Whether atop a salad or deliciously salty in the pickle jar, Michigan cucumbers are a crowd favorite. Fresh Michigan cucumbers are available in July, August, and September, and in their processed form (pickles!), they can be purchased throughout the year.
Michigan cucumber facts:
- In 2016, Michigan produced 68 million pounds of fresh cucumbers, totaling $15 million in sales
- Michigan ranks first in the nation for the production of cucumbers for pickling, totaling 236,700 tons with a value of $47 million
- Fresh cucumbers are a very good source of vitamins A and C and the mineral molybdenum
- Cucumbers are rich in potassium, manganese, folate, dietary fiber and magnesium
For more information, visit the Michigan Vegetable Council
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