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“Healing the planet through agriculture”

“Sit back, sip your tea, and appreciate the wonder of every created thing...”
- Angela

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Light of Day Organics

Medicinal Herb Garden and Apothecary | Agriculture Education | Farm |

3502 East Traverse Highway
Traverse City, MI 49684, United States
Public Contact: Angela Macke, R.N
Angela@LightOfDayOrganics.com
lightofdayorganics.com



About Us

About Us

Light of Day Organics is a Northern Michigan company, located in gorgeous Leelanau County, just 8 miles West of historic downtown Traverse City. We are 8 miles from Lake Michigan, and are on the direct route (M-72 West) to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Our address is: 3502 E. Traverse Hwy. Traverse City, Michigan. Please visit our “Hours of Operation” page for retail store and farm visiting hours.

Our story

Light of Day Organics was founded by a Traverse City Mom named Angela Macke in 2003. Her background in Holistic health, (as both a Registered Nurse, Educator, and Horticulturalist), plus her own positive experience utilizing gentle, natural rhythms to successfully manage an auto-immune disease, plays an integral role in the thoughtful creation of each original product. Around here, we believe that a holistic approach is the most effective way to restore optimal health and a sense of well being. Helping our customers to create healthy lifestyle habits that support the prevention of illness, increase overall vitality, passion for life, and supporting the path to full actualization of our full potential as human beings is our daily practice and intentional goal of our work.

Our Farm and production

Our products are Certified Organic and the Lion’s share (57%) are grown right here on our certified Demeter Biodynamic farm in Traverse City under the guidelines of the National Organic Program, and Demeter U.S. The exceptionally high quality botanicals are hand-harvested, dried in our licensed commercial farm kitchen, then finish blended in small batches by hand to promote consistency, to maximize freshness and with the intention of offering them to you in their most pristine state. We hope that you enjoy the maximal nutritive benefits as Mother Nature intended.

Certifications and Process

We believe in honest tea and honest advertising here. This means supporting local and foreign farmers through certified (third-party verified, which includes annual audits) Fair Trade certified practices (Transfair USA) , growing and buying only 100% certified Organic (Stellar certification services and Demeter Biodynamic) agricultural commodities. Our teas and tisanes are Gluten-free.

Conscientious Packaging

We believe in presenting these products in their most natural, loose form. They have been packaged in lovely, domestically-manufactured, polished silver tins to protect them from the elements. We used a local designer, and local printer for soy-based ink labels and other packaging needs using Earth-friendly sustainable materials. We hand blend to completion in small batches, then package and label our teas right here in our farm kitchen.

Quality of Product / Quality of Life

We wanted to make sure that taste wasn’t the only thing to feel good about. Ensuring the highest quality of tea for you and life for those who bring it to us is part of our mission. We honor all of those involved in bringing this extremely labor-intensive crop from the fields to our cup by paying everyone a proper living wage and encouraging the spiritual sacredness of the family unit and community with time off from work to recharge and to play in this beautiful area that we are blessed to call “home”.

It is Light of Day’s sincere intention that you may enjoy balance and reach your full potential as a human being! We want for everyone to enjoy superb health, inner peace, joyfulness, and be on a well-lit path that will benefit the greater good with all that you do. We hope that you will discover, (and hopefully learn to cherish), the ancient and life-giving ritual of having a “spot of tea.”

For all of us here at Light of Day, tea is so more than an iced beverage to soothe your thirst in the Summertime, or to comfort your sore throat in the Wintertime. We have come to appreciate that the commitment to daily self care by taking time out to enjoy tea is a representative of the commitment and conscious choice to live simply, and to live each day with a wonder and deep reverence for every created thing.

We really appreciate you taking the time to learn about us, and hope that you'll visit our Press Page to watch a PBS special where we were featured, ad well as read other good press.

Thank you.

Certified Products

Crops

  • Fruit

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Cranberries
  • Elderberries
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Lingon Berries
  • Olives
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Quinces
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Vegetables

  • Dandelion
  • Herbs And Spices

  • Basil
  • Bee Balm
  • Borage
  • Calendula
  • Chamomile
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Cornflower
  • Dill
  • Fennel Spice
  • Fenugreek
  • Ginseng
  • Herbs
  • Hibiscus
  • Hyssop
  • Lavender
  • Lemon Balm
  • Lemongrass
  • Mallow
  • Mint
  • Nettle
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Stevia
  • St. John's Wort
  • Valerian
  • Verbena
  • Legumes

  • Clover
  • Lucerne
  • Grains

  • Buckwheat
  • Millet
  • Oats
  • Fodder And Grassland

  • Fodder Crops
  • Grassland
  • Oil Crops

  • Flax
  • Poppy
  • Safflower
  • Sunflowers
  • Other Crops

  • Flowers
  • Mushrooms: Truffles
  • Other Annual Crops
  • Other Permanent Crops

Processed Product

  • Sweeteners

  • Maple Syrup
  • Tea

  • Oolong Tea
  • Speciality Teas

Features

  • Health Center
  • Guided Garden Walks
  • Gardens Open to the Public
  • Hand Crafted Herbal Remedies
  • Education Center
  • Special Event Facilities
  • Farm Tours
  • U-Pick

Acreage

Cropped: 19.7 Acres
Total Acreage: 76 Acres

Hours

May 1 - Oct 31
Please visit our website for year-round hours of operation. Thank you.

How We Sell Our Products

  • Retail
  • Tasting Room
  • Website
  • Wholesale