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Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine October 2019

Since 1981, Traverse, Nothern Michigan's Magazine celebrates the best of life Up North through award-winning photography and editorial. Every month, you'll get insider travel tips, regional history, armchair adventure and pristine landscapes. With Traverse Magazine you'll stay in touch with life Up North all year long-wherever you are.

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in this issue

5 min.
apple country

My husband, Neal, and I are bike riders. There are times we bike significant distances in a day. However, many, many days we veer into a moderate ride that takes us for a glass of hard cider. Most often, this has been to Tandem Ciders in Leelanau County, but there are now many directions our tires can take us to find a refreshing, unique and local pint of hard cider. It was with a genuine smile I first discovered that the name Tandem Cider comes from founders Nikki Rothwell and Dan Young’s tandem bike ride through southern England where they discovered the rich history and diverse blends of hard cider. With Dan’s history as a brewer, they had intended to seek unique brews, but Nikki discovered cider available in almost every…

3 min.
walk in beauty

Cindra Moore and I talk and walk along the edge of where farm and forest meet; land her great-great-grandfather homesteaded in the 1860s. This picture book-beautiful spot is off one of the oldest roads in Benzie County, up the hill from the Platte River in Honor. “I 'bought the farm' 21 years ago and reinvented myself … something I find a lot of folks are doing,” says Cindra. Cindra retired from professional gardening, began to grow her own food, and licensed the farm as a learning center to teach others. She was asked to create a course for the Interlochen Arts Academy for their survival and sustainability class. “I found I love teaching,” she says. “I was a former master gardener and a backcountry ranger, among a few other life experiences. What…

2 min.
10th annual great lakes glass pumpkin patch day

Palo Alto, California; Tacoma, Washington; Lisle, Illinois—people travel the country in search of the perfect pumpkin. Except, these pumpkins are handblown glass, each one a work of art. Joann Condino, owner of Three Pines Studio in Cross Village, created Great Lakes Glass Pumpkin Patch Day after visiting a similar event in Santa Fe. Always held on the first Saturday of October, Pumpkin Patch Day brings locals and visitors from across the nation to the studio. Here’s why they return, year after year. • Pick a pumpkin! They come in every color, shape and size. Yes, some are even warty. Local glassblowers Harry Boyer, Lynn Dinning and Beth Cox will make almost 600 pumpkins for this year’s event. • Watch glassblowing demonstrations. Lynn Dinning at Good Hart Glassworks does demos from 11 a.m.–4…

2 min.
field guide to fall mushrooming

PORCINI (BOLETUS EDULIS) The gold standard of fall fungus, the porcini or cep proliferates under pine, spruce and hemlock. It has a bulbous stem, large brown cap and a nutty, meaty flavor that enhances soups, salads and pasta dishes. CHANTERELLE (CANTHARELLUS CIBARIUS) This bright yellowish funnel-shaped fungus has a sweet apricot-like aroma. The delicate, unmistakable flavor is highly fat-soluble, making it ideal for cooking in butter, oil or cream. Look for chanterelles to cluster in mossy, coniferous areas. CHICKEN OF THE WOODS (LAETIPORUS) The mushroom motherload, chicken of the woods is easy to spot. It grows in bright orange and yellow shelf formation on dead and mature oaks. Meaty and tasting like, well, chicken, it can be fried or added to soups, stews and braises. LION’S MANE (HERICIUM ERINACEUS) A staple of traditional Chinese medicine, this delicious…

1 min.
this is my north hang out with us beyond the pages

My North Tickets FEATURED EVENTS 10/1-31 THE HUNT FOR THE REDS Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail 10/10 MAY ERLEWINE RECORD RELEASE Old Art Building, Leland 10/11 ARTISTS FOR FLOW FUNDRAISER Higher Art Gallery, Traverse City 10/12 MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: TURANDOT Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee 10/12 ORCHARDS AT SUNSET 5K AND FUN RUN Gregory/Miezio Farm, Suttons Bay 10/24-27 FRANKENSTEIN West Shore Community College, Scottville For more information visit EXPLORE THE PETOSKEY WINE REGION You’ll discover deep-flavored wines made from cold-hearty grapes and bucolic vineyard settings in the Petoskey Wine Region, which includes 12 distinct wineries. Get your wine tasting passport, complete with each winemaker’s favorite vintage, and follow along for an irresistible day of sipping that is incredibly true to the region. What are you waiting for?! FALL ADVENTURES #MyNorth We love to see your photos! Follow and tag @MyNorthMedia for a chance to be featured in Traverse Magazine.…

14 min.

FRI 4 Festivals | Celebrate the beautiful and bitter hop plant with local food, craft brews and live music at the Empire Hops and Harvest Festival. Oct. 4-5. SAT 5 Art | The 10th annual Great Lakes Glass Pumpkin Patch Day at Three Pines Studio takes place in Cross Village, showcasing colorful, hand-blown glass pumpkins from Boyer Glassworks. SUN 6 Literary | Aarti Shahani’s book Here We Are is a heartbreaking, hilarious and tender love letter to millions of people who have made their way across land and sea to find a new life in America, part of the National Writers Series in downtown TC. FRI 11 Theater | Tricks Against Humanity’s Ben Whiting delivers a hysterical evening of inappropriate magic and mind-reading you won't soon forget. Ages 18+. Old Town Playhouse, Traverse City.…