Allison Jonas grew up in Grand Haven, MI and graduated from the University of Michigan. After graduation, Allison spent 10 years in Brooklyn, NY. It was there she and her partner, Gary Jonas opened their first place The Farm on Adderely, a neighborhood farm to table restaurant followed a few years later by Sycamore Bar & Flowershop. After the birth of her 2 daughters, Allison longed to be back to Michigan. Settling in Leelanau County was a breath of fresh air and a relief from big city living.
Back in Michigan, Allison and Gary opened The Little Fleet in downtown Traverse City and most recently Farm Club in Leelanau County. Having easy access to the many beautiful parks, beaches and natural areas is one of her favorite parts of living in Northern Michigan. Her family has now grown to include a son and puppy named Winnie. You can frequently find them all hiking their favorite trail at the Deyoung Natural Area.