About Blue Spring Farm

About the Farmers

Lorraine has a long background in caring for young children in the community. Up until last year, she ran Dandelion Daycare, here on the farm for 20 years. Her first experiences of organic gardening go back nearly 35 years, when she volunteered on farms in California, Georgia and at the Community Farm of Ann Arbor where she discovered her passion for local agriculture and really fresh food!

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 5 years. 

Jon and Lorraine started their family & first garden together 29 years ago, and both have continually grown & thrived over the years. Their family includes 2 amazing adult children and their 2 fabulous partners!

Their first, Sydney, was born on the first day of spring, and Zach was born under a blue moon. Blue Spring Farm is named after 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 been farming organically for 17 years, 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. We feel healthy crops start with the health of the soil. We incorporate cover crops, spreading lots of compost and 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 also.

What We Grow

 
VEGETABLES | FRUITS

Spinach

pak choi

lettuces

green onions

garlic scapes

arugula

radishes

mizuna

strawberries

turnips

new potatoes

kale


broccoli

beets

summer squash

carrots

tomatillos

chard

green beans

cherry tomatoes

sweet peppers

cucumbers

raspberries

onions

eggplant


slicing tomatoes

cabbage

celery

leeks

collard greens

pumpkins

brussel sprouts

corn

melons

winter squash

fennel bulbs

sweet potatoes
 

basil

sage

parsley

cilantro

rosemary

thyme

mint

dill

oregano

chives

calendula

chamomile


peonies

daisies

delphinium

coneflowers

globe amaranth

snapdragons

cosmos

zinnias

strawflowers

statice

stock

celosia


dahlias

queen cleome

verbena

black eyed susan

sunflowers

nigella

nasturtium

butterfly weed

larkspur

feverfew

asters

maltese cross


 

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