Growers News

Reminder: West Michigan Growers Group is this Thursday at Pleasant Hill Farm, 5859 124th St, Fenneville, on Thursday, July 7th with the potluck at 6pm and tour at 7pm.
Pizza Oven Building Workshop at New City Farm
“New City Farm will be hosting a pizza oven building workshop on Friday August 5 from 8am-4pm. The workshop will be a hands on building of our brick and mortar oven core. We will also explain how we built our oven foundation and answer questions about food safety and beginning value added production. We will continue working on the oven on Saturday the 6th from 8am-3pm and people are welcome to join us then as well. This is a free event. If anyone would like to attend please RSVP to”
Farmer Field School 
“AUGUST WORKSHOP, Summer Fruiting (Vegetable) Crops in High Tunnels: Tomatoes & More…
Monday August 1st 8am-5pm, $150 for 1 person ($40 additional for a 2nd person from the same farm)
at Green Gardens Farm – Battle Creek, MI (morning) and Ten Hens Farm – Bath, MI (afternoon)
Workshop Leaders: Trent Thompson – Green Gardens Farm, Adam Montri – Ten Hens Farm
If you are looking to…
    … start or improve summer production from your hoophouse
… get tips on successful varieties to grow in the hoophouse
    …get ideas on successful, time tested production schedules
…see all the aspects of summer tunnel farming – from pests issues to harvest and sales possibilities
…this workshop is for YOU!
Registration Limited Sign up Now
For Workshop Questions & Help:
Megan DeLeeuw – Farmer Field School Program Manager  734-718-5506
Tom Cary – Farmer Field School Program Manager 616-916-9823
Help Wanted at Baxter Community Center Greenhouse
“The Baxter Community Center Greenhouse is hiring! We have two exciting new positions opening up. These positions will be posted until filled.
Greenhouse Program Specialist 20hr/week
Greenhouse Program Assistant 10hr/week for a one year term (a Baxter neighborhood resident who has Baxter Greenhouse programming experience is preferred)
Descriptions of the positions can be found at our website:
Please share widely.
Anna Johnson
Greenhouse Program Coordinator
Baxter Community Center
office (616)456-8593″
Juice bar looking for chemical-free produce
Sip Organic Juice Bar is looking for certified organic or chemical-free fruit and vegetables for their shops in Forest Hills/Cascade and East town. Contact
Geof Harrington for more information.Need extra volunteers?
Earthkeeper Farm has some wwoofers who would like to see and volunteer on different area farms. If you would like extra help on your farm for the day, please email It would be great if you could provide lunch and a little bit of gas money to the volunteers, but its not required.Donation request from Sacred Heart Parish and Academy
“I hope you are well! My name is Sam Surrell, I am helping procure items for Sacred Heart Academy’s auction in Grand Rapids this coming September and I am wondering if you would be able to donate to our auction? We are hoping to auction off a few CSA Farm Plots as our families would go crazy for these!Our Academy is 100% independently funded and these events are essential to raising money for our kids. We believe that teaching our children the virtues of hard work, truth, beauty and goodness will make the world a better place. We strive to instill in them the desire to live these virtues throughout the school day and in the community. We believe in teaching our young people manners, respect, and that you must work hard for what you earn in life.Thank you very much for taking the time to read this request and thank you for any support you may be able to provide. Your donation is tax deductible and I have attached a receipt form. Please call or email me with any questions!

Thank you very much for your consideration,

Sam Surrell

Sacred Heart Parish and Academy
Ph. (616) 459-0948 | Fax (616) 459-0899
Tax I.D. #38-1366944”

Leave a Reply