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The Blandford Farm is a short walk west of the Visitor Center where we focus on raising healthy farm animals and growing naturally-grown, local food.

With 2.5 acres of land, the Blandford Farm has been growing over 40 different vegetables and more than 200 different varieties of vegetables since 2010. We focus on growing healthy, chemical-free produce through sustainable agricultural practices while educating students and families through our farm-related programs. Thanks to a donation by the Prein family, we have our own 4,000 sq. ft greenhouse where we grow all of our food.

Did you know our food is Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) and we are apart of Slow Food of West Michigan (SFWM)? Click the photos below to learn more about CNG and SFWM!

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a model that builds relationships between community members who love locally-grown foods and the farmers that grow them. Members invest in and support the farm by purchasing a “share” of the harvest that they can pick up each week.

Summer CSA offers a weekly share of 21 weeks. Winter CSA offers a weekly share for 8 weeks.

 

Click on the photo below to sign-up to become a CSA member!

BNC members receive priority registration and discounts. Click here to sign-up!

 

*RECEIVE $15 OFF A WINTER SHARE WHEN YOU BUY BOTH A SUMMER SHARE AND A WINTER SHARE AT THE SAME TIME BEFORE JUNE 5TH!

 

 

View the table below to see what veggies will come in your share throughout the year!

*NOTE: This is a sample share and is subject to change based on share size and field conditions.

PRICES:

Full Share: $510/members, $540/non-members

Half Share: $300/members, $315/non-members

PURCHASING & PICK-UP:

Members can purchase shares starting January 1, 2018. Non-members can purchase shares starting on CSA Day (February 23, 2018). Shares can be picked up Tuesdays at the Blandford Farm from 4:00pm-6:30pm and Fridays & Saturdays at the Fulton Street Farmer’s Market from 8:00am-1:00pm. Shares can also be purchased using EBT benefits.

Fulton Street Farmer's Market

If you still want to purchase our produce but don’t want to become a CSA member, find us at the Fulton Street Farmer’s Market! Below are days and times you can catch us at the market:

Wednesdays 8:00am – 3:00pm from June to October

Fridays 8:00am – 3:00pm from May to October

Saturdays 8:00am – 3:00pm from May and October to December

 

NOTE: Although the Farmer’s Market is open until 3:00pm, Blandford farmers stay until 1:30pm.

You can purchase starter plants from us to start your own garden at home. We sell a variety of vegetable plants at the farmer’s market during May!

Join the Farm Group on Facebook!

Stay updated on all things Blandford Farm related by joining our Public Group on Facebook within the Blandford Nature Center page! There, you can connect with community members, share/see CSA recipes, view our monthly blog posts and more.

If you have questions or need more info about anything farm-related, please contact our Farm Manager at liz@blandfordnaturecenter.org or 616-735-6240 ext. 125.