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Corporate & Community Education

Food Farms & Gardens

local foods alliance monthly potluck and meeting

Enjoy great local food and great conversations about actions to support local farms and food producers.

Cost: Free -- No Reservations Required

2nd Wednesday of each month. Locations vary.


growing wine grapes in northern michigan

Thursdays, October 19-November 16

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Straits Area Education Center, 504 Division St., Cheboygan, Room 133

Cost: $365 per person for five classes.

Instructor: Dr. Jerry Perrone

This series of five classes feature viticulture, the making of wine.  The course will be taught from the text "From Grapes to Wine: Growing Cold Hardy Wine Grapes in Northern Michigan" by author Dr. Jerry Perrone.

Interest in wine has grown throughout the industrialized world.  In the newer wine-producing areas, experience has led to vast improvement in wine quality to meet the expectations of customers with increased knowledge and adventurous spirits.  These trends create the potential for continued growth for Michigan's wine industry.  In August of 2016, the "Tip of the Mitt" American Viticultural Area on Michigan's Lower peninsula was approved and effective!

We are holding these classes in Cheboygan as there is great opportunity for the wine business in this region.  It is one of the areas in northern Michigan which is under-represented in the wine industry and has great potential for the future.

To register, or just have a question, contact CCE at 231-348-6613 or send an email to 

Other field meetings as provided by instructor, Dr. Jerry Perrone.


around the table: good food for all

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Iron Horse Cafe


Learn from the people who are making local foods a part of our menus. Join growers, food processors, health care providers, educators, dietitians, employers and local food lovers to assure that healthful local food is available for everyone in our community. Learn about great programs in our area that help make good food affordable for low-income households and bring fresh foods into our food pantries, schools, institutions and workplaces.

Free event but please sign up in advance to reserve your meal and materials at

Questions: email or call 231-348-1770.



To register either: call 231-348-6613 or email





North Central's Farm Workshops are presented in collaboration with Crosshatch and the USDA Risk Management Agency.

An Equal Opportunity Program/Service Provider.