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August 2022

Fall harvest: Find local produce

As summer wraps up many of us might mistakenly right off purchasing fresh local produce until next summer. Fortunately, we live in an incredibly diverse state which raises more than 300 different commodities. All we have to do is find out which delicious products are in season near us. Just as a watermelon and sweet corn are best in the summer, there are some fruits and vegetables best enjoyed in the fall. So, before we skip right to pumpkins and apple cider, check out your local farmers market to see what is still available! Blueberries, cabbage, herbs, pears, and tomatoes are just a few of the options you will find. Many local livestock farmers will also have plenty pork, beef, lamb, chicken, and turkey to fill up your freezers before winter. Michigan Grown Michigan Great is a great resource to find what local produce is grown near you.

Once you have found which products are grown near you, it is time to find a local farmer's market. To find a farmers market near you visit the Michigan Farmers Market Association. Along with finding the location of every market in the state you can also check out the upcoming events and current news. For those that love exploring local farm experiences, check out how we can still enjoy farm fun in the fall by exploring the Michigan Agrotourism Association website. Stay tuned for more seasonal information regarding fresh local food options.