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Farm stands
part of Leelanau
Gothic scene
How can you get more American than combining entrepreneurship and farming?
County farmers, who vary fruit growers to those who gather chicken eggs every morning, continue to offer their wares at stands. Most are stocked every day with fresh produce, and don’t be shocked to  nd the “honor system” holding up in the county. Payment is often made through an opening in an old tackle or tool box.
De nitely Americana.
Following are the names and locations of county farm stands that make pleasant stops along your tour of Leelanau.
9 Bean Rows Artisan Farmstead
9000 E. Duck Lake Rd (M-204)
We are dedicated to growing healthy and delicious food for our community in an environmentally and economically sustainable model. As a no spray farm, 9 Bean Rows does not use chemical fertilizers or pesticides. We provide year- round fresh produce for the Leelanau County School System, the 9 Bean Rows restaurant, our Community Supported Agriculture shares (CSA) and local farmers markets.
Bakker’s Acres
Suttons Bay
Alan and Lynn Bakker
231-271-3673 or 231-620-4260
Products: SweeTango apples and
20 plus other varieties including HoneyCrisp, Gala, Jonagold, Spy, Chestnut and Macoun. Sweet, Tart and Balaton Cherries, Peaches, Pears, Plums and Apricots. Vegetables and Chestnuts.
Growing Practices: USDA GAP Certi ed, MAEAP veri ed, integrated pest management.
Details: Farm stand open August thru March.
Location: Two miles north of Suttons Bay on M-22 to Setterbo Rd. Two miles to large green pole barn by the road, 2677 Setterbo Rd. Project FRESH and GT Band coupons accepted. Also available
via farmers markets, restaurants, retail stores, and phone orders.
Bardenhagen Farm
Suttons Bay
Jim and Jan
231-271-3199 Products: Gingergolds, Honeycrisps, plus other varieties of apples, dark sweet cherries, Balaton tart cherries, apricots, red currants, red plums
Fruit grower Andrew Bakker bags a quart of fresh-picked sweet cherries at the Northport farmers market for Meg and Bruce Haas of Northport. Many local growers participate in farmers markets, plus stock a farm stand near their home.
& seedless able grapes. Potatoes: white superiors, dark red norlands. Growing Practices: USDA GAP Certi ed, Integrated Pest Management. MAEAP veri ed, Primus Certi ed.
Details: Season starts with cherries in early to mid-July and ends with apples in early November.The Farm Stand is open 8am-8pm daily, mid-July to early November. The Farm Stand is located by the road next to our product availability sign.
Location: 7881 E. Pertner Rd. From Suttons Bay, take M-204 to Eagle Hwy., follow to Pertner Rd., then right (east) .5 mile to gray farmhouse with red warehouses. Products also found in local grocery stores and served in local restaurants & schools.
Cherry Beach Orchards
Suttons Bay
Mark, Karen and Melissa Drake 231-620-8180 Products: Cherries/cherry products, variety of apples including Honey Crisp, peaches, tomatoes, rhubarb, raspberries, fresh herbs, jams, jellies, honey & more.
Growing Practices: Integrated Pest Management
Details: Find us at the Leelanau Farmer’s Markets (excluding Empire) and on Facebook. We also take orders via phone & e-mail.
Location: About one mile south of Suttons Bay. 855 S. Stony Point Rd. From Suttons Bay, turn left onto South Shore Drive, following along the lake. When you come to the fork in the road (turns into S. Stoney Point Rd.) stay on the lake,  rst house on right.
Cottonwood Springs Farm
Tim & Nancy Keilty
(231) 228-6578 Products: The county’s original premium grass-fed ground beef. Every cut but tenderloin goes in! Our
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Bringing the best from our fields to your table, locally grown & produced just for you!
June 8 – September 14
Across from the marina downtown
Saturdays 9 am – 1 pm
June 16 – September 8
Downtown next to the post office
Saturdays 9 am – 1 pm
May 12 – October 27
North of downtown at M22 and M204
Tuesdays 9 am – 1 pm
June 12 – September 11
Behind Glen Arbor Township Hall on Western Ave.
Stop on By!
Thursdays 9 am – 1 pm
June 21 – August 30
Bluebird parking lot
For additional information go to our website or our Facebook page

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