Check out the Hillsdale Farmers Market and 4 Local Wineries

The Hillsdale Farmers market is one of the places you can stop and pick up a few things. If you are traveling to Hillsdale, you should also go visit the wineries that are located close by, and try tasting one or two brands. Here are a few BBOnline recommendations for you.

Hillsdale Farmers Market
Broad Street Downtown Market
55 S. Broad Street
Hillsdale, MI 49242
www.visithillsdale.org

The Hillsdale Farmers Market has been a part of the city for a long time. The Farmers Market is highly anticipated because it has become more than a place to merely buy and sell produce. This is where the entire city comes together and celebrates the community. Visitors will be able to understand the true meaning behind the term "buy local." As far as food products are concerned, you will find fresh and colorful fruits and vegetables. The meat is farm raised and tastes great. Visitors can glance through the various stalls selling local artifacts, natural soaps and body lotions. Start early from your Hillsdale Bed and Breakfast to catch all the action.

Cherry Creek Old Schoolhouse Winery
11000, Silver Lake Hwy
Brooklyn, MI 49230
(517) 592-4663
www.cherrycreekwine.com

After the Hillsdale Farmers Market, the wineries are the next best thing in Hillsdale. If you are ready to take a 30-minute drive from your Hillsdale Inn, you can enjoy the offerings of the Cherry Creek Old Schoolhouse Winery. This winery is located inside a schoolhouse and oozes historical charm. The winery opens from noon to sundown. Several guided tours are available and you can taste the wines that have been aged to perfection.

St. Julian Winery
716 S. Kalamazoo Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 657-5568
www.stjulian.com

A trip to St. Julian Winery, located 54 minutes from Hillsdale, will take you to a winery that has won several awards and is one of the oldest wineries in the area. It was founded in 1921 along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. You can sample the Rose wine, which has won several accolades. There are picnic spots available in the winery and the beautiful vista makes for a romantic getaway.

Sandhill Crane Vineyards
4724 Walz Road
Jackson, MI 49201-9613
(517) 764-0679
www.sandhillcranevineyards.com

Travel to the heart of Jackson County and experience the hospitality of this family-run vineyard. The tasting rooms here are at the center of the vineyard. You can sip your wine while enjoying the crisp and fresh air in this rural vineyard. The wine tasting sessions are complimentary. You can take a walk and observe the various activities related to wine making.

Sleeping Bear Winery
2110 N Concord Road
Albion, MI 49224
(517) 531-7777
www.sleepingbearwine.com

The Sleeping Bear Winery is a unique and fun way to experience the joy of making wine. The mantra is to educate the visitors about the process of wine making as well as different kinds of wine. This is done without any pretence or elitist attitude. The Honey Dew is a popular wine produced here, and is sweet to taste.  The winery also carries a range of French Cabernets and red currents.