Michigan Fast Facts for Today
- Milk (Dairy) – Milk is Michigan’s top commodity, bringing in $1.4 billion in cash receipts. There are 5000 dairy farmers in Michigan, housing more than 335,000 cows that produce over 7.9 billion gallons of milk. Michigan ranks #7 nationally in annual milk production and #5 nationally in annual ice cream production.
- Carrots - In 2011, Michigan produced 6.8 million pounds of carrots for fresh use worth $7.6 million. This made Michigan the 2nd highest carrot producing state in the country. Michigan carrots are primarily found in the west, central counties of Montcalm and Oceana.
- Sault Ste. Marie was founded more than 100 years before the American Revolution (1668). It is the oldest city in the Midwest.
- Pasties are famous in Northern Michigan.
They are a crust filled with meat,onion,
potato,carrot & rutabaga.