ABOUT OUR FARM
Owners John and Bailey met traveling in South America & quickly discovered their shared passion for good food, community, and traveling! Their love for NoMI, and passion for farming has drawn them back to TC where they've been working hard to build a farm together since 2017. Bailey has a B.S. in Business Management and John has a M.S in Environmental Studies and a B.S. in organic Horticulture from Michigan State University. Their diverse backgrounds have helped them build a successful farming career together.
Lakeview Hill Farm & Market is a certified organic produce farm specializing in hoophouse and greenhouse production. The farm is located in Traverse City on the Leelanau Peninsula, situated on 58 acres with a gorgeous hill top view of Lake Leelanau and the surrounding country side. We grow a variety of vegetables with a focus on greenhouse heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, salad greens, microgreens, and cut flowers. We host an Annual Plant Sale every year in mid-May with a wide variety of organic transplants, natives, and gardening supplies.
We are commited to utilizing renewable energy on all aspects of the farm. With agriculture being one of the largest consumers of fossil fuels, we believe it is extremely important to lead the way with practices that sustain the environment and are financially beneficial to the business. The farm is 75% solar powered. The homestead and greenhouses on the farm are heated by a high efficiency gasification wood boiler system with wood collected from the farm. These energy systems allow us to extend the growing season significantly without having a harmful impact on the environment. We are also committed to using recyclable packaging, all our clamshells are made with 100% post-consumer recycled plastic.
At Lakeview Hill Farm & Market, we are committed to growing food for our local community. Everything we grow is for local restaurants, retail stores, farmers market, and our on-site farm market -- all within 12 miles of the farm!