Your Quick Guide On How To Prepare A Garden For Spring

A wise friend once told me, “Don’t plant anything until the last full moon of May.” I’m always too eager to wait that long. However, as Michiganders, we know that our plants are in danger of frost [practically] year-round. I’ve created this guide to help you (AND ME) know when to plant various species and […]

11 Michigan Events to Fall into October

11 Michigan Events to Fall into October - The Awesome Mitten

As the air begins to chill and the leaves change hues, fall is an exciting reality for Michiganders. October is here and it’s time to embark on autumn festivities and fun. Whether your idea of fall fun includes tasty seasonal treats, a haunted night out, carving a pumpkin, or enjoying the bright hues of the leaves, […]

Savor Michigan Flavors During Nutrition Month

Children can help pick vegetables during nutrition month

March is the perfect time to celebrate National Nutrition Month in Michigan! Now that gardening season is right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to remind ourselves to stop eating all that frozen, processed food and to put more fresh fruits and vegetables on our plates. There is no better place to find these delicious additions to any meal […]

4 Places to Get Your Pumpkin Fix in Kalamazoo

Ladies and gentleman let me introduce you to one of fall’s favorite players: It’s orange, clunky, and full of ooey gooey covered seeds…pumpkin! What used to be reserved for one of Halloween’s most traditional and nostalgic activities has quickly turned into the top ingredient in every fall treat. It’s swept up America’s autumn, shelf by shelf, […]

Top 5 Farmers Markets and U-Picks of Jackson

Indian Brook Trout Farm Pumpkin Picking

Fall means harvest time in Michigan, with ripe juicy apples and big fat pumpkins, and Jackson has just the places to get them. You now know that Jackson is a foodie destination with the Best Kept Jackson Restaurant Secrets Exposed, but Jackson is also surrounded by beautiful farm land ripe with the best produce from Jackson’s Farms, […]

Day 96: Nottawa Fruit Farm

Fall family fun: This phrase full of alliteration brings to mind pumpkin patches, apple cider, donuts and maize mazes. (See what I did there? Alliteration and a play on words!) In the Awesome Mitten, there is no shortage of great fall places for all of these seasonal treats. In fact, I challenge you to throw […]