141 S. Jackson St., Jackson, MI 49201 :: 517.764.4440
Experience Jackson

Farms, Fields and Forests

If you’re interested in interactive farm and wildlife activities, we’ve got information on many different local farms. Explore nature at wildlife sanctuaries or environmental centers. Learn about llamas, fishing, deer and buffalo at the local ranches and farms. Farm markets and U-picks are plentiful around the county, between 10 and 20 of them are open to the public. For the outdoor sportsperson, Jackson has state recreation and game areas for hunting and over 188 lakes for fishing and boating activities.

Looking for more outdoor activities? Try our Park System or Birding in Jackson

Jackson's Farms

Bob’s Blueberries

(517) 522-5314
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8972 College Drive
Jackson, MI 49201

Bob’s Blueberries Bob's Blueberries is a family run U-pick patch that has been in business for almost 60 years.  A beautiful well maintained U-pick patch, most find Bob's atmosphere to... » More Information

Hours

We will be open 8 am- 6pm for the 2014 season.  We still recommend folks to call before coming.

Bob’s Blueberries

Bob's Blueberries is a family run U-pick patch that has been in business for almost 60 years.  A beautiful well maintained U-pick patch, most find Bob's atmosphere to be relaxing and enjoyable.  Children are welcome to join in on the picking.  Bob's provides a bucket for picking and is open typically from mid July to Labor Day. Our patch has chemical free berries.  We will be open 8am- 6pm for the 2014 season. We still recommend folks to call before coming.

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Clare Limerick Alpaca and Produce Ranch

(517) 787-6955 or (517) 331-2410
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5681 Rives Junction Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201

Clare Limerick Alpaca and Produce Ranch Over 25 alpacas on the farm. They have alpaca clothing, yarn and a variety of alpaca related gift items. They feature yarn made from our own alpacas and alpaca made clothing.... » More Information

Hours

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday Noon to 6PM
Or by appointment.

Clare Limerick Alpaca and Produce Ranch

Over 25 alpacas on the farm. They have alpaca clothing, yarn and a variety of alpaca related gift items. They feature yarn made from our own alpacas and alpaca made clothing. We have coats, hats, mittens, scarves, socks, sweaters, blankets, and stuffed animals made of alpaca for sale in the farm store. They are also the Home of Annabelle Alpaca, the famous alpaca in the children's book series by Jan O'Neill and B.E. Anderson. Books and book sets are available at the farm store. They offer farm tours of the alpaca ranch, including hands-on experiences for children and adults. Please call for more information 517-262-8782 or 517-331-2410.

They use natural growing practices for their CSA including asparagus, beets, cucumbers, flowers, herbs/spices, lavender, melons, pumpkins, rhubarb, tomatoes and other vegetables.  They use natural practices, but are not yet certified organic. Other features of this farm include gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours and events at your location. 

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Downtown Jackson Grand River Farmers Market

517-768-6410
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117 West Louis Glick Hwy.
Jackson, MI 49201

Downtown Jackson Grand River Farmers Market The Downtown Jackson Grand River Farmers Market is organized by the Jackson Downtown Development Authority.

Hours

Open April-November, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
8am to 1pm (weather permitting)

Downtown Jackson Grand River Farmers Market

The Downtown Jackson Grand River Farmers Market is organized by the Jackson Downtown Development Authority.

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Green Market at Allegiance Health

(517) 788-7378
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205 North East Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201

Green Market at Allegiance Health The Green Market at Allegiance Health, has earned a reputation as a farmers’ market that sells products grown in Michigan in a natural and sustainable manner, The market is... » More Information

Contact
Travis Fojtasek
Hours

Summer Hours
Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Winter Hours
Thursdays 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Green Market at Allegiance Health

The Green Market at Allegiance Health, has earned a reputation as a farmers’ market that sells products grown in Michigan in a natural and sustainable manner,

The market is outdoors from May to October, at the corner of Page and Michigan Avenues in the parking lot of the Allegiance Health Neuro-Muscular-Skeletal Center, 1201 East Michigan Avenue. The outdoor market features vendors offering seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs; gourmet baked goods and preserves; free-range eggs; hormone and antibiotic-free cheeses, poultry, lamb, pork and beef; honey and maple syrup; potted annuals, perennials, and cut flowers; gluten-free dog biscuits; plus arts and crafts produced by local artists and crafts people.

The market moves indoors to the lobby of the Allegiance Health Hospital, 205 North East Ave., from November to April.  The indoor market features the finest in local produce, Michigan made products, baked goods, flavored popcorn, artisan wares and more. 

The market accepts the Michigan Bridge Card, credit and debit cards, Project Fresh coupons, Senior Project Fresh coupons, WIC and Double Up Food Bucks, as well as cash and checks. The Green Market at Allegiance Health is a not-for-profit farmers’ coop organization supported in part by Allegiance Health.

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Hearthstone Farm Market

(517) 750-2696
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3215 Chapel Rd.
Spring Arbor, MI 49283

Hearthstone Farm Market A working and seasonal farm market that sells what the family farm grows. Popular items include Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Pumpkins, Peaches, Blueberries, Apple Cider, Green Beans, Peppers, Squash, Cucumbers, Broccoli,... » More Information

Hours

Mid July- September

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday

October 

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday

Hearthstone Farm Market

A working and seasonal farm market that sells what the family farm grows. Popular items include Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Pumpkins, Peaches, Blueberries, Apple Cider, Green Beans, Peppers, Squash, Cucumbers, Broccoli, Honey and more. Super sweet corn is a specialty that ripens in late July with successive plantings into September. U-pick Tomatoes, Beans, and Pumpkins are available. In late October, the Harvest Festival takes place on Saturdays with hay rides ($1 per person), pumpkin picking, apples, and cider.

      *   Beans available late July through mid September.
      *   Tomatoes late August through mid September.
      *   Peppers late August through mid September.
      *   Winter Squash & Pumpkins late September through October.
      *   Fall decorations including straw bales, cornstalks, gourds, Indian corn & more in early October.

CALL FOR EXACT PICKING TIMES AND DATES!

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Indian Brook Trout Farm

(734) 368-0613
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5883 West Michigan Avenue
Jackson, MI 49201

Indian Brook Trout Farm Kids of all ages love to visit Indian Brook Farms. What an opportunity for adults and kids of all ages to experience a fun filled environment that also educates kids... » More Information

Hours

After Labor Day
Monday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9 am - 6 pm

Indian Brook Trout Farm

Kids of all ages love to visit Indian Brook Farms. What an opportunity for adults and kids of all ages to experience a fun filled environment that also educates kids about aquaculture with the trout pond and agriculture with the pumpkin patch.

As you arrive at Indian Brook Farms you will see a trout pond, gift shop, snack bar and a huge display of pumpkins in the fall. A free wagon ride takes kids and adults through 120 acres of agricultural experiences including wetlands, vegetable and flower gardening, natural untouched plant growth and one of the biggest pumpkin patches around.

Kids learn about aquaculture by seeing how fish are hatched and nurtured through the stages of growth to full sized trout at the Indian Brook Farms spring fed fish hatchery. They can feed the fish and also fish for full sized trout at the Fishing Pond. Before and after the wagon ride kids can visit the fish ponds, gift shop and snack bar which features freshly  baked donuts as well as other snacks and drinks.

Group Tour Information

For a unique school trip, company outing, family reunion, birthday party or motor coach tour Indian Brook Farms is the place to go. Groups of 30 or more are encouraged to book a 3 hour visit consisting of a trout pound and pumpkin patch tour wagon ride, hatchery visit, educational talk and lunch. 

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J & D Honey Bees

(517) 524-6024
Website
13521 Allman Rd.
Concord, MI 49201

Produces and packages wildflower honey, Beeswax Lip Balms, Beeswax, Moisturizer Bars, Beeswax Ornaments, Beeswax, Candles, Flavored/Fruited , Honey, Gift Baskets, Lotion Bars J & D’s Honeybees is a... » More Information

Produces and packages wildflower honey, Beeswax Lip Balms, Beeswax, Moisturizer Bars, Beeswax Ornaments, Beeswax, Candles, Flavored/Fruited , Honey, Gift Baskets, Lotion Bars

J & D’s Honeybees is a family owned and operated business. All honey is produced, extracted and packaged by us. Our honey is considered raw (unpasteurized). We welcome visitors and would be glad to show the productive side of a bee farm. We have an indoor working observation hive. Buzz in and say Hi sometime. Our hours are flexible. We can ship honey anywhere in the USA. The buyer pays for shipping and insurance, but we only accept cash & personal checks. Come and make a basket for any occasion. I have many baskets to choose from!

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Lutchka Angus and Farm Market

(517)522-4596
Website
1439 S. Francisco Rd.
Grass Lake, MI 49240

We pride ourselves on being a one-stop, self-serve, produce stand with high quality vegetables picked daily.

Hours

Open July-October, Monday-Sunday 9:00am-dusk.

We pride ourselves on being a one-stop, self-serve, produce stand with high quality vegetables picked daily.

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McLaughlin Farm Ltd

(517) 782-2962
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6300 Browns Lake Rd
Jackson, MI 49201

McLaughlin Farm Ltd McLaughlin Farm Ltd. is a local producer of pasture raised, grass fed and finished Highland Beef, which is dry aged. The farm has been in the McLaughlin family for 80 years.... » More Information

Hours

Farm visits are by appointment only.

McLaughlin Farm Ltd

McLaughlin Farm Ltd. is a local producer of pasture raised, grass fed and finished Highland Beef, which is dry aged. The farm has been in the McLaughlin family for 80 years. It is located in Jackson, Michigan. McLaughlin Farm raises Highland Cattle (and Highland crosses). The breed originated in Scotland and is highly regarded world wide for its fine beef. McLaughlin Farm does not utilize any growth hormone supplements nor does it feed antibiotics. Antibiotics are only used in the event they are medically indicated and prescribed by a veterinarian. All McLaughlin Farm beef is processed by USDA inspected processors. The processor dry ages the beef for up to three weeks before it is custom cut and vacuum packaged. Each piece is labeled with the name of the cut and its exact weight. The farm markets it’s meats directly to consumers through farm markets, the internet and word of mouth. The farm does not run a farm store but will sell beef directly to customers from the farm by appointment. McLaughlin Farm can be found most Saturday’s at the Meridian Township (Okemos) Farmers’ Market from May through October. McLaughlin Farm beef is also featured at Red Haven Restaurant and Sand Hill Crane Vinyards. Learn more about McLaughlin Farm and check out recipes at: www.McLaughlinFarmLtd.com

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Michigan Whitetail Hall of Fame Museum

(517) 937-0533
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4220 Willis Rd.
Grass Lake, MI 49240

Michigan Whitetail Hall of Fame Museum More than 50 Boone and Crockett world record buck racks are on display at the museum, along with Michigan’s record holder. Visitors can see and feed the live deer... » More Information

Hours

Monday through Sunday from 11am to 7pm. Call us closer to closing time. 

Michigan Whitetail Hall of Fame Museum

More than 50 Boone and Crockett world record buck racks are on display at the museum, along with Michigan’s record holder. Visitors can see and feed the live deer seven days a week, year round. Also, see one of the country's largest chainsaw and farm implement museums.

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Pregitzer Farm Market, LLC

(517) 240-4600
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6870 Territorial Rd.
Munith, MI 49259

Pregitzer Farm Market, LLC Our goal is to provide high quality fresh produce, "Like having your own garden without the work." Summertime favorites include bi-color sweet corn and our own seedless watermelon, cantelope, tomatoes,... » More Information

Hours

July - October
Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pregitzer Farm Market, LLC

Our goal is to provide high quality fresh produce, "Like having your own garden without the work." Summertime favorites include bi-color sweet corn and our own seedless watermelon, cantelope, tomatoes, peppers, combined with fun fall activities like hayrides, U-Pick pumpkin patch, corn maze, straw crawl, petting zoo, school field trips and private parties. Don't miss the fall festival for all to enjoy!

We are located 15 miles north of Jackson at the corner of Territorial and Bunkerhill Road.

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Sodt’s Berry Farm

517-782-8933
Website
7403 Blackman Road.
Jackson, MI 49201

The pick-your-own strawberry farm also sells picked berries, mostly on advance orders. Strawberries available mid-June. The farm will also have blueberries in mid-July. Call 517-782-8933 to see when... » More Information

The pick-your-own strawberry farm also sells picked berries, mostly on advance orders. Strawberries available mid-June. The farm will also have blueberries in mid-July.

Call 517-782-8933 to see when they are ready to be picked.

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Steller Apiaries

(517) 748-7167
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3342 Clinton Way
Jackson, MI 49201

Steller Apiaries We are ‘backyard beekeepers’ that practice an alternative beekeeping method that is designed for the bees. We pride ourselves on sustaining our bees naturally by using Kenyan style... » More Information

Hours

Monday-Saturday: 9:00AM-6:00PM by Appointment
Sunday: By Appointment Only
(Please call ahead for availability or to schedule an appointment)

Steller Apiaries

We are ‘backyard beekeepers’ that practice an alternative beekeeping method that is designed for the bees. We pride ourselves on sustaining our bees naturally by using Kenyan style top bar hives that do not contain any stamped foundation or four-sided frames. We do not medicate our hives (therefore our honey does not contain medication, either.) We at Steller Apiaries promote natural and alternative beekeeping by, first and foremost, raising and sustaining honey bees for the sake of their pollination, not to manipulate them for valuable honey production. We also offer alternative beekeeping lessons, fully constructed custom top bar hives, tours of our apiary (bee yard) and farm, raw honey-strained or still in the comb, and all-natural beeswax byproducts such as chapstick, hand cream, wood and leather polish, and healing salves. We believe that a natural approach is the right approach to sustaining the bee population and we’re doing our part to naturally and organically pollinate food sources and blooms alike! We also have free-range chickens and turkeys, goats, a large vegetable and herb garden, fruit trees and numerous blooming plots on our eight acres located in Jackson, MI. 

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Sweet Seasons Orchard

(517) 524-8535
15787 Allman Rd.
Concord, MI 49237

Sweet Seasons Orchard A family owned and operated orchard with a bakery and a variety of natural food products including apples, cherries, raspberries, pears, plums, peaches, grapes, seed, fruit and nut mixes, as... » More Information

Hours

Labor Day - Thanksgiving, 10 to 6 pm seven days a week.

Sweet Seasons Orchard

A family owned and operated orchard with a bakery and a variety of natural food products including apples, cherries, raspberries, pears, plums, peaches, grapes, seed, fruit and nut mixes, as well as, pumpkins, squash and Indian corn in the fall. We also feature natural unpasteurized apple cider, honey, jams/jellies, orchard made nut butters, whole wheat & organic pastas, grains, beans, and soup mixes. Look for us at the Downtown Jackson Grand River Farmers Market June through Thanksgiving and the Lansing City Market year-round!

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The Buffalo Ranch

(517) 563-8249
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12770 Rountree Rd
Hanover, MI 49241

The Buffalo Ranch This farm features some of the best horseback riding in the county, as well as covered wagon rides, buffalo feeding, a zip line and a picnic area with a pavilion.... » More Information

Hours

Spring - Summer - Fall
Tuesday - Sunday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Closed on Mondays

The Buffalo Ranch

This farm features some of the best horseback riding in the county, as well as covered wagon rides, buffalo feeding, a zip line and a picnic area with a pavilion. Riding lessons are available.

We offer that "Out West" feeling right here in Southern Michigan. The Buffalo Ranch is perfect for company outings, field trips, birthdays, get-togethers, reunions, and more.

The place started in 1973 with 25 acres. The first two buffalo were purchased in 1979. In 1995 horseback riding and a zip line were added to the ranch. The Daniels family purchased the ranch in November of 2007.  Today, The Buffalo Ranch has approximately 25 head of buffalo and 240 acres of land. We offer wagon rides to feed the buffalo and guided horseback rides through our scenic trails. Our horses range from very gentle for those new to riding to spirited horses for the seasoned rider.  You have 240 acres with trails to ride on.  We have helmets for those that want them.

Group Tour Information

Groups of 7 or more are encourage to schedule an hour long covered wagon ride to feed the buffalo and go through the world on a zip line. Horse back riding lessons and trail rides are also offered for groups of adults and children (aged 6 years old and older) while children under the age of 6 may ride a guided horse. Groups may have access to the covered picnic area to enjoy either a prepared or brown bag lunch. Group visits usually last between 1.5 and 3 hours.

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Toth Bros. Blueberry Patch

(517) 522-4796
Website
13007 E Michigan Ave
Grass Lake, MI 49240

Toth Bros. Blueberry Patch Over 3 acres with approximately 1,000 well aged organic blueberry bushes.

Toth Bros. Blueberry Patch

Over 3 acres with approximately 1,000 well aged organic blueberry bushes.

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Triple R Ranch

(517) 688-3030
Website
11585 Round Lake Rd.
Horton, MI 49246

Triple R Ranch Longhorn Ranch - Lowe Family

Hours

Call Ahead for Tours.

Triple R Ranch

Longhorn Ranch - Lowe Family

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