HEARTWOOD FOREST FARM
Nestled within the magical woodlands of the Leelanau Peninsula, you will find a few sun filled acres surrounded by lush forests. This is Heartwood Forest Farm; where good things grow and bees make honey. We are specialty organic growers of farm cultivated culinary and medicinal herbs.
With over 20 years of farming experience, we are happy to be able to grow for you high quality and delicious certified organic culinary and healing herbs, fresh nutritional vegetables, as well as beautiful flowers. We also have two acres dedicated to pollinator habitat.
To purchase, visit us at the market. NEW for 2020 you will be able to purchase our products at our farmstand and online! You can also call or email. We accept cash and credit cards. Looking for wholesale? Contact us!
Here’s an example of what you can expect. This is not a complete list and due to unforeseen acts of nature, we may not always have what is here.
Fresh and Dried Culinary and Medicinal Herbs: anise hyssop, arnica, many types of basils, bergamot, burdock, calendula, catnip, chamomile, cilantro, comfrey, dill, echinacea, ginger, hops, lavender, lemon balm, lemon grass, lovage, marshmallow, motherwort, milky oats, mints, mugwort, nasturtium, nettles, oregano, parsley, raspberry leaf, rhubarb, rosemary, rose, sages, thyme, tulsi, valerian, wormwood, and yarrow. Transplants: an assortment of organic certified veggies, herbs, and flowers that we grow here on our farm from seeds or cuttings. Fresh Veggies: baby greens, lettuce (head and baby), beans, beets, carrots, cukes, garlic, kale, peas, peppers, radishes, spinach, squash, and tomatoes. Fresh Cut Flowers: market bouquets, herbal bouquets, peonies, and sunflowers. We also grow many edible flowers and dye plants.
UPDATE 3-28-20! The Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market is delaying opening day. Please support us by ordering online and scheduling an ON FARM PICK UP. Thank you! We miss you!
Outdoors-May through October every Saturday from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm at The Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market located in Traverse City, Michigan.
Indoors-November and December every Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. located in Traverse City, Michigan.
MEET YOUR FARMER
Connecting with plants since 1962, Patti was born and raised in Michigan. As a child, she enjoyed most of her time outdoors not realizing that she would be able to grow up and play with plants all day. It wasn’t until becoming a mother and attending Michigan State University to study horticulture that she realized the importance of our local food and plant medicine systems. Eating nutrient rich and organic foods benefited not only us as humans, but how the practice of organic and regenerative farming really helped all living creatures, the soil under our feet, the air we breathe, the water we drink, the whole planet. Heartwood Forest Farm is the second USDA certified organic farm that Patti has started and operated. A home herbalist, organic farmer, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend, mentor, but mostly, a steward of the land while organically growing culinary and medicinal plants.