Stories tagged: "farming"


Mark Fentress of CWO Farms in Detroit is excited to extend his growing season and his impact on the community.
The Detroit Urban Farmer Who Started Small and Scaled Up

Mark Fentress purchased a small plot of land, and then another. Now he grows and sells organic produce in the heart of Detroit.

TC Collins, founder of Willow Run Acres, shares his knowledge and love of cultivation with children of all ages.
A Michigan Farmer is Paying Homage to His Past by Rooting the Future

"TC" Collins first learned about farming as a toddler. Life has brought him full-circle to share knowledge with future generations.

Sunlight Gardens is one of the Michigan-made and Black-owned produce farms helping to feed the local community. President & CEO, Devon Wilson, prides himself on providing education and opportunity for the Battle Creek community.
Why This Michigander Bought A Farm To Feed His Community

Devon Wilson learned about farming, produce, and nutrition from a local nonprofit organization. Then, he started his own to help even more people.

Preece and her son Hunter check out watermelons in the garden.
Lincoln Park Waitress Grows Food to Make up for Lost Income Due to Pandemic

Losing tips and gaining a new perspective, this Mitten State worker is getting closer to her food source.

“The secret is in the soil,” says White Lotus Farms. “We started with Organic Certification but now go far beyond this. Great produce starts with great soil and our strong focus on soil enrichment produces food that is not only nutritious but also measurably more flavor. White Lotus Farms is a three acre farm 10 mins outside of Ann Arbor, MI owned and operated by a small dedicated group of people committed to flavor and beauty.” (Photos via White Lotus Facebook)
This Beloved Ann Arbor Farm Is Surviving the Pandemic Without PPP

They're crediting the success to figuring "this online thing out" right away. Michigan responded.

Modern-day blueberry farming began in Michigan in the early 1900s, according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD), and today this perennial crop is harvested from more than 20,000 acres. (Photos via Shutterstock)
Blueberries, Blackberries, Peaches, Raspberries: Here’s Where to Find U-Pick Farms in Michigan

What better place to socially distance this summer than a big, open field full of fresh fruit and veg ripe for the picking? Here’s where to find farms in your area.

MIFFS Saginaw Chippewa Tribe 7th Generation Farm Hoophouse Build. (Photo via Facebook)
This Group Is Making Sure Farmers of Color Get a Cut of the USDA’s $3 Million in Grants

Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS) is beginning to approach the long history of racial injustice in agriculture and our current food system.