2014 Northern Home & Cottage and Farm Market Tour
Three homes on our 2014 Northern Home & Cottage Tour are tucked into the heart of Northern Michigan farm market country. Purchase your $15 ticket (complete with home tour directions for all 10 homes on the 2014 tour, including directions for the three Leelanau homes) at MyNorthTickets.com, and plan on loading up on baked goods and produce from the farm market stops listed below. Save room for the pumpkins!
Dining choices abound on this mini tour. Here are some suggestions:
Apples, pumpkins, squash and fall decorating items. pies, breads, donuts and other goodies on a daily basis. Our market shelves are filled with northern Michigan’s best jams, mustards, salsas, and many local cherry products. We enjoy sharing the “Farm Experience” with families of all ages by offering u-pick apples from our orchard and pumpkins from our patch, educational school class and group tours, farm wagon rides, fun on the haystack in our big red barn, and challenges in our giant corn maze. 6578 M-72 East • Williamsburg, MI 49690 • 231-267-9087 or 231-267-5264
Tour Home # 1 European Accent, Rapid City
Home number one is just tk north of Traverse City. Outside of the small town of Rapid City and on the shores of Torch Lake, you find this stately, beautifully home crafted by contractor Aaron Draper. Expect to be awed by the level of creativity craftsmanship in this home. Highlights include a bar and wine cellar that make you feel like you’ve descended into a European castle.
Tour Home #2 Pine Hollow, Elk Rapids
An epic manse of timber and stone in the Lake Michigan harbor town of Elk Rapids.
Altonen Orchards’ fruits and vegetables have been a tradition in the Traverse City area for almost 100 years. All of our farm fresh produce is available in our farm markets. We grow sweet & tart cherries, apples, pears, peaches, apricots, plums and nectarines; sweet corn is the vegetable of choice here. Three farms and two farm markets make up Altonen Orchards today, totaling around 600 acres just south of Elk Rapids on US-31. The combination of family history, experience and love of the farm are evident in every product. Take some time this year to come visit the Altonen Family Orchards and get a true “taste” of northern Michigan. 11882 South US-31, Williamsburg, MI 49690, 231.264.8052.
Guntzviller’s is a berry and vegetable farm in Elk Rapids, MI that has been growing fresh produce for 30 years. Guntzviller’s grows and sells a variety of berries and vegetables including strawberries, blackberries, black/yellow/purple raspberries, plums, pears, cherries, blueberries, lettuce, radishes, cucumbers, summer squash, winter squash, zucchini, carrots, peas, beans, pumpkins, peppers for 30 years. Guntzviller’s also offers tomatoes and delicious sweet corn from August to September. The Farm even offers U-Pick for visitors and they encourage families with even the smallest of members to come by and hand harvest tasty berries! U.S. Hwy 31 S, Elk Rapids, MI, 231.264.9575.
Farmer White’s Farm Market
11373 US Highway 31 Sout Farmer White’s is more than a farmers market it’s a piece of our Northern Michigan heritage. This quaint Northern Michigan farmers market located about 2 miles south of Elk Rapids has been operated by Mary Cooper’s family for three generations providing fresh fruit and vegetables, delicious jams, jellies and pies to customers since 1958. 11373 US Highway 31 South Williamsburg, MI 49690