Records dating back to 1973 show this year is earliest ice has been found on Lakes Michigan, Huron and Superior

Area shelters urging people to get indoors

Plants in the greenhouse at Summer Sun Nursery.
Maggie Kane

Winter weather means slower growing for Michigan farmers, but it doesn’t stop them from selling their produce at outlets like indoor farmers markets. Winter’s market business doesn’t rival summer’s, but it has been growing in recent years.