Based on the weather this week, it seems like summer decided to make an appearance just in time for the calendar to say Happy Fall on Friday at 4:02 p.m.! Many people enjoy the fall season. It brings everything from sweatshirt weather, football, apples and cider mills, to pumpkin everything; there is so much to see and do this time a year.
One of my favorite parts of the fall is the harvest. Having been raised in a farming family, we spend our weekends tending to the garden and then canning and preserving our fruits and vegetables. The canning list is long: peaches, pears, tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, salsa, carrots, beets, green bean, peppers and anything else we decide to try. We also have the traditional corn freezing party along with heading to the backyard to pick apples from our tree for homemade apple sauce. My grandma’s applesauce recipe is the best! This all seems like a lot of work, which it is, but come winter, the reward pays off with every meal that is made with the plentiful work of our garden.
Now, not everyone is able to have a huge garden that sits on a couple acres of land. So, we want to hear from you. What is your favorite roadside stand in Macomb County? Is it the farmer that sells his fresh corn on the corner of 30 mile and Gratiot? Do you head to a farm like the Altermatt Farms that opens their doors to sell their home grown produce? Or do you prefer to head to one of our several Farmers Markets across the county?
We want to make a list of the best places to get produce in Macomb County.
Ready…Set. . .Go!
Lauri Cowhy is a senior communications specialist for the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development.