St. Clair County, Michigan

(Port Huron, Mich. – Sept. 6, 2016) Labor Day weekend marked the unofficial end of summer and the start of the harvest season, otherwise known as fall. As the temperature begins to cool and the air turns crisp, our tastes in outdoor fun and food tends to take on a different flavor, too.

To help plan your fall day trip or weekend excursion, check out the I-69 Thumb Region’s Agri-Tourism Directory.

 Covering seven counties in eastern Michigan (Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair, Sanilac, Huron and Tuscola), the I-69 Thumb Region offers a range of agricultural richness. Moreover, the agri-tourism directory contains a smorgasbord of venues, including breweries and wineries, farms, farmers’ markets, meat processors and packing houses, orchards and specialty shops.  It is also a resource for agribusinesses in the region to market themselves and part of the “farm-to-table” movement, which promotes organic food, craft drinks and locally sourced products.

“This is a great resource for our residents and tourists who want to check out unique places to buy locally grown and produced goods,” said Dan Casey, CEO of the Economic Development Alliance.

There are approximately 150 businesses listed across the seven counties. In addition, the guide features seven categories of businesses, which allows users to navigate easily through the site to discover new products and businesses. Users may sort businesses by type and highlight locations by county.

So, shop locally grown produce at one of the region’s many farmers’ markets. Plan a day of berry picking at one of the orchards or farms. Tour the region’s wineries and breweries, and find your favorite local craft beverage right around the corner.  It’s all right here.

Businesses in interested in joining the agri-tourism directory should contact the I-69 Thumb Region at 810.766.6540 or dcompton@co.genesee.mi.us.