You may not have heard about it.
But Governor Jennifer Granholm has set aside this week to give Michigan farms and farmers’ markets a boost.
She’s declared the week as Local Foods Week in Michigan.
At the Marquette Food Co-Op, it’s easy to see the support for local farms in the produce section.
Anything from a local farm is marked with a green sign that includes who grew it.
By the peak of summer, 75% of the produce in the co-op store comes from local growers.
They also support the farmers’ markets in Marquette, Gwinn, Negaunee and Munising.
The co-op also has information on when particular fruits and veggies come into season each year, which makes it easy to find them at those markets.
Sarah Monte of the Food Co-Op says the group also gives area residents several chances every summer to spend a day touring the farms and see what goes on in them.
The first of those farm tour days is May 30th, a week from this Sunday.
Then there are several more on other Sundays throughout the summer.