What is Michigan Fresh
What’s the best way to cook those vegetables you bought last week at the farmers market? How do you select annuals that will make your yard pop with color? Learn about the best that the Great Lakes State has to offer when it comes to things that grow with help from MSU Extension’s Michigan Fresh program.
Michigan Fresh helps people explore the state’s bounty of fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamentals. Every week throughout the summer you’ll find information on recommended varieties, storage, food safety and preserving techniques for fruits and vegetables or for planting and maintaining your lawn and garden. Look for the information from early in May to mid-October.
Check out the latest Michigan Fresh fact sheets:
What’s in Season?
MSU Extension has created a handy Michigan Availability Guide so you can know when dozens of popular items are in season throughout the year.Are you wondering what to do with produce that you grew but just can’t use? Check out our latest fact sheet on guidelines for donating fresh fruits and vegetables.
Michigan Fresh Fact Sheets
Looking for our fact sheets? Check them out!
So what do you do with all those Michigan fresh fruits and veggies? MSU Extension educators have some ideas!
Check out more videos for storing and preserving techniques and delicious recipes too: Michigan Fresh on YouTube.
Have a question about food safety?
Ask an Expert is a site where you can get expert answers and help from Cooperative Extension/University staff and volunteers from across Michigan and the United States.
June 26, 2015 | Gretchen Stelter | Local, healthy suggestions for your summer barbecue.
June 25, 2015 | Laurie Messing | Michigan produce is the perfect addition to any meal.
June 19, 2015 | Lisa Treiber | Fresh fruits and vegetables contain water and can help hydrate your body.
May 22, 2015 | Lisa Treiber | Strawberries are packed with vitamins making them one of Michigan’s healthiest treats.
April 1, 2015 | Christine Venema | Rhubarb is spring’s earliest and oldest perennial vegetable.
March 3, 2015 | Laurie Messing | Winter blues? Learn about Michigan Fresh and enjoy Michigan grown food today, despite the weather conditions.
February 26, 2015 | Kendra Wills | Michigan State University Extension offers useful tips for the home vegetable gardener.
May 4, 2014 | Eileen Haraminac | Learn about produce that the Great Lakes State has to offer when it comes to local grown food, with help from MSU Extension’s Michigan Fresh program.
Jul 4, 2015 | Kalamazoo Farmers' Market, 1204 Bank St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Jul 9, 2015 | Saginaw County MSU Extension One Tuscola Saginaw, MI 48607
Jul 14, 2015 | Clare County MSU Extension, 225 W. Main Street, Harrison, MI 48625
Jul 15, 2015 | Midland County MSU Extension (3rd Floor County Services Bldg) 220 W. Ellsworth Street Midland, MI 48640
Jul 23, 2015 | Gladwin County MSU Extension 555 West Cedar Street Gladwin, MI 48624
Aug 1, 2015 | Veterinary Medical Center / Plant & Soil Sciences Bldg.
Aug 6, 2015 – Nov 17, 2015 | MSU Extension office, 5303 S. Cedar St., Lansing, MI, 48911