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We finally bought the farm!!! Join us in celebrating our first full CSA season as farm owners!!! After renting for many years, our dream of land/farm ownership finally came true last year, and we'll be celebrating for years to come-- Bonus GARLIC to everyone who signs up early for a 2017 share! 2017 CSA shares available-- Join us for a Traditional Season Share (18-20 weeks; June through October), a Heart of Summer Share (6 weeks, June-July), and/or Fall-Winter Share (8 weeks, November through December). - See more at: -Visit and like us on facebook for farm updates and what's fresh weekly Birch Point Farm is a CSA farm in lovely northwest lower Michigan, located between Lake Leelanau and the west arm of Grand Traverse Bay. We specialize in heirloom vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers, which we market through our CSA, the Traverse City farmers' market, and local wholesale accounts. We currently grow annuals on only a small piece of the 20 total acres, but plan to put in permaculture-based plantings of fruit and nut trees, brambles, berries, asparagus, and table grapes over the next few years. I (Michelle) have worked on four other CSA farms in Massachusetts and Michigan, including the MSU Student Organic Farm, where I was the farm manager and helped to start the year-round CSA program. I've been farming and teaching for over 15 years. Fun factoid: In 2006, I took a 5-month bicycle tour of 31 of the 70+ CSA farms in Michigan, volunteering on each one, and recording video interviews and footage which was made into a short documentary. My husband Jess owns Bare Knuckle Farm in Northport, and our two-year-old, Rudy, is passionate about tractors, tomatoes, and mud puddles! One of our goals is a thriving local food system and local economy, in which eaters know their farms and farmers and what it takes to produce food. We encourage, but do not require, CSA members to visit the farm and volunteer, ask questions, learn about the entire operation. We're not certified organic, but use all certifiable growing practices. Our current focus is on building soil health, farm infrastructure, and our CSA community. NOVEMBER: THANKSGIVING SHARES WILL BE AVAILABLE. Call 231-933-7256 or email to reserve yours. $40 gets you a box of the freshest greens from the field AND hoophouse, root veggies like carrots, parsnips, potatoes, leeks, and more, fresh herbs, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, organic apples, and more for your Thanksgiving feast and/or your winter root cellar. Pick up Sat. Nov 21 at our stall at the indoor farmers' market at The Commons (10 am-2 pm). Pay at pick-up. ALSO AVAILABLE: Sponsored shares. $40 sends more than $40 worth of produce to the Goodwill Inn for their Thanksgiving meal. Birch Point will already be donating several shares' worth of food; you can help us bring even more by sponsoring a donated share. The Goodwill Inn cooks are experts at using everything that comes into their kitchen- nothing goes to waste. Call or email to offer your donation. Thank you so much for helping to get fresh, local food to even more families this Thanksgiving.

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