Shimek's Farm Stand on M-72 in Leelanau County

Reaping What Farmers Have Sown

Bill Palladino, Find Local Food, Record-Eagle Ag Forum

“Before the reward, there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy.” – Ralph Ransom

The abundance of northern Michigan’s many riches is never more apparent than now. The approaching fall demands that farmers set our tables with the literal fruits of their summer’s labor. Visit one of our local farmers markets and be ready for an impressive diversity of locally grown crops.

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Shetler Family Dairy welcomes all, to 16th Annual Event

Event, Find Local Food, Tricia Phelps

Shetler milk became a local staple in northwest Michigan soon after the family began bottling and distributing to retail stores sixteen years ago. George and Sally Shetler raised their five children on the farm in Kalkaska, Michigan which they’ve owned since 1979. Their quality product offerings continue to make the family-run business grow, but its also the way they conduct business that keeps consumers — like me— hooked.