Cass County is located in Michigan’s fruit belt. Here you will find rolling farms and abundant orchards that produce the fruits and vegetables that are sold at roadside stands and farm markets throughout the county. Many of the local farmers’ markets are seasonal, but some are open year-round and are well supported by county residents committed to “buying local.” From mid-summer through late fall there are also many places to pick your own fruits and vegetables. Check out some of Cass County’s Orchards and U-pick farms.
Calvin Creek Farms
Calvin Creek Farm is a “CSA” farm. “CSA is an acronym that stands for Community Supported Agriculture. The general idea of a CSA is that community members pay an annual fee to support a local farm, and in exchange for that financial support, the farmer returns a share of the harvest for that year. The farmer and the CSA shareholder share the risks of the growing season.
At Calvin Creek Farms, we see some benefit to both the farm, as well as the community members with the CSA model and for that reason, have decided to offer some CSA shares for the 2017 growing season.”
Calvin Creek Farm offers fresh produce, organic and pasture-fed meats, and free-range eggs.
Dowagiac Farm & Artisan Market – Seasonal
Wednesdays and Saturdays – June 07, 2017 – October 14, 2017 – 9 am to 2 pm
The Dowagiac Farm & Artisan Market features the finest produce and fruit, grown locally in Cass and Berrien counties, along with artisan booths of handcrafted merchandise. Staged upon the grounds of the Dowagiac Area History Museum, located off Division Street, the market is open June through mid-October on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Patrons can register daily for the monthly drawing, which awards a $25 farm market gift certificate to the winner.
For more information or to register for commercial space at the market, call the Dowagiac Downtown Development Authority at (269) 782-8212.
Location: On the lawn of the Dowagiac Area History Museum, corner of Division & Railroad Streets Front Streets, Dowagiac – Directions
Dussel’s Farm Market – Year-round – Cassopolis
Located in the heart of Cass County Michigan, Dussel’s Farm Market is committed to working with and supporting local farmers and business owners. Dussel’s Farm Market is open year-round and offers complete landscaping services, and four large greenhouses filled with seasonal plants, flowers, and hanging baskets. Dussel’s also offers custom floral services through the market.
Holiday offerings include centerpieces, Poinsettias, holiday gift baskets, fresh cut trees, potted trees, fresh wreaths, and garlands.
Location: 21765 Michigan 60 Cassopolis, MI 49031 – Directions
Phone: (269) 445-8715
Hours: Open year-round but hours vary according to the season
Winter Hours: Monday – Saturday 8 am – 6:30 pm, Sunday 9 am – 5 pm
Website: Dussel’s Farm Market & Landscaping
Facebook: Dussel’s Farms
Eckler’s Produce & Greenhouse – Niles
Eckler’s has the world’s largest selection of ornamental corn products and gourds
Location: 1879 Barron Lake Rd., Niles, MI 49120 – Directions
U-pick: blueberries, raspberries, and tomatoes in season
Phone: (269) 683-2509
Hours: April-November daily 9 am to 7 pm
Website: Eckler’s Produce & Greenhouse
Marcellus Farm Market – Seasonal – Marcellus
Description: Information about Marcellus Farm Market will be posted when available.
Roseland Organic Farms & Market – Year-round
Roseland’s 1000-acre family-owned certified organic farm is operated by Lincoln, Shell, and Toby Clark. Roseland Organic Farms is presently certified by Indiana Certified Organic (ICO). We raise certified organic grass-fed beef. On-site for wholesale & retail sales. Frozen organic beef, chicken & turkey always available. Also organic grocery items, dairy, eggs, and fresh produce in season.
Location: 60200 Dailey Rd., Dowagiac, MI 49047 – Directions
Hours: Open year-round Wednesday – Saturday 11 am to 6 pm
Phone: (269) 445-8769
Fax: (269) 445-8987
Email: Roseland Organic Farms
Webite: Roseland Organic Farms
Sprague’s Family Fun Farm – Dowagiac
Description: We are a fruit farm and market located in southwestern Michigan near the Sister Lakes area. We have fresh produce all summer long with U-pick raspberries in the spring and fall. Get your blueberries, peaches, nectarines, Sweet cherries, Plums, Tomatoes, and Sweet corn from Sprague’s Family Fun Farm. There are restroom facilities available.
Location: 33120 Middle Crossing Rd., Dowagiac, MI 49047 – Directions
Phone: (269) 782-8578
Hours: Open everyday 9 am – 7 pm. Call for U-pick times.
Website: Sprague’s Family Fun Farm
Come see the six and a half acre corn maze! Hay rides and Pumpkins in the fall.
Pumpkin Patches & Corn Maizes – Seasonal
Amazing Acres Corn Mase & Pumpkin Patch – Edwardsburg
Spirit Springs Farm – Marcellus, MI
Christmas Tree Farms (cut you own & precut)
Butler’s Tree Farm
Butler’s Tree Farm opens the Friday after Thanksgiving for families wanting to choose and cut their own trees. There are 8 varieties of Christmas trees to choose from, ranging in price from $25 – $85. Precut trees start at $20. They also have a variety evergreen wreaths and holiday greens for decorating your home. Check the Butler Tree Farm website for times when Santa visits.