Meet the Locavorious Growers
The harvest of 2013 was abundant, especially compared to 2012! In 2012, Locavorious purchased from 25 local farms; this number is somewhat reduced from the 42 farms we purchased from in 2011. Meet the growers that have grown some of our food in 2013:
Richard and Deb Lenz, Tantre Farm, Chelsea, Michigan. You cannot miss the most beautiful displays at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market Wednesdays and Saturdays. Certified organic.
Karlene and Jonathan Goetz, Goetz Farm, Riga, Michigan. Karlene and usually Jonathan and son Steve are at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market Wednesdays & Saturdays with quite the bounty.
Kapnick Orchards, Britton, Michigan. Every Wednesday and Saturday at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market (and Saturdays through the winter) you can find Scott and his crew. A family-owned orchard founded in 1958, Kapnick brings a wonderful variety of Michigan peaches, apples, berries and other fruits to market, as well as baked goodies.
Karen and Kurt Wilczewski, Wilczewski Greenhouses, Howell, Michigan. Karen says all the work is done by the Wilczewski family…and they’ve been farming the same land in Howell for 20 years now. To find the Wilczewskis at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, just look for the largest cauliflowers you have ever seen.
Wade Pregitzer and his whole family, Pregitzer Farm Market, Munith, Michigan. In 1996 Wade thought he’d grow and sell a few pumpkins at a roadside stand, and now, as they say, the rest is history. You can find Pregitzer’s stands and CSA pick-ups at the Westside Farmers Market, Chelsea, Jackson, and sometimes the Lansing city farmers market too. Have some fun and go visit their place in the fall. Pregitzer Farm Market
MSU Student Organic Farm - best raspberries we’ve ever had! And yes, certified organic!
In addition to those listed above, Locavorious fruits and vegetables were grown by: Wofle Orchards, Brookside Farm, Carol’s Blueberry Patch, Coblentz Acres, E & S Produce, Grandview Orchards, Green Bush Farms, Green Things Farm, Makielski Berry Farm, North Star Organics, Persall Farm, and Rowe’s.