Address: 11507 S. Rodgers Ave, Clare MI 48617 / (989) 284-8251
About Us / Central Michigan CSA History: Hello, I'm Joe Crawford and I am the owner/farmer for the Central Michigan CSA. We are growing CSA Farm and look forward to growing food for new members each year. Our farm Goal is to consistently feed 200 families year after year. We produce a great variety of chemical free tasty produce here on our farm. Membership fills up quickly so get in touch if you'd like to grab a share this year. You won't be disappointed in our food- Quality, variety, and quantity are second to none. You are welcome to visit our website, there is a link to it below. Facebook?... we have a farm page. Also I give priority to incoming calls, so feel free to give me a call. Every member has had great questions when considering a CSA share, I'm here to help.Along with our large variety of vegetables, herbs and melons grown here at the CSA farm, we also produce 100% pure Maple Syrup, Raw Honey, and farm fresh eggs. In addition to these items we also offer fresh picked Michigan Fruits in our Premium Share options. If you love fruit, consider purchasing a premium share, we offer full and half premium shares. Our CSA program is between 18 and 20 weeks long. It usually start near the end of May or early June and ends in late October.I appreciate you considering the Central Michigan CSA and I would love the opportunity to grow your families food. If you have been looking at CSA programs and want to discuss your questions or concerns, just give me a call. If you like Face Book, just click on the Face Book Icon below and that will take you to our CSA farm page.The CSA FarmWe know that "How" we grow is more important than what we grow. I assume you, like most of our members, are considering a CSA share because you want good tasting, chemical free, and responsibly grown food that is safe to eat. People have said they enjoy the variety we offer, they've said they like the challenge of cooking with fresh produce and trying something new. But by and large it's about healthy, wholesome food.Our growing method consists of raised beds with a bio degradable mulch covering. Under that covering is a drip line for irrigation. We irrigate out of one of on of our ponds here on the farm. This method conserves water, there is little evaporation and 0% run off. We also don't have much problem with blight because the plant foliage isn't in the dirt and we don't have wet plants as we water at the roots. We also don't need herbicide, or even own any. I rototill between rows three times per season, letting the weeds grow to about 4" tall before each time. This puts some "green manure" back into the ground and weeds don't go to seed. We also rotate crops and plant winter wheat or rye to keep nutrient rich ground available for our crops.