Time for Local Produce in Michigan!

As the rain falls and the sun beams on Southeast Michigan, local crops are blooming. You’ll find the some of the best produce of the year made here in Michigan.

As the rain falls and the sun beams on Southeast Michigan, local crops are blooming. You’ll find the some of the best produce of the year made here in Michigan.

Some of our favorites include:

asparagus.jpgAsparagus – Michigan asparagus ripens ready enough to harvest starting in late April and continuing for 6-7 weeks through the middle of June. With approximately 25 million pounds grown annually in Michigan, the mitten state ranks third nationally in asparagus production. Asparagus is rich in folic acid, low in calories and sodium, and a fine source of fiber and potassium.

radishes.jpgBunch radishes – This member of the mustard family comes in red, white and black, various sizes and shapes and with a sharp flavor. Radishes are good sources of folate, calcium, potassium and fiber.

spinach.jpgBunch spinach – Fresh spinach contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C and fiber and it’s also a rich source of iron and calcium. For the most nutritional benefit, it’s best to eat fresh spinach quickly after purchasing.

parsley.jpgHerbs – Cilantro and Italian Parsley – Fresh herbs add flavor and distinction to cooked dishes, pasta and grain salads and salad dressings without added sodium or calories.

bibb_lettuce.jpgBibb and Boston Lettuces – Starting in early June, you’ll find locally-grown bibb and boston lettuce in Michigan. Both are members of the Butterhead Lettuce family with sweet, succulent leaves.

mix.jpgLooking forward… Starting in June, you can find Michigan-grown cabbage, greens and zucchini…all made in Michigan


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