Michigan Farm to Table

A Michigan Farm to Table Experience will delight your senses and palate with explosive fresh flavors and bold seasonal pairings. 

If you wish to experience the absolute freshest and best cuisine Michigan has to offer, this is it.

Blue Tractor BBQ and Brewery

207 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI

First off, try not to lick the pic above, it will muck up your screen...and won't be nearly as satisfying!  This bbq place in Ann Arbor ROCKS! 

We absolutely LOVED Blue Tractor's tender, sticky ribs so much.  We also loved choosing from their fantastic selection of house-made sauces ranging from sweet to spicy to this wonderfully tangy mustard sauce.

Oh, and the fries were really crispy and hot and I also ordered the root vegetables. YUMMY!

My friends, let me tell you, the sauce was so plate licking worthy that we bought two bottles to bring home!! Chris just couldn't leave without the sweet bbq and I was dreaming of drizzling the mustard sauce over tender grilled chicken. 

One of the best things about Blue Tractor BBQ is that they source their food locally as much as possible.  For example, they utilize Frog Holler, Sparrow Meat Market, Rosewood, Avalon Breads and The Brinery for meats, hot sauce, sauerkraut, breads and more! It's awesome to support local farmers and merchants! 


A Matter of Taste at Tapawingo-An Unparalleled Michigan Farm to Table Experience 

Photo: Courtesy of A Matter of Taste


9502 Lake Street, Ellsworth, MI A wonderful Michigan Farm to Table Experience!

Pop over to A Matter of Taste at Tapawingo, for their delectable Thursday Night Dinner Series that runs from May 10 through December 27 every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, featuring live music by guitarist Kadin McCallum (the owners' son) and other local musicians. 

​Their menu is theme based and features foods from Northern Michigan Farms. These dinners give Gregg and Ginny McCallum, owners of A Matter of Taste at Tapawingo, the opportunity to showcase their culinary creativity! 


Pond Hill Farm


Winery, brewery, cafe, market-5699 S Lake Shore Drive Harbor Springs, MI

Pond Hill Farm is one of our favorite stops on our epic fall color tour.  We love launching pumpkins with their famed squash rocket from the top of a hill.  There is something so satisfying watching your squash hurtle through the air! 



Once bragging rights have been established, we indulge in warm soft donuts and hot soul-satisfying cider around the fire pit. Before leaving, we always have to check out  their adorable farm animals and stop in their cafe features a delectable Michigan farm to table menu.

Their family owned business strives to use their own seasonal farm grown products and canned goods whenever possible.


Red Haven Farm to Table Restaurant


4480 Hagadorn Rd #103, Okemos, MI 

Looking for a premier Michigan farm-to-table dining experience? Their delicious menu changes to reflect seasonal food and drink selections. Red Haven works with local farmers to create unforgettable seasonal entrees and appetizers such as chestnut bisque with cream, onion, thyme and honey. 

Or maybe  their harvest salad featuring arugula, candied walnuts, julienne turnip, warm cranberry-maple vinaigrette will tempt your taste buds!!  I'm salivating just typing this!! 

Plus, check their website for upcoming cooking classes!!


Trattoria Stella


Trattoria Stella, 1200 W 11TH ST, TRAVERSE CITY, MI For Directions using GPS use the 830 Cottageview Dr.

Chris and I just happened upon Trattoria Stella while exploring The Commons in Traverse City.  We were starving, we loved the old world look of the restaurant so we popped in.

Luck would have it that not only was it fine Italian fare (Chris' favorite) but they also utilized a Michigan farm-to-table philosophy and a curated wine list.  

The service was friendly, the food was exquisite and we fully enjoyed our time at Trattoria Stella. 


We hope we inspired you to seek out a delicious Michigan Farm to Table experience! We love supporting our local Michigan farmers and community!

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First off, try not to lick the pic of the sticky, sweet, luscious bbq as it will muck up your screen...I KNOW you want to, but trust me, it won't be nearly as satisfying! . This bbq place in Ann Arbor ROCKS! . We LOVED the ribs and the sauce so much we bought two bottles to take home with us!! One sweet BBQ and one mustard! . The ribs were tender, the fries were really crispy and yummy and I also ordered the root vegetables. YUMMY! . I also love that they source their food locally. It's awesome to support local farmers and merchants! . . . . #bbq #bluetractorbbqandbrewery #michiganbbq #annarborbbq #annarborfoodie #annarborfood #greatbbq #foodielife #foodieblogger #foodtraveler #southwestmichigan #michiganfood #michiganfoodie #michiganeats #foodielife #foodieforlife #foodiesofinstagram #culinarytravelblogger #michiganblogger #midwesttravelblpggers #midwestbloggers #willtravelforfood #foodietraveler #michigantravel #michiganders #westmichigan #michiganfood #michiganeats #michiganblogger

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