Post-Harvest Resources

Bliss Gardens Community Kitchen

5233 Hill Rd. Harbor Springs, MI  49770 | 231-838-3859

Bliss Gardens and Community Kitchen is an ecologically based fruit and vegetable farm seeking Organic, Biodynamic, and MAEAP certifications. Located in the beautiful countryside just a few miles from the majestic shores of Lake Michigan, Bliss Gardens and Community Kitchen operates CSA programs, an on-farm store, farm-to-school programs, and wholesale accounts with local grocery stores, restaurants, and catering companies. We have a fully equipped certified  kitchen offering cooking classes and  available for use for product development and processing,

Looking for a unique venue for a dinner party, to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or to hold your wedding?  Our barn, kitchen and surrounding fields and grounds will provide you with a special atmosphere your guests won’t soon forget.  We can accommodate up to 300 people and can work with you to coordinate the entire event or just to provide the setting, whatever is your wish.

Cherry Capital Foods

1610 Barlow St #201 Traverse City, MI 49686 | (231) 943-5010

Cherry Capital Foods is a unique food distributor based in Traverse City, Michigan. We work with farmers, growers and producers both locally and regionally but only from the state of Michigan.

By focusing on local and Michigan sources, we encourage the growing focus on regional foodsheds as well as support the Michigan economy and environment. We keep duplicate trucks off the road and create efficiencies for our food providers and our customers. One refrigerated truck, one delivery, one invoice – multiple, independent food sources.

Established in 2007, Cherry Capital Foods is still a growing organization. We are able to service most of the state with our facilities in Traverse City and Lansing. We deliver five days a week with our fleet of six refrigerated vehicles in the summer and less often throughout the winter.

Together we can continue evolving the food marketplace. Cherry Capital Foods provides services in the following areas:

Product Marketing & Sales

Dezwaan Windmill

Windmill Island 1 Lincoln Ave. Holland, Michigan 49423 | 616-928-0585

Small scale sustainable and traditional milling looking for organically grown small grains, including heritage and ancient varieties.

Dunkley International Inc

1910 Lake St. Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001 | 269-343-5583

Manufacturer of Quality Machinery Since 1885

Food Processing Equipment, Ultra High Speed Sorting Equipment, Third-Party In-House Sorting Capabilities

Food For Thought

10704 Oviatt Rd Honor, MI 49640 | 888-935-2748

Food Rescue of Northwest Michigan

2889 Aero-Park Drive Traverse City, MI 49686 | 231-995-7723

Food Rescue of Northwest Michigan is the area’s mobile food rescue resource and a program of Goodwill Northern Michigan.

Through scheduled pick-ups and deliveries from food donor to recipient locations throughout our five county service area we give healthy, GOOD food to hungry neighbors in need; reduce the costs for food pantries, and similar organizations; keep GOOD food from going to waste and save food donors money through reduced disposal costs and tax benefits.

Grahams Organics

3653 E. Weidman Rd. Rosebush, Michigan 48878 | 989-433-5900

Graham’s Organic Meats and Processing offers organic feeds for poultry, swine, sheep, goats, dairy and beef. We are also a USDA, custom and certified organic slaughter house and processing facility.

Grow Benzie Incubator Kitchen

PO Box 132 Beulah, MI 49617 | 231-882-9510

The Grow Benzie licensed and state-certified commercial kitchen is available for entrepreneurs to produce value-added food products that can be sold online and through retail and wholesale markets. We are a non-profit organization committed to small business initiatives that help our community, helping entrepreneurs get started or to expand their existing food businesses without the costly initial investment in equipment and facilities. This 1,500 sq ft kitchen includes 24-hour access and locked pantry storage for ingredients and products.

SUPPORT SERVICES INCLUDE: marketing, food safety, business, planning, insurance, labeling, licensing, and more.

EQUIPMENT INCLUDES: Two Convection Ovens, Six-Burner Range and Oven, 20-gallon Steam Kettle, 11.5” VacMaster Vacuum Sealer, Industrial Dishwasher, 30-quart Hobart Mixer, Volumetric Dry Filler, Digital Scale, Refrigerators & Freezers, Stainless Steel Tables & Racks, Pots, Pans, Mixing Bowls & Smallwares

Located 30 miles from Traverse City and Manistee, 1 mile west of the corners of US-31 and M-115 in Benzonia, 49616

Kent Butcher Supply

4265 Spartan Industrial Drive SW Grandville, MI 49418 | 1-800-632-1983

We are your source for all food processing and butcher supply needs.  We are proud to have been serving you,  our customers, for nearly 50 years; offering you excellent products and superior service.  At Kent Butchers’ Supply you will find a large range of products covering items such as vacuum bags, cutlery tools, as well as a large variety of our own Kent’s seasonings.

Manistee Community Kitchen

254 River Street Manistee, MI 49660 | 231-655-9845

The Manistee Community Kitchen is a nonprofit organization working to end hunger and obesity in Manistee County.  The Kitchen provides training and support for low-income families so that they can increase their access to fresh produce, and convert that produce into healthy and delicious meals. It brings together players throughout the community, including local businesses, farmers, gardeners and schools.

Programs include:
IRON WORKS CAFE – The Iron Works Cafe is a farm to table cafe located in Downtown Manistee, who aims to feature wonderful local, seasonal flavors in celebration of our community’s rich past and bright future.
FARMER’S MARKET = Join us every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm, end of May 28th to the beginning of October.  You can find fresh, local foods, entertainment and a cooking demonstratio located in the parking lot on the corner of Memorial Drive and Washington Street (near Oleson’s).
GARDENS – Manistee County Community Gardens supports community gardens through eduction, community engagement, food access initiatives and the development and distribution of best practices.

Monte Packaging Company

3752 Riverside Rd PO Box 128 Riverside, MI 49084-0128 | 800-653-2807

A full line of Farm Market and Produce Stand related packaging. We also offer a wide selection of other agricultural packaging products on our web store.

RRR Meat Processing

90 Muskoday Trail Buckley, MI 49620 | 231-269-3538

Beef, pork, lamb and wild game processing. USDA inspected. Home Cured and Smoked Meats.


500 Venture Drive Orrville, Ohio 44667 | 844-255-5864

Specialized cultivation tools for the small diversified vegetable grower