Salem Township Farm Stands

pumpkinsOne thing I love about Salem Township just West of Plymouth & Northville are the random farm stands where one can stop and pick up fresh eggs, pumpkins, fresh produce & the like. Today, on my way back from the filming for a spectacular Spring 2015 listing…I happened upon this one, where I picked up some of the season’s finest fresh tomatoes, garlic, pears and a dozen fresh eggs.

Parents of small children take note, as this farm stand features a kids’  play area with bales of hay, a bouncy house, and other play equipment.  It was located on North Territorial just West of the bend in the road where Joy Road crosses.  There were even some farmer types that stopped their big pickup trucks to grab large bags of deer feed (broken carrots) for their upcoming hunting trips. Gotta love Salem Township Country Living!

VIDEO: 9759 Abi Court, Plymouth: 4 Bed, 3.2 Bath Cape on 1.3 Wooded and Pastoral Acres!

Just listed: Privacy and natural beauty define life in Abi Estates, a quiet and peaceful community of individualized homes known for large lots and mature trees. Abi Court is a 2002 built Cape Cod set amidst a wooded and award-winning re-landscaped 1.3 acre parcel on a private court. As you approach the home along a rising drive, you’ll be welcomed by a wide covered front porch with prerequisite swing for enjoying summer breezes and the stunning view. Premier amenities, materials, and craftsmanship abound in this 4 bedroom, 3.2 bathroom home: arched doorways and windows, hardwood flooring, kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, butcher block island/breakfast bar, breakfast nook and 2 way gas fireplace, sumptuous library with granite, built-in desk & cabinetry, walkout lower level with stone gas fireplace, wet bar with granite, fitness room, wine cellar, ½ round copper gutters, generator, low Salem Township taxes with Plymouth Canton schools and mailing, a variety of trees, perennials & birds to enjoy along with a classic & luxurious home minutes from M-14 and Downtown Plymouth. Come home to your stay-cation!

For more information about this home, please visit our Plymouth and Northville Real Estate homepage at  www.bobbake.com or simply contact Carrie,  Associate Broker, at (734) 788-2398 – carrie@bobbake.com, Patrick,  Associate Broker,at  (734) 272-8375 – patrick@bobbake.com, or Stephanie, REALTOR, at (734) 620-4536 – stephanie@bobbake.com.

 

 

Just Listed! 9759 Abi Court, Plymouth: 4 Bed, 3.2 Bath Cape on 1.3 Wooded and Pastoral Acres!

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Just listed: Privacy and natural beauty define life in Abi Estates, a quiet and peaceful community of individualized homes known for large lots and mature trees. Abi Court is a 2002 built Cape Cod set amidst a wooded and award-winning re-landscaped 1.3 acre parcel on a private court. As you approach the home along a rising drive, you’ll be welcomed by a wide covered front porch with prerequisite swing for enjoying summer breezes and the stunning view. Premier amenities, materials, and craftsmanship abound in this 4 bedroom, 3.2 bathroom home: arched doorways and windows, hardwood flooring, kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, butcher block island/breakfast bar, breakfast nook and 2 way gas fireplace, sumptuous library with granite, built-in desk & cabinetry, walkout lower level with stone gas fireplace, wet bar with granite, fitness room, wine cellar, ½ round copper gutters, generator, low Salem Township taxes with Plymouth Canton schools and mailing, a variety of trees, perennials & birds to enjoy along with a classic & luxurious home minutes from M-14 and Downtown Plymouth. Come home to your stay-cation!

For more information about this home, please visit our Plymouth and Northville Real Estate homepage at  www.bobbake.com or simply contact Carrie,  Associate Broker, at (734) 788-2398 – carrie@bobbake.com, Patrick,  Associate Broker,at  (734) 272-8375 – patrick@bobbake.com, or Stephanie, REALTOR, at (734) 620-4536 – stephanie@bobbake.com.

 

 

A Bit About…Salem Township – Our Featured Area of the Month

salem township mapPastoral Salem Township, located between Plymouth/Northville and Ann Arbor, is one of our region’s hidden treasures.  This month, I’ll be featuring information about Salem Township’s horse farms, recreational facilities, and real estate. If you’re seeking gently rolling meadows, country roads, estate sized properties with woods and ponds, and convenient access to local towns and amenities, Salem Township is definitely worthy of consideration.

9184 Currie Rd

Located in Washtenaw County, Salem Township is quite large at approximately 34 square miles, but the population is sparse at about 5,600.  When searching for real estate, it can be a bit tricky as the area includes six different zip codes – two in Northville, and one each in Plymouth, Ann Arbor, Salem, and South Lyon.  It also comprises four different school districts – South Lyon, Plymouth-Canton, Northville and Ann Arbor.

Fox Hills Lane

When I think of Salem Township, I always think of the horse farms!  You can see the horses grazing in the meadows, and many of my friends have their kids in riding lessons in Salem Township.  There are several horse farms, which specialize in different things and many offer boarding and riding lessons for children and adults.  Here are links to a few of them: Aberdeen FarmConstantine FarmsGreat Escape StablesWillowbrooke Farm.

yaks

The last time I had seen a yak was when my husband and I traveled to Tibet 13 years ago for an out-of-the-way kind of adventure trip.  Tibet has many yaks grazing in the Himalayas, and yak meat is a common food used in a few different dishes, and the butter is used for yak butter tea. I digress…Anyway, you might imagine my surprise when I found that there is a yak farm right here in Salem Township!  Michigan Yakkers, LLC, is the only yak meat producing farm in Michigan. Yak meat is more like grass-fed beef and has great flavor and health benefits.  The yak farm is located at Currie Road, just South of Six Mile Road.  They also have sheep and ducks and I believe they sell their yak meat to Hillers Markets and Karl’s Cabin Restaurant.  You can find them on Facebook.

Look for Salem Township Part II coming soon!