Lakeshore Harvest Country is celebrating its 14th year as a Michigan agritourism trail by offering area residents and visitors an opportunity to come right to the farms and wineries in the West Michigan area.
The agritourism trail has seen an increase in the number of farms/wineries participating this year on its trail. They are all located between Saugatuck and South Haven along the Lake Michigan area. The farms and wineries come in all sizes and operated by families that have a love for what their doing. All of the members are now open. Due to Covid-19, they will also encourage you to please wear a mask and please practice social distancing.
The 2020 tour guide/map can be found at local businesses, tourism chambers and bureaus or you can download it on their website at www.lakeshoreharvestcountry.com. This tour guide provides what the members have to offer, locations, and hours of operation.
Beginning in July, there is a large variety of fruits, veggies, ciders, wines, cheeses, herbs, flowers, pottery, and more. Some of the farms also offer U-Pick blueberries, cherries, apples, raspberries and peaches. Kids can see farm animals such as chickens, ducks, goats, horses and cows. Other products for sale include pure honey and maple syrup, free-range eggs and much more. Call ahead to verify product availability and hours.
Looking for a little fun and adventure this growing season? There is an “Online” Farm Scavenger Hunt, July 1st to October 31st on their website www.lakeshoreharvestcountry.com. The Lakeshore Harvest Country’s Farm Scavenger Hunt will send you down country roads leading to some of the area’s most picturesque farms, not to mention some of the freshest locally grown fruits and vegetables around and you have an opportunity to win prizes.
2020 Members include: Barden’s Farm Markets, Brush Farms, Bumbleberry Acres, Cogdal Vineyards, Dee’s Lakeshore Farm, Evergreen Lane Creamery, Fenn Valley Vineyards & Winery, Khnemu Studio on Fernwood Farm, Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum, McIntosh Apple Orchards & Winery, Michigan Wine Company, Modales Winery, Overhiser Orchards, Pleasant Hill Farm, Riverbend Raspberries, Root, Salt of the Earth, The Sugarhouse at Ridley Family Sugar Farm, Summerhouse Lavender Farm, Van Til’s Greenhouse, Virtue Cider, Waypost Brewing Co.
Due to Covid-19–major events of road rally, bike ride, and arts and eats tour have been cancelled
For a copy of the 2020 LHC brochure or for more information, call Theresa at (616) 638-6835 or visit their website at www.lakeshoreharvestcountry.com.