About Blue Spring Farm
About the Farmers
Lorraine has a long background in caring for young children in the community. Up until Spring of 2020, she ran Dandelion Daycare on the farm, for 20 years. Her first experiences of organic gardening go back 35 years, when she volunteered on farms in California, Georgia and at the Community Farm of Ann Arbor. These volunteer experiences helped her to discover a passion for local agriculture and her community! Her side hustle, the farm, is now her full time gig!
Jon has worked in the food scene his entire adult life. He cut his teeth working in local restaurants and as a buyer working at the Peoples Food Coop. Jon was employed for 20 years for a local food processor working with organic farmers all over the US & Internationally. He left behind the corporate life & has been farming full-time for the last 7 years.
Jon and Lorraine started their family & first garden together 31 years ago, and both have continually grown & thrived over the years. Their family includes two amazing adult children, their two fabulous partners AND a beautiful grandbaby! Yeah, two really cool dogs, Rosey and Elvis are part of the "farmily" too.
Sydney, was born on the first day of spring, and Zach was born under a blue moon. Blue Spring Farm is named for them!
About the Land
We believe that caring for the soil, water, air and creatures is our responsibility as good stewards of this land. We have always grown our produce using organic methods, since we believe that its best for the health of our family, community & natural environment to do so. We are not third party certified but we follow the national organic program standards. Since healthy crops start with building healthy soil, we have transitioned into a no-till system. We incorporate cover crops, spreading lots of compost, well aged manures and using organically approved, trusted inputs onto our farm. Nearly all (98%) of the seed that we purchase and grow on our farm are certified organic.
The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.
What We Grow
VEGETABLES & FRUITS
HERBS & FLOWERS
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