October 6, 2021

Crop Spot: Brussels Sprouts

Find out more about local Brussels Sprouts, from garden to pantry, and find a recipe for Brussels Sprout Pesto!

September 5, 2021

Crop Spot: Ground Cherries

Have you ever had ground cherries? These flavorful fruits pack a tropical punch with notes of pineapple, tomato, and grape.

August 10, 2021

Celebrating Unique Michigan Fruits

The great state of Michigan is home to a wide variety of wonderful fruits to find at the farmers market, local grocery store, or even to go pick…

August 8, 2021

Crop Spot: Hot Peppers

Hot peppers, or chilis, are a ubiquitous part of cuisines worldwide, but actually are native to the Americas. In fact, the word ‘chili’ comes from the Aztec language,…

July 1, 2021

Crop Spot: Cherries

Michigan is known for its cherry production, especially of tart Montmorency cherries. In fact, Michigan produces so many cherries–and other fruits!–that the western part of the state, especially…

June 8, 2021

Crop Spot: Radishes

Radishes are one of the first joys of spring, bringing pops of red and green to the field, market, and kitchen. They are easy to maintain in the…

April 22, 2021

Crop Spot: Asparagus

During Michigan springtime, one of the first vegetables you’ll find available in your garden and at the farmers market is asparagus! This versatile veggie can be prepared in…

March 23, 2021

Crop Spot: Honey

Here in Michigan, we often find ourselves celebrating every exciting sign of the return of Spring. A ray of sunshine, waking up to birdsong, a hint of green…

March 9, 2021

Crop Spot: Cabbage

Hardy and easy-to-store cabbage is abundant even in late winter. It will keep in cool, moist storage for 3-4 months! Part of the Brassica genus, which includes broccoli,…

February 9, 2021

Crop Spot: Beets

Beets deserve the spotlight for their funky exterior and sweet flavor alone, but add to that their superfood level nutrition, versatility in the kitchen and hearty growing characteristics…