In addition to our farm's cherry and strawberry crops, in 2014 we added nearly two acres of vegetables and cut flowers. Our produce and flowers are sold at area farmers markets, through our Homestead Hill CSA, as well as to a variety of local restaurants, grocery stores, and schools. Many of our products can be purchased wholesale by grocery stores and restaurants through MI Farm Cooperative.
Our Mission is to Provide:
Sustainably grown, fresh, quality produce. Our vegetables are grown using organic practices, We do not use synthetic chemicals or fertilizers, practice minimal soil tillage, and use almost all organic seed. The farm is also verified by the Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) and is compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Inspiration. Want to cook like a rock star? Well, we can’t make any promises, but we do know the best chefs are known for sourcing the freshest produce available from their local community.
Early availability. Season extension, including a 30 x 120 ft hoop house, will help us get you certain crops earlier than you could otherwise grow in your own garden! For example, we expect to have tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and eggplant, all 2-4 weeks ahead of those grown outdoors.
Variety. A variety of crops, designed to both appeal to your taste buds, but also outwit challenges provided by Mother Nature. For example, we are growing 20 varieties of tomatoes, 7 types of hot peppers, 6 types of sweet peppers, at least 4 types of melon, etc.
Find us at the following area Farmers Markets in 2018:
Glen Arbor (9 AM - 1 PM, Tuesdays, mid June - early September
Northport (9 AM - 1 PM, Fridays, early June - early September
Traverse City Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market (7:30 AM - 12 Noon, Saturdays, May - October).
Consider becoming a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Member! 2018 will be our fourth season for Homestead Hill CSA! We look forward to bringing you a bounty of produce each week. Review the options below, and sign up by downloading and submitting this form along with your deposit. Membership is limited and is first come-first serve until all shares are reserved. If you have any questions, please contact us! We are more than happy to answer questions!
CSA Options for 2018:
SPRING VEGETABLES (late April-early June)
Regular Spring Treat (8 Weeks) Tantalize your taste buds with the extra early green goodness from our hoop house and field. Enjoy leafy greens, succulent radishes, scallions, and sunflower shoots followed by our own asparagus and rhubarb. Leafy greens range from spinach, arugula, baby lettuce blend, bibb, romaine, and kale to chard and collards. Even if you have a big garden during the summer, you may love getting early access to real, fresh food. Receive a minimum of 5-6 items per week. Sign up early, as there are a limited number of shares. $200
Small Size Spring Treat (8 Weeks) Approximately 50-60% of size of the Regular Spring Treat Share. Good for small households and light eaters! $120
Every Other Week (EOW) Spring Treat (4 Boxes) Same as the Regular Spring Treat, but limited to every other week. $110
SUMMER VEGETABLES (June - October) This is the heart of what we do! Real food for you and your family. You’ll receive all the traditional garden staples, but with a sense of style and adventure beyond what you would find in the typical grocery cart! We plant over 200 varieties, ranging from delectable heirlooms to our “tried and true” favorites. Expect to find tomatoes and cucumbers 2-4 weeks ahead of in your backyard! We carefully pick, wash, and pack your weekly share of 7-12 items, based on what’s in season and ready for harvest. Grown with organic methods. Visit our Homestead Hill CSA Facebook page for examples of last year’s weekly shares. At the end of the season, one of our members said “This was my BEST garden ever!” We hope you will think so too! Choose the option that fits you best!
Every Other Week (EOW) Regular Summer Share. (9 Boxes) Same as the Regular Share but limited to every other week. Cost: $297
Peak Season Regular Summer Share (8 boxes) The same amount of produce as a Regular Share, but only during July and August. Good for snowbirds! Cost: $272
Small Size Summer Share (18 Weeks) Approximately 50-60% of size of the Regular Share. Good for small households and light eaters! Cost: $324 (avg. $18/week).
Peak Season Small Summer Share (8 boxes) The same amount of produce as a Small Share, but only during July and August. Good for snowbirds! Cost: $165 (avg. $21 per week).
Large Size Summer Share (18 Weeks) Same as Regular Share, but 50-60% larger! Cost: $750 (avg. $42/wk).
Peak Season Large Share (8 Weeks) The same amount of produce as a Large share, but only during July and August. Good for snowbirds! Cost: $350 (avg. $44 per week).
FRUIT SHARE from Bardenhagen Berries Available to those signing up for any vegetable or flower summer share. For six weeks, from mid-June to late July, receive 1 quart of either strawberries or cherries grown on the farm (depending on what is ripe). Just order a “double” fruit share for two quarts of fruit each week! Grown with integrated pest mgt. (not organic). Cost: $28 (or $14 for EOW)
SUMMER FLOWERS (June - August) Flower Bouquet Subscriptions (starting mid-June) Treat yourself and/or someone you love with fresh-cut seasonal flowers! Flower bouquets fit in a quart size vase and contain 10-18 stems, while DIY Flower Buckets contain 30 + stems of unarranged blooms and foilage. We grow over fifty varieties of flowers, including fragrant sweet peas, zinnias, snapdragons, rudbeckia, cosmos, sunflowers, bells of Ireland, lisianthus, stock, asters, and godetia. Flowers can be picked up from the farm on either Mondays or Thursdays, the Glen Arbor Farmers Market (Tuesdays), the Northport Farmers Market (Fridays); or the Sara Hardy Downtown Traverse City Market on Saturdays. Contact us for possible delivery arrangements.
12 Week Bouquet Subscription Cost: $120
Every Other Week (EOW) Bouquet Subscription but limited to every other week. Cost: $60
Peak Season 8 Week Bouquet Subscription Same as the 12 Week Bouquet Subscription but limited to 8 weeks in July and August. Cost: $100
12 Week DIY Flower Bucket Subscription (enough flower and foliage for you to arrange approximately 2-3 bouquets). $275
Every Other Week (EOW) DIY Flower Bucket Subscription (6 buckets) Same as the 12 Week Bouquet Subscription but limited to every other week. $150
Peak Season DIY Flower Bucket Subscription (8 Buckets) Same as the 12 Week Bouquet Subscription but limited to eight weeks of July and August. $200
FALL VEGETABLES Fall Shares (October thru December) Keep the harvest coming with storage crops (potatoes, onions, squash, cabbage) as well as salad greens, kale, carrots, and radishes from the hoop house.
Regular Fall Share (8 Boxes,) Cost: $224
Every Other Week (EOW) Regular Fall Share (4 Boxes) Same as regular Fall Share but limited to every other week. Cost: $120.
Small Size Fall Share (8 Boxes) Approximately 50-60% of size of the regular Fall Share. Good for small households and light eaters! Cost: $152 (avg. $19/week).
To sign up, visit our Online Store, and use a credit card, OR Click here to download and print your copy of the CSA Sign Up Form.