This listing will give you a general idea of our sources and companies we do business with in order to keep our store stocked with quality products.

FRESH PRODUCE: Our main produce supplier, a small, family-owned wholesaler, delivers goods two or three times a week fresh from Detroit's Eastern Market for local produce and shipped in products from the Detroit Produce Terminal. We also sell some produce in season from a few small farmers in our immediate area. See our Michigan Produce page for information on when most local produce is available.

PLANTS PLANTS PLANTS: Our store offers one of the best varieties of plants in the area. We sell perennials in both starter and gallon sizes--over 300 varieties in all. Our hanging baskets are always well grown and we sell them for very comparable prices. Come see us at Mother's Day for the best selection. We also carry annual flowers in 36 and 48 count flats and 4in. specialty sizes. It's always easier to get the vegetable garden done if you can get all the plants in one place, and here, you can easily do that--we sell most any vegetable plant you can think of including over 40 types of tomato plants and just as many peppers.

Here is a list of some of our plant suppliers:

  • Anne Ostrowski Greenhouse--a small local wholesaler of vegetable plants including tomatoes, peppers, cole-crop vegetables, melons, cucumbers and more.
  • Banotai Greenhouse--a local leader in quality plants since the 1960's, we get many hanging baskets, planters and specialty annuals from this source.
  • Dusseau Farm and Greenhouse--a local wholesaler of top-quality hanging baskets and planters.
  • Kaltz and Sons Greenhouse and Farm--perennials in gallon pots, berries and grapes and a huge selection of well grown herb starts come from this family owned and operated business.
  • Parran's Greenhouse--the biggest selection of seed perennials in the area comes from this source, and we are thankful to be able to do business with them.
  • Vandenberg Horticulture--roses from Lincoln Nursery, clematis vines, onion and potato sets, asparagus roots, spring and fall bulbs and Venus flytraps come from this time-tested distributor out of Howell, Michigan.

AMISH MADE JAMS AND SALSAS: Just like homemade, these products use real sugar and fresh ingredients. They are made in small batches and are exceptionally good. They include many types of jams like strawberry, blackberry, cherry, blueberry, raspberry, elderberry and grape, a line of fruit salsa including cherry, peach, and pineapple, garden, black bean and corn salsa and one of the most desired products: sweet baby beets. Available throughout the season and by the case!

BFG SUPPLY COMPANY: This regional distributor of garden products is where we source all of our spring garden supplies. We get pots, soils, tomato cages, suet feed, garden tools, gloves and more from them. We are one of the few stores in the area where you will still find cocoa hull mulch, which we source through BFG.

CALDER BROS. DAIRY PRODUCTS: As mentioned before, this local dairy has a farm in Carleton, Michigan and stores in both Lincoln Park and Flat Rock. They offer fresh milk in glass bottles including natural, whole, reduced fat or skim and chocolate. In addition, you can also find sour cream, cottage cheese, whipping cream, half and half, drinking yogurt, farm fresh butter and ice cream. Many will say that their ice cream is the best you can get and it comes in over 20 flavors. During the late fall and Christmas season we offer their one-of-a-kind eggnog!

DEXTER MILL WILD BIRD FEED: We source our seed from this local retailer and wholesaler of animal feed and grains. They process and pack most of the products on site and provide high quality fresh bird feed. We sell three grades of standard mixes including their wild bird blend, deluxe blend and cardinal mix as well as striped and oil sunflower seeds, safflower, peanuts, whole and cracked corn, critter mix and nyjer seed. We pack 5 and 10 pound bags of all products so you don't have to buy and store more than you need at one time.

DROLL YANKEE'S BIRD FEEDERS: To compliment our sales of wild bird feed, we offer a selection of feeders from this company. Droll Yankee's feeders are made in the U.S.A. and carry a limited lifetime warranty against squirrel damage. They are constructed with quality steel and UV resistant plastics that prevent yellowing over time. We have nyjer tube feeders and socks, cage suet feeders, mixed and sunflower tube feeders, oriole feeders and more.

LIPARI FOODS, INC: Many of our grocery products like dried goods, packaged cheeses, bakery items, popcorn, potato chips, salad dressings and more are sourced through this regional distributor of fresh, packaged and frozen food and supplies. They employ many Michigan workers and contract through Michigan companies and farmers. We try to sell food from local companies and avoid national brands as much as possible.

Here are a few of the Michigan companies we have products from:

  • Dairy Fresh Foods--packaged cheese, orange juice
  • Pop Daddy--bagged popcorn and pretzels
  • Al Dente--egg noodles
  • Mackinaw City Fudge Co.--caramel corn, fudge
  • Uncle Ray's--potato chips
  • Detroit Coffee--ground coffee blends
  • Sabrina's Bakery--sweet bread, deli style bread, pies, donuts

LIVINGSTON SEED COMPANY: This popular midwestern seed supplier is based in Columbus, Ohio and has a business history dating back to the 1850's. We've sold their product for ten years and have enjoyed high quality seeds and service when dealing with them.

LOCALLY BOTTLED SODAS: We source a selection of Faygo and Towne Club brand sodas from IDI, a regional distributor of canned and bottled beverages. You will find up to four flavors of Faygo and up to 12 flavors of Towne Club available throughout the season. We also offer Boylan's black cherry and ginger ale, butter beer and Virgil's specialty spiced root beer.

R. HIRT JR. CO, DETROIT: This wholesale supplier of hundreds of high quality products is where we source our fresh raw and roasted nuts and dried beans. The raw almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans and pinenuts are always the largest and freshest around. And the extra-large cashews and pistachios are always roasted and salted to perfection.

SPECIALTY CAKES AND PIES: One of the most unique and tastiest products we sell comes from this local baker. She has been in business for over thirty years and the homemade turnovers she makes are one of a kind and come in four delicious flavors: apple, blueberry, cherry and sweet potato.

VANDENBERG HORTICULTURE: This trusted company out of Howell, Michigan brings us a variety of gardening products from high-grade growing soil, planters and bulbs to clematis, peonies, seed potatoes and carnivorous plants.