Refreshing seltzers of summer

Spiked seltzer is now a rapidly growing industry, and Michigan companies are serving up some unique additions to the segment this year. This relatively new addition to the beverage scene really took off in 2019 when sales of hard seltzer surpassed $1 billion for the first time, which was an increase of nearly 200% compared to the

Refreshing seltzers of summer2021-06-11T08:00:02-04:00

Hunter’s Healthy Treats for Dogs

OFFER: Save 10% off entire order at www.huntershealthytreats.com. Plus free shipping on orders over $30. DISCOUNT CODE: BMNTHANKS DATES: November 10 - December 31, 2020 CONTACT: 734-732-1300 or hunthealthtreats@gmail.com Any questions regarding this deal and products or services offered by this company should be addressed directly to the company using the contact information provided above. All profits

Hunter’s Healthy Treats for Dogs2020-11-11T19:18:11-05:00

Metro Detroit

Amidst the big box stores and national chains, there are a growing number of local shops in the Metro Detroit area that are making a point of featuring products designed and made right here in Michigan. City Bird (Detroit) 460 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201 (313) 831-9146 https://www.citybirddetroit.com Heart of Michigan (Howell) 203 W. Grand River, Howell, MI

Metro Detroit2021-11-09T06:35:17-05:00

Mid-Michigan

While we refer to it as Mid-Michigan, we are really talking about the middle of the Lower Peninsula, not the whole state. From art to apparel, food to jewelry, and so much more, these shops in the central part of the mitten peninsula are featuring an exceptional quantity of Michigan-made products. Amazin' Mitten (Frankenmuth) 646 S Main Street

Mid-Michigan2021-11-09T08:07:37-05:00

Upper Peninsula

There are a lot fewer big box stores and national chains in the Upper Peninsula than in most of the rest of the state so it's easier to buy from local, independent entities. Some also really make a point of stocking Michigan-made products like those featured here. Downtown Art Place (Ironwood) 111 E. Aurora St. Ironwood, MI

Upper Peninsula2021-11-09T07:35:45-05:00

Journeying up to Michigan’s best hard cider makers

As the harvesting of cherries gives way to apples, and trips to beaches give way to cider mill visits, the craving for the fruits of one of Michigan’s fastest growing industries also seems to naturally increase. While the state has long been known for wine and beer, hard cider has now become a quintessential component of its

Journeying up to Michigan’s best hard cider makers2020-09-02T16:12:01-04:00

7 really fun ways to enjoy Buy Michigan Week

It’s a tradition that started in 2009. While we encourage local spending all year long, for one special week each year (July 27-Aug 2, 2020), we ask people to make a more concerted effort to buy and try Michigan-made products; explore independent eateries and boutiques; learn more about local companies; and to share their long-time favorites and

7 really fun ways to enjoy Buy Michigan Week2020-07-26T20:18:37-04:00

10 Michigan companies making masks with style

A year ago, over even six months back, no one could’ve predicted the fashion trend sweeping the nation would be face masks. Yes, they are a necessary precaution during the pandemic, but in typical American form, they are now taking on stylish looks as well. Fabric masks can be washed and reused, yet for style’s sake, there

10 Michigan companies making masks with style2020-07-04T10:36:27-04:00

Try these sippin’ samplers of summer

As the mercury rises so does our level of thirst, and sometimes an ice water just won't do the trick. Prepare for those moments when flavor takes precedence and an adult beverage is just the ticket by picking up one of these refreshing variety packs. Each provides some spectacular flavor profiles, and an opportunity to figure out

Try these sippin’ samplers of summer2020-06-10T17:57:34-04:00

10 gifts that will make your dad’s day

June means it’s time to turn our attention toward the contribution of the dads and father figures in our lives. These days, when many of us have had to be apart, this holiday has some extra significance. It is also a more important year than ever to thank your dad with gifts that keep dollars close to

10 gifts that will make your dad’s day2020-06-10T16:31:05-04:00

Valentine gifts to make his day

Shopping for men can sometimes be challenging. It’s not that they are more particular necessarily, so much as the fact that they aren’t as likely as women to express what they like or even drop any hints. That may create the need for a little bit of sleuthing. Think about food and beverages, hobbies and interests, or

Valentine gifts to make his day2020-03-04T13:41:49-05:00

Valentine gifts to make her day

The key to making her Valentine’s Day special is demonstrating that you cared enough to put some thought into the gift. One easy way to do that is to avoid big box and online superstores and instead shop a neighborhood boutique or gallery. You’ll find items that are much more unique. Ideally, choose something that is locally-made.

Valentine gifts to make her day2020-03-04T13:42:04-05:00

Michigan’s Super Bowl super foods

They say that Super Bowl Sunday is second only to Thanksgiving when it comes to food consumption in a single day in America. That means a lot of dollars being spent, and whether placing an order, or relying on grocery stores, there are plenty of ways to keep things simple and local for the big game. Popcorn

Michigan’s Super Bowl super foods2020-03-04T13:51:47-05:00

Ypsilanti’s The Eryie

Sometimes eclipsed by the notoriety of neighboring Ann Arbor, another college town awaits your visit. Ypsilanti has a history and charm all its own. Home to Eastern Michigan University, it is a quiet town enlivened by youthful energy and marked by creativity that is uniquely Ypsi. The bevy of local artists, along with proprietor Janette Rook, are

Ypsilanti’s The Eryie2020-01-07T17:44:33-05:00

GETTEES to open flagship store in Detroit’s Eastern Market

When most people think of Detroit’s Eastern Market, they think of food, and for good reason. The market has been the city’s premier site for the buying and selling of fresh, flavorful, local foods for well over a century and a half. However, to think only of scrumptious morsels when visiting the district is to under appreciate

GETTEES to open flagship store in Detroit’s Eastern Market2020-03-04T15:11:39-05:00

5 unique snacks you just have to try

The season of road trips, picnics, and beach days is upon us. What better time than now to up your snack game? These unique options will tantalize your palate and perhaps even surprise a guest or two. Original Cinnful Crunch When I was a kid I absolutely loved buttered toast, topped with cinnamon and sugar. It was

5 unique snacks you just have to try2020-03-04T15:09:15-05:00

Traverse City’s My Secret Stash

No trip to the Traverse City area would be complete without wandering downtown and popping into a bevy of locally-owned boutiques and eateries. One such shop, My Secret Stash, is definitely worth a stop. Sharing its name with a bath and body line created by the owner, it features a truly wide array of Michigan-made products from over

Traverse City’s My Secret Stash2020-01-07T17:38:17-05:00

Kellogg’s introduces whimsical new cereal for Easter season.

There are several sure signs that spring is around the corner: the Detroit Tigers report to Florida for training camp, crocuses start to burst through the snow, and Peeps candies begin to appear on store shelves all over the place. Most commonly in the form of little yellow chicks, the soft marshmallow treats have been around for

Kellogg’s introduces whimsical new cereal for Easter season.2020-03-04T14:55:19-05:00

Lansing’s Old Town General Store

With attention frequently focused on the capitol, the convention center area, or Spartan country, the quaint neighborhood of Lansing known as “Old Town” is sometimes overlooked. In fact it was, for several years, but is now enjoying a rebirth thanks to unique businesses like Old Town General Store. Shop owner, Rhea Van Atta grew up in the area,

Lansing’s Old Town General Store2019-02-22T13:31:45-05:00

Bay City’s Half Mile Handmade

Located just inland from Lake Huron, and north of Saginaw, Bay City is somewhat unique as the home to four modern drawbridges: Liberty Bridge, Veterans Memorial Bridge, Independence Bridge, and Lafayette Avenue Bridge. They enable traffic to flow between the east and west sides of the city, while still allowing large ships to travel easily along the Saginaw River. It is across

Bay City’s Half Mile Handmade2021-11-09T08:02:56-05:00
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