We are Northern Michigan family cherry growers.

Northport Organic tart cherry orchards are located in Northport, Michigan, nestled along the hillsides and atop the bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan on the beautiful Leelanau Peninsula. We are privileged to live and grow fruit in the heart of Northern Michigan, which is not only the Cherry Capital of the World, but also home to some of the most beautiful and abundant natural resources on earth.

Northport Organic is a partnership between Garthe Farms, organic tart cherry growers in Northport, Michigan (Leelanau County) and King Orchards, tart cherry growers and sellers of tart cherry products in Central Lake and Kewadin, Michigan (Antrim County). We are committed to protecting and preserving our environment by growing our tart cherries sustainably using organic growing methods and to providing naturally good and healthy, organic tart cherry juice concentrate.

Garthe Farms –  “You can hear the waves from our garden.”

leelanau cherry orchard

Certified by Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA). Gene Garthe has deep roots in the northern Michigan farm life, and lives in a home built by his great grandfather in Northport, Michigan.

King Orchards – “Quality is rarely an accident, but rather the result of hard work.”

King Orchards is a first generation family farm with locations in Central Lake and Kewadin, Michigan. Brothers John and Jim King and their families actively grow over 130 acres of Michigan tart cherries as well as many other fine fruits. They have been selling tart cherry juice concentrate and other Michigan tart cherry products online for over a decade, and are pleased to lend their expertise and experience in mail order to this new venture.