Michigan Coast

Overwintering at 9 Bean Rows

How does a Leelanau County farmer spend the winter months? For 9 Beans Rows’ Nic Welty, it’s about “lasagna gardening.” Yes, you read that right. For Welty, winter in northern Michigan means a multitude of responsibilities both on his property and in the surrounding community. Since starting a CSA…

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Fish. Foreage. Hunt

Farmers markets won’t be hopping for weeks. But adventurous chefs know a feast of wild edibles thrives around us year round, especially in the springtime woods and waters in and around Sleeping Bear. If you’re into stalking more than supermarket aisles for real, honest food, read on... Steelhead &…

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Martha's Leelanau Table

It’s one of those sunny days in Suttons Bay, MI, that makes you think spring is maybe half-way around the corner. Today I’m eating at Martha’s Leelanau Table. The restaurant is in an old-fashioned, red, re-purposed farmhouse. Inside it’s bright and airy, with walls painted yellow and statuettes of…

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Fun Funky Wear

What says Northern Michigan winter more than plaid, fleece and fur? Here’s a look at the best funky, functional and fabulous winter gear finds out there (along with a few tips on where to get outdoors and enjoy them!): Mittens from Michigan Baabaazuzu. This is a long-standing winter-wear buzzword…

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Finding Green This Winter

For lovers of leafy greens, nothing beats a Caesar Salad — especially one made with a homemade dressing. Here’s the scoop on finding great local greens this winter along with a cool trick for growing your own on the window sill from salvaged scraps. Anchovy filets, egg yolk, garlic and Dijon mustard…

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