The Torch Lake Co-op is a non-profit producer cooperative which brings together small farmers to share in the ownership of a collective marketing and distribution effort. While a consumer co-op may be more familiar to most of us, where the owners are the shoppers, the spirit of this collaboration is similar but the way in which we provide value is different.

Bellaire Nursery &
Grass Lake Organics

A family of companies working together, with a plant nursery and two market gardens near Bellaire and Torch Lake that produce a wide variety of vegetables, flowers, and spring plant starts. Partners Lukas and Joanna are working hard to produce local food and plants for the community. Lukas grew up on Maui, on a certified bio-dynamic and organic, traditional CSA farm, and so started his love for farming from a young age. Joanna cultivated her love for plants and farming in Washington State where they met, in the fertile volcanic region of the Chehalis River Valley.

Buckwheat's Market Garden

Doug and Adrienne met during a year-long organic farmer training program through Michigan State University, and then started Buckwheat’s Market Garden in Central Lake. They grow and sell an array of fresh produce and spring transplants for the community while working to maintain the unique ecological and biological diversity of Northern Michigan through natural farming practices.

Daybreak Dreamfarm

Daybreak Dreamfarm is a small, four-season farm based in East Jordan, MI. Co-owners Kelly and Patrick specialize in growing year-round greens and cultivated mushrooms, as well as a wide array of seasonal produce, storage crops, and spring transplants. The Dreamfarmers are proud to grow without the use of any chemical inputs, and strive to grow the healthiest food!

Fainting Robin Farm

Fainting Robin Farm is a bio-intensive and heirloom-focused farm located in Williamsburg. They specialize in mixed vegetables and eggs. They believe in sustainable farming so that generations of people and wildlife can grow and thrive here.

Grass Lake Road Farm Stand

Grass Lake Road Farm Stand in Bellaire has a flock of 100 mostly brown egg-laying chickens of various breeds, some of them are rescues and most of them are a beautiful iridescent black. Hens are raised on pasture where they get to hunt for insects, local feed, forage crops, leftover farm produce, and kitchen scraps.


Joli Cochon

Joli Cochon, which translates from French to Pretty Pig, produces pasture-raised heritage-breed pork fed non-gmo and soy-free feed. It is their goal to produce the best tasting pork that is both good for you and the environment. Located in East Jordan, Michigan at the Wagbo Farm and Education Center.


A family of farmers in Central Lake that tend the land together and run the business with the support of each other. The King family loves sharing the abundance (and joy!) of harvests with their community.

Lel's Lil' Acre

Lel's Lil Acre is run by a mother and 11 year old daughter team just outside Bellaire. Hens are treated like pets and fed a non-gmo and soy-free top quality feed. The chickens are kept safe from predators in a spacious pen and provided home-grown fresh greens. Multiple breeds produce a rainbow of eggs!

Wagbo Farm
Education Center

The Friends of the Wagbo Sugar Bush are a group of volunteers that have been making Maple Syrup and sharing the agricultural tradition of sugaring for over a decade.

Witt Family Farm

A small farm located in Central Lake raising animals and vegetables the way great grandpa did. They offer grass-fed beef & pork, and eggs from pasture-raised hens.


Selling my products through the Torch Lake Co-op means I can specialize in meat and eggs while still providing shoppers with a well-rounded selection of fruit and vegetables.

Dean Witt, Witt Family Farm

The co-op will allow me to focus on farming instead of marketing.

Lukas Hamilton, Bellaire Nursery and GLO 

I value the camaraderie inherent in helping each other. The co-op has become the most efficient and enjoyable way of selling eggs  .

Joanna Claire, Grass Lake Road Farm Stand

I'm so happy that the co-op is here to help us get our produce out to people, It's so convenient!

Jack King, King Orchards

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    Scheduled Pickup Points

    Bellaire, Williamsburg, Elk Rapids
    Bellaire, Williamsburg, Saturdays May-October
    Traverse City

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