Why shop at a farmers market?
According to the MSU Extension, “The state’s food and agricultural system generates $91.4 billion in economic activity each year”.
Sounds like it’s good for the economy.
They also said that “Michigan is the leading producer of dry beans and several varieties of annual flowers, including geraniums and petunias, and Easter lilies. We’re also No. 1 in the nation in production of blueberries, cucumbers for pickles, Niagara grapes and tart cherries. Michigan produces more than 300 commodities on a commercial basis, making the state second only to California in agricultural diversity”.
Sounds like it’s good for variety.
The 9th MI Earth Day Fest will offer a full weekend of events starting on Friday April 25th.
This year, the event will be held on the streets of Downtown Rochester.
The three-day festival will highlight green and healthy-living efforts of area businesses and community groups. It will feature over 150 exhibits, displays, presentations, and performances, as well as door prizes, healthy concessions and activities for all ages. There will be a ceremony recognizing winners of the USGBC-Detroit’s My Green School Art Contest.
Shop, Learn, & Celebrate! at one of the planet’s largest Earth Day events.. Admission is free and open to all ages.
Visit the MiGreenTeam website for details and special event registration.
On April 26th & 27th 2014, the Detroit Zoo’s annual GreenFest celebration takes place. Visit the zoo between 9am & 3pm and join in on the fun that includes earth-friendly crafts, an endangered species scavenger hunt, animal enrichment activities, zookeeper talks and exhibits by local conservation groups. All of the GreenFest activities are free with Zoo admission. Continue reading
An “egg-stravaganza” of family fun is planned for the Detroit Zoo’s 23nd annual Bunnyville celebration on Friday, April 18, and Saturday, April 19, 2014, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The two-day event features treats, games, crafts, live entertainment and animal enrichment.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the fourth-oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, continues this season of their Neighborhood Concert Series with a few spring concerts in seven different Southeast Michigan communities, including four right here in Oakland County.
In the 60′s we listened to the radio as the Beach Boys sang about cars & girls.
Not much has changed. The songs are still being played, The girls have become wives, and we are still in love with our cars.
A few weekends each summer many of us in Oakland County will gather in our own horsepower nation. From Model T’s to ???????? – it seems that just about every make, model and style of vehicle can be seen on the streets of Southeastern Michigan during the ‘Cruising Season’.
Oakland County seems to be always moving.
And if you take a look at all the running events that area residents participate in we move a lot. Here’s a few of the running events in and around Oakland County over the next few months. Everything from half-marathons down to a one-mile walk.