In April, MRA President and CEO Bill Hallan recognized Westlund’s Apple Market as a Michigan Centennial Retailer. Under the ownership of two families, the store has managed to ride out a century of ups and downs, continuing to serve the Lansing community for 100 years. Owner Tim Westlund accepted the award, making Westlund’s the 94th retailer to be honored since MRA launched the program in 2000. The award presentation was part of a news spot that aired on a local TV station. Masks were briefly removed for broadcast, as permitted under the MDHHS face covering exception. MRA’s Member Recognition page also lists the previous 93 retailers to receive the honor and provides a form where you can nominate an eligible retailer to receive the designation. To see photos and learn more about Westlund’s Apple Market, see the March/April issue of the Michigan Food News.