May News & Updates

Welcome to MainStreet! Thank you for choosing us to be your Association Management Team. As a subsidiary of The Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) we are able to offer you a full range of member benefits from insurance programs including Health, dental, vision as well as comp, life and disability to HR compliance services including Ask an Expert Hotline, COBRA administration services and ERISA compliance services.

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Call to Action on Farm Bill

On behalf of Michigan Greenhouse Grower’s Council (MGGC), Senator Stabenow has addressed crop insurance and indemnity to include greenhouses. The following language is included in the Senate passed version of the 2018 Farm Bill. MGGC was founded to pursue a remedy for loss of crop and indemnity for government ordered crop destruction. After many years of work on this issue, we are encouraged by the inclusion of the language below. Now we need your help. Please respond to this call to action.…/115th-congress/senate-bill/3042/

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Call your Congressional Representative and Senators and urge their support of the Senate passed version of the 2018 Farm Bill.

January Training

MGGC Education Conference
Thursday, January 25, 2018
8:30 a.m registration and coffee
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Presentations
Lunch included

  • Topics to include: Insurance: Group plan; Crop Insurance & Indemnity
  • Audits and Taxation: Are you being audited by the Michigan Department of Treasury?
  • And much more

The Foundry
600 East Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007

Members may attend at no charge as a benefit of membership
Non-members may attend for $25 or become a member and attend at no charge.
Staff is encouraged to attend.

RSVP to the MGGC office (517) 367-2033 or

Registration Form

Beautify your home with Michigan-grown Poinsettias

For Immediate Release

For immediate release:                                               Contact: Val Vail-Shirey

December 11, 2017                              517-367-2033, or

Beautify your home with Michigan-grown Poinsettias

Michigan Greenhouse Growers Council invites everyone to
buy local during the holidays. 


LANSING, MI- The star-shaped holiday plant decorating your home this season represents the Star of Bethlehem. December 12 is National Poinsettia Day and your plants were most likely grown locally at one of Michigan’s 55 fabulous greenhouses that produce poinsettias. Michigan ranks sixth in the nation for poinsettia production, with wholesale plants valued at $10.4 million! Each season Michigan’s greenhouse growers produce close to 2.6 million poinsettia plants.


“Poinsettias are beautiful plants and come in a multitude of colors,” said Dave Mast, Co-Owner of Andy Mast Greenhouses and Board member on the Michigan Greenhouse Growers Council. “These lovely plants can adorn your home well into the winter.”


To select a poinsettia look for dark, green leaves throughout the plant.  When you leave the retail outlet, protect your plant from cold temperatures by wrapping it in a sleeve and unwrapping the poinsettia carefully when you get it home.


Poinsettias are easy-to-keep household plants, and brighten the indoors during the darkest time of year. To learn more about these lovely plants, and how to care for them, visit:


There are more than 556 greenhouse businesses in Michigan, so be sure to ask for Michigan grown Poinsettias when shopping this holiday season. To learn more about Michigan’s floriculture industry, visit:


The Michigan Greenhouse Growers Council

MGGC | PO Box 278, Bath, Michigan 48808 | 517-367-2033

2017 Great Lakes Expo

The 2017 Great Lakes Expo is December 5-7 at the Devos Center in Grand Rapids. The EXPO’s trade show is one of the largest shows for fruit and vegetable growers, greenhouse growers and farm marketers in North America! Last year, a record 458 companies and organizations exhibited products and services in the trade show. This year’s show is expected to be even bigger! There will again be an additional exhibit area featuring farm market vendors, other product vendors and information booths.

Flower Day – May 21, 2017!

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Flower Day takes place every year on the Sunday after Mother’s Day and has been a time-honored tradition of Eastern Market since 1967. Growers offer a wide variety of flowers at a great value so we recommend you come early for the best selection!

This special day is made possible through our partnership with the Metropolitan Detroit Flower Growers Association. MDFGA members arrive every year from Michigan, Ontario, and neighboring states. They share 15 acres of the heartiest varieties of flowers for this region and they’re ready to share the best strategies of how to help their flora thrive.

We also offer free convenient parcel pickups so you can explore the market throughout the day without being attached to your flats of flowers.

Wondering about hours, maps, parking, pets, or something else regarding your visit? Visit our things to know page for all the answers before heading out!

The Sunday after Mother’s Day
7am – 5pm
2934 Russell Street
Detroit, MI 48207