Flint Ingredient Company started four years ago with the purchase of 9.75 acres of vacant County Land Bank property. We started selling our produce at the Flint Farmers Market a year round market. Flint Ingredient Company began with a flock of 20 chickens, 6 sheep and vegetable production in a 48 ft hoophouse. We now focus primarily on vegetable production in four hoophouses and outdoor fields producing product year round on 1.5 acres. Franklin Pleasant and Erin Caudell are the primary operators with several part-time staff joining during peak season. In December of 2015, we opened a Michigan focused grocery store named The Local Grocer where we stock our produce. Later this summer will add a mobile vegetable market (with other community partners) to bring fresh local produce into the neighborhoods of Flint.
We have what you want for dinner! Fresh from the field chickens, turkeys and pigs. Our canning kitchen churns out salsa, soups, jams and pie fillings. With one stop, we can get you from appetizers through dessert! My wife and I have three part time employees and produce over 15 tons of edible product per year. I am sure we have enough for your next big dinner! --- Products from our farm: Chicken & Turkey, cut up any way you like. Vacuum sealed; sous vide ready! Eggs: lots from truly free range birds. Pork: Our USDA butcher never uses nitrates! All organic sausage seasonings. Canned items: Over 37 different products all made right here on the farm. Any ingredients we don't grow here are sourced from local farms and orchards.
Upper Pond Farm is a sustainable vegetable farm in the Connecticut River Valley. We farm on two pieces of rented land in our Lyme-Old Lyme area. Our total acreage is 11, and we grow 4 acres of vegetables.
Baylee Drown started the farm, and her partner, Ryan Quinn, a teacher and handyman by training, joined the effort for the last two summers. Baylee and Quinn run the farm year round. For 6 months of the growing season they are joined by a dedicated crew; Brendan McGuire, Dan Foth, Jocelyn Craig and Gregory Szewczyk. Farm dogs, Maria and Luca, keep the place almost free of vermin.
We feed 89 families with our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). We supply grocery stores and farmers markets with wholesome, local produce.
We are Northeast Organic Farming Association members, and have pledged to use practices that meet or exceed organic standards.
Our farm, although new to the area, is entrenched in the local community. We love to give tours, especially to school groups. We want our community to know their farmers, and where their food is grown.