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Celebrate October in Traverse City w/ Greensky Bluegrass

Our winners have been drawn!! Char B from Ohio wrote "We love the views, wine, cherries, and hopefully beautiful fall leaves. We are planning on climbing Sleeping Bear Dunes. Can't wait to get there!" and Cindy P of Traverse City said simply…
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Ready to Pick: Peaches!

PEACHES by waterbug49307 Peaches are members of the rose family that were first cultivated in China, where the peach was revered as a symbol of longevity. Peaches average only 42 calories and are a good source of potassium, vitamins A &…
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Michigan fruit growers face record losses in 2012

Cherry Blossoms ... frosted by Ken Scott Michigan farmers are now reaping the unpleasant harvest of our strange "Summer in March." The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that the United States Department of Agriculture puts the 2012 losses for apples,…
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The Daily Michigan: National Morel Mushroom Festival

Morels are popping up in Northern Michigan and today on The Daily Michigan, we've got a prize package to help you celebrate Michigan's morel magic from the good folks at the National Morel Mushroom Festival! Boyne City has hosted the Morel…
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April is Michigan Wine Month

Ready for the Harvest by lpwines Following tradition, Governor Snyder has once again proclaimed April to be Michigan Wine Month. Our state's wine industry continues to grow at a steady pace, and the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council…
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March Madness: Michigan Maple Syrup Season

Cold nights and warm days have sap running like a waterfall in Michigan! March Madness by PLskell (see Peter's sap slideshow!) We just discovered a super-cool newsreel about making maple syrup in the 1950s at the Bentley Library at the…
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History of the Lake Sturgeon in Michigan

Laura Bein's In the Archives column for The Ann Arbor Chronicle appears around the end of every month. Her latest installment is From Cordwood to Caviar. It tracks the lake sturgeon in Michigan from the beginning on known history when they…
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The Daily Michigan: Michigan Fruit coloring book and a West Bay Gift Box

Today on The Daily Michigan we have a bushel of cherry items to close out National Cherry Month on Absolute Michigan. The first is the book Michigan Fruit by Susan Briggs with illustrations by Kristin Hurlin. Climate, soil and the moderating…
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The Daily Michigan: Chocolate Covered Cherries & Cherry Salsa from Cherry Republic

Today on The Daily Michigan we're giving away large jar (17oz.) of original salsa and a one pound bag of chocolate covered cherries from our friends at Cherry Republic. As you can see from the image to the right, they have one or two items…
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Migrant workers and Michigan agriculture

“Care for and harvesting of crops is a critical, labor-intensive aspect of our agriculture. Without adequate labor, asparagus, apples, or grapes might go unharvested; corn isn’t de-tasseled, and crops are left to rot in the field. The work…
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The Daily Michigan: 5# of Dried Cherries from Cherry Republic

Here's the first of our new The Daily Michigan features, and one of our readers will win 5 pounds of tart cherries! All you need to do to be eligible is to let us know you want to win. We hope you'll sign up to receive our daily email (Monday…