We grow and sell many vegetables and several varieties of each kind. We grow onions, tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, cucumbers, summer squash, green beans, garlic, leeks, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, beets, radishes, turnips, rutabaga, zucchini, fall squash, and pumpkins. Our crops depend a great deal on weather conditions. We also know our limitations.
Every year we have provided other produce we are not able to grow. This produce is grown from other farmers right here in Livingston County and we are glad to tell you which ones.
Sometimes when people see our freshly picked veggies they ask how it is grown. Often they are surprised at what they learn. Another common comment is, “Oh, there is dirt on it!”
This got us wondering how many people don’t ask and think there is something wrong with our products. There is a good reason for the dirt. Since we don’t use any pesticides sometimes there are little bug bites or holes in the produce. If we rinse it off, the water can get trapped and make the vegetable spoil quickly. Most vegetables start to decompose when they get wet, so it is best to wash them just before preparing or eating them. Hope this helps you feel better about buying “dirty” veggies!
The link below will take you to a chart of the seasonal fruits and vegetables commonly grown in Michigan. We do not grow evertyhing on the list, but we have found this chart to be helpful in telling customers when certain vegetables we do grow will be ready.