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.
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 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 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 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, 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.
Brotherton Farm is run by a mother and son team in the high hills above Bellaire. They produce a diverse array of greens and vegetables using regenerative farming techniques.
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.
Aaron and Mary Brower grow certified organic vegetables and provide pasture-raised, non-GMO fed broiler chickens to our community for four seasons out of the year. Their growing practices include managed intensive rotational grazing, and zero chemical inputs.
Our turkeys spend their lives in wide open spaces. They dine on tender green grass and breathe fresh country air, while chasing after a delicious meal of a variety of insects. They are not subject to crowding, toxic ammonia fumes, or inhumane practices. We care deeply about the turkeys we raise and desire to produce the healthiest turkey possible. All of our turkeys are chemical and antibiotic free, and are fed verified non-gmo grains.
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.
A new farm in Torch Lake township owned and operated by Miles Rose. Completely off-grid and powered by the sun, Miles farms using natural regenerative practices that respect the earth, soil, life, and wild ecology. His farming methods are free from any toxic synthetic chemical pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides. Solely fertilized with compost, worm castings, and by recycling weeds into nutrient-rich liquid solutions!
Our cheeses develop their unique flavor while aging in our naturally cooled cave, designed to imitate the style and function of traditional aging caves in Europe.
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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