Stories tagged: "farmers"


Christine Roperti, 77, helps out along the line at Roperti's Turkey Farm, which expects to sell 4,400 turkeys for this Thanksgiving.
This 74-Year-Old Family Turkey Farm Has Locals Flocking to Southeast Michigan

Step back into the good old days here at Roperti’s, a turkey farm where the family eats crab legs for Thanksgiving.

A northern Michigan farm. (Image via Shutterstock)
10 Most Valuable Crops Grown in Michigan

Stacker compiled a list of the most valuable crops grown in Michigan using data from the US Department of Agriculture state agriculture overview.

There are plenty of fun and cheap things you can do with your kids before the cold weather makes its return to Michigan.
Cheap (and Fun) Things to Do With Kids Before Summer Ends

Nicole Collier shares a few fun and cheap things you can do with your kids before the cold weather returns.

Sugar Water or Syrup: Michigan Farmers Want You to Know About ‘Liquid Gold’ in Our Trees

Michigan is one of the best states in the country for maple syrup. So why don’t more people know about this hidden gem?

Photo by Paya Mona/Shutterstock
16 Michigan Fruit Festivals to Check Out in 2022

The national cherry and blueberry fests may be the top contenders, but there’s more to see. Here’s a calendar of Michigan’s best fruit-related festivals for 2022.

The Michigan cherry industry is just one of many to be impacted by climate change. Photos via Facebook.
Michigan Cherries Are Subject to Climate Change. Like Everything Else.

Volatile rains and shifting weather patterns are just the tip of the iceberg. Here’s how climate change plans could fix the woes of Michigan’s agricultural industry.

John Spens of Geier Farms sets up at the Detroit Farmers Market, Saturday, May 2, 2020, in Detroit. Farmers, growers and operators of open-air markets are heading into one of their busiest times of year while facing the added challenge of the coronavirus. Shoppers venturing to farmers markets this spring are likely to see a lot fewer vendors and fellow customers. The ones they do see will be taking precautions such as the wearing of face masks and frequent use of hand sanitizer. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Michigan Farmers Turn to Swedish Ideas Like ‘Virtual’ Markets to Survive Pandemic

Plus, we’ve got your round-up of where you can go to still support our local Michigan farmers and get the season’s homegrown goods.