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:

  • The majority of Michigan cucumbers are produced in the southwest corner counties of the state
  • There are four other Michigan counties that help with the production volume
  • In 2009, Michigan produced 96.8 million pounds of fresh cucumbers, totaling $18.5 million in sales
  • Michigan ranks 1st in the nation for the production of cucumbers for pickling
  • Michigan ranks 4th in the nation for fresh market cucumbers

Nutrition:

  • 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

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