About Morganic Permaculture Farm
Welcome to Morganic Permaculture Farm!
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- at the Farm (by appointment recommended)
- Sara Hardy Farmers Market in Traverse City in the summer on Saturday & Wednesday mornings
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Morganic Permaculture Farm is a 30-acre individually-owned and operated farm in northwest lower Michigan. I am located only 30 minutes south of Traverse City on M 113. I raise heritage hogs, meat rabbits, meat goats, ducks and laying hens year round. In the summer I raise meat chickens and turkeys and an organic vegetable CSA.
I grow our organic vegetables using no-till ecological practices. My animals are fed locally grown, non-GMO feed and on occasion organic for specific enterprises (i.e. this year’s pastured chicken, ducks and turkeys).
My goal is to produce great-quality food while improving my soil and land. I do not own a tractor, and do all gardening by hand. An additional goal is to preserve the heritage breeds of animals selected for their resilience, temperament, and diversity. Heritage breeds are usually more hardy and can take more nutrients from the land, which make them both suitable and economical for my farm. This also helps make the farm more sustainable in the long run. As an added bonus heritage breeds taste great!
By supporting local farms, you are enriching the community and keeping your dollars here in Michigan.
I was born and raised on the west side of Cleveland, Ohio. I spent my childhood in the woods and parts of my summers and holidays on my maternal grandmother’s homestead. I attended University of Oregon while working pre-dawn to post-dusk hours on farms in the southern Willamette Valley. I also began and maintained a vegetable garden. It was in Eugene that I first picked up a copy of Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual, by Bill Mollison (at Hungry Head Books!), which further deepened an evolving land-use ethic me. While in Fairbanks, Alaska I began planning for a diversified, permaculture-based farm to support my community. I returned to Oregon and experimented with community living for three years before I settled in Northwest Lower Michigan. In 2009 I bought my first home on 30 acres halfway between Traverse City and Cadillac, moving the beginnings of my diversified CSA farm (chickens and rabbits, tractors and hutches) during a blizzard via a U-Haul truck.
Surrounded by the raw beauty of Northern Michigan, I began raising chickens, turkeys, rabbits, ducks, a thriving garden and an English Shepherd pup. Since I have arrived on my beautiful Morganic Farm, so much has changed. My 30 acres of dull clear-cut have become a wilderness of meadows and forest. I am greatly humbled to hear from my customers that they love the food I grow and relate to and trust my growing methods. It shows how far I have come just in the last few years. To all of my faithful customers: Without you, Morganic Permaculture Farm wouldn’t be possible–would not even have a mission. Thank you.
~ Stuart Morgan Kunkle
Pick up locations:
- Saturdays from 7:30am-12:00pm at the Sara Hardy Farmer’s Market -Traverse City, May through October. (see map at bottom of page)
- By appointment from Morganic Farm
- In Traverse City at specified locations