Stories tagged: "farming"


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From Farm to Jack-O-Lantern: The Life of a Michigan Pumpkin

Ever wonder how your favorite pumpkin patch grows its pumpkins? Or how the pumpkin you grabbed at the farmer’s market came to be? Here’s how. 

Photos By Isaac Constans and Courtesy of Horning Farms
Six Generations and Counting: A Story of Michigan’s Dairy Farms

Michigan’s dairy industry is one of the strongest in the country. Fighting through the pandemic, family farms are helping fight hunger. 

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Looking for a Family Activity this Summer? Check Out These 20 Michigan U-Pick Farms.

Michigan is a great state for berries, apples, peaches, and so many other fruits. This summer, head to one of these U-Pick farms and gather some of your own!

Mark Fentress of CWO Farms in Detroit is excited to extend his growing season and his impact on the community.
The Detroit Urban Farmer Who Started Small and Scaled Up

Mark Fentress purchased a small plot of land, and then another. Now he grows and sells organic produce in the heart of Detroit.

TC Collins, founder of Willow Run Acres, shares his knowledge and love of cultivation with children of all ages.
A Michigan Farmer is Paying Homage to His Past by Rooting the Future

"TC" Collins first learned about farming as a toddler. Life has brought him full-circle to share knowledge with future generations.

Sunlight Gardens is one of the Michigan-made and Black-owned produce farms helping to feed the local community. President & CEO, Devon Wilson, prides himself on providing education and opportunity for the Battle Creek community.
Why This Michigander Bought A Farm To Feed His Community

Devon Wilson learned about farming, produce, and nutrition from a local nonprofit organization. Then, he started his own to help even more people.

Preece and her son Hunter check out watermelons in the garden.
Lincoln Park Waitress Grows Food to Make up for Lost Income Due to Pandemic

Losing tips and gaining a new perspective, this Mitten State worker is getting closer to her food source.