May 19, 2020 (Lansing, Mich)—The Michigan Agritourism Association has released the 2020 edition of Discover Michigan Farm Fun, Michigan’s Agricultural Tourism Directory, a popular guide for finding fun activities on Michigan farms. The directory features farm markets, U-pick orchards, educational farms, and other agritourism destinations, along with suggestions for food and fun in every region and season.
Although some farm events and activities have been cancelled or delayed due to concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus, farmers are coming up with creative ways to serve their customers, while following social distancing guidelines, such as offering curbside or drive thru pick-up, virtual educational farm visits, and take and make items such as home gardening kits.
“During this challenging time, with COVID-19 affecting so much of our lives, it’s important to know that local Michigan farmers are open and ready for your business,” says Janice Benson, executive director for Michigan Agritourism. “Every day, farmers adapt to new challenges and they are working hard to keep their customers safe, as they continue to offer fresh, locally grown food and family-friendly activities at their farms. Things will be different this year and it’s a good idea to call ahead for the latest information. Michigan farmers don’t stop and they look forward to your visit.”
The 2020 directory is produced with support from Legacy Sponsor Farm Bureau Insurance and Print Sponsor Michigan Apple Committee. Media Sponsors include Michigan Radio and WCMU Public Media.
“The Agritourism guide promotes hundreds of farm destinations across Michigan where visitors can enjoy our state’s bountiful harvest,” said Farm Bureau Insurance CEO Don Simon. “While we understand that this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, things will look a little different for farmers’ markets, orchards, cider mills, and all popular agritourism spots, we’re excited to get this directory into the hands of Michiganders and to promote Michigan’s farms.”
Copies of the brand new directory are available at Farm Bureau Insurance offices across Michigan, as well as Michigan Welcome Centers.
For more information or to find a copy, visit www.michiganfarmfun.com.
Michigan Agritourism 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 memories.
Contact: Janice Benson