As assistant travel editor for Midwest Living, Hannah Agran had heard plenty about Traverse City, particularly as a place for foodies. But she didn’t fully appreciate the area’s scenic beauty until her first trip here for a story on the Midwest’s top food towns.
“It took my breath away,” says Agran, who came to Traverse City while researching the story “Five Star Food Towns” in the June 2009 issue. “I’d heard it was beautiful, but I didn’t expect the water to look like the Caribbean. You know what really stood out to me? The fruit. I expected to see cherries, but when I went to the farmers market downtown and saw all those blueberries, apricots and plums, I just died. I’d never been to a farmers market with such gorgeous produce.”