September Food and Farm Events in Northern Michigan

ISLAND, in partnership with other organizations, will be presenting a number of exciting workshops and events in September in Northern Michigan including a Tomato Canning Workshop; CRAFT Potluck and Farm Tour; Presentation: The New Hunter; Northwest Michigan Mushroom Forays; a CRAFT Potluck and Farm Tour; and Building a Roots Storage Box Workshop. For details click the 'Read More' tab.

Tomato Canning Workshop Wednesday, September 8th from 4pm to 8:30pm Including best practices with Jennifer Berkey from MSU Extension Dhaseleer Events Barn, 15794 Paddock Road, Charlevoix Come learn how to can tomatoes; or if you know how, come join in the fun of a community canning party. The workshop is limited to 8 participants. You will need to bring your own canning jars and lids. Each participant will go home with 7 quarts of tomatoes. Jennifer Berkey of Grand Traverse MSU Extension will give a presentation on best practices. There will be take-home recipes, handouts, and other canning resources available. Contact Yvonne at ISLAND yvonne@artmeetsearth.org or 231-480-4515 for more information. $15 CRAFT Potluck and Farm Tour Tuesday, September 14th from 2pm to 5pm, potluck to follow Bliss Gardens Farm, 5322 Hill Road, Cross Village Join us for our CRAFT Potluck and Farm Tour at Bliss Gardens Farm, with Craig and Mary Rapin and Travis Childs. Bliss Gardens and Community Kitchen is an ecologically based fruit and vegetable farm seeking Organic, Biodynamic, and MAEAP certifications. Located in the beautiful countryside just a few miles from the majestic shores of Lake Michigan Bliss Gardens and Community Kitchen operate CSA programs, an On-Farm Store, Local Farmers Markets, Farm-to-School programs, and Wholesale Accounts with Grocery Stores, Restaurants, and Catering Companies. Learn more about CRAFT. Register and/or RSVP by calling Amanda at 231 480 4515 or emailing amanda@artmeetsearth.org. Free for CRAFT Members, $10 suggested donation for non-CRAFT members. Please bring a dish to pass! The New Hunter Wednesday, September 15th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm Bellaire Conservation Club, 4820 Stover Road, Bellaire Thinking about hunting? Wondering if it’s for you? This class, intended as a bridge to DNR Hunter Safety, will help you decide if you want to become a hunter. Learn about the laws that regulate responsible hunting, and about “Fair Chase” and other hunting ethics. Understand how to buy and safely operate a firearm, and learn what other clothing and equipment you’ll need. We’ll also provide an overview of legal game, how to select good hunting grounds, how to track and shoot your animal, and how to clean and butcher a fresh kill. This is a no-pressure, adults only course to help you decide if hunting is right for you. This class is not affiliated with the DNR nor any hunting organizations and is not a replacement for an authorized Hunter Education Course. $5 suggested donation. Contact Yvonne at ISLAND yvonne@artmeetsearth.org or 231-480-4515 for more information. Northwest Michigan Mushroom Forays Saturday, September 25th from 9:30am to noon A partnership of Grass River Natural Area and ISLAND We will meet at Grass River Natural Area and then carpool/caravan to the hunt location. Take a walk in the woods with us and learn about fall mushrooms and fungi. Meeting monthly in the woods of Antrim and Kalkaska counties. Contact GRNA at info@grna.org or 231-533-8314 or Yvonne at ISLAND yvonne@artmeetsearth.org or 231-480-4515 for more information. $5 CRAFT Potluck and Farm Tour Sunday, September 26th from 2pm to 5pm, potluck to follow Hubbell Farm, 6331 S. Galla Road, Cedar Join us for our CRAFT Potluck and Farm Tour at Hubbell Farm. Hubbell Farm sells direct market pasture raised meat and raise and sell draft horses. Learn about draft horses for this CRAFT workshop.Learn more about CRAFT. Register and/or RSVP by calling Amanda at 231 480 4515 or emailing amanda@artmeetsearth.org. Free for CRAFT Members, $10 suggested donation for non-CRAFT members. Please bring a dish to pass! Building a Roots Storage Box Workshop Thursday, September 30th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm Providence Farm, 5691 North M88, Central Lake Come learn how to build a roots storage box so you can eat fresh carrots, beets, and rutabagas all winter long. Check back for more details or contact Yvonne at ISLAND yvonne@artmeetsearth.org or 231-480-4515 for more information. Cost TBA

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