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Stop Spending Too Much for Fresh Fruits and Veggies

It happens to everyone: That moment when you’re standing in the check-out lane at the grocery store, seeing the total increase with every scan of cauliflower, oranges and pears. With an estimated 49 million Americans making grocery decisions based on…

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4 Strange Ways to Perk Up Your Coffee

What’s the latest trend in the coffee world? Weird but healthy ingredients. Health gurus are taking matters into their own hands, or mugs in this case, and are opting for spices, unique milks and even butter in their daily cup of joe. The…

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5 Undeniable Reasons to Ditch Diet Soda Today

It sounds too good to be true: A drink that tastes like your favorite soda but has zero calories. No wonder people think they can sip on it all day long. It’s practically like drinking water! Or is it? By…

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Michigan Apples: Coming to a Tourist-Friendly Destination Near You

As apple consumers have changed their buying habits, apple farmers have changed the way they do business to stay relevant as well. For many, expanding operations to include some type of tourist hook has been the answer – think cider…

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Down the Line: How Apples Make it From the Farm to You

They appear on the shelf at your grocery store or farmers market as if by magic, but the apples you’re about to buy have actually been on quite a journey. On the third stop of a recent Michigan apple blogger…

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On the Apple Trail: Farming Michigan’s Abundant Orchards

A recent visit to two family-owned apple orchards, as part of a Michigan apple blogger tour, revealed a great deal about farming methods and challenges in the state. With different growing methods and philosophies, both farms provided unique insights into the industry,…

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Michigan Apples: Take a Tour With Us!

When you’re at the grocery store or the farmers market, picking an apple doesn’t really seem like a big deal. A recent tour of West Michigan apple destinations – Sietsema Orchards & Cider Mill, Youngquist Farms, Jack Brown Produce, Inc.,…

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Defeating the Dreaded Freshmen 15

Have you found yourself stress-eating lately? Or maybe wearing yoga pants and sweats more often because your skinny jeans from last spring just don’t fit like they used to. College has been back in session for a couple of months now,…

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The Budget-Friendly Guide to Healthy Tailgating

What’s not to love about tailgating—you and friends eating delicious food and cheering your team on to victory. But too much pizza, chicken wings, and brats may not only add to your waistline, it can also add up in your…

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