A New Normal for Michigan Orchards

This is the second post of a three-part series. Before reading this, make sure you read the first post of the series here! To quickly recap, in the last article I mentioned how climate change will have unique impacts on tree fruit agriculture due to long-term growing requirements of growing perennials. This means that fruit […]

in Climate Change, Environment, Julia Linder, Learn More

A Farmer’s Diary: Beginning Farmer Institute, Part 3

Our third and final Beginning Farmer Institute (BFI) session took us to Washington state to talk business formation, business planning and long-term health, land tenure, credit, taxation, liability, regulatory compliance, farming cooperatives, and the logistics behind one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers’ markets in the United States. You think you know how to […]

in Event, Get Involved, Learn More, Molly Stepanski

Investing in Local Pollinators

Pollinators may appear small, but they have a massive impact in our ecosystem. These buzzing bees and native pollinators are a necessary, yet often forgotten, component of our food system. When habitat needs are met, these fundamental creatures can produce the fruits we love, and many of the seeds that provide our nourishing foods. We […]

in Benefit, Environment, Get Involved

Letting (the) Produce Safety ‘Rule’ in Michigan

What is the big deal with food safety? It can be rather ‘gut wrenching’ finding out about potentially contaminated food. Over the year’s farmers, growers, retailers and more have had to adapt to new challenges in ensuring products from farms are not only meeting consumers changing market demands, but safeguarding that those products are not […]

in Environment, Find Local Food, Michelle Jacokes

Introducing a New Resource to UP Farmers

As December speeds by, we rush to ready ourselves for the holidays. Once the new year arrives, our growers and producers will jump right into planning and preparing for the 2019 season. I myself am already dreaming of summer harvests. With preparation approaching, this month seemed like a great opportunity to introduce a new resource to […]

in Alex Palzewicz, Environment, Find Local Food, Learn More