About Our Farm
Welcome to Black Cap Farm! We are the LaMore family -Matt, Jen, little Henry and our dog, Ginger. We love living in northern Michigan and experiencing the wildlife it has to offer. It is the mission of our farm to bring a slice of this land's natural habitat back into your backyards, no matter how large or small your space may be.
The name Black Cap Farm was inspired by the spunky & inquisitive forest bird who wears a black cap, known to bird watchers as the Black-Capped Chickadee. Our woodland farm is home to many of these chickadees -each family requiring 6,000-9,000 caterpillars to feed its' fledglings before they are ready to leave the nest. Where do they find so many caterpillars? On native plants, of course!
We encourage you to help support our regions' natural habitat and plant natives. We can certainly help. We are located in Onekama, MI on the nationally recognized scenic M-22 and are open to the public. We welcome you to shop our greenhouse and potted inventory of native trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials.
Upon your arrival you will be greeted by Matt -owner, avid gardener & grower of our nursery stock. Matt is well-versed in native plants with a passion for building easy to maintain backyard gardens. He specializes in plants favored by birds, bees and butterflies. He has a clear understanding of how to select native plants to best fit a space using the natural conditions of an area (this includes, for example: soil type, sun exposure & current surrounding vegetation).
We have designed our nursery layout in hopes to make native plants easy (and fun) to shop -whether you are an experienced native gardener or new to native plants upon your arrival. We have a displays designated for trees, shrubs, ferns, shade perennials, sun-loving perennials, perennials for dry-sandy conditions, perennials for wet conditions, grasses and so on. Our signage includes images of blooms, planting guides, deer resistance and other tips for creating habitat. Please come & enjoy!
While you are here, make sure to take a few minutes to enjoy the fresh air and take in your surroundings. Our woodland farm is bursting with bird activity, croaking frogs, furry mammals, thick forests and cool lake breezes -as we sit on a hillside overlooking beautiful Portage Lake.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Black Cap Farm is proud to be an active participant in Go Beyond Beauty.