Raise Your Glass to Farmers Market Cocktails!

Every summer the The Little Fleet in downtown Traverse City incorporates the bounty of northern Michigan in their handcrafted cocktails and we love it! These creative and refreshing farmer’s market inspired cocktails highlight ingredients from local farms and orchards in our region.

This year, we’re excited to pair up with The Little Fleet to bring you fresh, local-inspired libations featuring different farms each month through Fall. You can follow @tastethelocaldifference for featured cocktails, spirits, recipes, and what’s in season at the farmers market. 

Sneak Peak – “Rhubarb Drag Race,” a Farmers Market Cocktail created just for UP North Pride to kick-off Pride Week in Traverse City! Featuring local rhubarb from Lakeview Hill Farm, spruce tips from Loma Farm, and Iron Fish Distillery vodka. This delicious cocktail is available starting this week.

Here’s the bounty you can expect in the upcoming months:


strawberries, peas


saskatoons, cherries, orange bell peppers


peaches, corn


cantelope, tomato


grapes, pumpkin


sweet Potato, chaga Mushrooms

Don’t forget to tag @tastethelocaldifference with your favorite Farmers Market Cocktail at The Little Fleet this Summer!

Bailey Samp is the Local Food Coordinator for NW Michigan and co-owns Lakeview Hill Farm in Leelanau County with her partner John. Reach her at [email protected] to find a farmers market near you!