Christmas Cove Farm



Phyllis and John send greetings from CHRISTMAS COVE FARM! Our farm is located on the beautiful Leelanau Peninsula of Michigan. We are surrounded by the clear blue waters of Lake Michigan and Northport Bay. The climate is ideal for growing quality fruit - including apples, cherries, peaches and plums. Our Village of Northport is picturesque and the countryside reminds one of a patchwork quilt. John became interested in the many varieties of ANTIQUE APPLES which have slowly disappeared from the orchards and consequently from the marketplace. This interest has become his hobby. He has sought old books and journals long out of print and the knowledge and interest of other nurserymen to increase his own knowledge of the subject. We now have 240 varieties of apples growing on our farm. We also grow some of the newest varieties that are being introduced into the marketplace. He is known as "John, the Apple Man" for his love and interest in apples.


John and Phyllis Kilcherman

Northport residents John and Phyllis Kilcherman received the 1996 "Award of Merit" from the Historical Society of Michigan at its annual convention Saturday in Ludington. The owners of Kilcherman's Christmas Cove Farm were recognized for their work in preservation of "antique" apple varieties; they'll have about 100 different varieties of apples at their farm market when the harvest peaks in October. Three generations of the family work at the farm, according to the couple.
-reprinted from The Leelanau Enterprise, September, 1996


We are about an hour north of Traverse City. Take the beautiful scenic drive along Grand Traverse Bay on M-22 and visit us at our farm market. Take M-22 to Northport. Then continue on County road 201 through the village. Go north about one mile to County road 640. Go one half mile to Kilcherman Road, the first road on the left. Look for our windmill on the left.

Spending a day with your family at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park? Why not drive on up and grab some bags of apples and cider to enjoy during your hiking and sightseeing at the dunes? We are less than a 1/2 hour away from the park. Take scenic M-22 along Lake Michigan up to Northport. Then continue on County road 201 through the village. Go north about one mile to County road 640. Go one half mile to Kilcherman Road, the first road on the left. Look for our windmill on the left.

Kilcherman's Christmas Cove Farm
11573 N. Kilcherman Road
Northport, MI 49670-9722
voice: 231-386-5637