Michigan Fresh


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delicious bean soup

Michigan is known for many things, great people, beautiful lakeshores, cities bustling with innovation and products the whole world enjoys, and some of the best food favorites like Detroit style pizza, Vernors Ginger Ale and Michigan Bean Soup.

NEXT Michigan.news is looking back on the key role Michigan played in securing freedom for those seeking asylum from slavery.

If you don’t know the history behind Cranberries, and we didn’t before our trip to DeGrandchamp Farms we learned Cranberries were first cultivated in Massachusetts. The Cranberry gets its name from Dutch and German settlers who called them “crane berries”. In springtime, blooming vines have light pink flowers with petals that twist back to resemble the head and neck of a Crane. Over time, they became known as Cranberries instead.