Michigan Made Shurms Candy Available at Local Cider Mills

Cider Mills Open, Local Products a Hit Fall can be bittersweet. The end of summer, back to school, and snow around the corner will make most people wish they had done more in June and July. However, the autumn also brings many wonderful traditions. Cider mills, Halloween, and the changing colors of the trees are some of the best things in Michigan. Cider Mill season is in full swing—October is now here—with local products on hand to catch the eyes of conscience-minded shoppers. Shurms … [Read more...]

Deck your halls and house with greens for the holidays

Do you want to find beautiful and affordable holiday decorations and gifts while benefiting the Rochester community? Then come to the annual Greens Market! For the 67th year, the Rochester Garden Club, a branch of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden will offer fresh greens and arrangements, preserved botanicals and unique handcrafted items at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church on Main Street in Rochester. Market days for the annual holiday fundraiser are Friday, December 6 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. … [Read more...]

Motor City Denim Jeans now available at Le Conte in Rochester Hills – with video

“Industrial couture” is the term designer Joe Faris uses to describe his new line of clothing produced here in Michigan. All the materials used are made in America and assembled in Sterling Heights. High-end fashionable jeans that are manufactured to be tough and durable are the main product of the Motor City Denim Co. However, they also produce t-shirts, skirts, dresses, outerwear and accessories. Joe Faris has been around the metro Detroit area at several locations now offering his clothes. … [Read more...]

Have a Made in Michigan Party

To celebrate my husband’s 10th year of living in Michigan (and the U.S. for that matter), our family had a Made in Michigan party last year.  The idea was simple; everyone was encouraged to bring something made or grown in Michigan.  We had potato salad, kale chips and apple pie made from fresh farmers market produce.  We had wine from Traverse City and beer from Detroit that we purchased at Whole Foods.  The hamburgers were made from Michigan grass-fed beef from Creswick farms with buns from a … [Read more...]