Stover's Farm Market
There's Nothing As Farm Fresh As Stover's
Farming is all they do. Farming is all they have ever done.
At Stover's Farm Market they have done farming for well over a hundred years. Their goal is to offer visitors of Stover's a warm and comforting welcome with nature and friends while experiencing a “taste of Stovers.” The Stover Farm is their full-time job and make no mistake about it, for them it's not just a commercial adventure that they play with for a few weeks in the summer, it's their full-time passion!
The Rich & Wonderful
Stover's Farm Market History
In 1870, John and Sarah Stover left Center County Pennsylvania and came to Michigan with their three children and Sarah’s parents. They purchased a farm in Cass County and in 1878 John moved his family, wife Sarah and six children, to the old Tudor Homestead near Arden. After renting for 12 years, John purchased the farm in Berrien County where they grew grain and fruit along the St. Joseph River.
1902 John & Sarah’s son George W. Stover harvesting the apples. The photo was taken for an advertisement for the barrel company.
The Stover Farm Legacy Continues
Today, the Stover retail farm market and U-Pic located on M-139 (formerly US-31) is operated by Ken (great-grandson of John), his wife June, their son Kenny (great great grandson of John) and his wife Erin Stover. It may be hard to believe that a visit to their farm could fill an entire day. More often than not though, they find that people tend to linger and let the hours slip past unnoticed. Most of the time, these visitors are from the city and discover that they just love being on the Stover Farm and spending some time surrounded by nature.
See for yourself, go to Stover's for a visit and you'll likely lose track of time while you hunt for arrowheads. Or, take a walk to the woods and ravine at the end of the apple orchard. If you’re very quiet and have a keen eye, you’ll be able to spot a variety of birds, deer of all sizes, wild turkey, raccoons, opossums and fox who all call this pristine land home.
The folks at Stover's think you’ll also find the quality and integrity of their produce and their people is demonstrated year round. They'll be sure to let you know if anything they sell isn’t up to par, and if the weather’s been damaging, they’ll try to keep the whining to a minimum. That is, except for June, and they just send her home if she keeps complaining.
On your visit to Stover's you will not want to miss their 165-year-old Michigan bank barn. The original structure was built with wooden pegs, not any nails. Let Ken, June, Kenny and Erin Stover share a little of John and Sarah Stover of 1878 and the “Homestead near Arden” with you. Right in the heart of Michigan Fruit Country…
Check out Stover's where the fresh air is free!
Ken Stover the II with his wife June. Also pictured are Kenny Stover the 3rd and his wife ErinStover
The Stover Farm Market Difference
At Stover's there honestly is a difference. After well over a century this family is still committed to producing the very best fruits, vegetables and farm produced products anywhere in our great country. Their commitment is to quality and freshness... and inevitably with this taste. Once you've experienced the farm and the products of Stover's you'll know the difference. Plus you’ll also be able to experience a little bit of history. Not just the history of Stover Farm and their seven generations of farmers, but a bit of history that they truly believe belongs to all people. Somewhere in the past, we all have ancestors who have grown apples or picked squash and it is comforting to know we all have a connection to the land.
This is Stover's... this attitude is what makes them different.
STOVER'S BIG RED BARN
At Stover’s “Big Red Barn” they offer ready picked farm fresh fruits and vegetables as well as jams & jellies made from their delicious, fresh fruits. They also offer a slew of other great farm produced products and many unique gift items.
Stover's Jams, No Sugar Jams & Butters
Stover's Big Red Barn has a large selection of jams and butters that will satisfy everyone's taste. Below are some of our popular Jams, No Sugar Jams & Butters
Stover's offers both Regular Jams and Seedless Jams in several varieties including:
• Apricot • Apricot/Peach • Blackberry • Black Raspberry • Blueberry • Favorite Fruit • Grape • Peach • Purple Plum • Red Cherry • Red Raspberry • Rhubarb • Strawberry • Strawberry/Peach • Strawberry/Rhubarb • Very Berry
STOVER NO SUGAR JAMS
Stover's also has a nice selection of No Sugar Jams, delicious and healthy:
Apricot/Peach • Blackberry • Blueberry • Favorite Fruit • Peach • Red Cherry • Red Raspberry • Red Raspberry/Blackberry • Red Raspberry Seedless • Strawberry • Strawberry/Peach • Strawberry/Rhubarb • Very Berry Jam
Stover's Butters are popular with all ages. Add a little Stover's Butter to pretty much anything to make the flavor pop out!
Apple Butter • Cherry Butter • Pumpkin Butter • No Sugar Apple Butter • No Sugar Cherry Butter
Stover's Pickles, Salsa & Dried Fruit
These items are great to eat and great for gifts as well. Everyone loves Stover's pickles, the Stover's Salsa has become a huge hit with anyone who likes chips and salsa and the variety of Stover’s Dried Fruit Products is nothing less than awesome!
With Several Variety of Pickles and pickled Products to choose from Stover's brings good taste to the kitchen:
Bread & Butter Pickles
Cayenne Dill Pickles
Sweet Fire Pickles
Sweet Summer Mix Pickles
Zesty Green Tomatoes
Stover's Farm Market Salsa is as good as it can possibly get. Always fresh, always fun, always different. Stover's Salsa is a real treat!
Pictured Top- Low Heat Salsa & Black Bean & Corn Salsa Bottom- Hot Salsa & Habanero Salsa
Pictured Above Top- Cranberry Salsa & Red Raspberry Salsa Bottom- Cherries for Cherry Salsa & Peach Salsa
STOVER'S FARM MARKET DRIED FRUIT
Healthy & Delicious, Stover's Dried Fruit is dandy like candy but oh so much better for you!
Check out their Selection of Dried Fruits and Nuts
Dried Apricots • Dried Cherries • Dried Cranberries • Dried Strawberries • Granola • Michigan Mix • Trim & Fit • Wasabi Peas
Stover's Farm Market Dressings, Honey & Maple Syrup
STOVER'S FARM MARKET HOMEMADE DRESSINGS
If you like dressings try Stover's Vidalia Peppercorn Dressing and Vidalia Tomato Dressing. These are perfect for salads, raw veggies, cooked veggies... even main dishes!
STOVER'S FARM MARKET HONEY
Everyone knows that honey is not only delicious... it's very healthy and Stover's has Natural, Raw Honey, both Liquid & Creamy!
STOVER'S FARM MARKET MAPLE SYRUP
Stover's Maple Syrup is pure yummy. Available in 1/2 Pints, Pints, Quarts & 1/2 Gallons
Stover's Farm Market
Stover's U-Pic started over 30 years ago to give their customers the advantage of hand selecting quality produce right where it grows.
Yes, there is a difference between buying produce from your local supermarket and picking it yourself in the Stover's fields. When produce is naturally ripened and at its peak of freshness, the flavors are unbeatable.
In addition, U-Pickin’ is just good old country fun. And you save money to boot! By picking your own, you can save from 30% to 70% on fruit and vegetables that you pick.
Remember to bring all the hands in your family. They’ll be put to good use pickin’ and packin’ all your quality produce for canning, freezing, or just plain old everyday eating. City folks will enjoy the fresh air, too. It’s free for the sniffin’!
STOVER'S U-PIC PICKING SCHEDULE
Remember dates are tentative so always call for availability 269.471.1401
JUNE & JUKY
Red & Black Raspberries • Strawberries • Sweet Cherries • Tart Cherries
JULY & AUGUST
Apricots • Blackberries • Blueberries
JULY THROUGH SEPTEMBER
Stover’s grows all sorts of peaches including Red Haven, Crest Haven, Glo Haven, Baby Gold, and Red Skins!
SEPTEMBER THROUGH OCTOBER
Fall Red Raspberries • Grapes • Pumpkins • Apples
Stover’s grows several varieties of apples including Molly Delicious, Gala, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Red Rome, Empire, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Jonathan, Mutsu and others!
Open early June to late October
Mon through Sat 9a - 6p EST
9a-5:30p EST Closed Sundays
Stover's Farm Market
7837 M-139 Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Market & U-PIC