On the Hunt for Local Produce?

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Rumor has it that strawberries will be here soon! And, of course, asparagus and rhubarb and spinach have been available at farmer’s markets and roadsides. In case you’ve forgotten over the winter the abundance of local sources for produce, here’s a refresher.

Around the West Michigan Blogosphere - Link Up!


As you can see from my expanding blogroll, there are lots of great bloggers in West Michigan. If you’re a local blogger, please link up one of your favorite posts below so we can enjoy your brilliance.

West Michigan Blog-Hop Thursdays

As you can see, I’ve been busily adding to my blogroll page. There are so many great bloggers here in West Michigan. So I’m excited to partner with Natural Living Moms to offer a blog hop!

Don’t forget the Access/GRACE Hunger Walk this Saturday

If you’re not walking, please consider giving!

Lunch at Jolly Pumpkin

As you might have figured out by now, as much as my husband and I like wine, we are also into beer. (As one might suspect from a couple who is working to open a microbrewery!). And so we couldn’t leave Traverse City without stopping at Jolly Pumpkin.

A Chat with Tony from Leelanau Cellars

One of the most fun things about the media event was meeting the winemakers and other people who live, work, and breathe Michigan wine. One of those was Tony Lentych, General Manager at Leelanau Cellars.

An Afternoon at Tandem Cider

  My husband, Troy   My husband and I went up to Traverse City for the weekend April 17-18 to attend the media event sponsored by Leelanau Peninsula Vintner’s Association. It was drizzly and cold, but we still had a great time. The first thing we did was visit Tandem Ciders.

Governor Snyder Declares April “Michigan Wine Month”

Just in case you thought I made this whole “April is Michigan Wine Month” thing up, I thought I’d share a press release that I received recently. The facts speak for themselves-Michigan wine is a bright spot in our economic landscape.

Wine and Culinary Events at Grey Hare Inn Vineyard Bed & Breakfast

One of the things I love most about our virtual wine tour is that we have the whole month of April and can explore activities off the beaten path. I was delighted to discover the treasure trove of foodie events at Grey Hare Inn.

Celebrate Michigan Wine Month at Chateau Chantal

One of my favorite ways to explore Old Mission Peninsula is to drive all the way to the northernmost winery-Chateau Chantal-and work my way down. If you happen to take the same approach during the month of April, you’ll want to be sure to take advantage of some of the festivities at Chateau Chantal.

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