Bare Knuckle Farm
Bare Knuckle Farm is a small farm owned and lovingly tended by Jess Piskor and Abra Berens. We are dedicated to small-scale agriculture that supplies a healthful, delicious, beautiful and diverse array of vegetables to our friends and neighbors.
Our farm is located in Northport, Michigan on land owned by Jess’s grandpa, Jack Fiebing. In 2009, Jess and Abra turned soil for the first time between two tart cherry groves. Beginning with a few frost-nipped radishes and sandy spinach in the early spring, we managed to somehow grow enough food to fill our old pickup truck full of produce twice a week. The farm is borne of Grandpa Jack’s generosity and sustained by the help of family, friends and the community around us.
2013 is Bare Knuckle Farm’s fifth growing season. This year we are focused on growing our systems to produce more food in an ever more efficient manner-- we aim to never be without salad and radishes again! This winter, Jess and his wife Michelle, of Birch Point Farm, built a heated greenhouse and with a jump on transplants, we hope to have tomatoes and eggplants like we've never achieved before.
We will be selling at farmers’ markets on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in Traverse City, Northport and Suttons Bay respectively. There you can use our Bare Knuckle Bucks Market Investor CSA, now in its fourth season, to pick out whatever you need for a week of cooking without having to bring cash to the market.
Bare Knuckle Farm Dinner
Bare Knuckle Farm Dinner our newest business, started this year, and your table on the farm. Abra will be transitioning from days in the garden to days in the kitchen, creating a new way to experience our farm-- private farm dinners using only the finest Leelanau County ingredients.
You choose the date, we create a menu that highlights the best food from our garden and Abra prepares the meal. Now the distance between you and your dinner is as little as a couple hundred feet.
For more information, please contact Abra at: