We’re pretty proud of all of the great products created here in Michigan and in honor of Michigan’s craftiness, we’ve compiled a list of foods that are made in the Charlevoix area. We’ve tried each of these products and we highly recommend!
- Sweet Treats
It’s no secret that Northern Michigan is known for its abundance of specialty fudge and sweet shops. Kilwins and Celeste Murdick’s Fudge and Candy Kitchen are offering guests a great selection of specialty treats. Whatever type of fudge, ice cream, or hand-dipped candy you are looking for, they have it. With so many great options, it’s hard to pick to a favorite flavor.
- Maple Syrup at Harwood Gold
Parson’s Farm has earned a reputation for producing high-quality and innovative maple syrup blends. Some of their best selling infusions include ghost pepper, hazelnut, and bourbon. Feeling adventurous? To spice up your next backyard cookout, try their Barbie Mate Maple BBQ sauce!
- Coffee for the connoisseur
We really love a good cup of coffee! In Charlevoix try locally roasted Long Day Coffee. You can find this great coffee at That French Place or Harwood Gold.
- Beer and Spirits
Northern Michigan is home to some of the best craft breweries in the US and we would be remiss not to highlight their awesomeness. Bier's Inwood Brewery and Shorts produce an amazing assortment of craft beer. Looking for something without hops? Long Roads Distillers, a Michigan based company, located in Boyne City, serves locally crafted whiskey, gin, rum, and vodka. Mammoth Distilling, located in Central Lake, produces whiskey, bourbon, gin, rye, rum, and vodka. Their tasting room offers an excellent selection of mixed drinks that feature their high-quality spirits. Click here for a complete guide to area libations.
- Apple Orchards
The Charlevoix area is home to several exceptional orchards including King’s Orchards, Friske Orchard, and Royal Farms. Each of these local farms has a great selection of apples, cherries, baked goods, and produce available at their farm markets. Take an orchard tour, sample a piece of apple pie, and enjoy a day on the farm.
- Jams and Spreads
American Spoon is a community staple. This local shop serves up a variety of jams and other delicious treats. Everything they make is made in small batches and cooked with care in their copper kettles. Some of their most popular items include sour cherry preserves, lemon curd, Bartlett pear preserve, and apple butter.
- Cherry Republic
The downtown Charlevoix Cherry Republic store reopened last year and we're so excited to have them back downtown! Cherry Republic is a Michigan favorite with their cherry salsa, dried cherries, and cherry almond butter.
- Cooking Oils
For the gourmet cook, Fustini’s Oils and Vinegar is renowned for their selection of cooking oil and vinegar. The Lake House, located in downtown Charlevoix, stocks an assortment Fustini’s products. We really enjoy their basil, garlic, and chipotle infused virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.