Michigan Fresh helps you find tips on growing, handling and preserving as well as healthful recipes to take advantage of the delicious Michigan-grown bounty from your back yard or your local farmer's market.

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. 

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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.

Michigan Fresh Fact Sheets

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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?

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