SPECIALTY CROPS

Michigan leads the nation in the production of specialty crops, making it the second most agriculturally diverse state in the nation. We invite you to learn more about some of the specialty crops grown here in the Mitten and meet the farmers who produce them.

Specialty crop farmers have dedicated their lives to producing the high-quality, nutritious foods and products you enjoy every day. Hear straight from the source to learn more about how these Michigan GROWN, Michigan GREAT products make it from our fields to your families.

Peacock Road Tree Farm: ‘Tis the season for Christmas tree harvesting, ever wonder what it takes to grow the perfect tree? Come with us as we visit Peacock Road Family Farm in Laingsburg and see why Michigan is great for growing Christmas trees!

Andy T’s Farm Market: With more than 300 different kinds of commodities produced, Michigan is the second most agriculturally diverse state in the nation. A critical part of Michigan’s $100 billion food and agriculture industry are known as “specialty crops,” which includes everything from apples and cherries to hops and Christmas trees.

Mike Pirrone Produce: Matt DeBlouw of Mike Pirrone Produce in Capac shares his pride in being a fourth-generation farmer who helps to bring fresh, Michigan-grown specialty crops to consumers across the state.

Raker-Roberta’s Young Plants: Did you know Michigan ranks third in the nation in the production of floriculture products? Spring has sprung and soon garden season will be upon us, check out Raker-Roberta’s Young Plants in Litchfield, one of the largest young ornamental plant propagators in the country.

Michigan Farm to Freezer: Check out Michigan Farm to Freezer, which distributes Michigan-grown produce frozen at peak freshness to grocers, institutions and schools across the state.

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Michigan ranks in the top five states for more than 25 specialty crops. Learn more about the nutritional benefits of these foods, as well as how Michigan agriculture impacts our economy.

Download these specialty crop fact sheets to learn more about the foods and products grown here.

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