Sales for the Eastern Market in Detroit, MI. MSU Graduate
Grower. MSU Graduate Years farming: This farm was started in 1970 by my parents. My family: In addition to my parents, I have a brother and two sisters, all of whom are involved in the farm. We each have specific duties and responsibilities that match up with our interests. This helps us to not step on each other’s toes but also to make sure each area is properly covered. Christine manages the office and takes care of everything from payroll to answering the phone. Rob is the sales manager and Tammy is in charge of packing and quality control. I am the crew manager and am in charge of making sure each days' harvest is picked. How I came to be a farmer: I grew up here, where I learned the responsibilities and the value of hard work. The best thing about being a farmer: The best thing about being a farmer is the lifestyle and getting to be your own boss. For each of my family members and myself we love being able to supply our state with healthy, fresh, and safe vegetables. My personal philosophy on farming: What we do and how we do it takes a lot of time, but it’s very rewarding because it allows us to market a superior product. We’re proud of that.