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Waishkey Bay Farm

Children Planting at the Waishkey Bay Farm

Bay Mills Community College's Waishkey Bay Farm is a 280-acre property being developed as a teaching, research, and incubator facility focusing on sustainable agriculture and food production that is consistent with traditional Anishinaabek values. Current operations include hoop house vegetable production, hosting a community garden, pasture poultry production and processing, domestic blueberry production & novel berry research, tending honeybee hives, raising grass-fed beef, and industrial hemp research. Waishkey Bay Farm has been MAEAP verified since 2013.

Physical address: 10135 W Mills Road, Brimley, MI 49715 (location only, no mail service)

Mailing address: 12214 W Lakeshore Drive, Brimley, MI 49715

Hours:  M-F 8 am – 2 pm; call ahead as we often have off-farm errands

Gitigaan Hall Phone:  (906) 248-1102

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Kat Jacques - Waishkey Bay Farm Manager
Phone: 906-322-1864


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Aamookwe Amy McCoy - Anishinaabe Science and Food Sovereignty Educator


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Dave Corey - Livestock Educator


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Dennis Carrick - Farm Technician


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Mark Forgrave - Farm Technician

Come grow with us! Spring tilling provided for garden spaces. 3 ft high 4'x8' raised beds available for elders or community members with limited mobility. 1 ft high 4'x8' raised beds available for all community members including those who also opt for larger in-ground garden space. Spring tilling provided for in-ground garden spaces. Hoses available for garden watering. Tools available for community garden use. Farm staff available to assist with garden questions. Free and open to all. Contact Kat at or (906) 322-1864 to sign up for garden space.

Apiary/Beekeeping Videos (shared with permission of Beewise Farms)

Beef Herd-Share:
Overview pdf
Agreement Form

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