The Farm

Fresh produce, farm animals, and exciting opportunities.

The Blandford Farm is a short walk west of the Visitor Center. Visit today and see where we produce naturally-grown food, raise educational animals, and offer one-of-a-kind programming.

Greet the goats, say “hello” to the sheep, gather eggs from the chicken coop, peek into our historic barn, explore the children’s garden, and play in the farm-themed nature playscape. The opportunities are endless!

With 2.5 acres of land, our farm has been growing over 200 different varieties of vegetables and educating families on local agriculture through farm-related programming since 2010.

We are Certified Naturally Grown (CNG), a part of Slow Food of West Michigan (SFWM), and Cropping System Certified through the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP).

Our farm hosts regular community events, so don’t forget to check out our Community Calendar.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relationship between community members who prefer locally-grown food and the farmers that grow it. CSA members support and invest in the farm by purchasing a “share” of the harvest that they can pick up weekly.

Blandford Nature Center members receive discounted and early registration!

Members and previous CSA members can purchase shares beginning Monday, January 4th. Non-members can start purchasing shares on CSA Day on Sunday, February 28th.

Membership must be non-expired during purchase to receive early & discounted registration.


View the table below to see what veggies will come in your share throughout the year! This is a sample share and is subject to change based on share size and field conditions

MID-JUNE
Leaves of chard or kale
Bok choy
Garlic scapes
Arugula
Mixed greens
Microgreens
Kohlrabi
Lettuce
Scallions
Radishes or salad turnips
END OF JULY
Leaves of chard or kale
Basil or parsley
Beets
Salad cucumbers
Eggplant or green pepper
Arugula
Sweet onions
Yellow squash/zucchini
Red tomatoes
U-pick cherry tomatoes
U-pick string beans
END OF AUGUST
Leaves of chard or kale
Basil, parsley, thyme or oregano
Celery
Salad cucumber
Melon
Broccoli
Garlic
Yellow squash/zucchini
Heirloom tomatoes
Red tomatoes
Lettuce, mini cabbage, or bok choy
U-pick cherry tomatoes
U-pick string beans
MID-OCTOBER
Leaves of chard, kale, or collards
Beets
Bulb of celeriac
Stalk of brussel sprouts
Daikon/turnips/radishes
Cilantro
Mixed greens
Leeks
Peppers or eggplants
Potatoes
Spaghetti squash

Summer Shares

Indulge in 20 weeks of fresh, naturally-grown seasonal veggies from June 8th to October 19th!

  • Full Share: $520/members, $550/non-members
  • Half Share: $310/members, $325/non-members

Summer shares can be picked up Tuesdays at the Farm from 4pm-6:30pm and Fridays & Saturdays at the Fulton Street Farmers Market from 8am-1pm.

Winter Shares

Enjoy 8 weeks of healthy, local seasonal veggies from November to December!

  • Full Share: $200/person

Pick up dates/times will be determined by a winter share member survey.

Herb Shares

Enjoy 10 weeks of fresh herbs! Each week from June 22nd to August 24th, share members will get their choice of four herb bunches. Options will range from tried and true kitchen staples like basil and parsley to herbs for the culinary adventurous, such as shiso and Mexican mint marigold.

  • Full Share: $50/person

Herb shares can be picked up Tuesdays at the Farm from 4:00-6:30 pm and Fridays & Saturdays at the Fulton Street Farmers Market from 8am-1pm.

Flower Shares

Sign up for 10 weeks of gorgeous flowers! Members will receive a weekly bouquet that will include flowers such as zinnias, sunflowers, and snapdragons from June 22nd to August 24th. Bouquets will vary throughout the weeks as flower varieties come into season.

  • Full Share: $100/person

Flower shares can be picked up Tuesdays at the Farm from 4:00-6:30 pm and Fridays & Saturdays at the Fulton Street Farmers Market from 8am-1pm.

Want a physical sign-up form or brochure instead? Download them here to print or pick one up from our visitor services desk.

For questions and more farm information, please contact us using the form below or reach out to our Farm Manager at liz@blandfordnaturecenter.org or 616-735-6240 ext. 125.