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Tapping Into Michigan’s Sweetest Season During Annual Michigan Maple Syrup Weekends

To celebrate Michigan’s oldest agricultural activity, 16 members of the Michigan Maple Syrup Association once again invite Michiganders to experience this unique process during one of three Annual Michigan Maple Syrup Weekends coming up from mid-March through early April throughout both peninsulas.

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Seventh Annual Michigan Chinook Cup Awarded at the 2024 Michigan’s Great Beer State Conference & Trade Show

The Hop Growers of Michigan presented the 7th Annual Michigan Chinook Cup last week at the 2024 Michigan’s Great Beer State Conference & Trade Show at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo. The conference, which hosted nearly 500 attendees including more than 50 industry speakers, was presented by the Michigan Brewers Guild, Master Brewers Association of the Americas – District Michigan and Michigan State University Extension.

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Inaugural Michigan AgriTourism Summit Scheduled for May 2024 in Traverse City

Recognizing the importance and value of agritourism to the state of Michigan, we are excited to announce the inaugural Michigan Agritourism Summit will be held on Wednesday, May 8 at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City. 

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Thankful for (Michigan) Celery

Celery is an integral part of the Thanksgiving feast…as one of the main ingredients in homemade stuffing (or dressing, if you prefer). Did you know that Kalamazoo, Michigan is known as “Celery City” because it was the first place in the United States where this vegetable was commercially grown?

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Prediction of An Early Spring is Sweet News to Pure Michigan’s Maple Syrup Producers

To celebrate the arrival of the spring season, the Michigan Maple Syrup Association and more than 30 of its members once again invite the public out to take part in the 8th Annual Michigan Maple Syrup Weekends. The family-friendly events provide a chance for people to get a firsthand look at how maple sap is collected, boiled down and turned into sweet maple syrup and other maple treats.

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St. Julian Winery Honored with 34 Awards at 2019 Indy International Wine Competition

St. Julian Winery, recognized as Michigan’s longest-operating and most-awarded winery, submitted 34 wines into the 28th Annual Indy International Wine Competition and every single one of them was awarded a medal. Two wines were also named “Best of Class” including the 2018 Braganini Reserve Gruner Veltliner in the White Vinifera category and 2018 Braganini Reserve Vignoles Late Harvest in the Dessert Wines category.

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St. Julian Winery Awarded 2 Jefferson Cups at Recent International Competition

Michigan-based St. Julian Winery has been awarded a barrel of medals, including two (2) of the covered “Jefferson Cups” from one of the most esteemed wine competitions in the country. Regarded as the “Olympics” of such competitions, the 19th Annual Jefferson Cup Invitational honors the “best of the best” from an accumulative 740 wines pre-selected from each of America’s wine regions.

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Cooking Up Food & Friendships

Growing up, many family traditions were centered around the table. After launching Promote Michigan in 2004, I found myself drawn to certain sectors of the hospitality industry: restaurants, wineries, breweries, distilleries, farm markets and agricultural organizations. Yes, I found a way to get paid to eat and drink…how lucky! I was also building a network and often friendships with chefs who were eager to feed my desire to learn more about locally-sourced ingredients and unique ways to prepare them into delicious dishes.

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St. Julian Brings Home 34 Medals from International Eastern Wine Competition

St. Julian Winery was recently presented a total of 34 medals—including one “Best of Show,” four “Best of Class” and three “Double Gold” awards—at the International Eastern Wine Competition held February 6-7 in Santa Rosa, CA. St. Julian was one of five Michigan wineries from four distinct federally-recognized American Viticultural Region (AVAs) to participate in the competition.

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Explore Northern Michigan’s ‘Tip of the Mitt’ Wine Region Along the Bay View Wine Trail This Autumn

Northern Michigan is an ideal location to experience the changing of the fall colors and the bounty of the season. The 10 wineries that collectively that make up the Bay View Wine Trail are excited to host two weekends celebrating the harvest – November 10-12 and November 18-19.

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2016 Michigan Milestone Years

Michigan was founded on January 26, 1837 as the 26th state of the United States of America. Currently home to nearly 10 million people, spread out throughout two peninsulas, Michigan is the Great Lakes State – the Mitten of Plenty – the Wolverine State. Michigan’s early business history is centered in industries that benefited from its proximity to the Great Lakes: fishing, lumbering, mining, fur trapping and agriculture.

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