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 backyard or your local farmer's market.

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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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