South West Michigan Farm to Table Event

We did not come to SW Michigan for the farm to table scene, winery’s, breweries, and restaurants, although its part of the reason we stay.  This time of year this area comes alive, and even though Chicago is just right around the lake, there is no better place in the warm sunny summer weather, especially when you have food and drink offerings like SW Michigan wine country offers.

In combination with a group out of Chicago, the first SW Michigan farm to table event will be happening over labor day weekend, which will promise to highlight some of this areas best.

The event will be held at the Round Barn winery, unique in that it serves every type of drinker, they make their own wine and vodka and brew their own beer- often becomes a favorite stop for us on the weekends.

For more information here is the announcement from

WTTW-Ch. 11’s Check Please hostess Alpana Singh, Mindy Segal of Hot Chocolate; with Chef Tim Sizer, Ryan Thornburg, Chad Miller, Jenny Drilon and Café Soe’s Chad Miller among others, will join together for a planned Labor Day weekend feast.

Tickets are already available for the extravaganza which will include winemakers, chefs and farmers from across the Lake Michigan area at Round Barn Winery in Baroda.


DATE: Sunday, September 2, 2012; 12PM – 4PM (Eastern Time)

LOCATION: The Round Barn Winery’s estate at 10983 Hills Road, Baroda, MI 49101.

TICKETS: $75 General & $150 VIP experiences available at


MAYTAG SPONSOR: Find out more at and connect online:, and

CHARITY: A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor. The mission of the Boys and Girls Club of Benton Harbor is to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. The club serves over 200 at risk youth ages 6 to 18 on a daily basis and has an active “Garden Club” where children ages 6 to 14 learn master gardening tecniques.

LODGING INFORMATION: Contact Southwest Michigan Tourism Council for lodging options: or call 269.925.6301.

Here’s the list of businesses who have signed on so far:


Alpana Singh | Check, Please!

Cleetus Friedman | City Provisions

Mindy Segal | Mindy’s HotChocolate Craft Food and Drink

Michael Kornick | MK

Chris Pandel | The Bristol, Balena

Matt Troost | Three Aces

Jason Vincent | Nightwood

Ben Sheagren | Hopleaf

Mike & Pat Sheerin | Trencherman

Kevin Church | Owen & Engine

Roger Herring | Socca

Rick Gresh | David Burke’s Primehouse

Guy Meikle | Nana

Rick Miranda | Cafe 28

Chad Miller | Cafe Soe

Jenny Drilon | Bentwood Tavern

Tim Sizer | Timothy’s

Ryan Thornburg | Bistro on the Boulevard

Joe Lindsay | David’s Delicatessen & Coffee



Mick Klug Farms

Iron Creek Farm

Leaning Shed Farms

Green Acres Farm

Granor Farms

Blue Star Produce

Ryan Thornburg & Co

Jakes Country Meats

Hillside Orchards

Sunny Harvest Farm

Green Spirit Farm


Alex’s Veggies

Bluebird Meadows



Round Barn Winery, Brewery & Distillery

Free Run Cellars

Domaine Berrien Cellars

Wyncroft Winery

Greenbush Brewing Company

Journeyman Distillery

Hickory Creek Winery

—-Raven Carpenter

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