Michigan agriculture is homemade wholesome goodness. With over 300 varieties of food grown and raised on family farms, more tables are serving up our favorite meats, dairy and produce from over ten million acres throughout the state. Pure Michigan's agriculture contributes over 90 billion dollars to our state's economy, and employs over a million of our neighbors.
Rolling fields of corn, wheat and soybeans, coupled with barns of chickens, pigs and cattle, all add to Michigan's scenic and culinary landscape -- and remind us of our rich and vital farming heritage. 98% of Michigan farms are owned by families just like yours, with a tradition and dedication to quality food production, caring for the land and animals, and a commitment to a green future. There's nothing like snacking on a crisp autumn apple, enjoying a lush pear, carving a craggy face on a Halloween pumpkin, or enjoy grilling juicy steaks and pork chops on a fall afternoon. The seasons may fade, but Michigan agriculture is enduring - taste the Pure Michigan difference.
Are you a Michigan Foodie? Care about where your food comes from? Stop by the Michigan Ag Council website for Michigan recipes, stories from Michigan farmers, Michigan food info, farm facts, and tips and trends for foodies.
Ever wonder where your food comes from? Breakfast on the Farm lets you meet everyday farmers, tour the farm and enjoy a locally grown breakfast. You’ll learn how cows are milked, pet a calf, take wagon rides, see tractors and more! It’s fun and educational for the entire family.
Michigan is the third-largest producer of apples in the nation. With more than 20 different varieties of Michigan Apples produced commercially, you're sure to find an easy favorite. Most Michigan apple orchards are less than 200 acres and many have been in the family for several generations. Join the conversation on Facebook and get recipes, upcoming events and more.
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