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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Cultivate Michigan Potato and Carrot Tour October 14th

This is just a reminder that there are still spots available for the Final Cultivate Michigan Featured Foods Tour of 2016. Details can be found in the invitation below. Please note a corrected address for the tour starting location in red.


2016 Cultivate Michigan Carrot/Potato Tour October 14th

You're invited to an exciting opportunity to visit two farms and packing facilities growing two of the 2016 Cultivate Michigan featured foods, carrots and potatoes on Friday October 14th! Each farm tour will also include a stop in the fields to see product being harvested and a look inside the farm's packing facilities, so you can learn firsthand how Michigan produce makes it from field to your institution. This tour is open to anyone looking to learn more about farm to institution and specifically to network with Michigan farmers and other Farm to Institution supply chain partners. Additionally, the bus ride portion of the tour will feature presentations from MSU Extension Educators working on Farm to Institution programs and with vegetable production in west Michigan.


Cost: $20



The two farm hosts for the tour are:

Malburg Farms (Carrots)

1107 W. Jackson Rd

Hart, MI 49420


Cedar Valley Packing/Bouwkamp Farms (Potatoes)

11800 Gordon Ave

Grant, MI 49327


See tour itinerary below (Friday October 14th):

09:15 a.m.:      Meet at Muskegon Career and Technology Center to load bus (200 Harvey St, Muskegon, MI 49442)

10:00 a.m.:      Depart for Hart, MI and Malburg

10:45 a.m.:      Tour Malburg Farms

11:45 a.m.:      Depart for Grant

12:45 p.m.:      Lunch in Grant (Provided)

01:30 p.m.:      Tour Cedar Valley Packing and Bouwkamp Farms

02:30 p.m.:      Depart Grant and Return to Muskegon

03:15 p.m.:      Tour Ends at Muskegon ISD


Transportation will be provided by Michigan State University Charter Service and will be a 36 passenger bio-diesel bus with wifi. A lite breakfast and boxed lunch is also included in the tour which will highlight several local Michigan foods and will be provided by the Muskegon ISD Culinary Program.


This local food tour is offered by MSU Extension, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems and the Ecology Center as part of the Michigan Farm to Institution Network and is co-sponsored by the Michigan Potato Commission and the Michigan Carrot Commission.


For more information please email Garrett Ziegler at


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.




Garrett Ziegler

Extension Educator, Community Food Systems

MSU Extension Greening Michigan Institute


MSU Extension at the Downtown Market

109 Logan St. SW

Suite B102

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Office: 616.608.7436

Cell: 814.777.3562


Michigan State University Extension programs and

materials are open to all withought regard to race,

color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion,

age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual

orientation, marital status, family status, or veteran status



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