May 6, 2022

Crop Spot: Rhubarb Season in Michigan

After a long Michigan winter, rhubarb is one of the first vegetables (or fruit, to some!) to push its way through the freshly thawed soil. Once a plant…

March 30, 2022

Gardening in Michigan 101 

Whether you’re new to gardening or have been doing it for years, it comes down to three major components : Planning, Soil, and Seeds

March 2, 2022

Crop Spot: Herbs

Explore the versatile ways herbs are used for cooking and wellness as well as how to grow them in Michigan!

January 27, 2022

Crop Spot: Carrots

Find more to love about Michigan carrots – from how to enjoy them in your kitchen to recipes how to grow them in your own garden!

January 11, 2022

Crop Spot: Beans

Do you eat Michigan local beans? Find out why to eat and grow beans, and learn how with our recipe for a Bean Party with Smoked Whitefish!

November 2, 2021

Crop Spot: Chicories

Our rundown of bitter greens, or chicories, includes a recipe for Roasted Radicchio with Maple Cranberry Reduction.

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!

October 5, 2021

Putting the Garden to Bed

The end of gardening season is close at hand! Find out how to save seeds, top up garden beds, and more – and use Michigan sources while doing so.

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,…

August 3, 2021

The Healing Power of Gardening

Eating lots of fruits and vegetables, regular exercise, and a solid sleep schedule all contribute to a healthy body and mind. But did you know that being outside…