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2019 agritourism directory shares memories from notable Michiganders

May 15, 2019 (Lansing, Mich)--Michigan Agritourism has released the 2019 Discover Michigan Farm Fun Directory, a handy guide for finding authentic, local farm experiences in every region of the state. The directory showcases the unique agricultural destinations of the state’s seven regions, a seasonal produce guide, and colorful photos from featured farms.

 The new directory includes quotes from notable Michganders who share their memories about a favorite farm experience. The list includes Tom Daldin of the PBS television program “Under the Radar”, Dorothy Zehnder of Frankenmuth’s Bavarian Inn Restaurant, and Bob Sutherland of Cherry Republic, among others.

 “These quotes bring the publication to life through personal stories about great times on Michigan farms,” said Janice Benson, executive director of Michigan Agritourism. “If we look back, many of us have fond memories of a school field trip or family visit to a local farm, and we hope to encourage people to seek out new memories this year.”

 “In addition to the fun experiences, supporting local farmers is good for the state’s economy,” said Benson. “A visit to a local farm is a great way to say thank you to your Michigan farmers.”

 The 2019 directory is produced with support from Farm Bureau Insurance and the Michigan Apple Committee.

“We’re excited about the release of this year’s directory,” said Farm Bureau Insurance CEO Don Simon. “The guide promotes hundreds of farm destinations across Michigan where visitors can enjoy our state’s bountiful harvest, including farmers’ markets, orchards, cider mills, and many more popular agritourism spots. We’re proud to support Michigan farmers and the agritourism industry.”

Copies of the brand new directory can be picked up at local Farm Bureau Insurance offices and at Michigan Welcome Centers and many tourist offices across Michigan.

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The Michigan Agritourism Association is a non-profit association that supports the agritourism industry through promotion, education, advocacy, problem resolution and networking. Its goal is to keep family farms sustainable, support local economic growth and provide rich and unique experiences for visitors to make lasting memo

Created on Wednesday, May 15, 2019