Calling all Michiganders and the like.
If you live in a climate similar to mine, you may have thought to yourself, I hear all this buzz about eating local, but how the heck do I get fresh, local produce in the wintertime?!
I mean, we were just bombarded with snow in the middle of November for goodness sakes; the tomatoes don’t stand a chance!
Well, that’s where greenhouses come in.
I recently learned about and visited a market farm about an hour north of where I live that uses an acre-sized computer-controlled greenhouse to grow organic produce. It’s called Good News Farm. They have a program where you can buy a farm box filled with fresh, organic produce each week, and they have pick-up locations all over the state! If you live in Michigan, you should definitely take a look to see if there is one near you. If you don’t, there may be something similar in your area, and you could ask around or do a google search for organic greenhouse farming.
By visiting the farm, we learned all about their veganic growing methods and saw the whole greenhouse. We also met some of the high schoolers who work on the farm and are given scholarships for tuition at the local private school. I sure didn’t miss the opportunity to snap some shots of this beautiful operation.
I’ll let the pictures do the talking 🙂
I’m so excited to start receiving boxes soon and be able to contribute to local, sustainable farming! Hope you’ve been inspired to do the same 🙂