Rock River Farm is a small, diversified farm tucked in the Hiawatha National
Forest outside of Chatham, MI. The property was first cultivated by a Swedish family who built a homestead and a small strawberry farm. The stones gleaned from the first plowing of the fields built the rock walls that line the property and shelter our gardens.
When we began farming the land in 2009, all that remained of that original strawberry farm was the walls. Today, our farm is a diverse and robust continuously rotating sets of garden beds, cover crops, and grazing livestock. Our approach, which includes responsible stewardship of the land, thoughtful use of resources, and organic growing practices, helps us produce a range of fresh healthy products. In just over four acres, we cultivate over 200 varieties of vegetables, flowers and fruit.
We raise Cornish Rock Cross chickens on pasture June-November. In addition to grazing and foraging on pasture, they are fed a mixture of natural grains and organic nutrients. The birds are raised in mobile tractors, which allow them plenty of space, fresh air, and sunshine. They are raised without antibiotics or hormones.
Our products are available at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market every Saturday June-October 9-1pm. Or call ahead and inquire about purchasing directly off the farm. Fridays are the best days for onsite pick up.