Traverse City – Northern Michigan Local Food Resource List Weston A Price Foundation

“The Weston A. Price Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the American diet through education, research and activism. It supports a number of movements that contribute to this objective, including accurate nutrition instruction, organic and biodynamic farming, pasture-feeding of livestock, community supported farms, honest and informative labeling, prepared parenting and nurturing therapies. It stands united in the belief that modern technology should be harnessed as a servant to the wise and nurturing traditions of our ancestors rather than used as a force destructive to the environment and human health; and that science and knowledge can validate those traditions.” [source]

As the chapter leaders of the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF), Traverse City Chapter, we have compiled a list of local food sources. We will keep this page as up to date as possible, but if you come across any outdated or inaccurate information, or have a source to add please let us know

Thanks for supporting your local farmers!

Traverse City – Northern Michigan Local Food Sources


Local and Organic Food Stores

  •  Oryana [Downtown TC] – Natural Foods Market (Produce, Cafe, Meat, Eggs, Pasturized Milk, Supplements, Beauty, Cleaning, Bulk)
  •  Edson Farms [Garfield Ave. TC] – Natural Foods (Produce, Cafe, Meat, Eggs, Pasturized Milk, Supplements, Beauty, Cleaning, Bulk)

Farmers Markets


Grass-fed beef










Veggie and Meat CSAs


Raw Milk – Cow/Goat Shares


  1. Belinda

    I live in Michigan and am trying to eliminate autumn olives. Do you think that goats or sheep might be able to graze areas so I can replant more beneficial plants? I want to plant milkweed for the butterflies.And hoping to put in some high bush cranberries for the wildlife.

    • Levi Meeuwenberg

      Hi Belinda,
      This brings to mind the permaculture principle; the problem is the solution. Instead of trying to battle the autumn olive what about chop-and-dropping the bushes to feed the soil with nitrogen? (they are nitrogen fixers!) Also the berries can make great jam.
      Goats will eat pretty much anything so you could try using them to manage the autumn olive. But they would also eat any beneficials you plant, so you might have to plant later, or in rotation.

      From what I’ve observed, autumn olive tend to grow in drier upland areas, as well as wetter lowland areas, while highbush cranberry seems to do best in wetter habitats. Hope that helps! Happy planting!


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