A couple of years back, Phil and I took a trip out to Saugatuck, Michigan, in the heart of the “Michigan Fruit Belt”. It was early fall, the air was just starting to turn crisp, and the fruit trees were exploding with their sweet and tart flavors. It was the perfect time for apple-picking, which was at the forefront of our minds and helped us make the decision on where to stay. What we didn’t realize was that there would be so much more than just apple-picking to enjoy in this town full of flavor. If you’re looking for a relaxing trip full of variety, look no further than Saugatuck, Michigan.
I have a passion for exploring local agriculture when I travel, and that passion started at home here in Ohio. Today I share my favorite farmer’s markets between Dayton and Cincinnati, and what keeps me coming back every year. Whether on a farm, side of the road, or smack dab in the city, these places are full of local quality and charm.