As a small woman-owned and operated farm, each spring I strive to provide my customers with the highest quality, ORGANIC HEIRLOOM TOMATO, PEPPER, LETTUCE and HERB PLANTS available anywhere.

Offering hundreds of different varieties, emphasis is always placed on flavor first. Each variety has been grown by me personally before it is offered in the catalog, so you can choose with confidence.

Take some time and look around.

What our customers are saying:

  FYI first year buying from you last year and I had a banner garden year. Thanks!

  John McC., Clarkston, MI  (2015)

  Hello, Karen.  I ordered from you year before last (2013) season and was so happy I did. You were gracious enough to have your daughter bring my order to her store in Ann Arbor so that I did not have to make the trip further up to you.  Again Thank you for that.  It was the best garden I ever put out.  I did not order last year as things came up and didn't get a chance to get with you.  This year however.....I'm ready.............to plant, can, and eat your lovely vegetables. lol.  Can't wait.  Thanks so much for all that you do.

  Annie L., Monroe, MI  (2015)

  I'm so excited to get my hands in the dirt! Last year was the first I ordered plants from you and I was thrilled with them! (my neighbors were so jealous). 

  Karen V., Monroe, MI  (2015)

  I purchased around 500 heirloom plants from Karen at Michigan Heirlooms last year. Her plants far out performed most of the other plants I've purchased over the years as transplants.

I had heard heirloom plants don't stand up to disease and heat stress like hybrids - nothing could be further from the truth in my experience. I've purchased well over 100,000 veggie plants for our CSA program over the last few years and I'd recommend her plants to anyone who wants healthy plants that grow.

  Joe Crawford, Owner  of Central Michigan CSA  (2014)

  Your plants were exceptional! - look forward to next season. Glad to have someone so close to provide fabulous plants that produced so well.

Thank you, Kevin

  Kevin Beach, MI  (2014)

  Last spring when I was picking up my heirloom tomato plants and Big Jim peppers, you recommended the Jaloro jalapeno to me.  I have never had such GREAT success with a jalapeno!  The plant is huge and has been covered with peppers all summer.  I am so glad I took a chance on this one.  I just wanted to say thank you for making me aware of it.  See you next spring!

PS:  My lettuce bowl was amazing, too!

  Jo Ann Hill, New Lothrop, MI  - Found us on Local Harvest (2014)

  Michigan Heirlooms has not only always under-promised and over-delivered, but has an integrity that is hard to find. Owner "Karen Golden" goes the extra mile with the quality of her products. When you think of spring......THINK OF KAREN.

Karen also gives back to the world. She was a huge support in a Kiwanis fund raiser for 2 years.

I am grateful and fortunate to call her my friend. That's how she treats everyone in her business also.

  Lizz Casady, Keego Harbor as posted on Facebook (2013)

  The last time I had a tomato with this much flavor I was in Florence, Italy.
   Kathryn Nash, Spring Lake, MI (2012)  
  Left on the table at a fundraiser for the Harsens Island St. Clair Flats Association, Harsens Island, MI.   Click here to see actual note.

  Hi Karen:

I bought quite a few tomato and pepper plants from you last year for the first time and wanted to definitely make sure I get on the list to let me know when the ones for 2012 will be ready.

All the tomatoes did amazing. Most of them grew to over 9 feet tall and were just bushed out and produced a ton of tomatoes. I canned a bunch, made salsa, tomato sauce and paste and still had way to many, so I shared them with friends and family. Many of them were bigger than the palms of my hands. We planted a large variety last year and can sort it out to our absolute favorites this year. My daughter has some pictures of the tomatoes and plants on her camera. I will have her get them downloaded and send you some.

We had equally good luck with the peppers.

Getting excited for the new season. You grow a good product and provide a wonderful service.

  Thanks, Kathy A. L. Wixom, MI (2011)  


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