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LEELANAU AGRICULTURE
Leelanau County vineyards, apple orchards, and hop farms continue to provide crops needed to keep a steady stream of sipping visitors happy.
And there’s more for thirst quenching as county distilleries, wineries, cideries and craft breweries tastefully blend Leelanau’s agricultural and entertainment interests.
The wineries have formed the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail — which is actually three wine trails broken into loops given the names of Grand Traverse Bay, Northern and Sleeping Bear.
The organization’s director is Lorri Hathaway.
The region’s cool-climate wines are consistently judged among the best, and dominate state wine-tasting contests. The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail offers a world-class touring experience when blended with our county’s beautiful scenery.
“I’m so proud of our hardworking winemakers and look forward to continued success at producing award- winning wines on Leelanau Peninsula.”
— Lorri Hathaway, upon learning that Leelanau vintners brought home 100 awards and four of eight Best of Class awards in the 2016 Michigan Wine Competition.
WINERIES & MORE
Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10783 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, Michigan 49684 Executive Director:
Lorri Hathaway
lorri@lpwines.com Phone: 271-7100 Fax: 271-7101 Website: lpwines.com
Leelanau Vineyards & Distilleries
Sleeping Bear Loop
Rove Estate Cherry Republic Longview Winery Bel Lago Vineyards
& Winery
Chateau Fontaine Good Harbor Vineyards Laurentide Winery
Northern Loop
Boathouse Vineyards Verterra Winery
Green Bird Organic Cellars
Leelanau Wine Cellars Silver Leaf Vineyard Raftshol Vineyards French Valley Vineyard Tandem Ciders
45 North Vineyard Aurora Cellars Blustone Vineyards
Grand Traverse Loop
Boskydel Vineyard
Black Star Farms
L. Mawby
Ciccone Vineyard Willow Vineyards Chateau de Leelanau Shady Lane Cellars Brengman Brothers
Distilleries
Northern Latitudes Grand Traverse
FARMERS MARKETS THRIVE IN LEELANAU
Attendance at farmers markets continues to grow as residents and visitors have made it a habit to support their local agricultural community.
Local growers provide the lifeblood of the markets with their fresh veggies and fruit, which make up the staple of local markets.
All farmers markets are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the exception of Cedar, which will run from 3-7 p.m.
Following is the projected lineup for 2017:
Cedar
Wednesdays, June 21 - Sept. 6
Downtown
Empire
Saturdays, June 17 - Sept. 9 Downtown next to the Post Of ce.
Glen Arbor
Tuesdays, June 6 - Sept. 12
Downtown, behind the Glen Arbor Township Hall.
Lake Leelanau
Sundays, June 4 - Sept. 3
In the parking lot for Pedaling Beans, just off M-204.
Leland
Thursdays, June 15 - Sept. 7
In the parking lot across from the Bluebird Restaurant.
Northport
Fridays, June 2 - Sept. 8
At The Depot, adjacent to the village marina.
Suttons Bay
Saturdays, May 6 - Oct. 28
In the bayside park east of the intersection of M-22 and M-204 north of downtown.
For further information about Leelanau farm markets, contact the MSU Extension of ce at:
256-9888
or www.eatleelanau.com
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