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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.

Marlow Farms

Marlow Farms

Opdyke, IL

Marlow Farms was started over 50 years ago, when my great grandfather traded his small general store for a herd of Hereford cattle. Since then the farm has seen good years and bad, and time has taken its toll. 18 years ago, the farm began to transistion to my parents and my sisters, and we're endeavoring to bring it back to its former glory. We started a pumpkin patch, and we're working on adding goats for quality meat and cheese products. In addition, we're laying the groundwork for a farmer's market stand.

Oak Ridge Farms

Oak Ridge Farms

Zebulon, NC

Welcome to Oak Ridge Farms! We are a 34 acre farm passionate about making a big change in local foods. We are located in Zebulon, NC and our products include pastured based chicken, turkey, duck, pork, eggs, and soon local raw honey.

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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