The People I Meet

Jeannie Sanders Spices up Life – Literally Last autumn, I had the opportunity to speak with Jeannie Sanders of Schoolcraft, Michigan.  Jeannie and her husband, Leonard, own Sandershire Seasonings.  They grow their own herbs for seasoning blends, teas and artisanal vinegars – without pesticide. And boy, she has a gift for creating blends – my […]

Start to Finish – Part 3

Third generation farm family raises crops and serves them in their restaurant Dan Schultz © 2018 Brian Powers Photography How did TCBC start? Bill Schultz traveled to Europe in 2010 and 2012 and discovered a thriving hard cider business. He came home, did some homework and found a promising market. Bill proposed an idea to […]

Start to Finish – Part 2

Third generation farm family raises crops and serves them in their restaurant © 2018 Brian Powers Photography At Schultz Fruitridge Farms and Texas Corners Brewing Company (TCBC), every family member plays a key part in making it a success. Another component: communication. The family interacts everyday, discussing anything from new ideas for restaurant operations to […]

The People I Meet

The Schultz family: Taking food from their farm.. and serving it at their restaurant. © 2017 Encore Publications/Brian Powers © 2018 Brian Powers Photography Many are familiar with the farm-to-table movement…but how about farm-to-business-table? The Schultz family of Schultz Fruitridge Farm in Mattawan, Michigan, does just that. At their third generation farm, they grow the […]

I Can’t Believe my Cat Did That!

On a Mission The above mugshot: Miss Skitters Her lifelong mission: find food and devour. Onions? Garlic? Carrots? Pizza?  She never encountered a food she didn’t eat.   Ever hear of a cat that pilfered food from the garbage can and hid it underneath a bed? How about a cat that closed a closet door […]