Seeds and Spores is a small farm located in Chocolay Township, 11 miles south of Marquette, Michigan. Our mission is to provide healthy, local food to our community while also caring for the environment. We have been farming in the area for twenty years, and with each passing year, our operation evolves along with our community’s desire for local, organic food.
Our main focus is growing eight acres of vegetables. Everything is grown from seed to harvest at the farm using authentic farming techniques. We believe that good food starts from good soil and have built a healthy, living soil by adding minerals, kelp, Bio-Dynamic preparations, and compost to our fields. We utilize cover crops for green manure and field rotations as well. In addition to the vegetables, we grow medicinal and culinary herbs, fruit, and shiitake mushrooms.
We also raise Red Wattle pigs, Scottish Highlander and Red Angus beef cattle, and laying hens. The cattle are exclusively grass fed on lush pastures and overwintered on organic hay. Our pasture raised hogs and chickens are supplemented with organic feed freshly ground and mixed here on the farm.
Since the beginning of our farm adventure, we have been dedicated to producing “beyond organic” food. We continue to be Certified Naturally Grown. CNG is a grassroots organic certification for small farms that sell their products locally. We do not use chemical herbicides, pesticides, genetically modified organisms (GMO’s), antibiotics, or hormones on the farm.
Our farm fresh food is available through a variety of venues in the Marquette area, including weekly CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares, the Marquette Food Co-op, the Downtown Marquette Farmer’s Market, and locally owned restaurants and stores. We also sell directly from our farm store or by special order. Each season, we are grateful for the community’s support of our endeavors.
We love food and spending time with our hands in the earth. If you are interested in the farm and what we produce, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would love to share our bounty with you.