Visit one of our many orchards and enjoy fresh produce throughout the season.
Or visit one of our Farmer's Markets
Sanilac Avenue & Washington Street corner,
(west of M-19 on M-46)
Saturdays, 9 am - 12 Noon,
May 23 - October 31
In Season Produce from Local Merchants & Farms www.misandusky.us
Fire Hall Park -
N. Ridge Street,
(north of M-46 on M-25)
Every Friday, May 28 - October 15
In Season Produce from Local Merchants & Farms www.portsanilac.net
5678 Blackriver Road - Croswell
Every Monday, May 1 - November 1
Antiques, In Season Produce, Flea Market,
Plants & More during the livestock auction
Marlette Livestock Auction, Inc.
6381 Euclid Street - Marlette
Every Monday, Year Around
In Season Produce, Plants, (mostly in the summer months),
as well as a variety of Amish made products during the
Farm Markets provide emotional as well as nutritional ingredients to a person’s life. According to Lewis (2013), farm markets can improve your sense of well-being through the feeling of community that is often generated at a farmer’s market. As a tourist in Sanilac County, you can get an impression for the makeup of the community, and you can share in the close-knit atmosphere that is part of rural living.
For instance, in the two weekly farm markets that take place in Sanilac County, you can catch a glimpse of life in Port Sanilac, a small resort town along the shore of Lake Huron, with a population of just over 600, or in Sandusky, Sanilac’s county seat, with a population of nearly 2800.
In both communities, everyone is considered a neighbor, whether you live within the village or city limits, in the surrounding townships, or are simply passing through on a vacation.
Become a part of the rich tapestry of rural life, if just for the time that you are shopping at the Farm Market. Take part in the conversations that surround you, and revel in the warm friendliness that naturally emanates from people who feel a connection to everyone around them.
Of course, not to be outdone by the emotional benefits of shopping at Sanilac County Farm Markets, is the opportunity to purchase fruits, vegetables and other delectable goods from local producers, many of whom use organic methods to grow their crops!
Reference: Lewis, L (2013). An emotional harvest at your local farmers’ market. The Tribune, February 5, 2013. Retrieved from http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2013/02/05
If your desire is to obtain the freshest farm products possible, consider visiting one of our pick-your-own berry farms or orchards.
McCallum’s Orchard, Cider Mill and Winery is located at 5697 Harris Road, Jeddo, at the southern border of Sanilac County. They plan to open for the season on May 1 and have a wide variety of U-pick or Already-picked fruit available, such as apples, cherries, raspberries, blackberries, peaches, grapes and pumpkins in season.
McCallum’s also holds a Kids’ Day and Pumpkin Festival in the fall. In addition, they can host your next conference, barbeque, party or trade fair on their grounds.
Near Port Sanilac, Messing Menagerie Farm welcomes you, specializing in naturally raised cattle and organic vegetables. At the Menagerie Farm you can order pork, beef or goat, or visit their selfserve roadside produce stand, open in May for the asparagus season, and continuing through the summer and fall with a seasonal election of corn, beans, tomatoes, squash and pumpkins, to name just a few.
Or try Bingle Berry Farm, on Marlette Road, just outside of Croswell, open July and August, specializing in blueberries and blackberries. While in Croswell, also check out the Croswell Berry Farm on N. Black River Road for blueberries and blackberries.
A blueberry farm not to be missed is the Green Thumb Blueberry Farm just east of Sandusky on Stringer Road. Specializing in both picked and U-pick blueberries and raspberries, they also offer a wide variety of vegetables in season as well, including peppers, sweet corn, beans and tomatoes. Also near Sandusky, on N. Stoutenburg Road, is Kurt Long’s Garden, open in June for strawberries and other produce.
West of Sandusky, on Wheeler Road in Snover, visit Thistledown Farms to purchase produce and to observe the day to day operations of an organic processing plant. Tours are available by calling ahead: 810-672-9496. And, in the northern part of the county, don’t miss the Kritzman Berry Farm, on Brush Street in Deckerville, offering strawberries during the season of May and June.
In the southwest part of the county, just south of Marlette on M-53, visitors will find the Volz Market. Open year-round, Volz’s carries farm fresh produce in season as well as groceries, bulk foods and gardening/yard supplies.
Bingle's Berry Farm
3730 Marlette Road - Croswell
Raspberries, Blueberries &
U-Pick or We Pick.
Season: June – October Cros-Lex Blueberry Farm
33 N. Black River Road - Croswell
Blueberries, U-Pick or We Pick. Season: July - August. Hours in season: Open 8am - 8pm
Messing Menagerie Farms 5616 East Sanilac Road - Carsonville
Naturally Raised Cattle and
Vegetable Farm using organic
practices. Beef, Pork, Goat.
Self serve Produce Stand
Asparagus Season: May - June.
Vegetable Season: August -
Moeller's Apple Orchard
6927 Aitken Road - Lexington
Apples, Pears, Cider, Jams, Jellies & Honey, U-Pick or We Pick. M-25 Lexington, 4 miles north of stoplight, left 3/4 mile on Aitken Road.
Lone Oak Orchard
7353 Brockway Road -
Peaches in Aug., Apples in Sept.
5850 Brockway Road - Peck
Strawberries, U-Pick or We Pick. Season: Mid-June. Greenhouse Season: May-June.
2125 N. Wheeler Road - Snover
Organic Processing Plant Tours, available by appointment only.
In addition to farm fresh food production, Sanilac County has a burgeoning wine-making industry!
Blue Water Winery located at 7131 Holverson Road south of Port Sanilac hosts on-site wine tasting throughout the season and offers a grape picking event in the fall. For the full list of their wines and their hours of operation, check out their website: www.bluewaterwinery.com, or call them at 810-359-5012. Look for their wines being served in several Sanilac County restaurants, or visit their retail shop, Old Town Hall Winery in Lexington, specializing in wine tastings, wine sales, food, and live musical entertainment year round.
Located inside the Orchard Market at McCallum’s Orchard is Sandy Shores Winery. This winery features several varieties of wine made from the types of fruit they produce, such as apple, blackberry, pear blanco, cherry, peach, and concorde grape. So, when you’re tired of soaking up the sun and surf at one of Sanilac County’s beaches, enjoy another aspect of Sanilac County that makes us such a wonderful place to visit: our Farm Markets, Orchards and Wineries!
Blue Water Winery
7131 Holverson Road - Carsonville
(810) 622-0328 “Think Globally, Drink Locally”. Blue Water Winery and Vineyards offers a true old school winery and vineyard experience. This is a winery, vineyard & tasting pavilion that also supplies Old Town Hall Winery. Look for our wines in local restaurants.