Photo courtesy of Mary Dunckel.
If you can’t bring the shopper to the farm, bring the farmer to the grocery store.
This is the idea of a Michigan program connecting shoppers with local farmers.
The Faces of Michigan Farmers initiative is a program that brings volunteer farmers into local supermarkets. Read more
Ever wonder what it takes to get that gallon of milk or loaf of bread to your supermarket? Read more
You may haven’t of heard the term “Polar Vortex” in a while or felt below-zero temperatures, but Michigan’s past winter still looms over peach producers.
According to agriculture officials who monitor such things, the 2014 Michigan Apple crop is shaping up to be the best one in years.
The US Department of Agriculture is reminding producers and ranchers that changes under the 2014 Farm Bill require compliance to be eligible for premium federal support.
Blueberries are ripe for the picking in the Upper Peninsula.
Solar and wind power often get attention, but another alternative power source has officials looking in the woods.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding a program to improve diversity in biomass crops. The feds want to encourage things like poplar trees or certain types of grasses; Crops other than corn or soybeans which are already commonly used by power plants to create clean energy. Read more
Breakfast foods like bacon, eggs and pancakes are commonplace on kitchen tables around the country.
On August 16, a Mescota county farm will welcome guests in for a free breakfast, and show people how modern agriculture works.
Michigan State University launched these “Breakfast on the Farm” events five years ago. It’s an effort to educate people who don’t live on farms about agriculture. Read more
One Michigan project aims to connect seniors to fresh products at local farmers markets.
The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has been awarded federal grant money to build a new farmers market pavilion.