When Ed Dunneback founded his business in 1925, he didn?t have to rely on anything fancy to attract attention?just freshly harvested apples and other fruit. Today, third and fourth generations of Dunneback women carry on Ed's tradition at the same location. Not much has changed on the farm since the '20s; the property still produces the same fresh fruits it did some 80 years ago, plus cherries, pumpkins, and hops. Located inside a nearly century-old barn, the farm's bustling market slings seasonal produce, as does the bakery, where housemade donuts and pies bake to golden-brown fruition within ovens. Visitors can work up an appetite picking their own pumpkins or while navigating through the Art of Farming corn maze, complete with trivia questions about pop culture, agriculture, and history.
Grand Village's stable of technicians systematically preens the pelts of grimy vehicles to restore showroom-quality sheen. Smudges and blemishes are buffed out during a soft-cloth wash and towel dry while crumb-sucking hoses scour upholstered terrain for vagabond bits of lunches from yesteryear. Regaining transparency, windows are washed to illuminate a freshly dusted dashboard and center console, and underbellies receive a meticulous spritzing. Polishing gurus gloss exteriors to a lustrous finish with applications of multiple waxes, including Rain-X and a triple-coat wax to help wagon shells ward off water and kamikaze dragonflies. Purged of road dregs, tires are furbished and shined before wagons get adorned with air fresheners, symbolizing their graduation to the upper echelons of purity.
Pioneered nearly 30 years ago by a Michigan farming family, Heffron Farms Markets dish up a bounty of naturally raised meats, organic dairy, and other wholesome edibles. Apple sausage links ($3.97 for 10) amplify morning protein levels in preparation for chicken-wing-ding ($2.75 for 16 oz.) lunches and thick-cut New York strip steak ($11.89 for 11 oz.) dinners. Toothsome dairy products such as eggs and Amish cheeses supply nutritive variety, and rainbows of individually quick-frozen fruits and vegetables fill in troublesome voids in food-pyramid ice sculptures. Pet owners can also stock up on eats for four-legged friends with ground chicken and bone dinners ($1.99), turkey gizzards ($2.69 for 16 oz.), and other chop-licking unmentionables. All prices may vary by location.
At the helm of Clear Connections Chiropractic, Drs. Sean Medlin and Krystal Czegus trade in symptom-masking drugs for holistic health solutions. By analyzing posture and the spine, the doctors can determine possible causes of chronic pain, numbness, and even headaches. Together with the patient they then decide on one of several treatment options, including manual adjustments or massage therapy. Beyond treating existing conditions, Clear Connections prevents pain via a 12-week wellness program, complete with instructions and tracking sheets for achieving optimum fitness, nutrition, and rest.
The Michigan Brewers Guild wanted something very specific when it turned 15: it asked the state’s breweries to concoct a 15th-anniversary ale for its summer beer fest. Chef and home brewer Amy Sherman, host of Great American Brew Trail, went behind the scenes at the celebration, where she interviewed local breweries’ staff members about their celebratory brews. Reports like these are typical of her show, Great American Brew Trail, for which she travels to microbreweries across the country and unveils the creative and culinary processes behind beer.