The perfect way to love Mother Earth this Earth Day? Grab lunch at this Boyne City market and pick up a Charlevoix County trail or forestland in need of love.
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GRAB | Lunch at Lake Street Market
306 S. Lake St., Boyne City | Lake Street Market Website
All of the nearly 30 sandwiches at this much-loved Boyne City market are masterpieces—thick stacks of crunchy veg and melty cheese that command two hands. But, after an Earth Day cleanup (more on that below), ordering a “Hazardous Waist” is especially on point. Pair your punny sandwich—layered with turkey, jalapeño havarti, house-made coleslaw and honey mustard—with a fudgy brownie (baked on a layer of shortbread!) and you’ll be a very happy camper.
Note: At time of publication, orders must be placed online or over the phone for curbside pickup; the market is closed to walk-in traffic.
Photo by Rachel Haggerty
& GO | Adopt A Forest
Michigan’s Adopt-a-Forest volunteer cleanup program, led by the Department of Natural Resources, was established in 1991 to stop illegal dumping and connect people to the state’s public forests. Since then, more than 2 million acres have been cleaned up and tens of thousands of cubic yards of trash disposed of. An interactive online map of dumpsites makes it easy to find forestland near you that needs some love, and many listings include comments about how to find the site, what kinds of trash you’ll find (tires, household debris, etc.) and if there are any safety concerns or special equipment needed. In Charlevoix County, home to Lake Street Market, there are nearly a dozen sites that need to be claimed and cleaned.
To view the map, visit michigan.gov/dnr then click “get involved” under the “about us” tab.
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