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Southeast Michigan Farmers Market and Community-Supported Agriculture Guide

On the hunt for farm fresh local produce? Check out Metro Parent's 2014 list of local places from Detroit to Ann Arbor and beyond.

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Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) Farms

These farms grow, produce and distribute to various local farmers markets, stores and farms. Most have a $200-$400 fee for a plot or half a plot of land. You can even support the fresh produce market without getting your hands dirty: Most specify that work is not required, though it is encouraged!

Country Roots Farm CSA

  • Address: Riley Township
  • Schedule: mid-June-late September
  • Phone: 810-488-3710

This small, family-owned and -operated farm and CSA is dedicated to fresh, organically grown, non-GMO vegetables and herbs, including many heirloom varieties.

Jentzen Farms

  • Address: 7900 Dixon Road, Monroe
  • Schedule: Typically July-October
  • Phones: 734-269-2958 or 734-777-2824

This family farm and CSA practices sustainable agriculture and offers 25 varieties of fresh cut herbs and 35 varieties of potted vegetable plants.

Living Stones Farm

  • Address: Campbell and Michigan avenues, Ann Arbor
  • Schedule: Typically May-October
  • Phone: 734-494-0260

This farm is a social enterprise, which provides transitional job training and empowerment opportunities for those returning from incarceration. Though not certified organic, this farm uses organic and sustainable farming practices.

Myrtle Farms LLC

  • Address: 45144 W. Nine Mile Road, Novi
  • Schedule: July-November
  • Phone: 248-767-6356

This 45-acre family farm and CSA raises chickens, turkeys, black angus steers and hogs in a clean, chemical-free and open environment.

One Acre Farm CSA

  • Address: 7227 Arrowood Drive, West Bloomfield Township
  • Schedule: Contact for details
  • Phone: 248-760-8531

This small CSA grows vegetables using the bio-intensive method in a small plot setting.

Our Family Farm LLC

  • Address: 12800 Pfaus Road, Manchester
  • Schedule: Mid-June-Nov. 1
  • Phone: 734-428-9100

Following their motto "health from the farm, not the pharmacy," this family CSA offers non-GMO, organically grown crops.

Prochaska Farms

  • Address: 10061 Pennington Road, Tecumseh
  • Schedule: May-September
  • Phone: 517-652-4493

Use of cover crops, crop rotation and heirloom seeds are just a few of the ways this CSA farms its crops sustainably. Prochaska Farms' practices are considered naturally grown.

Urban Pioneers CSA

  • Address: Sterling Heights, near Lakeside Mall
  • Schedule: June-November; sometimes run longer
  • Phone: 586-604-6974

With decades of family gardening experience, this CSA does the seeding, weeding, planting and harvesting for you.

Valley Family Farm

  • Address: 11333 Stony Creek Road, Milan
  • When: June-October
  • Phone: 734-904-1433

This family farm and CSA abides by organic principles, growing its produce naturally without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Occasionally, you may receive a share of the farm's pure-wild unprocessed honey.

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