Spring is the starting line in the race to summer. Which makes this fleeting season easy to overlook. While many participate in the rite of spring break, we’re embracing the season. Spring is a time of reawakening and Saugatuck is blossoming with experiences that break from the speed of everyday life.
An Inspiring Story
The documentary film “The Biggest Little Farm” is a great source of inspiration. In it, a city dwelling couple follow their dream of building a farm. After watching the trailer, it got us thinking about all the unique farm experiences available in the Saugatuck/ Douglas and Fennville area.
By the way, if you loved the trailer as much as we did you can see the film at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts on April 18.
Local Farm Experiences
There is so much to experience at Virtue Cider in Fennville beyond the obvious sampling and taking home of delicious hard cider. They have a comfortable and welcoming outdoor space with rows of fire pits, picnic tables, and outdoor games. It urges you to hang out for awhile. Beyond the Tap Room and Bottle Shop, you can explore the farm grounds where you’ll find the vegetable gardens and heritage breed animals that make Virtue a working farm.
It’s the variety of experience coupled with unique events happening year round that make the farm at Virtue Cider a place worth frequenting.
What’s happening in April at Virtue Cider
Wish Virtue Cider a happy 7th birthday! The tap room will have cake and frozé from 4pm- 7pm.
The event features an educational rabbit show and the opening of a new dome home for Virtue’s farm rabbit, Grimes. In addition to the bunny laden festivities, s’mores from Chicago-based XO Marshmallow will be on deck.
Tree sale, plant workshop and cookbook signing with Abra Berens. Get a copy of their soon-to-be released book “Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables”. Berens is chef at Granor Farms in Three Oaks, MI.
Pedal through the countryside
Farm country is full of sights, sounds and smells that are missed when driving from place to place. The best way to get the lay of the land is on a much slower mode of transportation. Which is why we think this event is brilliant! The first annual Great Douglas Bike and Brew takes place on April 27th. This event invites bike and brew enthusiasts to embark on a self-paced 28-mile ride connecting three different breweries in Saugatuck, Douglas and Fennville. See you there!