Fresh Local Vegetables

Fresh Local Vegetables

Our produce is homegrown on our family farm near South Haven, picked at the peak of ripeness, and is available in season, directly to our customers.

Do you know how your vegetables are grown?

The small family farms in our communities have all but disappeared. The produce in the local grocery store is brought from all over the country and even the world. The result: many people don’t know their local farmer, and have become disconnected from the rhythm of eating local seasonal vegetables from their own communities. At Hessey Farmstead, we believe that everyone should be able to know their farmer and know how the food on their tables was grown.

Farmers Jason and Melissa Hessey

Meet Farmers Jason & Melissa

On our farm, we grow great-tasting vegetables, but we are about more than just fresh local produce. We want to reconnect you to the rhythm of eating according to the seasons. Our crops are picked at the peak of ripeness, making them more nutritious and better tasting. Spring peas with their distinct crunch, fresh tomatoes, only hours out of the field, and carrots so sweet we call them “candy carrots.” Come experience seasonal eating for yourself.

How you can buy our local vegetables

Are you ready to try eating the freshest local produce? We grow over 30 types of fruits and vegetables to serve our customers. There are two primary ways you can support our farm family and become part of the local food movement.

Farmer's Market Produce

Visit Us At the Local Farmer’s Market

Visiting a farmer’s market is not just about buying fresh produce, it’s a unique experience that connects you with the local community. You can interact directly with the farmers and vendors, ask questions about their products and farming practices, and learn about where your food comes from.

  • Tuesdays, 10 AM to 2 PM at the Saugatuck Farmer’s Market
  • Wednesdays, 9 AM to 2 PM at South Haven Farm Market
  • Thursdays, 9 AM to 2 PM at UM Health-West Farm Market

Shop our amazing selection of fresh and delicious produce that comes straight from our fields to your table.

Farm Stand Produce

Shop From Our Roadside Market Stand

Shopping from a roadside farm stand is a unique and charming experience. The fresh produce, often picked just that morning, is bursting with flavor and nutrients. Visiting our roadside stand is a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of the supermarket.

  • Fridays, 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Saturdays, 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Sundays, 10 AM to 6 PM

Our farm stand will open in late June for the 2023 season. Come out to our farm in Hartford, Michigan on the weekends for your fresh from the farm local vegetables.

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Get our FREE Vegetable Storage Guide

Download our illustrated guide about how to store, how to prep, how to use,
and how to freeze more than 40 fruits and vegetables.