If you’re looking for places in Detroit or the nearby suburbs where you can support local farming, look no further.
There are many places throughout Michigan that sell quality local products. Below are just a few of the many places to check out the next time you go shopping for groceries or plants.
Hampshire Farms has been certified in organic production for more than 20 years. It is a small family farm located in the thumb of Michigan. The 240 acres that comprise the farm contain main crops such as grains and dry beans as well as other products like vegetables. For more information on Hampshire Farms please visit https://www.greeningdetroit.com/community/local-farming/hampshire-farms/
The mission at J&M Farm in Kingston, Mich., is to provide consumers with the highest quality meat possible. Like Hampshire Farms, J&M is a family-owned farm. The family raises pork, beef and chicken without using any growth hormones or unnecessary antibiotics. To find out more about J&M Farm shop go to https://www.greeningdetroit.com/community/local-farming/jm-farm/
Eckert’s Greenhouse and Perennials, which has already been mentioned in the Green Grassroots Blog, is also family owned an operated in Sterling Heights, Mich. The company strives to improve its carbon footprint by constantly challenging the industry to make improvements. Its mission is to deliver the best products and services while also keeping up with current trends and plant introductions. To explore Eckert’s Greenhouse click here https://www.greeningdetroit.com/community/local-farming/eckerts-greenhouse/
Why shop local? When you purchase locally-grown products, you are getting fresher, better tasting produce while also reducing pollution caused by shipping from long distances. You are also helping to support Michigan’s economy when you go local.
For a complete listing of places to support local farming, visit our Support Local Farming page.
Jennifer Griffin, Contributing Writer and Public Relations, GreeningDetroit.com
Jennifer is pursuing a degree in Journalism and English from Wayne State University, and she is also a Contributing Writer for The South End.