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) 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.

Blandford Nature Center members receive discounted and early registration!

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

Members and previous CSA members can purchase shares beginning Thursday, January 2.

Non-members can start purchasing shares on CSA Day (Friday, February 28).

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 20 weeks of fresh, naturally-grown seasonal veggies from June 9th to October 20th!

  • 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 6th to December 25th!

  • 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, 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. As flowers come into season, a weekly bouquet will also be included.

  • Full Share: $100/person

Herb shares can be picked up Tuesdays at the Farm from 4:00-6:30 pm.

Want a physical sign-up form instead? Email the Farm Manager at Liz@blandfordnaturecenter.org to be emailed the form, or pick one up from the 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.