2018-06-13 / News

Discover Michigan Farm Fun 2018 Agritourism Guide Released

BY FARM BUREAU INSURANCE

LANSING — With the assistance of Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan and the Michigan Apple Committee, the Michigan Agritourism Association (MATA) has released it’s 11th annual edition of its Discover Michigan Farm Fun directory.

This release comes in tandem with a fully updated relaunch of the MichiganFarmFun.com website complementing the popular printed directory. This guide has served as an essential agri-tourism companion, featuring a comprehensive collection of farm markets, u-pick farms, educational farms, and more in every region of Michigan.

“We want to connect people with Michigan Farms” said Jancie Benson, Executive Director at MATA. “The directory helps customers find the places where they can experience agriculture firsthand. Many farmers open their doors to the public and invite visitors to pick their own fruit, sample local wine, enjoy a hayride or meet the farm animals. The summer season is a great time for a visit.”

Michigan agriculture notably produces more than 300 commodities including asparagus, apples, blueberries, dairy products – including cheese and ice cream - tart cherries, dry beans, floriculture products, and cucumbers for pickles.

The Discover Michigan Farm Fun directory helps connect people craving a firsthand experience with this exciting and historical Michigan industry. The multitude of activities, events and options are uniquely arranged into seven Michigan regions, each highlighting farm produce and events based on each region’s unique soils and micro-climate.

“The 2018 Michigan Farm Fun Directory is an excellent one-stop resource for anyone looking to explore Michigan’s bountiful harvest, including farmers’ markets, orchards, cider mills, U-pick operations and many more popular agri-tourism spots,” said Jennifer Miller, Communications, Public Relations, and Advertising Manager for Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan. “We are proud to continue as a legacy sponsor, supporting Michigan farmers and agri-tourism in every region of Michigan.”

Printed copies are available at Farm Bureau Insurance offices, Michigan Welcome Centers, and tourist offices throughout Michigan, as well as every destination listed in the directory.

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