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In celebration of Oceana County’s most famous crop–the National Asparagus Festival of Oceana County is an annual event, held in mid-June in Hart and Shelby. Asparagus was first cultivated in Greece, and is derived from the Greek word meaning “stalk” or “shoot.”
Asparagus is perhaps a lesser-known vegetable than broccoli or carrots, but its nutritional value is one of the highest. It is a good source of folic acid, potassium, and fiber, contains no fat or cholesterol and has less than 5 calories per spear.
Fresh asparagus can be steamed or boiled for 5-8 minutes, so preparation is fast and easy. There are also many delicious recipes that include asparagus as an ingredient.
Only California and Washington produce more asparagus than Michigan.
National Asparagus Festival Board of Directors
16 S. State St., Hart, MI 49431
Manistee Michigan’s Victorian Sleighbell Parade and Old Christmas Weekend is held the first full weekend of December.
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Find artifacts, photographs, and lots of information and stories about the rich history of Pentwater at this historic museum!
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The Traverse City Opera House has a 700-seat theater which offers a place for quality arts and cultural entertainment.