Farm

Raising healthy farm animals and growing local, sustainable produce.

The Blandford Farm is a short walk west of the Visitor Center. We raise healthy farm animals and grow local, sustainable produce.

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.

Our food is grown in the greenhouse thanks to a donation by the Prein family.

Although we are not organic, we are Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) and a part of Slow Food of West Michigan (SFWM).

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.

BNC Members receive discounted and early registration!

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

Members can purchase shares beginning Tuesday, January 1.

Non-members can start purchasing shares on CSA Day (Friday, February 22).

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
10 leaves of chard or kale
1 bok choy
10 garlic scapes
.25lb arugula
.5lb mixed greens
.1lb micro greens
1 kohlrabi
1 head of lettuce
1 bunch of scallions
1 bunch of radishes or salad turnips
END OF JULY
10 leaves of chard or kale
1 bunch of basil or parsley
1 bunch of beets
4 salad cucumbers
1 eggplant or green pepper
.25lb arugula
1 bunch of sweet onions
3 total of yellow squash/zucchini
2 red tomatoes
1 quart of U-pick cherry tomatoes
2 quarts of U-pick string beans
END OF AUGUST
10 leaves of chard or kale
1 bunch of basil, parsley, thyme or oregano
1 stalk of celery
1 salad cucumber
1 melon
1.25lb broccoli
2 bulbs of garlic
4 total of yellow squash/zucchini
1.5 heirloom tomatoes
1lb red tomatoes
1 head of lettuce, mini cabbage, or bok choy
1 quart of U-pick cherry tomatoes
1 quart of U-pick string beans
MID-OCTOBER
12 leaves of chard, kale or collards
1.25lbs of beets
1 bulb of celeriac
1 stalk of brussel sprouts
2lbs daikon/turnips/radishes
1 bunch of cilantro
.4lb of mixed greens
1.5lbs of leeks
3 peppers or eggplants
3lbs of potatoes
1 spaghetti squash

Summer Shares

Indulge in 21 weeks of fresh, naturally-grown seasonal veggies from June 4th to October 22nd!

  • Full Share: $510/members, $540/non-members
  • Half Share: $300/members, $315/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 1st to December 20th!

  • Full Share: $200/person

Winter shares can be picked up Fridays at the Farm from 3pm-5pm and Saturdays at the Fulton Street Farmers Market from 8am-1pm.

Want a physical sign-up form instead? CLICK HERE to print out a paper registration form then submit it to the Visitor Services desk or mail it in!

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.