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Heated igloos at Hop Lot Brewing allow people to enjoy imbibing outdoors even in the coldest of winters.

Brews in an Igloo

By the time the first serious snow blankets northwestern Michigan, a village of igloos has been firmly planted in the barren woods behind the taproom at Hop Lot Brewing Co., an idyllic winter landscape illuminated by strings of glimmering white lights and blazing campfires.
Shiloh’s Garden heirloom tomatoes

Heirloom Tomatoes Growing in Popularity

“People are looking for a food that has more taste and is offering more nutritionally, that’s the draw for most people. People like the fact organic heirloom tomatoes are different. Even though they’re ugly (whole), they’re prettier on a plate.” - Kate Poirier
Bruce Shultz, Daun Page, James Lester John Sokel, Carolyn Ulstad

Call Ahead

This unique small-batch, boutique winery grows its own grapes and arranges tastings by appointment only.
Red Dock Café

Say ‘Cheers’ to Summer

Summers are short but sweet in Michigan. Most people live for lazy lake days, sipping cool drinks at the beach, pool and favorite tiki bar.
Harvesting merlot

On the Cutting Edge

Focused on its mission, 2 Lads Winery seeks a new wine-tasting experience for patrons.
Grocer's Daughter chocoate balls

The Sweet Smell of Chocolate

Learn about fine cacao from Ecuador; taste, smell and enjoy it at Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate.
Suttons Bay Cider - Flight

Stunning Views and Unique Booze

Suttons Bay Ciders is a unique and popular destination in a region known for wines.
Interior of Higher Grounds cafe

Coffee Empowers Worldwide

A Traverse City coffee roaster acts locally and globally to benefit communities and provide great coffee.
Juli Petter with Brian and Sarah Wellman

The Art of Wine

Joyce Petter, Juli’s mother-in-law, brought her gallery to the bright blue building in 1993. It has since become known as an eclectic collection of fine art, including sculpture, glass and paintings.
Tea leaves in hands

Tea by Light of Day

Angela Macke put down roots in nursing and tilled the field of alternative health before she decided to become an organic tea farmer.

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