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Get bunches of this nutritional powerhouse at our now-open farm markets.

The biggest sign that spring has arrived here in Southwest Michigan is the sweetly scented, pastel-colored fruit blossoms now decorating our orchards. A close second is the appearance of Michigan-grown asparagus from now 'til early June in our farm markets and grocery stores.

It doesn’t happen often, but Valentine’s Day is on a Saturday this year! What a perfect weekend to give your sweetie something more than chocolates or a nice dinner (although you can add those to the mix, too). This is your chance to plan something out of the ordinary … so where do you begin? That’s easy. Spend it in St. Joseph, named Michigan’s Most Romantic City by the Detroit Free Press.
Here are ways to make this weekend sweeter than most.

fall

If I had to choose a favorite month in southwest Michigan, it's October. It's a great time to be with family and friends, the air is cool and crisp, and the colors are even crisper!

galien

When the weather turns chilly, the tendency for a lot of us is to burrow inside.  But the crisp air of late autumn and early winter is perfect for getting out and stretching your legs at one of many hiking locations in southwestern Michigan.

golf

As we say hello to October and welcome a new season, the crisp autumn air and fiery hues of turning leaves create the perfect backdrop for golf in southwestern Michigan. Just because the hot days of summer have retreated doesn't mean that one of summer's favorite pastimes has left with it. In fact, many golfers say this is their favorite time to get out on the links.

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