Fabulous Fall Finds in Holland

Photo by: Diane Loew

Early morning visitors at the Holland Farmer's Market on 8th Ave.

Thank you to today’s Guest Blogger, Diane Loew for sharing a little about the expected and the unexpected finds at the local Farmer’s Market.

Fall in Michigan, my favorite time of the year. I especially love the Farmer’s Market, is there a better place to shop?

As the seasons change, so does the market. It is full of sensory overload. My Farmer’s Market of choice is Holland’s Farmer’s Market.

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Time to Do The D

It’s time to “Do The D,” according to Inside Detroit—this downtown welcome center offers tours that can be tailored to any interest, including African American history, churches, architecture and pub crawls. Tina Lassen, a contributing writer for Michigan Travel Ideas, writes about her tour that inspired Motown Remastered, a feature in this year’s guide.

Flickr photo credit - MI Travel

Campus Martius

Our tour starts in Campus Martius Park (less than two blocks from Inside Detroit’s headquarters) on Woodward Avenue. This green space sports plenty of cafe tables and chairs—popular with the lunchtime crowd—and a stage for musical entertainment. Many of the buildings in the downtown area are treasures, but you wouldn’t necessarily realize that from walking past. The Guardian Building, on Griswold, between Larned and Congress, is an Art Deco marvel of tile and Tiffany glass.

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Home Is Where the Heart Is

Longtime Michigan resident, Maria Almaguer, describes her homesickness after recently moving out of state in another touching guest blog post. Read her story, and those just like it, here on Pure Michigan Connect!

I now believe that a place gets imprinted on your psyche after so many years. All my life (I’m 42), I’ve lived in Michigan; born in Detroit, raised in Allen Park and Rochester Hills. During college, I lived in Ann Arbor; then, after I got married, we lived in Royal Oak, Detroit, and then back to Royal Oak. While in Royal Oak, we attended many local events including the now-defunct Detroit Cityfest, the Clay & Glass Show, and the world’s biggest garage sale. And on Saturdays, we got our produce at the Farmers Market.

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