The state of Michigan is in full bloom with an abundance of active urban and rural organic gardens with hundreds of eager agriculturalists and gardeners eager to get their hands dirty weeding and plucking. But, are we talking about the Michigan of 2017 or the Michigan of 1917?
Answer to our Facebook trivia: Where is Sodus, Michigan and what does the town have to do with Jewish agriculture?
Located across the lake from Chicago, Sodus is the site where Samuel Rosenberg, around 1911 saw an ad in the Yiddish Forward for a farm in Sodus. With a loan from the Jewish Agricultural Society, he bought the farm, complete with 78 acres and 10 Guernsey cows, and moved his family – whom had immigrated to the country from Russia beginning in 1906 - to Berrien County. Sam began raising peaches and apples, gradually adding strawberry plants, grape arbors, and pear and plum trees. The milk from the cows was sold to neighbors.
Nosh Gen events are for everyone!
Good food, great people and fascinating history.
Dress for the weather. The Detroit Farm & Garden shop has great breezes but no air conditioning. Garden supplies, locally sourced foods, and original artworks by local artisans will be for sale throughout the evening.
Plenty of free parking.
$40 per person
1759 21st St
Detroit, MI 48216