Springfield has a population of just over 5,000 residents and has a very unique situation as an enclave of Battle Creek.

This week our 'Small Michigan Town Series' stops in Springfield.

Here are 5 Things That Everyone From Springfield Knows!

#5.  Springfield Has Lots of Parks

Four parks to be exact:  Begg Park off of M-96 on Military Ave, Upton Park between Nettles St. and Upton Ave, B. Carol Hinton Park at 27th St and Frisbie Blvd, and Rothchild Park at Helmer Rd and Harmonia Rd.

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#4.  The Year-Round Farmers Market

According to the Springfield, MI Wikipedia page,

The City of Springfield hosts a year-round farmers' market to provide the community with access to fresh, local produce. The Springfield Farmers' Market is open to the public and accepts Food Assistance Benefits including SNAP/Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project Fresh, and Market FRESH. The Springfield Farmers' Market is the largest in Calhoun County. The building in which it is housed is 9,500 square feet and has a bistro area where shoppers can enjoy the market happenings.

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#3.  Springfield Is An Enclave of Battle Creek

The city of Springfield, MI is completely surrounded by the city of Battle Creek.

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#2.  Territorial Brewing Company

Scott E. in Battle Creek had this to say in his 5-star review on yelp,

This place is awesome in the fact that it's so close to my house...lol...
Joking aside, they offer a great variety of food and German-style beer.
The wait staff is excellent and the owners outstanding.
My favorite is the mac-and-cheese with grilled shrimp.
They also have pretzels with a beer cheese that can't be beat.

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#1.  JB's Whiskey Old Style Grill

Bbarea of Battle Creek left this 5-star review on TripAdvisor,

Good variety of food, excellent quality. On weekends in the summer, live bands in outside area. Lots of fun.

The about section on JB's facebook page describes the popular hangout as:

The #1 destination in the Battle Creek area for steaks and burgers!  Hard to find selection of Whiskey and Bourbons!  Every Friday and Saturday night two live bands starting at 5pm!  Car night on Fridays!  Bike night on Saturdays!  Outdoor bar and Food!

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Did we miss something that is "so Springfield?"  Let us know in the comments.


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