Mid-summer through mid-fall is prime ditch stand season. Half of the fun is finding them yourself, but some general hot-spots for ditch stands tend to be south of Lansing around Holt, Mason and Charlotte; east of Lansing toward Williamston; north around DeWitt; and west around the Grand Ledge area. Be sure to get off the main drag for the best results. A trip down College Road frequently results in giant zucchini. A country home west of DeWitt on Herbison Road near Wacousta Road is churning out delicious cucumbers. There are also a lot of farmers producing fresh eggs south of Lansing. Though the eggs are generally not free, they are significantly cheaper than you can find in-store.
We live in a beautiful area filled with places you would never expect, dotted along the way with some of the best produce you maybe never thought to look for. Have fun exploring — you never know what you may find out there.