Our main food & dining section has articles and links for restaurants, taverns and cafes and also food products & producers, farms, markets, bakeries and other culinary delights in Leelanau, Traverse City & Northern Michigan.


Help 5Loaves2Fish continue to deliver big change!

Come to the Big Change Equals Big Change fundraiser at Main Street Gallery in Leland on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 6pm.

Pretty Soon Now (cherries that is)

As you can see from the photo, cherries are going to be ripe early in 2023.
Harry Goldson Memorial JazzFest

Harry Goldson Memorial JazzFest ~ July 8th in Suttons Bay

On Saturday, July 8th from 1-9pm the Suttons Bay JazzFest will honor the memory of founder Harry Goldson under the big tent at Marina Park in Suttons Bay.
Leland Wine & Food Festival

Leland Wine & Food Festival ~ Saturday, June 10, 2023

The event is Michigan's oldest continuously running wine festive & features non-stop live music from Laura Rain & the Caesars & FUNKTION along with wine, beer & dining options!
2023 Suttons Bay Art & Wine Walk

Suttons Bay Art Walk ~ Friday, June 16, 2023

Visit participating shops, meet award-winning local artists, and sample Leelanau County wines.
Gearing orchard in 1971

Where are Herman’s trees?

The Glen Arbor Sun debuts their new Leelanau Farming Family Series with the beautiful article "Where are Herman’s trees?" by Rebecca Carlson.
Red Shed on Herman Road

Leelanau Cherry Blossom Report

Cherry blossoms are popping across the county!! We'll use this page to update you the state of cherry blossoms in Leelanau!
Ruby Ellen Farm Plow Day

Plow Day at Ruby Ellen Farm ~ Sunday May 21st

After a three-year hiatus, Ruby Ellen Farm will once again host Plow Day, in partnership with the Northwest Michigan Draft Horse and Mule Association.
Chef Abra Berens

A Conversation with Chef & Author Abra Berens ~ May 13th

Join Abra Berens and Leelanau County fruit growers Gene Garthe, Pete Laing and Nikki Rothwell for a evening of conversation celebrating Abra's newest book Pulp: A Practical Guide to Cooking with Fruit.
Glen Lake Restaurant Week

Glen Lake Restaurant Week ~ April 28 - May 6, 2023

Special prix-fixe menus designed for Restaurant Week at participating restaurants, ranging in price point, including some offering breakfast & lunch specials too!
Soul Squeeze Cellars Official Wine of Detroit Pistons

Soul Squeeze Cellars partners with the Pistons

The Leelanau Ticker shares that Lake Leelanau-based Soul Squeeze Cellars has announced a deal to become an official wine partner of the Detroit Pistons.
Leland Wine & Food Festival

35th annual Leland Wine Festival this Saturday, June 11th

After a two-year hiatus, the Leland Wine and Food Festival is back and better than ever this Saturday, June 11th!