“The secret is in the soil,” says White Lotus Farms. “We started with Organic Certification but now go far beyond this. Great produce starts with great soil and our strong focus on soil enrichment produces food that is not only nutritious but also measurably more flavor. White Lotus Farms is a three acre farm 10 mins outside of Ann Arbor, MI owned and operated by a small dedicated group of people committed to flavor and beauty.” (Photos via White Lotus Facebook)
This Beloved Ann Arbor Farm Is Surviving the Pandemic Without PPP

They're crediting the success to figuring "this online thing out" right away. Michigan responded.

Modern-day blueberry farming began in Michigan in the early 1900s, according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD), and today this perennial crop is harvested from more than 20,000 acres. (Photos via Shutterstock)
Blueberries, Blackberries, Peaches, Raspberries: Here’s Where to Find U-Pick Farms in Michigan

What better place to socially distance this summer than a big, open field full of fresh fruit and veg ripe for the picking? Here’s where to find farms in your area.

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Follow the Lead of #MaskUpMichigan — Not Trump’s Coronavirus Disinfo Twitter Campaign

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer nominated President Trump to tweet a pic of himself in a mask. Instead, he retweeted a dangerous video touting false coronavirus claims.

The Detroit Free Press is hosting a short documentary that tells the story of unheralded Detroit civil rights hero Sarah Elizabeth Ray, who 75 years ago fought against Boblo segregation. The film, part of a larger, in-progress documentary called “Boblo Boats: A Tale of Two Sisters,” incorporates stop-motion animation sequences alongside insightful interview with historian Desiree Cooper. (Image via the Detroit Free Press)
Watch the Story of the Detroiter Who Fought Against Boblo Boat Segregation

Sarah Elizabeth Ray was the unsung Detroiter who fought for Black people to ride the Boblo Boats. The Freep is bringing her story to viewers living at a modern tipping point.

President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Michigan Lori Carpentier (left) called it “unsurprising” that Right to Life of Michigan failed to collect signatures in proportion to the number of Michigan voters who actually agree with their agenda to ban dilation and evacuation procedures. Indeed, Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing (right) said in a statement that the increased minimum number of signatures required to be certified was the group’s biggest hurdle. (From left: Screenshot via YouTube; AP Photo/David Eggert, File)
Right to Life of Michigan Abandons Petition Drive to Enact Extreme Abortion Ban

The petition to skirt Gov. Whitmer’s veto powers and ban the common dilation and evacuation abortion fell short of the required number of signatures.

Detroit's Redford Theatre has championed creative programming for their patrons for years. In addition to enabling participation in the creation, understanding, and appreciation of the arts in the historically preserved theatre, the Motor City Theatre Organ Society (the group that runs the Redford) is dedicated to the preservation, use, understanding, and enjoyment of the theatre pipe organ. The Redford's Barton Theatre Pipe Organ was installed for the opening of the theatre in 1928, and it's still played at the beginning of shows today! (Photo courtesy of the Redford Theatre)
Livestreams, Drive-Ins, and Curbside Concessions: How to Get Your Movie Theater Fix in Michigan

Michigan’s movie theaters are providing film fans with creative offerings on- and offline during the pandemic, and they need your support to keep ’em coming.

In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Mike Starkey offloads soybeans from his combine as he harvests his crops in Brownsburg, IN. The escalating trade war between the U.S. and China at that time caused anxiety among rural farmers and bankers. Upper Midwest soybean farmer Jamie Beyer said those were days of "a little bit of panic." Many farmers would probably say the same of these days as well. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
Federal Aid Isn’t Reaching Michigan Farmers. Here’s What They Need to Survive.

Michigan farmers say President Trump's trade wars have set the stage for the extent of their financial hardships during the pandemic.