Brian Bates - Farmer/Owner
I'm From: Northern Virginia
Favorite Crop: Garlic
Favorite Tool: Calculator
When I'm not on the Farm I'm: at the beach, on a boat or bike, traveling near and far, visiting other farms, spending time with friends & family, loving this life!
Because I want to be a part of a sustainable future and because I like to see tangible results of my actions. I think the act of growing food is amazingly simple and complex at the same time. Farming leaves a thousand problems that need solving and no two days or seasons are ever the same. I like working with my hands, seeing the fruits of my labor, and being part of feeding our community.
Anne Morningstar - Beekeeper/Owner
I'm From: Indiana
Favorite Crop: Sunflowers, Herbs...do Honeybees count?!
Favorite Tool: Hive Tool
When I'm not on the Farm I'm: creating, designing, cooking & baking, hiking, and bike-riding.
Because I love the lifestyle, food, being outdoors, keeping bees, bringing community together with food, and getting inspiration for art and lesson plans.
Cory - Assistant Farm Manager
I'm From: Harbor Springs, Michigan
Favorite Crop: Edible Perennials
Favorite Tool: My hands
When I'm not on the Farm I'm: eating.
I find farming to be very therapeutic. There's just something about the combination of working in the dirt with my hands, and growing great food that everyone enjoys, that brings me a sense of tranquility.
Amber - Assistant Farm Manager
I'm From: Petoskey, Michigan
Favorite Crop: Tomatoes
When I'm not on the Farm I'm: hunting, fishing, kayaking.
Because it's interesting, rewarding, and essential for us to live!