how we all work together...

sign up for our weekly email to stay up to date on co-op happenings and to be reminded to order your local food weekly. Our online store is always open and we schedule pickups and deliveries on Wednesdays and Fridays. Click on shop now and choose which day you would like to order for, order the items you would like, then choose the location you would like to pickup at. There is no membership fee for shoppers! Producers then gather before your pickup to pack your bag together. Each order cycle ends the day before you pickup so that our producers have time to harvest and package your items. Customized delivery options are available, please call to arrange. Every week we look forward to seeing you at our pickup locations!


Wait, so what's the schedule again? To order plants or groceries for Friday pickups you must order by Wednesday at midnight. To order groceries for Wednesday pickups you must order by Monday at midnight.
Why aren't the co-op's online cycles open all the time? Just as food grows in cycles, farmers harvest in cycles, so we order food in cycles. Our store is open all week, but we need the day before you pickup to harvest and pack your order, so only one cycle is open during that time. Join our email notifications and we will remind you weekly!
Do you need to be a member to shop the co-op? No, we are a producer co-op. There are no membership fees or minimum purchase needed to shop the co-op.

Where are you located? At the ASI pavilion in Bellaire on Wednesdays, at Grass Lake Organics farm on Wednesdays, and at the Piazza at the Grand Traverse Commons on Wednesdays. Terrain Restaurant in Bellaire and locations in Elk Rapids and Williamsburg on Fridays.

Do you offer delivery? We are entering the delivery business cautiously, but arrangements can be made! Please call or text us 231.676.3186

Can I pay in some fashion other than credit card? Right now contactless payments are our preferred method, but please call or text us at 231.676.3186 and we can make arrangements.

Where do I pickup my order? We have four pickup points currently. One in Bellaire at 312 Thayer Lane on Wednesdays 1:30-2pm. Wednesday after hours at Grass Lake Organics farm also in Bellaire. One in Bellaire on Fridays from 9-1 at Terrain Restaurant, 213 N Bridge St. We also have one at the Grand Traverse Commons from 3:30-5:30 at the Piazza, 810 Red Drive. If you are picking up in Elk Rapids or Williamsburg, we will call you on Friday morning to arrange a mutually convenient time and place to meet on Fridays. Join our email list to stay informed!

What if I placed an order for Friday but meant to order for Wednesday, or vice versa? Please contact us at 231.676.3186, we are here to help!

Where do I choose my pick up location?  It's the first thing you do to shop in our store. If both Wednesday and Friday cycles are open it is a red pull down menu in the top right corner. If it's blue there is just the one cycle open then, or you've already chosen the day. At checkout is where you choose the actual location of your pickup, please be sure to choose the same day you chose in the beginning. For example, if you order for Friday but then choose a Wednesday location to pickup, we may not see your order until Thursday morning.

What if I choose the wrong pickup location? Contact us, we are here to help! 231.676.3186

What if I can't make the pickup? Contact us, we are here to help! 231.676.3186

How can I get my groceries if I miss the pickup? Contact us, we are here to help! 231.676.3186

Our schedule is updated seasonally so stay tuned! The graphic above shows when the online store is open for which pickup day, those squares are colored. Each order cycle closes for the day before the planned pickup day in order to harvest and pack your fresh produce.
Wednesday Pickup at the Grand Traverse Commons
Look for us at The Piazza in the village, parked near the gazebo, found at 810 Red Drive from 3:30-5:30pm. This order cycle is open Thursday-Monday for Wednesday pickup.
Wednesday Pickup Bellaire ASI Pavilion
Wednesday drive-through pickup is from 1:30-2pm at the ASI Pavilion in Bellaire, 312 Thayer Lane. This is the same pavilion used for the farmers market on Friday, just drive up alongside us. Or you may also pickup after hours at Grass Lake Organics farm, located just outside downtown Bellaire. If you choose farm pickup we will contact you to arrange a time. This order cycle is open Thursday-Monday for Wednesday pickup.
Friday Pickup Bellaire Farmers Market
Friday pickup at the Bellaire Farmers Market ASI Pavilion from 8am-12pm, found at 312 Thayer Lane. Our booth is on the NE corner, you may park in front of our booth for pickup. This order cycle is open Saturday-Wednesday for Friday pickup.
Friday Pickup Williamsburg, Elk Rapids
If you choose to pickup in Williamsburg, Elk Rapids we will contact you to arrange a mutually convenient time and place to meet. This order cycle is open Saturday-Wednesday for Friday pickup.
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How We Work Together

The Torch Lake Co-op formed in 2020 as a pandemic response, but it has worked so well for shoppers and producers alike that we are making it into a legacy project! Shop for local food groceries twice a week, year-round with convenient pickups and delivery options in Bellaire, Williamsburg, Elk Rapids, and Traverse City. This is an amazingly efficient way to plan your seasonal menus, buy (and sell!) your local food and plants from multiple farmers, growers, and chefs,
all in one place!
Please join our weekly newsletter to keep up to date with co-op news.

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Spring Plant Catolog

Our Spring Plant Catalog is a look book that introduces all the plants produced by the growers of the Torch Lake Co-op. On Earth Day the online store plant cycles open so you can schedule and purchase your spring starts. First available pickup is on May 20th, but order early to ensure you get what you want. Let our nurseries take care of your seedlings and transplants until you're ready- you can make multiple orders with different pickup days so you can plan your gardening time and not get overwhelmed with too many plants on one day.

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Producers

Local farmers and growers have joined forces to streamline your local food ordering needs. They include Daybreak Dreamfarm, Witt Family Farm, King Orchards, Grass Lake Road Farm Stand, Fainting Robin Farm, Wagbo Farm & Education Center, Tanglemere Farms, Bellaire Nursery, Lel's Lil Acre, Buckwheat's Market Garden, Grass Lake Organics, and Joli Cochon. We also offer products from Sobremesa Tamales, Shorties Shortbread, Harwood Gold, Grand Traverse Sauce Company, Mundo's Coffee, and Ken’s Fresh Fish ‘N Tales.


  • Open Food Network
    Online Store

    To shop for your plants and local food groceries from all of our producers, click on shop now. That takes you to the Open Food Network, open source software designed to help farmers collaborate and create thriving enterprises.

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    Pickup Points, Schedules

    To order plants or groceries for Friday pickups you must order by Wednesday at midnight. To order groceries for Wednesday pickups you must order by Monday at midnight. Pickup points are in Bellaire, Williamsburg, Elk Rapids, and Bellaire. Delivery also available.

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    Deliveries

    We're currently discussing delivery options for our business plan. If this is a service that you would use, please feel free to reach out to us and let us know! grow@torchlakecoop.com