West-Central Michigan is an exciting destination. Vibrant cities and vigorous farms make this a popular getaway for visitors and locals alike. Grand Rapids is the state's fastest growing city and has garnered national recognition as Beer City and home of the beloved Art Prize--the most attended public art event on the planet!
A perfect combination of topography, soils, and proximity to Lake Michigan create an ideal growing region known as The Ridge--one of the prime fruit growing regions in the world. About 60% of the apples grown in Michigan are produced in this area, along with many other fruit and vegetables.
Asparagus is also one of the biggest crops in the region and Michigan ranks second in the nation for production of this harbinger of spring.
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