Located between Lake Leelanau and Suttons Bay, Bardenhagen Berries is known for it’s strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and of course – cherries! While they are known for the berries, they do produce a lot more than that. You can find them at all the local farm markets & in Traverse City.
An icon of Leland, Carlson’s Fishery has handed down the family’s fishing tradition five times in the last hundred years. We made the decision years ago that if we couldn’t get our whitefish from Carlson’s, we just wouldn’t have it on the menu. There is such a difference between fresh and frozen whitefish. This unfortunately means that we often do not have it available all the time. But, when we do – it’s the best!
Idyll Farms is a fantastic goat farm and creamery located in Northport. They specialize in amazing chevres that we use in our salads and on our charcuturie and cheese boards. Only a few years into their farm and creamery, and they are winning awards for their efforts.
Since 1995, John & Anne Hoyt of Leelanau Cheese have been making their European style cheeses from fresh local cows milk. Their award winning cheeses have been on our menus almost since opening day. You will often see their Raclette on our cheese board. And our signature dessert, the Couer a la Crème is a result of Anne’s French heritage and her amazing fresh cheese.
This is one area that we thought about for some time, as we were worried that switching to local brand on something like our sodas might really upset some of our clients. In 2014, we decided we had to try it. And we are so happy about the success we have had. Not only do the kids love our additional choices (Leelanau Lemonade, & Wild Bill’s Root Beer), but our bartenders love the ginger beer for Moscow Mules and more.
The PKS bring us the absolute best tomatoes we have ever had. They grow so many varieties of heirlooms, and it is all organic. And while their name is PKS Tomatoes – they also have fantastic potatoes, peppers, eggplants, and fall squashes
This is one part of our local program that has always been easy to fulfill. Our area has an abundance of great coffee roasters. We recently moved our coffee to Roaster Jack, which is a small roaster just outside of Traverse City. This company takes coffee seriously – but not themselves. Check them out at
This is a small Lake Leelanau farm that does a little of everything. We work with them on cherries, stone fruits, squashes, pumpkins, and more. They have a farm stand on M-204, and they are at all the local farmers markets.
This is a well-known brand throughout this area – and we are so lucky to have them. Not many regions can boast organic, low-temp pasteurized, non-homogenized milk products. Their farm is located in Kalkaska, and they deliver to us every week. You can find their products at the Leland Mercantile and other smaller grocery stores in the area.
Located in Cedar, Sweeter Song Farms is owned by Jim Schwantes and Judy Reinhardt. Sweeter Song works primarily for the restaurant industry – and we love that! Their produce is in almost every dish of ours, once we are into the growing season. Here are just a few things we purchase: all sorts of salad greens, fresh herbs, beets, radishes, summer squash, green beans, onions, potatoes, and more.