Bioconcentric Farms

  • Farm-Stand

12366 S. Plowman Rd.
Empire, Michigan 49636
Michigan / Leelanau

Bioconcentric is a certified organic incubator farm consists of 92 acres and is being developed using the traditional model – prior to modern agriculture – of producing as many of the farm’s needs as possible.

Grains and forage will be produced as winter-feed for developing flocks of rare breeds of grazing animals. In addition to these types of traditional farm crops including dry legumes, truck patch-scale vegetables will be produced along with groves of fruit and nut trees and berry patches.

Ultimately Aquaponics will be developed; cold ground water ultimately used for irrigation will first serve to raise cold-water fish such as perch. An additional focus is that of integrating native perennial edible plants throughout the farm ecosystem.

Bioconcentric Farms is plural since the broader mission of this first farmland restoration is to provide training for novice farmers to enable them to purchase their own land and start their own farms. Graduates of this program will have the option of growing collaboratively with Biconcentric Farms gaining assistance in organic certification and aggregating crops to reach larger purchasers.

Growing Practices

  • Greenhouse or Hoophouses
  • Permaculture


  • Cut Flowers
  • Flowers
  • Perennials
  • Shrubs
  • Fruit
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Chestnuts
  • Currants