You are invited to an exciting opportunity to visit two farms and packing facilities growing two of the 2016 Cultivate Michigan featured foods, carrots and potatoes!
Each farm tour will include a stop in the fields to see product being harvested and a look inside the farm's packing facilities, so you can learn firsthand how Michigan produce makes it from field to your institution.
The bus ride portion of the tour will feature presentations from MSU Extension Educators working on Farm to Institution programs and with vegetable production in west Michigan.
This local food tour is offered by MSU Extension, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems and the Ecology Center as part of the Michigan Farm to Institution Network and is co-sponsored by the Michigan Potato Commission and the Michigan Carrot Commission.
Carrot & Potato Tour Information
Malburg Farms (Carrots)
1107 W. Jackson Rd Hart, MI 49420
Cedar Valley Packing/Bouwkamp Farms (Potatoes)
11800 Gordon Ave Grant, MI 49327
WHEN: October 14, 2016
See tour itinerary below!
- 09:15 AM: Meet at Muskegon ISD Facility to load bus (200 Harvey St, Muskegon, MI 49442)
- 10:00 AM: Depart for Hart, MI and Malburg
- 10:45 AM: Tour Malburg Farms
- 11:45 AM: Depart for Grant
- 12:45 PM: Lunch in Grant (Provided)
- 01:30 PM: Tour Cedar Valley Packing and Bouwkamp Farms
- 02:30 PM: Depart Grant and Return to Muskegon
- 03:15 PM: Tour Ends at Muskegon ISD
This tour is open to anyone looking to learn more about farm to institution and specifically to network with Michigan farmers and other Farm to Institution supply chain partners.
Tour starts and ends at the Muskegon ISD at 630 Harvey St, Muskegon, 49442
Transportation will be provided by Michigan State University Charter Service and will be a 36 passenger bio-diesel bus with wifi.
A lite breakfast and boxed lunch is also included in the tour which will highlight several local Michigan foods and will be provided by the Muskegon ISD Culinary Program.
This tour costs $20 to attend and includes refreshments and lunch. Registration for the tour is required to attend!