Help support local growers this summer season by shopping at farmers' markets across Michigan. Don't know where the nearest farmers' market is? MSU has partnered up with Michigan Farmers Market Association and the Michigan Food & Farming Systems to create a website that lets vendors find a place to sell their homemade/homegrown goods as well as lets potential customers find farmers' markets.
Visit www.farmersmarkets.msu.edu/ today and see what markets are in your area. You can search by geographic location (i.e. Southwest Lower Michigan, Upper Peninsula, etc.) and get the location and dates that the markets are open. Those markets with websites have links to their sites included in their respective listing.
For any fresh market newcomers there are shopping tips, a downloadable cookbook that uses common farmers' market produce, how to pick in-season produce, and even suggestions on how much of certain fruits and vegetables you should buy at one time.