Eating healthy is a great goal for the Summer, and nothing says eating healthy like shopping at a West Michigan Farmers’ Market. The oldest and best-known is the Fulton Street Farmers’ Market, but each surrounding town, and many city neighborhoods host their own. Take a look at this Michigan Produce Availability chart if you aren’t sure what to expect to see grocery-wise at a market. Most Farmers’ Markets also sell blooming and edible plants if you’ve got a green thumb.
Visit your local farmers’ market regularly, and enjoy the seasonal selections.
For other news on living a healthy lifestyle, see the Exercise is Medicine Subject Guide.
Biking is a great exercise and you get to go places, too! If you don’t know where to start, I recommend Experience Grand Rapids’ lists of biking options for you: street biking, mountain biking, bike safety, bike trails and maps, races and events, shops and groups, even links to My City Bikes biking apps!
Grand Rapids is growing its biking community. While some believe that the Michigan’s automobile history and weather will always overshadow a biking culture, our neighbors across the lake have been successful in revitalizing bicycling. Take a look at our ebook: Wheel Fever : How Wisconsin Became a Great Bicycling State. (Logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number).