Rock River Farms

Rock River Farm is a small, diversified farm tucked in the Hiawatha National Forest outside of Chatham. The property was first cultivated by a Finnish family who built a homestead and a small strawberry farm. The stones gleaned from the first plowing of the fields form the rock walls that line the property and shelter our gardens and livestock paddocks. When we began farming the land in 2009, all that remained of that original strawberry farm was the walls. Today, our farm is a vertically integrated system that works with the land and seasons. Our approach, which includes responsible stewardship of the land, thoughtful use of resources, and organic growing practices, help us produce quality, nutrient dense food. In just over two acres, we cultivate over fifty varieties of vegetables and greens. Six hoop houses enable us to practice season extension techniques that yield melons and artichokes in the U.P.s famously harsh climate. We raise pastured poultry and pork, and butcher humanely on-site. Our compost utilizes waste from local fisheries and is mixed with wood chips from a local wood mill. We use the compost on all of our gardens. Rock River Farm is now offering Farm to Fork Catering, available July-September. We will work with you to provide fresh and unique dishes for your event. Farm fresh flowers are also available for events and weddings.

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Listing last updated on Dec 11, 2013

Seasonal Products

Chicken $4.25 per lb. May-September Pork $4.50 per lb. November (Pre-order) Produce April-November Compost $20 per bag April-November Flowers May-September Christmas Wreaths November-December

Rock River Farm is now offering Farm to Fork Catering

Available July -September

Give us a call, we will work with you to provide a fresh and unique dining experience.



Season:  June through September

Type:  single farm

Since:  2009

# of Shares:  20

Full Share:  $360/year

Work Req?  No


Schedule and Location:

Produce, Chicken, Compost, and Farm Fresh Flower Bouquets
Available at

Marquette Farmers Market Saturdays from 9am-2pm



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High energy, wonderfully creative farm using innovative organic techniques to grow produce, chickens, sheep, pigs, goats. The best of fresh eggs, wide variety of seaonal produce, herbs, chickens.... [more]


We bought our turkey at Rock River Farms this past year and were delighted with the taste. We plan to purchase additional products there this year as a way to support our local Alger County farmers.

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