What We Do

Mushrooms

 

 

WHO WE SERVE

I market my mushrooms to some of the finest restaurants in Southwestern Michigan. I currently am serving Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, and my hometown, Marshall. I sell directly to the consumer as well, so if you are interested, please give me a call.

 

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

Many Mushroom farmers grow the same species year round in a climate controlled environment. I don't think this is environmentally friendly. Instead, I like to match the species I grow with the season's temperatures

 

WHEN AND WHAT WE GROW

  • I grow a variety of mushrooms year round. My specialties include Oysters and Lions Mane in March, April, May, September, and October.

 

  • In the cooler months of November, December, January, and February I grow King Trumpets, Pioppino, Chestnut, and Maitake.

 

  • In the summer months, I grow in hoop houses outdoors with warmer loving species like Almond Agaricus and Milky Mushrooms. Meanwhile, in early summer and Early fall, I grow Wine Caps outdoors. After the first true frost of the year, I also grow wood blewits outside as well.

 

  • My Fall of 2018 season will be highlighted by Oysters, King Trumpets, and Lions Mane. The more rare mushrooms will have limited availability.  

Plants

 

WHO WE SERVE

I grow my landscape plants for residential homeowners who are looking for some of the hottest new trends for reasonable prices. My wildlife and pollinator plants are for people interested in dual-purpose plants that make a difference for the world. 

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT 

I graduated from Michigan State University in 2014 with a horticulture degree. I started my work life landscaping in Kalamazoo and then Petoskey. As time went on, I became less passionate about landscaping and more interested in growing, breeding, and propagating plants. My selection constantly changes as I become in awe over various plants.

 

WHEN AND WHAT WE GROW 

Between April-October, I grow and sell: 

 

  • landscape starter shrubs and perennials

 

  • wildlife trees and shrubs

 

  •  succulents.

 

I normally only grow my landscape plants in quart size or smaller sizes, and my wildlife and honey bee plants in quart size upwards to 5-gallon pots. I ship across the united states and also sell locally. 

 

To see the specific plants we carry, check out our product page !

Bees

 

WHO WE SERVE  

I sell honey, queens,  nucs, and woodenware to both beginners and people who are looking for new genetics.

 

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT 

 

Most commercial beekeepers offer pollination services where they'll ship their bees all across the United States to pollinate monocultures (almonds in California, apples in Washington, and blueberries in the Midwest). It's not a sustainable way of beekeeping because the bees are being subjected to many different pesticides, pest, and diseases. 

 

I keep my bees in Michigan year round where they are free to forage many types of wildflowers. My goal is to produce local honey, breed honey bees that are locally adapted to winter, and to be mite resistant.  I breed my bees for mite resistance, and I do not use any kind of chemicals inside my hives to kill varroa mites (acids, oils, or synthetics). Therefore, you know my honey is pure, clean, and ethical.

 

WHEN AND WHAT 

My bees are local Michigan bees caught during swarm removals and cutouts. My honey bees are Michigan 'mutts' and survivors. Check my blog for how I select for mite resistance and what I will be bringing into my breeding program in 2019.

 

Contact

Phone

Email

269-924-9369

Hours of Operation

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

​​Saturday: 9am - 4pm

Area of Service

Greater Grand Rapids area

&

Kalamazoo

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