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National Pie Day: Celebrating Michigan Agriculture

January 24, 2013 Events

Yesterday was National Pie Day, a fun holiday created by the American Pie Council to celebrate one of the most iconic all-American desserts.  While the flavors and fillings have evolved over the years, fruit pies are often the most popular choices. Nothing makes for a better pie than using pure, fresh Michigan ingredients.  Our Great [...]

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Snyder: German company to invest $5 million in new Kalamazoo facility

March 23, 2012 Business Growth

GERMANY – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced that Hark Orchids L.P., an orchid propagation company headquartered in Lippstadt, will invest approximately $5 million to establish its first facility outside of Germany in Kalamazoo.  “Hark’s choice of Michigan for its first U.S. facility tells others across the globe that Michigan holds great opportunities for their business [...]

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Sweet! Pure Michigan Caramel Apple ice cream named “Create a Flavor” contest winner

February 22, 2012 Michigan News

And the winner is…Pure Michigan Caramel Apple! This flavor, created by Dawn Dummer of Houghton Lake, has been selected as the Official Ice Cream of Michigan state parks and Pure Michigan. The lightly flavored green apple ice cream swirled with Michigan apple and Michigan caramel was voted the winner out of four finalists at a tasting event held Feb. [...]

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