Plant Sale 2020
YOU NO LONGER NEED TO MAKE SHOPPING RESERVATIONS. WE ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 10-5PM.
Pre-Orders - this is new this year to create a contact-free shopping option.
(Placing a Pre-Order allows you to send us your list of exactly what you would like to purchase. We will process these pre-orders and collect your items to make available for on-farm pickup. This contact free option costs $10 and requires you to complete the official Bear Creek Plant Sale Pre-Order Form and submit it to us via email or snail mail. Once we receive your order, we will collect your items, generate a payment link, and send you a digital invoice to process payment. Once payment has been completed, your order will be released for pickup at the specified date.)
Pros and Cons to Pre-Ordering
Your order is contact-free.
You window-shop our Lookbook and place your order in the comfort of your own home.
You save a shopping trip and receive curbside service.
This service only costs $10.
You grow a great garden with awesome plants grown with love!
We get to see you and thank you for your support!
You don't get to ask questions and see the plants ahead of time.
You cannot change your order once it has been submitted. (Though you may place subsequent orders)
Every item is not available for Pre-Order.
You pay $10 for this service.
We may run out of certain plants before your order is processed.
We don't get to see you and thank you in person for your support!
You! We'll be here too!
The Bear Creek Organic Farm Spring Plant Sale 2020! This event is our favorite time of year when we welcome hundreds of gardeners to our farm and greenhouses to shop for organic transplants.
We'll have over 400 varieties of organic plants available!
Over 100 varieties of tomatoes and peppers! Plus dozens of varieties of herbs, beneficial flowers, strawberries, and just about every vegetable you can imagine from Acorn Squash to Sweet Corn, Cucumbers to Green Beans!
Open Daily May 14th - June 13th, 10am-5pm
Open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm
Bear Creek Organic Farm
4012 Atkins Road
Petoskey, Michigan 49770
We are 2.5 miles east of Petoskey on the south side of Atkins Road
Because local farms, local food, local business, and local relationships matter. Because we work our tails off to make this Plant Sale and your garden a success. Because we are passionate about helping our community grow their own food with the highest-quality plants available. Because you deserve the best!
Plant Sale FAQs
What makes our Spring Plant Sale special?
We grew these plants. It sounds so simple, but it's a big deal. In a world where most plant sellers are not plant growers, this matters. The plants at big box stores and garden centers are trucked in from other parts of the country - but not ours! We picked each plant variety for our (Northern Michigan) climate; we planted these seeds with our own hands, on our own farm; and we've tended to these baby plants for weeks, and months, before they go home with you.
Do organic plants make a difference?
They do. Aside from being free from harmful chemicals and fertilizers, we believe there is a key reason why organic plants are so essential for home gardeners. The key reason is this: most home gardens are generally organic gardens. Why this matters is because many plants at big box stores and garden centers have been raised on an IV-drip of synthetic fertilizer since they were seedlings. It's all they know. So, the minute a plant that's "juiced up" on synthetic fertilizer joins most of our garden soils, they suffer major transplant shock and sometimes never recover. But rest assured! Our USDA Certified Organic transplants are raised in an organic compost-based potting soil, from seed to transplant. We never fertilize our plants while they are in their containers, which means they will grow at a steady pace appropriate for organic gardening conditions, setting them up to thrive once they join your garden or container.
Where can I get good compost for my plants?
At the Plant Sale! It's a Bear Creek tradition - BYOB organic compost! That's Bring-Your-Own-Bucket! We have a big pile o' compost that is professionally made, certified organic, and you can fill your 5-gallon bucket(s) up for $3.99/each. As many buckets as you wish!
Back by Popular Demand! We will have a full line of organic potting soil, raised bed soil, organic fertilizers and soil amendments.
Want to get 10% Off your entire Plant Sale Purchases?
Then you might like our Bear Creek Membership Program!
For $12 you can join right here: Become A Member!