About the Great Lakes EXPO
The Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO is the largest show of its kind in the country. It is held each year in early December at DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. The Great Lakes EXPO, as it’s commonly known, was first held in December 2001 when the Michigan State Horticultural Society and the Michigan Vegetable Council combined their respective education and trade shows.
The EXPO offers an extensive education program on a range of topics pertinent to fruit and vegetable growers and farm marketers. There are also greenhouse sessions, since the Michigan Greenhouse Growers EXPO is held concurrently with the Great Lakes EXPO. The trade show is huge, with 450 exhibitors featuring a wide array of products and services of interest to specialty crop growers and farm marketers.
Nearly 4,000 registered for the most recent EXPO in December. In addition to the education program and trade show, the EXPO also offers a pre-conference bus tour for farm marketers.
Michigan Vegetable Council | 6835 S Krepps Rd, St Johns, MI 48879 | Phone & Fax: 517-663-6725 | Email