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11 Places to Quench Your Thirst in Northern Michigan and the U.P.

Northern Michigan may be known for their amazing wineries, but that’s no reason to overlook a thriving beer scene. Here’s a quick look at some fine establishments that have opened up within the last couple years, or so. You might…

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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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Revitalizing Detroit’s Retail Landscape, One Neighborhood at a Time

Ashley Hennen is the Communications Manager for Hatch Detroit. She is passionate about doing her part to help build up vibrant and diverse retail in Detroit, spurring more walkable and healthy communities. While we’ve become well known for our annual…

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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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#MIKidsCan Make Music Together!

The Music Together program is a great way to get your children involved in music at an early age. Music Together is designed for children ages 0-7 and the grownups who love them, according to their website. It brings families, primary caregivers and early childhood professionals…

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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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Local Bakery Brings Sweet and Savory Pies to Southeast Michigan

“Pie is a food that demands to be shared,” says Lisa Ludwinski, owner of Sister Pie. She’s been popping up and delivering since 2012, but soon she’ll be sharing her seasonally-inspired goods out of her own bakery in Detroit’s West…

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Michigan’s Best Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches

‘Tis the season for apple picking and pumpkin carving! And here in Michigan, we’re in luck because we’re surrounded by amazing orchards and pumpkin patches. There are too many to list, but below are a few of our favorite go-to…

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