My name is Joe Crawford and I’m a produce farmer. Our farm is located in Clare Michigan which is about an hour north of Lansing Michigan. We live on a 120 acre farm along the Tobacco River just east of Clare. The Crawford Farm operates the Central Michigan CSA and a small network of roadside stands throughout the Central Michigan area. We are a chemical free bio-dynamic farm using the USDA Organic guidelines for producing our fruits and vegetables. We currently have about 15 acres in production, it increases a bit each year. There are a group of about 5-7 people and a dog named Ruby who work hard to help make our farm successful along with vibrant community of almost 200 CSA members. Thousands of people enjoy our fresh picked produce each year via our road side stands which operate under the name Honor Box Produce. If you have something you would like to discuss I can be reached most anytime between 7:00am and 9:00pm My PHONE: 989-284-8251 My EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our CSA program has 5 pick up locations and CSA Members meet Kate and Ashley each week at each location to pick up their weekly CSA shares. Along with doing the CSA drop offs they also make some great homemade jams that are sold at our Honor Box Produce stands. The Central Michigan CSA is moving into it’s 5th Season and we have been pleasantly surprised by the growth of the program. You can learn more about CSAs and how our program works on our CSA Page.
We have operated our Clare farm stand for 7 years and we recently named our farms stands Honor Box Produce. We currently have our Clare location and our location near Sears Michigan. We are likely going to add two more location in the Spring of 2015.
We welcome CSA members to visit the farm and schedule 2 days a month when members can come out and help or just check in on their vegetables being grown. If you would like more information about the CSA program or Farm Co-op as it’s sometimes called you can visite the “Join the CSA” page to learn more. We also have frequently asked questions page that includes more information about our CSA.
The Market opens in May with asparagus and strawberries follow to start of a season of great variety at the Market. We try and offer as many vegetables and fruits as we can grow or find locally from good farmers. Most of our fruit at the market comes for local orchard and berry patches. We grow many of our vegetables, but not all. We rely on two Amish communities for a good amount of our fresh produce as well. You find most all the vegetables grown in Michigan at the market along many herbs, maple syrup, honey, vegetable plants, pumkins, fall decor, mums, and more. We are open from Mid May thru November and we invite you to stop by.
We look forward to serving you in your quest for healthy foods.
In Your Service,