New look for this website and seed inventory and seed ordering!!

A new cleaner look for our website!

This site should be running way faster than in the past so the information should be easier to  access and its mobile friendly!  Many thanks to our dear friend Doug Berch (master dulcimer builder, fantastic musician, web created and all around fine human being).

Farm news:

As the temperatures fall below zero we are warm and cozy in the farmhouse working on our seed orders. First we brought all our seeds  inside and took a complete inventory of what we have on hand, also making a list of the new varieties we plan to grow this season. Now its time to cover the kitchen table with seed catalogs and get down to business. The flower plugs have been ordered and we will be growing 8 different colors of lisianthus this year.

The new 2019 Owosso Organics brochures are planned to be mailed the first week in February so look for those in your mailboxes. Remember if you want to join the CSA before you get a brochure you can go to the 2019 CSA membership form page, copy it off and mail it to the farm with your payment.

Thanks to everyone who has already signed up for the CSA; your support means a lot to us. I’m also working on a website dedicated to my photography. Hope to have that up and running in a week or so.

Here are some farm pics…

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2019 CSA Membership form is up!!

Hey folks, We are starting to take CSA memberships for this 2019 season! If you go to the Page (2019 CSA Membership) and click on the link it will take you to a PDF where you can copy it, fill it out and mail it to the farm. Sorry we can’t do this online yet but think of the excitement of finding an good old-fashion stamp and putting it in a mail box! WoooHoo!

Wondering what size fits your family? There is a page that says What’s in a CSA box. All the pictures represent standard size boxes and you can get a visual feel for what’s in a box as the season changes.

We are getting excited for this upcoming season and will soon be finishing our seed orders. Here are a few vegetable images to get you all thinking of the spring.

Remember you can follow me on Instagram by clicking the link on the right of the page. I post pictures almost daily!

 

 

Happy 2019

Many apologize for being so very absent from these pages. One of my New Years resolutions is to commit to being more present here and letting everyone know what all is happening on the farm! Remember you can follow me on Instagram my clicking to the right side of this blog post where I post a picture almost daily mostly of the farm.

The holidays are winding down and we are making plans for this upcoming season. The seed catalogs are piling up and we are doing some crop planning with our CSA and farm markets in mind. In the next few weeks Ill have the 2019 CSA Membership here and folks can fill it out and mail it to the farm to be members of our 2019 CSA. (I know thats very analog i.e. snail mail etc but for now thats how we roll.)

Here are some pics I’ve taken lately. Happy New Year to everyone!                                     

2018 CSA Membership form is up!!

The farming season is fast approaching and we have been busy with tons of planning, ordering and field designs. The top of our kitchen table has been covered with seed catalogs for most of the month as we finalize our plans for bringing you the freshest vegetables and flowers possible.

Our CSA is open and the membership form is here on the 2018 Membership form page! We would love to have you be part of our farm family this summer and grow veggies and flowers for your family. Options for pick up are either on the farm in Owosso or for Okemos/ East Lansing folks at our pick up site 5151 Marsh Rd the site of the Meridian Farmers Market. Pick up is on Mondays from 5:00-6:00PM.

We have two sizes shares available. A standard share feeds a family of two and a premium share feeds a family of four or a vegetable loving family of two who may want to can or freeze their extra produce. Also don’t forget a flower share; a big beautiful bouquet of seasonal flowers available for you when you pick up your veggies.

We hope you check out our CSA and we invite you to join in this sustainable farmer to consumer relationship. Thank you!

Here are some pictures I have taken over the last few weeks. Follow me on instagram for daily images of our farm life. Look for the link on the right side of this page.

 

Ordering Seeds

We have been busy this week doing seed research, preliminary crop planning and pouring through seed catalogs making plans for the spring. Thanks to everyone who gave us feedback from a Facebook post about what you would like to see in your CSA box/ on our market tables. We take your words to heart.

Later this week I will have the 2018 CSA membership form here on the website. It’s kind of low tech in that you have to copy it off, fill it out and mail it to the farm. Sorry for the inconvenience.

I ordered the lisianthus this week and we will be growing 9 colors again.  I’m pretty excited about a few new ones. Any flower designers that want to buy our bulk flowers this summer just get in touch and let me know what you want us to grow.

Stay warm everyone.

Another Test Post to see if you can see this on Face book!!!

We are working out some bugs! Hoping this will post on Facebook. Thanks for your patience folks!

Owosso Organics at the Meridian Farmers Market Saturday January 6

Hey folks we will be at the Meridian Township Farmers Market from 10:00-2:00 at the Meridian Mall on Saturday January 6 with our delicious eggs, hot sauce, hot pepper crumbles, winter squash, garlic and farm cards and prints. Looking forward to seeing you there!!

 

Happy New Year 2018!

Happy New Year to all our great CSA members, customers and Owosso Organics supporters!

I know I have been rather absent from these pages but I hope to be more active in the coming months as we enter into our slow season and hopefully during the season as well. We have had a lovely, slow and reflective Christmas and New Years break and are looking towards the 2018 season. The seed catalogs have begun to arrive and we will soon be making some concrete plans for our crops and markets. We want to send a sincere Thank You to everyone who has supported our farm this past year. If you are a customer at one of our farmers markets, what would you like us to grow for you this season? A CSA customer, What would you like to see in your boxes for the 2018 season?

We would love to grow our CSA this season so please feel free to pass the word on our CSA.

We have tentative plans to be at the Meridian Farmers Market in the Meridian Mall this Saturday January 6 from 10:00-2:00. We have lots of our delicious eggs as well as hot sauce, hot pepper crumbles, winter squash and farm cards and prints. Follow us on Facebook for updates. Thanks again everyone.

Here are some images from the las few months. 

 

Early July on the Farm

Please excuse my absence from these pages. The farm has been pretty demanding but I wanted to catch everyone up on whats been happening around here.

We just finished CSA distribution week #6 and are beginning to segue into summer crops as the heat from the last few weeks have brought many of the spring crops to an end. This weeks boxes found the first of the summer squash, cabbage, basil, fresh garlic, spinach and Growers Choice salad mix. Thank you to all our fantastic CSA members! Flower shares will begin soon, either this week or next. Can you still join Owosso Organics CSA? Yes you can! Copy the membership form found here at the website and prorate your membership cost reflecting the 6 weeks you have missed. Mail it to the farm with your check.  Flower shares are yet to begin so they are still at $100.

We have been working tirelessly to keep up with the weeds and the farm looks fantastic right now so we called our friend Scott Allmen at Clearwater Media and he brought his drone and took some beautiful images of the farm. Look for that on the website soon.

We are in full swing at the Farmers Market. Saturdays we are at The Meridian Farmers Market from 8:00-2:00 and Sunday at The East Lansing Farmers Market from 10:00-2:00. Come see us!

The lisianthus are only a couple weeks away and the flower garden is really starting to show. We will have loads of flower bouquets at the markets in the coming weeks.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook (Owosso Organics) and on instagram link on the right side of the page.

Here are some images from the last few weeks. Enjoy!!