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Related Member: Bob's Barn Farm Market and Bakery

Bob’s Barn: Farm Market, Café & Bakery | 4830 Coloma Rd. | April 15-Dec. 15 | Sunday: 1-5 p.m. | Monday, Wednesday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Closed Tuesday

In Southwest Michigan, you are always close to the freshest fruits and vegetables. Our harvest trail in Berrien, Cass and Van Buren Counties is renowned in the Midwest for its mile-after-mile of pick-your-own orchards and farm markets brimming with local foods. But Bob’s Barn in Coloma takes freshness beyond the bushel basket. They also serve grown-right-here foods on your plate.

Sommerfeldt's Farm Market | 1093 S. Benton Center Road | Benton Harbor | Sunday-Saturday | 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Now-1st Week of November

Sandi Sommerfeldt is all for being picky. She believes you should be picky about where your food is grown and who grew it. Be picky about what goes on your plate — filling half of it with fresh fruits and vegetables from Sommerfeldt’s Farm Market. Here is what she suggests:


Ten years ago, Benton Harbor Public Schools drastically cut its arts programming. Anna Russo-Sieber (ARS) knew from her then 20+ years of arts education and programming experience that the arts were needed more than ever in this Southwest Michigan community. So in 2010, she boldly opened ARS Arts & Culture Center in a little corner warehouse at 147 5th Street in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Gershon, one of ARS’s students, will tell you Anna’s decision changed his life.

After being relegated inside this winter by a frigid polar vortex followed by a soggy spring, it’s time to get moving and have a blast outdoors this July. The place to get going is in and around St. Joseph where you can try all sorts of activities that are energizing and healthy for you, too. So, what excuse is keeping you inside? Here are six excuse busters.

Related Member: The GhostLight Theatre

What happens when Paul Mow, one of the nation’s best tenors and former lead performers in the New York City Opera, leaves the glamour and stress of the Big Apple to return to Southwest Michigan? He births one of the most exciting new live performance theaters in the Midwest — the GhostLight Theatre. Get ready to be wowed this summer in the Benton Harbor Arts District!

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