Caring for Our Neighbors and Our Community        


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 Thank you so much to everyone who joined us August 30th, 2018 on Main Street in
Bay Harbor to create a new world record for the Most People Breaking Bread!

Thank you so very much to all of the 328 participants who joined us to break bread so to achieve this record, all of our generous sponsors and hardworking volunteers who helped make this event possible, and Guinness World Records for documenting our World Record achievement.

We couldn’t have done it without YOU!

 Our Farmers

Thank you to our wonderful local farmers who grew and raised the food for our meal.

Bear Creek Organic Farm: Anne and Brian Bates dream of a sustainable future, where the arts, education, and organically grown food enrich their community. Bear Creek Organic Farm is Petoskey, Michigan’s first-ever 100% USDA Certified Organic Farm. They were named 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce. 

Bill’s Farm Market: The McMaster family has operated what is now Bill’s Farm Market for over 100 years. Over 20 varieties of flowers, 10 kinds of herbs, and a variety of vegetables are continually rotated through 29 fields. The farm is famous for their peaches-and-cream sweet corn.

Bolt’s Farm Market: Bolt’s Farm Market is located between Ellsworth and Atwood. Russ Bolt, who has been farming his 200 acres since 1985, offers fresh seasonal produce and flowers, as well as home-raised beef cattle. His products may be found in local stores, as well as at their roadside market.

Coveyou Scenic Farm Market: Initially established as a homestead under President Grant in 1874, Coveyou Scenic Farm Market has transitioned from dairy and livestock to the production of organic produce. The farm offers local artisan creations, specialty foods, flowers, and soil.

Open Sky Farm: Originally a 40-acre fallow hay field near Cross Village, Open Sky Farm became certified organic in 2015. The owners enjoy growing unusual and great-tasting varieties, and they believe that the best quality produce is the result of good soil. The farm offers a variety of CSA options.

Providence Organic Farm Market: Andrea and Ryan Romeyn have owned and operated the Providence Organic Farm since 1996. Their family is passionate about living soil, thriving plants, and healthy people. The farm offers organic produce, pastured meats, recipes, and CSA shares

Spirit of Walloon Market Garden: Nestled alongside west shore of Walloon Lake, Spirit of Walloon Market Garden offers sustainably-produced vegetables, cut flowers, strawberries, and herbs. Farm Manager Rachel Cross has a degree in horticulture and strives to create farm systems that prioritize community health and crop diversity.

Special Thanks To:
Bay Harbor Yacht Club | The Inn at Bay Harbor | Main Street Market
for providing professional assistance with the meal preparation

Our Sponsors


Olympian Sponsors
Mr. and Mrs. Al Wisne

Hero Sponsors
Mr. and Mrs. Bart Arrigo
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bierlein
Mr. and Mrs. William Cobb
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Eyde
Dr. and Mrs. William Henry
Mr. and Mrs. John McFarland

Paragon Sponsors
Mr. and Mrs. David Bade
Ms. Patricia Bierlein and Mr. Pat Sellenraad
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Chermside
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Dunn
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Emede
Mr. and Mrs. Randy Evans
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Frantz
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Geiger
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goebel
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harris
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jarvis
Mr. and Mrs. David Nichols
Northern Michigan Review
Mr. and Mrs. Lorne Richter
Mr. and Mrs. George Sharp
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sproles
Mrs. Ida VanderVoorte
Mr. and Mrs. AJ Veneklasen
Mr. Jason Watson and Mrs. Heather Frick 
Save the Date!
2nd Annual Taste of Bay Harbor
Sunday, May 26th 2019
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Celebrate • Honor • Remember

 The Bay Harbor Community presents a gourmet taste experience at the Second Annual Taste of Bay Harbor! Chefs from each of the eating establishments in Bay Harbor will provide a tasting menu featuring specialties from their restaurants, and funds raised will be used to support Veterans in Emmet and Charlevoix Counties.


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Please contact the Bay Harbor Foundation at 231.439.2700 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Save the Date
Bay Harbor Festival of Trees
Thursday, November 28th 2019


Bid on one of our fully decorated trees designed by a local artist, and take it home just in time for the holidays!


For more information, please contact the Bay Harbor Foundation Office at 231.439.2700.

Save the Date!

4th Annual Bay Harbor-Boyne Pro-Am Charity Golf Classic
Presented in partnership with Boyne Resorts
June 24, 2019

 Please join us for a spectacular day of golf at the Bay Harbor Golf Club to benefit the Little Traverse Bay Community! The 4th Annual Bay Harbor–Boyne Pro-Am Charity Golf Classic will be held on June 24, 2019 and we want you there with us to join in the fun and help make a difference in the lives of your neighbors in Northern Michigan.

Schedule of Events 

~ Monday, June 24 ~
8 AM – Breakfast
9 AM – Tournament Play Begins
Handicapped Scramble - Four Amateurs and One Golf Pro Per Team
Choose Your Own Team •  No Minimum Drive Required
1 PM – Lunch and Awards
Prizes awarded to winning teams  •  50/50 Raffle Drawing   •  Silent Auction 


Thank you for joining us for
Baynanza Goes Bootlegging
Saturday, June 23


We have great plans for next year's event

Please save the date for Saturday, June 22, 2019

and join us for another exciting evening in Bay Harbor!


The Foundation's Annual Baynanza Dinner and Auction is our largest philanthropic event of the year. Guests enjoy, dinner, live music and dancing, and a fabulous live auction.  Proceeds raised at this event allow the Foundation to continue to pursue our mission, and improve the quality of life in the Little Traverse Bay Region.

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