Harvest Hosts Camping at Apple Country Soapworks in Sparta, Michigan

Our Harvest Hosts membership continues to offer beautiful stops along our journey. We have stayed at honey farms, wineries and just recently a small farm that makes handcrafted soaps.

We love the ability to connect with the community, learn about different trades and support local businesses. We have yet to be disappointed and have met many kind and generous individuals willing to share their knowledge and a spot to camp for a night or two.

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Apple Country Soapworks

We recently stayed at a small family farm that makes handcrafted soaps, lotions and salves from goats milk, produced at their very own farm. We even got to learn about the process as a very friendly goat got her morning milking; Our host was kind enough to send us home with a fresh glass to taste. Also wandering the farm, we met a few laying hens, two trusty barn cats and their ever faithful watch dog “Chief” the beagle. These experiences give us such an appreciation for the passion and hard work that goes into ones craft. If you’re interested in browsing their products you can visit their website at Apple Country Soapworks.

Trip into Grand Rapids

During our stay we drove about 15 miles into Grand Rapids, MI. We had no idea what to expect and instantly fell in love with the red brick roads, the historic buildings and the refined artistic community. We only spent a few hours in the city, but in that time we managed to stumble into a festival, walk along the Grand River and pick up some fresh produce at a the Fulton St Farmers Market. It’s definitely a city worth visiting. We can easily say we enjoyed our experience both in the country and in the city.

If you’re interested in becoming a Harvest Hosts member or you have a business and would like to participate, you can visit HarvestHosts.com for details.

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