December 7-9, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO and the Michigan Greenhouse Growers EXPO will be held December 7-9 at the DeVos Place Convention Center and the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Mich. The premier event for fruit and vegetable growers, farm marketers and greenhouse operators, the show hosted over 4,000 people from 41 states and 10 Canadian provinces for the 2009 EXPO.
The Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO is sponsored by Michigan State Horticultural Society and the Michigan Vegetable Council in cooperation with Michigan State University Extension. The Michigan Greenhouse Growers EXPO is sponsored by Metropolitan Detroit Flower Growers Association and Western Michigan Greenhouse Association in cooperation with Michigan State University Extension.
Farm Market Bus Tour
This year’s Farm Market Bus Tour will be held on Monday, December 6, the day before the Great Lakes EXPO opens. Seven of west Michigan’s top farm market and agritourism locations—all different from prior year’s stops—will be visited. The Farm Market Bus Tour will be a great opportunity to network with other farm marketers, learn new marketing tips, and see how operations set up to maximize holiday season sales. While traveling on the buses between stops, there will be interactive discussions to share information and ideas with others on the tour.
The cost of the tour is $149 per person. This includes transportation to the farm market stops, lunch and snacks.
Greenhouse Bus Tour
Four of west Michigan’s leading greenhouse firms will be visited on the Greenhouse Bus Tour. This is a first-time event at the 2010 Michigan Greenhouse Growers EXPO. The tour will take place on Thursday, December 9, departing the convention site at 8:30 a.m. and returning around 3:00 p.m. This will be a great opportunity to see and learn about new possibilities for your greenhouse.
Join other greenhouse growers on this tour to see energy-efficient, mechanized operations that grow high-quality plants for the marketplace. The greenhouse operations that will be visited include Dewinter’s Western Sky Range in Grandville, Bosgraaf Greenhouse in Hudsonville, Micandy Gardens in Hudsonville and Henry Mast Greenhouses in Byron Center.
The cost of the tour is $79.00 per person. This includes transportation to the greenhouse stops, lunch and refreshments. A minimum of 20 participants will be needed for this event to occur.
For registration information, contact Erin Dwyer, registration manager, Association Management Resources (AMR), at 1390 Eisenhower Place, Ann Arbor, MI 48108; call 734-677-0503; fax 734-677-2407; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.glexpo.com.
|Visit these folks at the show!|
|A & B Packing Equip., Inc.||832 -837 & 916 – 921|
|Bejo Seeds, Inc.||907|
|Biobest Biological Systems||1107|
|C.S.I. Chemical Corp.||942|
|DeGrandchamp Farms, Inc.||1331|
|Dillman Farm||1152- 1153|
|Fremont Insurance Co||747- 748|
|Gardner Pie Co.||1303|
|Growing magazine (Moose River Media)||1448|
|Haygrove Tunnels/Cramer||409 – 410|
|Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch||1100|
|Hillside Cultivator Co.||915|
|Hillside Orchard Farms||1301|
|Johnny’s Selected Seeds||803|
|Koppert Biological Systems||1011 – 1012|
|Krohne Plant Farms||445|
|Moser Fruit Tree Sales, Inc.||202 & 203|
|Natural Industries, Inc.||1318|
|OESCO, Inc.||209- 210|
|Peach Ridge Orchard Supply||752 – 753 & 800|
|Phil Brown Welding Corp.||638 – 642 & 711-715|
|Putnam Plastics Farm Products||1053|
|Rockford Package Supply, Inc.||852-853 & 900- 901|
|Roeters Farm Equip., Inc.||732 – 737 & 816 – 821|
|Rupp Seeds, Inc.||643-645|
|Shur Farms Frost Protection||450|
|Siegers Seed Co.||653 & 700|
|Stark Bro’s Nurseries & Orchards Co.||543|
|Stokes Blueberry Farm & Nursery||902|
|Superb Horticulture||126-129 & 211-214|
|Tew Mfg.||330-331 & 422-423|
|The Nursery Connection||505|
|Thomas Bros. Equip. Sales, Inc.||119-125 & 215-221|
|Triple K Irrigation / Cadman||1122-1123|
|Willsie Equip. Sales||332-334|