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Brussels sprouts season is upon us! There are a lot of great ways to prepare them and a few really terrible methods. Looking at the people that boil them to a mush and then traumatize children at the dinner table. Today, we'll be going over a no-fuss method that anyone can master which is then finished off with an epic drizzle!


Related Member: Andrews University, Love Creek County Park & Nature Center, Dr. T.K. Lawless County Park

Winter Biking

Southwest Michigan is a known destination for outdoor enthusiasts, and cyclists aren’t to be excluded. If you are looking for a fun but challenging ride with beautiful scenery, below are some of the best local mountain bike trails to add to your itinerary.

Related Member: Baymont Inn & Suites, Bridgman Public Library, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Inn at Harbor Shores, Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Public Library, Courtyard by Marriott

Harbor Shores Golf

Can’t take a vacation? Try a workcation. If you are one of the many of us working and educating from home, why not combine your workdays with a much-needed change of scenery? The beautiful sites and outdoor activities of Southwest Michigan are just the fresh perspective and inspiration you need. Take advantage of the flexibility of working remotely with these tips to plan your workcation (or schoolcation) in our spacious Midwest paradise.

Related Member: City of Buchanan, Jollay Orchards, Lehman's Farmhouse, Water Street Glassworks, Buchanan Art Center

Jollay Orchards

Fall is in full swing in Southwest Michigan, and it’s time to make the most of this autumnal season! Here are five ways to make your fall memorable this year in Southwest Michigan.

Related Member: Big Dan's U-Pick 'em & Farm Market, Bob's Barn Farm Market and Bakery, DeGrandchamp Farms, Fruit Acres Farm Market & U-Pick, Granor Farm, Stovers Farm Market & U-Pic, Lehman's Farmhouse, Piggott's Farm Market & Bakery, Shuler Dairy Farms, Starbuck's Blueberry Farm, Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm, Baroda Farmers Market, Higbee's Farm, Sommerfeldt's Farm

Mealtime lately has lost its spark. Whether it’s the struggle of coming up with new ideas or just being uninspired, falling back into the default 5 meals day in and day out, has left our plates just a little less joyful.

Fortunately a trip to the farmers market or local U-pick may be all that’s needed to jog your noggin into gear. Our latest trip yielded this magnificent purple cauliflower. I named it Beatrice. Beatrice wasn’t only beautiful on the outside, every floret was a piece of art. So we set those pieces atop fire and gobbled them up with a homemade cilantro lime dressing!

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