The Story of Our Produce
We enjoy growing wholesome produce for you. It’s comes naturally for us. Based partly on fond memories of gardening with our parents and even grandparents, we always had large gardens for our family. And making and sharing good food has always been a big part of our life.
Our first experience in hoophouse growing was with a lightweight 10 x 20 hoophouse for starting plants in the early spring. In 2010 we began to sell our vegetables at the Sault Farmer’s Market, setting up a table and rapidly selling out. From the very beginning, we have used only organic methods -- without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. We’ve expanded our operation each year since then, but have kept the emphasis on naturally grown, high quality produce.
As the business grew, we added more hoophouses and now have two large structures. We now use various season extension techniques to bring you vegetables beyond the usual short season of the EUP. We’ve also incorporated the latest food safety methods to ensure that your food is fresh and wholesome. We participate in several programs including MAEAP (Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program), USDA GAP (Good Agricultural Practices), FDA Food Safety Alliance. The hoophouses are great for sensitive crops such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, herbs and for extending the season for crops such as lettuce, beans, broccoli, carrots, and beets. We also grow outdoors – strawberries, peas, beans, squash, and more. We have a total of just under 2 acres in production. It’s just a small farm, but plenty big enough for the two of us to tend.
We’re always looking for ways to work more efficiently (we’re not getting any younger!). New methods and materials help us grow more and better produce, but we will always stick to the basics of growing non-GMO plants using organic practices. We’re always learning and love to share what we’ve learned by participate in programs and organizations to help others grow and use local fresh produce and to expand fresh, local foods to a wider group of people. Feel free to ask about visiting the farm to see how we grow good food.