2017-06-22 / Life in Leelanau

Business Briefs: Farmland website online


SUTTONS BAY stores and sidewalks were teeming with people Friday evening for the community’s Summer Solstice Art Walk. Here, artist Jason Lone of Williamsburg occupies his station at the Bahle's of Suttons Bay store. Participants enjoyed free food and wine during pleasant weather, which complemented the offi- cial start to summer. Photo: Ron Kramer SUTTONS BAY stores and sidewalks were teeming with people Friday evening for the community’s Summer Solstice Art Walk. Here, artist Jason Lone of Williamsburg occupies his station at the Bahle's of Suttons Bay store. Participants enjoyed free food and wine during pleasant weather, which complemented the offi- cial start to summer. Photo: Ron Kramer Farmer to Farmer — a new website designed to link buyers and sellers of farmland — launched Tuesday and already has multiple “Featured Farmland” and “Featured Jobs” posted.

Four organizations were involved in starting the site: the Leelanau Conservancy, Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center, Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy and Taste the Local Difference.

Those interested in posting are encouraged to contact Sam Plotkin of the Leelanau Conservancy at 256-9665 or splotkin@leelanauconservancy.org.

Jeweler on cover of magazine

Becky Thatcher of Becky Thatcher Designs appeared on the cover of the June 17 edition of Michigan Retailer Magazine, the official publication of the Michigan Retailers Association.

The story, “Jeweler captures beauty, ‘moods’ of NW Michigan,” covers Thatcher’s start in the jewelry business and explains how she incorporates natural beauty into her products.

A print edition of the magazine is available at Issuu.com.

Music, brews in Suttons Bay

The Hop Lot will be rocking with a trio of musical performances this week.

Kellerville will play from 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow, Jen Sygit will follow from 6 to 9 on Saturday, and Kate Kelly and Andy Cata will take the stage next Thursday from 7 to 9.

All upcoming events are posted on the Hop Lot website.

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