Great Lakes EXPO Farm Market Bus Tour

Monday, December 4, 2023

The annual Farm Market Bus Tour 2023!

Experience the Best in Farm Marketing and Agritourism on a Bus Tour of West Michigan Farm Markets! The full-day bus tour will be held on Monday, December 4, the day before the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO. The tour is sponsored by Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News.

The Farm Market Bus Tour is a great opportunity to network with other farm marketers, while learning how some innovative farmers get their products onto the tables of consumers using creative and unique marketing strategies. There will be interactive discussions while traveling on the buses to share information, which will be moderated by Michigan State University Extension educators.

The cost of the tour is $185 per person. This includes lunch and snacks. If you register after November 15, the cost is $205 and subject to availability.

2023 Bus Tour Stops
Phillips Orchards & Cider Mill – Gatehouse Market
Anderson & Girls Orchards
Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery
Andy T’s Farm Market and Wedding Barn
Hamel’s Farm Market & Nursery
Uncle John’s Cider Mill


For more information about the tour, including descriptions of each of the host farm markets that will be visited, email Caroline Feehery at  [email protected]. For more information about registration,  email Jennifer Dickie at [email protected] or call at 734-239-8027.

Departing From:
the Amway Grand Plaza/Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Check-in will be from 7:00 – 8:15 AM in the Welsh Lobby of DeVos Place, Lyon Street entrance. First bus will depart at 7:30 am. Second Bus will depart at 8:30 am. 

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to see and learn about new possibilities for your market.

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