Grandpa Shorter’s

Good morning friends! Today on the blog I'll be sharing with you some tips for gardening with kids. Growing up on a farm, I was out working in the fields even as a kid but now that I'm grown I enjoy having a small garden. My kiddos love nothing more than 'helping' my husband and I outside. Every ...
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Categories:  For the Home

Hello friends! With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer is seems to be that time of year when we all start eating a little bit healthier. You know what I'm talking about. Summer will be here soon and I know when it comes to summer I like to have easy healthy meals on hand and sp...
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Categories:  Recipes

Are you looking for an easy recipe to entertain friends and family this summer? I'm always on the lookout for elegant, yet easy recipes. I prefer recipes that don't take a long time to make and are of course, delicious! Brownwood Farms products from Grandpa Shorter's are always a great go to for ...
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Categories:  Recipes, Shopping

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today on the blog I'm featuring a homemade recipe using Brownwood Farm's Cherry BBQ Sauce. This past weekend was absolutely beautiful up here in Petoskey and we took full advantage of it. You just never know when it's going to start snowing again here in Michigan. My hus...
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Categories:  Recipes

Hello everyone! Spring is officially and finally here. We did get several inches of snow this past weekend here in Petoskey but the kids enjoyed it and they got one last hurrah in before it melts completely. It felt like an odd way to end our spring break but I'm hoping the snow melts this week an...
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Categories:  Shopping

Welcome friends! We are only days away from April and with spring usually comes wedding showers followed by weddings. Northern Michigan is such a beautiful area year round and with that a gorgeous place to host your wedding shower and have your actual wedding. A few weeks ago we thought outside the ...
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Categories:  Events

Hello again friends and happy Tuesday! I'm back and today I'm featuring a new Grandpa Shorter's employee for the month of March! This hardworking employee often works tirelessly behind the scenes at Grandpa Shorter's and is sometimes even the store handyman. Ever wonder who handles the products bef...
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Categories:  Employee Feature

Hello friends! Today on the blog I'm bringing you an easy and delicious recipe for you to share on Easter morning or any weekend morning. This danish is a snap to put together and only requires a few ingredients. Plus, it's versatile. You can swap out the Brownwood Farms Cherry Butter from Grandpa...
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Categories:  Recipes

Happy Monday everyone! I hope wherever you are that you are staying warm! We had another 3 day weekend here in Petoskey due to the temperature being -32 on Friday morning. Brrrrrrr!!!!! Today's blog post brings you something a little different and something a little fun here on the Grandpa Shorter'...
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Categories:  Employee Feature

Last week I was raving about the weather being mid-30's. Yes, you can thank me. You're welcome. This freezing cold weather was courtesy of yours truly. It was -26 here yesterday evening. At least today the sun is shining. Gorgeous views but geez, it is seriously cold outside! This past weekend was...
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Categories:  Shopping