Michigan Fast Facts for Today
- Pears - In 2010, Michigan produced 900 tons of pears that generated $1.4 million.
- Thomas Edison, who grew up in Port Huron, Michigan invented the incandescent light bulb in 1879.
- Asparagus - Michigan ranks #2 in the nation for Asparagus production, harvesting up to 25 million pounds annually (11,000 acres).
- Michigan is the only state that borders on four of the five Great Lakes.