Northern Michigan Food & Wine: Kinfolk Magazine is a simple guide for creating and appreciating intimate gatherings. Quarterly distributed, subscribers recieve the 100-plus matte paper pages at the turn of each season, inspiring celebrations that infuse recipes, decor and spirit of the equinox.

Shea Petaja, member of the Kinfolk community, contributes her writings from the Leelanau Peninsula. Her brother Tec Petaja captures the visual elements, while sister Chelsea Petaja designs them. In Volume 7, the Petaja team introduces Omena's Cherry Basket Farm and Epicure Catering with a night of fine dining on—and sourced from— the Northern Michigan farm.

"At the table that evening, we embraced the splendor of food and friends before us. The candles flickered in applause. Our table was tucked in between barns and next to an orchard. These were our friends and this food was our pleasure." —Shea Petaja

Read the entirety of this charming Omena memoir in Kinfolk Volume 7, available now at and locally at Traverse City's Brilliant Books. For a sneak peek at the evening's photos, visit

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