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Flint Ingredient Company

Flint Ingredient Company

Flint , MI

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.

WiMo Farms

WiMo Farms

Berthoud, CO

WiMo Farms is nestled amongst the bucolic foothills of Northern Colorado. On just 2.3 acres, we raise chickens, turkeys, Muscovy ducks, a handful of sheep and most importantly our lovely Jersey cows. We milk year round between 6 and 8 cows twice a day and are able to provide nutritious raw milk to more than 100 families along the Colorado front range from Boulder to Fort Collins. With our three little ones, all under age 6, we feel incredibly blessed to be part of the farming community on the Front Range.

Windhaven Farm

Windhaven Farm

Alvordton, OH

Windhaven Farm is the dream home of a single mom and her two wonderful daughters. We have a small herd of Shetland sheep and Angora Goats that we raise for fiber as well as a breeding trio of registered and pedigreed American Guinea Hogs, an endangered heritage pig. We have a large flock of heritage chickens. We also are craftspeople and make fiber tools and hand looms for weavers, spinners and fiber artists. We believe in preserving the history of fiber arts through our flock, our own weaving and spinning on antique looms as well as crafting heirloom tools and looms for new artists!

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