Developing a Community Sponsored Vegetable Operation in Rural Northeast Michigan

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2005: $6,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2007
Region: North Central
State: Michigan
Project Coordinator:

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: rye, sunflower
  • Vegetables: beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, greens (leafy), onions, peas (culinary), peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes
  • Additional Plants: herbs, ornamentals


  • Crop Production: cover crops, double cropping, organic fertilizers
  • Education and Training: demonstration
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, community-supported agriculture, marketing management, whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity
  • Pest Management: cultural control, mulching - vegetative
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, partnerships, public participation, community services, employment opportunities, social capital, social networks, community development
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.