Thanks to economic investments and community resilience, Empire overcomes recent frost
This year’s 10th annual Empire Asparagus Festival overcame a gigantic hurdle, as last weekend’s cold spell wiped out much of the asparagus harvest at Norconk Farm. To the rescue came Cherry Capitol Foods, the Traverse City-based regional food distributor that gets its asparagus from downstate. The quick action and community partnership helped bring in hundreds of pounds of emergency asparagus stalks, and save this cherished local festival. Read more about the Empire Asparagus Festival and community resilience here.
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Go Green, Ride the BATA Bus
Use public transportation in Northern Michigan. You’ll get to know your neighbors and keep our area green. Click here to download the Michigan Land Use Institute’s brochure that lists all bus routes connecting Traverse City with six surrounding counties, including Leelanau.MLUIBusSchedule