in the fall. Fresh bouquets of flowers all season and many specialty items. Come and check us out! Hours: May-June: Sat, 8am-2pm; JulyOct: Wed, 3-7pm, Sat, 8am-2pm; DecApr: 1st and 3rd Sat, 10am-2pm Directions: Corner of Marsh Rd. and Central Park Dr., north of Meridian Mall.

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SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN Middleton Berry Farm

4790 Oakwood Rd. Ortonville, MI 48462 248-831-1004 middletonberryfarm.com Middleton Berry Farm offers pick-yourown asparagus, flowers, strawberries, tomatoes and raspberries. Also honey, jellies and jams produced on the farm. They practice IPM and use sustainable practices. Cash or check only please. Hours: Seasonal: check website, Facebook and farm phone line. Directions: 5 miles west of M-24 and 5 miles east of M-15.

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PLYMOUTH Donahee Farms

6055 Tower Rd. Plymouth, MI 48170 734-459-0655 donaheefarms.com Spring plant sales, bedding plants, baskets, planters, vegetable plants. Strawberries. Vegetables, fresh picked daily, sweet corn, melons, tomatoes and more. Pumpkins and Halloween ornamentals, wholesale, retail. Hours: Seasonal, call for hours. Directions: Exit 49 (N. Territorial) off US-23, east 7 miles to farm, or Exit 15 (Gotfredson Rd.) off M-14, North to N. Territorial, west on N. Territorial, 3 miles to farm.

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10055 Dexter-Pinckney Rd. Pinckney, MI 48169 989-954-9978 schellfamilyfarm.com This is Schell Family Farm’s second season! They will have limited availability of U-pick apples and peaches, but they would like to welcome you to experience the farm as it grows in the coming years. The farm will open late summer with sunflowers, wildflowers, and a variety of syrups including maple. For the fall, they will also have pumpkins and Ghostly Grove haunted forest. Hours: Visit Facebook or website for updated hours. Directions: On US-23, take Exit 54 for M-36 toward Pinckney. Continue onto M-36 East for 2.5 miles. Turn right to continue on M-36 East for another 7.8 miles. Turn left onto Dexter-Pinckney Rd. Farm is 1/2 mile on the left.

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SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill

10685 Warren Rd. Plymouth, MI 48170 734-455-2290 plymouthorchards.com Experience a real farm at our certified organic orchard and farm. Free Admission. Wagon ride takes you through the orchard and production fields. Watch apple cider being made. Enjoy fresh organic fruit, apple cider, donuts, caramel apples, pies, decorative squash, dried apples, apple slushies. See our farm animals. Climb hay mounds. Pick your halloween pumpkin. Party and group bookings. Hours: Main Store-Labor Day-1st weekend in Nov: Mon-Sun, 9am7pm; Red Shed Market at 10260 Ann Arbor Rd.-Labor Day-day before Thanksgiving, Mon-Sun, 10am-6pm Directions: Convenient access from Detroit Metro and Ann Arbor areas via I-275, I-94 and M-14.

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Wolcott Mill Metropark Farm Center

Redford Township Market at the Marquee

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15145 Beech Daly Redford, MI 48239 313-387-2504

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The Marquee of Redford Township is a unique indoor open-air venue for Redford’s Market at the Marquee. Festivals, art fairs, craft shows and musical entertainment are periodically held. We look forward to seeing you. Come watch us grow! Hours: June 21-Oct. 18: Sun, 10am-3pm Directions: Behind Town Hall, one block south of Five Mile Rd. and Beech Daly intersection in the heart of downtown Redford.

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65775 Wolcott Rd. Ray, MI 48096 586-752-5932 metroparks.com Get a glimpse of rural life. Visit the 250-acre working farm and see cows, chickens, goats, pigs, sheep, ducks and horses. Observe morning milking daily. The interpretive staff conducts programs on a wide variety of subjects such as milk, lamb and wool production, soil and water conservation, sustainable agriculture, food processing and modern farming techniques. MAEAP Verified. Hours: 9am-5pm, daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day Directions: Near Romeo, between North Ave. and Romeo Plank, between 31 and 30 Mile Roads.


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Downtown Rochester Farmers Market

Hy’s Cider Mill

Corner of E. Third and Water St. Rochester, MI 48307 248-656-0060 downtownrochestermi.com All products grown or produced in Michigan offering the freshest produce, beautiful plants, delectable baked goods, wide array of prepared foods, and so much more. Weekly giveaways and monthly events include gardening programs, cooking demos, music. EBT accepted! Hours: May-Oct: Sat, 8am-1pm Directions: Corner of E. Third and Water St. (one block east of Main St.) in Downtown Rochester.

Stony Creek Orchard and Cider Mill

2961 W. 32 Mile Romeo, MI 48065 586-752-2453 stonycreekorchard.com Stony Creek Orchard offers apple cider from their own mill, homemade donuts, farm market, picnic area, wagon rides to the orchard for U-Pick apples and raspberries on weekends. Ask about group field trips daily and moonlight hayrides. Hours: Sept-Dec: 9:30am-6pm, daily; Jan-Mar: Fri-Sun, 10am-5:30pm Directions: Located on the north side of 32 Mile Rd. between M-53 (Van Dyke) and Rochester Rd.

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Schell Family Farm

6350 37 Mile Rd. Romeo, MI 48065 810-798-3611 hyscidermill.com Hy’s Cider Mill is an old-fashioned cider mill with delicious fresh products and small enough to keep everything fresh! Offering apples, apple cider, U-Pick apples, fresh donuts, jams, jellies, cider slushies, and pumpkins. Picnic area. Hours: Sept-1st weekend in Nov: SatSun only, 11am-6pm Directions: 1 1/2 miles west of Van Dyke, M-53.

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SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN ROMULUS Bird’s Berry Patch - Monster PUNK’NS

16750 Hannan Rd. Romulus, MI 48174 734-624-7724 Facebook/Birds-Berry-Patch Specializing in U-Pick and we-pick fall red raspberries and Monster pumpkins. Other decoratives, corn stalks, baled straw, squash, gourds, munchkins, fat boy, prizewinners and honey. Call for harvest conditions for the red raspberries. Hours: Sept-Oct: 10am-dark, daily Directions: I-275 to Exit 15 (Eureka Rd., west) to Huron River Dr. turn left (south), to Pennsylvania Rd., turn right (west), to 16750 Hannan Rd. Follow the signs.

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Shelby Township Farmers Market

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49965 Van Dyke Ave. Shelby Twp., MI 48317 shelbyfarmersmarket.com/ Outdoor market held at a lovely automotive history site, multiple local farmers who bring organic produce, eggs, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, beef, chicken, lamb and pork products plus handcrafted items, as well as local artisans, businesses and musicians. Special activities for kids, and free historic tours at 11am every week. Hours: May 18-Oct 12: Sat, 9am-2pm Directions: Between 22 & 23 Mile Rds, and located on the front lawn of the Packard Proving Grounds Historic Site, a beautiful 14-acre site, free historic tours every week at 11am - email us to sign up!

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12758 Jordan Rd. Saline, MI 48176 734-429-1212 colemanscornmazes.com Just 15 min. from Ann Arbor, get lost in 3 professionally designed, challenging corn mazes spread over 15 acres with 5 miles of trails. Donuts are said to be the best in Washtenaw County. Eleven varieties of U-Pick apples, pumpkins, giant haystack, bonfires, corn box. Fun for all ages. Sorry-no pets. Hours: Weekends in Sept, Daily in Oct: Fri, 6pm-10pm, Sat, 10am-10pm, Sun, noon-9pm, Mon-Thurs, 6pm-9pm Directions: Exit 34 off US-23 West on Michigan Ave. (US-12) to just west of downtown Saline. At cemetery, turn south on Monroe St. Stay on paved road, which will change names to Macon, then Jordan. South of Willow, north of Arkona.

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SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN TEMPERANCE Duke Petting Farm and Carriage Company 44 Samaria Rd. Temperance, MI 48182 419-410-7193 dukefarmsonline.com

Duke Petting Farm and Carriage Company prides itself on delivering hands on family friendly farm activities in a positive and impactful learning environment both on and off the farm. YOU come to us or we come to YOU! Let us plan and deliver your next party or event needs. Workshops and petting farm with over 15 different farm animals. Hours: May-Dec: Mon-Sun, 11am-5pm Directions: From I-75 South to Exit 6, Luna Pier, go right 6.7 miles. From US23 South toward Toledo, take Exit 9, Summerfield, turn left for 3 miles, turn left on Samaria for 5.2 miles. Farm is on the left.

Verellen Orchards and Cider Mill

63260 Van Dyke Washington, MI 48095 586-752-2989 Facebook/VerellenOrchards For over 95 years, quality fruit is what Verellen Orchards is all about! U-Pick on cherries and strawberries only. Now carrying hand-dipped ice cream from Cook’s Farm Dairy. Fresh apples, peaches, pears, plums, grapes. Donuts and pies baked daily. Vegetables in season. MAEAP Verified. Hours: Year-round: Mon-Fri, 6:30am6pm, Sat-Sun, 7am-6pm; Closed major holidays: Christmas, New Year’s Day and Easter. Directions: North of 29 Mile Rd. on the east side of Van Dyke M-53, between Romeo and Washington on Old Van Dyke Rd.

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SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN WEBBERVILLE Diederich’s Berry & Produce Farm

Westview Orchards

3537 Morrice Rd. Webberville, MI 48892 517-521-4667 Facebook: DiederichsProduceFarm Offering U-Pick and We-Pick strawberries and raspberries, as well as a variety of fresh produce and fruit in season, beginning with asparagus in the late spring and ending with winter squash in the fall. Hours: Hours vary, call ahead: 517-5214667 or visit Facebook page Directions: I-96 to the Webberville Exit (M-52), north to Grand River, east to Webberville Rd., north to Allen Rd., east to Morrice Rd. and north to the farm.

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65075 VanDyke Washington, MI 48095 586-752-3123 westvieworchards.com Sixth generation Farm Women. MAEAP verified. On-farm offerings May-Dec. 24: Farm Market, Bakery, Cider Mill, Petting Farm and Fall Farm Fun. Tours. Parties, U-Pick Fruits, summer vegetables. Winery open year-round. Hours: Farm Market-May 1-Dec 24: 8am-6pm; Cider Mill-Sept 1-Oct 31: 10am-5pm, daily. Winery: Thurs-Sun, year-round. See website for details. Directions: Take I-75 north to I-696 east, to Van Dyke north to M-53 north. Exit at 30 Mile Rd., go west 1/2 mile to traffic light, go through to enter grassy parking area on your right on north side of road.

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SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN YPSILANTI Rowe’s Produce Farm

5565 Merritt Rd. Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-482-7744 wiards.com One location, many options: Fresh cider, apple/pumpkin picking, country store, Corn Maze, old west hayrides, mini golf, giant inflatables, petting farm, play area, Valley View Mountain slides and paint ball. Hosting company picnics and parties in summer and fall. Hours: Sept-Oct: Check website. Directions: 1-94 to Exit 183 (Huron St.) Go south to Stony Creek Rd., turn right on Stony Creek Rd. Follow Merritt Rd. Turn right on Merritt Rd. Wiard’s is four miles off I-94.

Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill

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10570 Martz Rd. Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-482-8538 rowesproducefarm.com Featuring the most acreage dedicated to U-Pick strawberries in Michigan. Please visit website to get on “The List” which will inform you with up-to-date picking information directly to your email. Farm Market features Rowe’s fresh home-grown bi-color sweet corn and many locally grown fruits and vegetables throughout the summer. Hours: June-Sept: Hours vary by season. Directions: I-94 to Rawsonville Rd. (Exit 187), go south on Rawsonville, approximately 2 1/2 miles to Martz Rd., turn right, 1/4 mile on left.

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Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program

maeap.org MAEAP is an innovative, proactive, and voluntary program that helps farms of all sizes and all commodities voluntarily prevent or minimize agricultural pollution risks. MAEAP‘s mission is to develop and implement a proactive environmental assurance program ensuring that Michigan farmers are engaging in cost-effective pollution prevention practices and working to comply with state and federal environmental regulations.

Michigan Craft Beverage Council

michigancraftbeverage.com “The Michigan Craft Beverage Council was recently established to provide for research into Michigan agricultural products, such as wine grapes, fruits, hops and barley, that are used in the production of Michigan wine, cider, beer, spirits and mixed spirit drinks. Linking these agricultural products to consumers through local wineries, craft breweries, and distilleries provides the opportunity to experience and promote Michigan’s agricultural diversity through craft beverages.”

Michigan Farmers Market Association

mifma.org The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) is a member-based, statewide association with a mission to advance farmers markets to create a thriving marketplace for local food and farm products. Learn more, become a member, or find a farmers market at mifma.org or call 517-432-3381.

Michigan State University Extension msue.msu.edu MSU Extension helps people improve their lives by bringing the vast knowledge resources of MSU directly to individuals, communities and businesses. Faculty and staff members provide tools to live and work better. From a personal meeting to information online, our educators work every day to provide the most current information when people need it to ensure success – in the workplace, at home and in the community. To reach any MSU Extension county office, call toll free 1-888-678-3464.

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Michigan Farm Bureau

michfb.com Michigan Farm Bureau represents Michigan’s agricultural diversity, from crops and livestock, to fruits and vegetables, greenhouses, forestry and more. Representing farms of all sizes and varying styles of production including conventional and organic practices, Michigan Farm Bureau is the voice of Michigan agriculture, one of Michigan’s primary economic drivers.

Michigan State Horticultural Society

mihortsociety.com The Michigan State Horticultural Society was founded in 1870 with the mission to support the Michigan fruit industry through research and education. MSHS partners with Michigan State University to fund cutting-edge research on issues affecting fruit growers. They also host the Great Lakes Expo each December, which is the premier event to interact, learn and continue profitability by providing educational and business connections.

Michigan AgriTourism WCMU Public Media Association wcmu.org

As a service of Central Michigan Michigan University, WCMU Public Media’s mission is to educate,Agriinform, entertain and engage the communities they serve Tourism through programming and partnerships. It is their goal to improve the quality of Association life in their service areas, promote cultural understanding and facilitate civil discourse on issues of public interest and importance. Michigan AgriExperience Our Local Farm Fun Tourism Association

Michigan Agritourism is a non-profit association that supports the agritourism industry through promotion, education, advocacy, problem resolution, and networking. Our goal is to keep family farms sustainable, support local economic growth, and provide rich and unique experiences for visitors to make lasting memories.

FRIENDS Bays de Noc Convention & Visitors Bureau Chateau Chantal Chemical Bank Cherry Republic Edible Grande Traverse Edible WOW Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Frankenmuth Convention & Visitors Bureau Holland Area Visitors Bureau Lakeshore Harvest Country Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Michigan Ag Council Michigan Barn Preservation Network Michigan Bison Association Michigan Brewers Guild Michigan Christmas Tree Association Michigan Cider Makers’ Guild Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development

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Michigan Festivals and Events Michigan Fiber Festival Michigan Library Association Michigan Maple Syrup Association Montcalm Conservation District National Blueberry Festival Post Family Farm Printwell, Inc. Reserve Wine and Food Rockford Package Supply South Haven Convention & Visitors Bureau South Haven Chamber of Commerce Travel Michigan Southwest Michigan Tourist Council St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce Thumb Octagon Barn Traverse City Tourism

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Spring

Mid-March—Mid-June

FOOD

Hoop-house Greens, Maple Syrup, Asparagus, Garlic Scapes, Greens, Morels, Peas, Radishes, Ramps, Rhubarb, Scallions, Strawberries, Hydroponic Tomatoes U-Pick Asparagus, Strawberries FUN

Baby Animals, Blossom Festivals, Easter Egg Hunts, Maple Syrup Festivals, Mushroom hunting & Mushroom Festivals

Summer

Mid-June­—Mid-September

FOOD

Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Greens, Herbs, Lettuce, Kale, Onions, Peppers, New Potatoes, Sweet Corn, Swiss Chard, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Zucchini Apricots, Blueberries, Cherries, Peaches, Plums, Raspberries, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, early Apples, Saskatoons, Paw Paws U-Pick Apricots, Blueberries, Cherries, Peaches, Raspberries, Tomatoes, Peppers, Herbs FUN

Lavender Harvest, Sunflower Festivals, County & Regional Fairs

Farm Fun • Milk, Ice Cream, Cheese, Eggs, Meat, All Year... Honey, Maple Syrup, Baked Goods • Farm Markets

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Please note availability varies slightly from year-to-year and from one region of the state to another.

Autumn

September—November

FOOD

Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Kale, Leeks, Onions, Parsnips, Rutabaga, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Turnips, Winter Squash, Pumpkins

Apples, Pears, fall Raspberries, Blackberries, Grapes, Plums, Chestnuts, Apple Cider, Donuts, Kettle Corn, Caramel Apples U-Pick Apples, Pumpkins, Gourds, Fall Raspberries, Pears FUN

Fall Harvest Festivals, Grape Harvest, Corn & Soybean Mazes, Apple & Corn Cannons, Cider Mills, Tractor or Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides, Hayrides, Field Trips

Gourds, Cornstalks & Hay Bales for Fall Decorating December—Mid-March

Winter FOOD

Hoophouse Greens, Beets, Carrots, Potatoes, Winter Squash, Apples, Holiday Pies & Baked Goods, Jarred Goods FUN

Choose & Cut Christmas Trees, Christmas Wreaths, Garland, Holiday Events with Santa & Reindeer, Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides, Holiday Wine Dinners, Cooking Classes, Live Nativity Events

• Farmers Markets • Petting Farms

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• Farm Weddings, Dinners & Events • Educational Classes & Activities

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A A.W. Overhiser Orchards AJ’s Garden & Produce Inc. Alex’s Veggies Alpena Farmers Market Anderson & Girls Orchards & Gifts Andy T’s Farm Market & Bakery Apple Barrel Cider Mill Ashton Orchards & Cider Mill

92 36 94 32 56 71 68 113

B Bakker’s Acres Barden’s Farm Market Barden’s Farm Market II Bardenhagen Farms Bargy’s Farm Market Battle Creek Farmers Market Bayside Farmers Market Beard’s Produce Berry Hill Farm Bill’s Farm Market Bird’s Berry Patch-Monster PUNK’NS Blake’s Almont Garden Center & Farm Blake’s Big Apple Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill The Blast Corn Maze Blueberry Patch Bob’s Barn Farm Market & Bakery Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market Bregman Brothers Brookside Farms Fritz’s Blueberries Brookwood Fruit Farm Brush Farms Buchan’s Blueberry Hill Buchanan Farmers Market

23 92 91 23 20 77 13 82 103 21 117 60 100 100 103 91 81 86 25 90 60 92 26 79

C Calder Dairy and Farms Cedarbrook Trout Farms Chateau Chantal Chateau Grand Traverse Cheboygan Farmers Market

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102 35 24/26 26 33

Cherry Connection/ Edmondson Orchards Cherry Republic Christofferson Farms City Market Coleman’s Corn Maze Corey Lake Orchards Country Dairy Country Mill Crane Orchards U-Pick & Corn Maze Crane’s Pie Pantry Restaurant & Winery Critter Barn

27 21 52 60 117 95 53 80 84 84 57

D Dairy Discovery LLC Dearborn Farmers Market DeBacker Family Dairy DeBuck’s Corn Maze Deer Tracks Junction DeGrandchamp Farms DeLange’s Redberry Farm DeTour Farmers Market The Dexter Cider Mill Dexter Farmers Market Diederich’s Berry and Produce Farm Donahee Farms Downtown Marquette Farmers Market Downtown Rochester Farmers Market Duke Petting Farm Dutch Farm Market

42 102 8 101 43 92 49 8 103 105 119 114 12 116 118 93

E East Lansing Farmers Market Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm Market Edible Grande Traverse Edible WOW Elk Rapids Farmers Market Elmcrest Acres Erie Orchards and Cider Mill Escanaba Farmers Market

106 46 26 121 18 8 106 9

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H

Fantail Farms 16 Farm Bureau BkCV Farmer White’s 29 Farmhaus Cider Co. 49 The Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast 10 Flint Farmers Market 61 Flushing Farms 61 Forraht Farms 78 Frankenmuth.org 63 Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn 64 Franklin Cider Mill 101 Friske Orchards Farm Market 18 The Frosty Apple 105 Fruit Acres Farm Market & U-Pick 82 The Fruitful Orchard and Cider Mill 66 Fruit Ridge Hayrides 50 Fryear’s Little Red Market 46 Fusilier Family Farm & Greenhouse 109

95 27 51 102 45 46 87 88 76 110 61 116

J J.W. Morlock & Girls LLC Jacob’s Corn Maze Jake’s Country Meats Johnson’s Giant Pumpkins, LLC

97 28 80 70

K

G Gallagher’s Farm Market Gatchell’s Farm Market Gavin Orchards LLC Gladstone Farmers Market Gladwin Farmers Market Goldberry Woods B&B-Cottages-Farm Golden River Orchard Grand Haven Farmers Market Grandpa Tiny’s Farm Grand Valley State Farmers Market GreenStone Farm Credit Services Grow Benzie Gull Meadow Farms

Harvey’s Farm Hawthorne Vineyards Heidi’s Farm Stand The Henry Ford Heritage Farms Market Hill Bros. Orchards & Cider Mill Holland Area Visitors Bureau Holland Farmers Market Hollywood Farms Holtz Christmas Tree Plantation Huhn Strawberry Farm Hy’s Cider Mill

27 83 44 10 65 96 33 45 62 42 122 16 91

Kapnick Orchards Kei Ju Farm Kensington Metropark Farm Center Klenk Orchards Inc. King Orchards - Central Lake King Orchards - Kewadin Kohl Farms Kokx’s Produce Kreps Apple Barn Krohne’s Last Stand Krupp Farms

101 21 109 55 18 20 65 86 108 86 44

L Lakeshore Harvest Country 94 Lawrence Farmers Market 89 Leaman’s Green Applebarn 64 Leduc Blueberries and Strawberries 90 Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail 17 / 28 Lehmans Orchard Brewery/Farmhouse 79 Lehmans Orchard U-Pick and Winery 90 Lemon Creek Fruit Farm & Winery 78 Lewis Farms and Petting Zoo 53

Christofferson Farms

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M M & M Farmers Market 13 MAEAP 73 Maple Leaf Farm and Creamery 19 Maybury Farm 112 McCallum’s Orchard 68 Meridian Twp. Farmers Market 113 The Merry Hearted Cidery 66 Michigan Ag Council 37 Michigan Apple Committee Inside Fr/Cv Michigan Brewers Guild 111 Michigan Christmas Tree Association 12 Michigan Cider Association 45 Michigan Cider Makers Guild 45 Michigan Craft Beverage Council 52 Michigan Farmers Market Association 39 Michigan Fiber Festival 77 Michigan Maple Syrup Association 38 Michigan Radio 104 Middleton Berry Farm 114 Mitchell Farm & Greenhouses 107 Moelker Orchards and Farm Market 47 Montrose Orchards 69 Moomers 28 Morgan Composting Inc. 54 Mueller’s Orchard and Cider Mill 69 Munsell Farms 107

N National Blueberry Festival Nelson’s Farm Market New Baltimore Farmers Market Nixon Farms Northeast Mich. Farmers Mkt. - Oscoda Northeast Mich. Farmers Mkt. - Tawas Nugent Orchards

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93 48 110 105 37 37 20

Obstbaum Orchards Orchard Hill Farm

112 42

P Pahl’s Country Store & Pumpkin Patch 16 Painted Turtle 51 Papas Pumpkin Patch 69 Partridge Creek Farm 11 Peacock Road Family Farm 68 Petersen’s Vegetable Corner 50 Phillips Orchards & Cider Mill 71 Pinecrest Christmas Tree Farm 84 Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill 115 Polish Heritage Farm 16 Porters Orchard 67 Post Family Farm LLC 49/54 Pregitzer Farm Market LLC 110 Prillwitz Fruit Farms 83 Pristine Acres 21 Printwell 119

R Rajzer’s Farm Market & Greenhouses 82 Red Barn Market 51 Redford Twp. Market at the Marquee 115 Reenders Blueberry Farms 57 Rennhack Orchards Market 48 Rennie Orchards 29 Riverbend Farms 93 Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery 47 Rochester Cider Mill 112 Rockford Package Supply 47 Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm 43 Rowe’s Produce Farm 120 Royal Farms Inc. 19 Russell Blueberry Farm 64

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Alphabetical Listings Index S Schantz’s Blueberries Schell Family Farm Schultz Fruitridge Farm, Inc. Schwallier’s Country Basket Shades of Lavender Farm The Shafer Farm Shelby Twp. Farmers Market Shuler Dairy Sill Bros. U-Pick Tomatoes/Peppers Simpson Family Farm Snappy Apple Farm Market Sodini Blueberries Sommerfeldt’s Sommer Fresh Farm South Haven CVB South Haven Farm Market Southwest Michigan Toruist Council Spicer Orchards Spring Lake Farm and Garden Market Spring Valley Trout Farm Springhope Farm Starbuck’s Blueberry Farm Starz Orchards St. Joe Farmers Market St. Louis Farmers Market Stephens Farm Stephenson Farm and Market Stone Cottage Gardens Stony Creek Orchard and Cider Mill Strauss Produce

U 70 114 89 55 89 76 117 77 93 62 43 52 77 91 93 95 106 55 105 84 79 13 94 72 56 96 66 116 80

Uncle John’s Cider Mill 71 Up North Farm Market & Petting Barn 48

V Verellen Orchards and Cider Mill Verhage Fruit Farms

118 88

W Wahmhoff Farms Nursery Warren Orchards Between the Bays Wasem Fruit Farm WaterFire Vineyards WCMU Public Media Weesies Brothers Farm Weiss Centennial Farm-Corn Maze Westview Orchards & Winery Whitney Creek Fa rm Whittaker’s Berry Farm Wiard’s Orchards & Country Fair The Wild Pumpkin Wolcott Mill Metropark Farm Center Woodland Enterprises, Inc. Woods Farm Wyrick’s Orchard

85 29 109 20 132 52 64 119 11 108 120 60 115 57 23 72

Weesies Brothers Farm

T Tandem Ciders 25 Three Cedars Farm 112 Thumb Octagon Barn 65 Thunder Bay Resort 35 Trapp’s Berry Farm 54 Traverse City Tourism 22 True Blue Farms Country Store & U-Pick 86 Twin Flame Lavender Farm 76 Twin Maple Orchards 85 Two K Farms 25 ZEPHYR HILL FARMS

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Michigan Michigan AgriAgritourism Tourism Association Association Michigan AgriTourism Association Michigan Petersen’s Vegetable Corner Every day, farmers adapt to new challenges. AgriThings may be different this year. Before your visit, be sure Tourism to call ahead or check social media for up-to-date information. We look forward Association to welcoming you to the farm this year. Thank you for continuing to support Michigan farmers!

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Michigan Agritourism Directory 2020  

Discover Michigan Farm Fun this year! Travel Michigan's countryside enjoying u-pick farms, farm stands, orchards, wineries, cideries, and mo...

Michigan Agritourism Directory 2020  

Discover Michigan Farm Fun this year! Travel Michigan's countryside enjoying u-pick farms, farm stands, orchards, wineries, cideries, and mo...