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orderBoxorderBoxOpening Day of the outdoor Bellaire Farmer's Market is this Friday! It's also our first plant sale pickup, so get those orders in by Wednesday this week. Our first order cycle has frost tolerant varieties that are safe to plant now!

snapSignThe list of frost tolerant plants is dominated by those we classify as Brassicas. Food plants like kale, collards, broccoli, arugula, pac choy, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage.
A lesser known Brassica called Watercress or Nasturtium has lots of representatives in our store this week, and you should grow it! orderBoxThey're easy to grow in full to part sun (more than 6 hours a day), they bloom more in less fertile soil, plus they are drought tolerant and deer resistant. They also come in mounding, trailing, and climbing habits to suit your growing space!

logoNasturtium in Latin means 'nose twisting' for it's peppery scent and flavor. Originally from Peru, the seeds were appreciated as a spice in their own right, and the flowers and lotus-like leaves were valued for the very high vitamin C content that prevented disease during long journeys at sea. The original wildflower was bred into the cultivars we have today over the ensuing 400 years.
Famous painter Claude Monet wanted to soften the straight lines of his garden path with an edge of small flowers, and he planted what he thought were mounding nasturtiums, but were actually a trailing type and they started to creep over the path. He liked this effect, and intentionally repeated it every year thereafter.

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Visit our website anytime during the week to view the current newsletter, shop in our online farmers market, see our schedule, or read about the small farms and other producers that collaborate with the co-op.


Happy Monday fellow locavores! Today is a great day to shop the co-op. The deadline to order for Wednesday is tonight at midnight. It's also a good day to order for Friday, though you do have until Wednesday at midnight. As always, feel free to make multiple orders for the same pickup or delivery, we can combine them easily.

Friday pickup is now at the Higgin's General Store in downtown Alden from 3-9pm and at the Bellaire Farmers Market from 8-12 in our usual NE corner. Please wait until 9:30 to pickup if you've ordered bread. There will be some inventory for sale at market, but kindly avail yourself of our pre-order system to shop from all that our farms have to offer every week.


Local deliveries are available on Wednesdays and Fridays. Choose this option during checkout if you're looking for convenience and to reduce your carbon footprint.


~ASI Pavilion, Bellaire

Wednesday drive-through pickup is from 1:30-2pm at the ASI Pavilion in Bellaire, 312 Thayer Lane. This is the same pavilion used for the farmers market on Fridays from 8-12, where you will find us on the NE corner.

~Higgin's General Store, Downtown Alden

Wednesday and Friday pickups are from 3-9pm at Higgin's General Store, 9105 Helena Rd. You will find your bag in the dairy cooler. Self-serve pickup is at your convenience anytime from 3-9pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.


~Rotary Park, Elk Rapids

Meet us at the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesdays from 2:30-2:45 for a parking lot pickup.


~Meijer, Williamsburg

Meet us from 3:00-3:15pm on Wednesdays for a parking lot pickup across from the drive-through pharmacy.


~Grand Traverse Commons, Traverse City

Look for us on Wednesdays near the pavilion at The Piazza in the village, found at 810 Red Drive from 3:30-4pm.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email us at

or call/text 231.676.3186

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