farmer's markets http://michiganradio.org en In this morning's news: protecting Michigan forests, new farmer's market, visit from Hillary Clinton http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-news-protecting-michigan-forests-new-farmers-market-visit-hillary-clinton <p><strong>DNR protects Michigan forests</strong></p><p>The state Department of Natural Resources says about 750 acres in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula will be protected, available for public use, and managed as a working forest. The recent announcement of a $1 million Forest Legacy Program grant for the effort is expected to help protect nearly three-quarters of a mile of Thumb Lake frontage. The 750 acres in Charlevoix County will remain in private ownership, the Associated Press <a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130617/METRO06/306170050#ixzz2WTMGIRvl">reports.</a></p><p><strong>Tire dump transforms into farmer's market</strong></p><p>A site once used as a tire dump is now a farmer's market following years of work by a community, the state, and federal officials. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development provided a $40,000 grant and a $60,000 loan to help finance the project in Mecosta County. The state of Michigan helped cover the cost of tire disposal as well as a trail, fishing pier and other recreational improvements, the Associated Press <a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130617/METRO06/306170049#ixzz2WTOSE9X1">reports</a>.</p><p><strong>Hillary Clinton comes to west Michigan</strong></p><p>Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to speak to business leaders in western Michigan today. Clinton is the guest of honor at the Economic Club of Grand Rapids' 26th annual dinner. <a href="http://www.readyforhillary.com/">Ready for Hillary,</a> a self-described national grassroots group, is organizing a rally outside the event. The group hopes to encourage Clinton to run for president in 2016, the Detroit Free Press <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2013/06/hillary_2016_supporters_plan_r.html#incart_river">reports</a>.</p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:12:53 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13075 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's news: protecting Michigan forests, new farmer's market, visit from Hillary Clinton Farmer's markets may soon offer a new attraction: wine tasting http://michiganradio.org/post/farmers-markets-may-soon-offer-new-attraction-wine-tasting <p>If you like to frequent farmer's markets, you may soon have something new to explore amidst the stands of fresh produce, baked goods, jams and jellies, flowers and plants.</p><p>A bill moving through Lansing would allow wine tasting at farmer's markets.</p><p>What's this mean for Michigan wineries? Who gets to offer their wines for tastings at farmer's markets? And what's it mean for consumers?</p><p>Dan McCole, an assistant professor of tourism at Michigan State University, joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em> Wed, 15 May 2013 20:04:24 +0000 Stateside Staff 12589 at http://michiganradio.org Farmer's markets may soon offer a new attraction: wine tasting