Michigan Products Journal

Wayne State's Wednesday Farmers Market
By Kami Pothukuchi
Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wayne State's Wednesday Farmers MarketSpring is in the air and Wayne State University is gearing up for its Wednesday Farmers Market. Members of the university, Midtown, and broader Detroit community are invited to visit the Wayne State market and shop for fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, transplants, and other farm and food products.  >>>

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Oldest US Mint Farm Has Record Breaking Year
By Linette Crosby
Friday, May 22, 2009

Michigan Mint(MINT CITY, USA/St. Johns, Mich) – Despite historic economic challenges facing America's small- and mid-sized farms, the oldest continually operating mint farm in the U.S., Crosby Mint Farm, announced a double-digit increase in year-over-year sales today.  >>>

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Dining on the Fly For a Pure Michigan Father's Day
By Dianna Stampfler
Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dining on the Fly(TRAVERSE CITY, Mich) - Looking for the perfect gift for that special man on your Father's Day list? A partnership among three Traverse City area businesses - The Boathouse Restaurant, Bowers Harbor Vineyard and McCool Outdoor - provides a unique and memorable gift that any man is sure to love. A true Northern Michigan experience can now easily be found as you head out to the river for a world-class fly fishing excursion, followed by a gourmet meal prepared and served under a white canopy along the banks of the trout stream, paired with a hand-chosen selection of award-winning Michigan wines.  >>>

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Light of Day Organics Wins Michigan Business Award
By SBTDC
Monday, May 18, 2009

Light of Day Organic TeasLight of Day Organics, LLC has been named Business of the Year for Region 2 by the Small Business & Technology Development Center’s (SBTDC*).  This northern Michigan company is located in Leelanau County and was founded by Angela Macke, a Registered Nurse and Horticulturalist.  They promote a belief in honest tea by utilizing and supporting local, domestic and foreign farmers through Fair Trade practices through which they grow and buy only 100% certified Organic and Fair Trade tea leaves & spices. Light of Day Organics grows, harvests and dries their flowers, fruit, roots, bark and berries on their 25 acres of farmland.  They hand-blend the teas and tisanes in small batches in their certified facility to complete the process, which results in a fabulous cup of tea!  Their products are packaged in domestically manufactured containers, including polished silver tins and recyclable, compostable bags, and they use local resources for all of their business support.  >>>

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2009 Michigan Farm Market Directory Now Available
By Heather Throne
Monday, May 18, 2009

2009 Michigan Farm Market DirectoryLANSING, MI - Just in time for spring bedding plants, hanging flowering baskets, nursery stock, and fresh Michigan asparagus, the 2009 Michigan Farm Market and Agricultural Tourism directory is now available.  >>>

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Founders Fest '09: A Celebration of Beer & Music
By Dianna Stampfler
Monday, May 11, 2009

Founders Fest '09: A Celebration of Beer & Music(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich) - An estimated 5000 fans of award-winning craft brews will gather on Saturday, June 20 for the 2nd annual Founders Fest outdoor beer and music festival in downtown Grand Rapids. From 3-11pm, the street (Grandville Avenue between Williams and Bartlett) will be blocked and the grounds of the brewery secured for the festivities.  >>>

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New Company Listings - April 2009
By Ryan Anderson
Friday, May 08, 2009

23 new companies were listed on the website in April.  Many of them will be at the upcoming Buy Michigan Expo 2009 in Livonia.  Be sure to visit their websites to see if they make any products you may be looking for!  >>>

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Pure Michigan on Draft at The French Laundry
By Dianna Stampfler
Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The French Laundry, FentonFENTON, Mich - The French Laundry Café & Market in Fenton has made a major commitment to the Great Lakes State, with the recent announcement that it will be pouring exclusively Michigan draft beer from here on out.  >>>

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Buy Michigan Expo Update
By Lynne Meredith Schreiber
Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Buy Michigan Expo 2009LIVONIA, Mich. – In tough times, every purchase has the ability to help our economy or hinder it. That's exactly the message Ryan Anderson, founder of BuyMichiganProducts.com, is hoping to impart to participants at the Buy Michigan Expo 2009, to be held at Laurel Park Place Mall on May 16, in the Parisian court, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  >>>

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Featured Expo Vendor: Saverine Creek Heirlooms
By Debra Groat
Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Featured Expo Vendor: Saverine CreekSaverine Creek Heirlooms designs natural jewelry that enhances your wardrobe and personality! Instead of the usual beaded necklaces and earrings, our creations make unique gifts  made from rare antique heirloom seeds. Our unusual brooches, necklaces, pendants, earrings, and bracelets  are individually handcrafted from organic heirloom seeds that are grown and hand-harvested on our centennial farm.  >>>

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