After my father left the military in the early 90′s my family moved to Michigan where we begun a small family farm. We raised chickens, rabbits, ducks, goats, geese, and a cow. Not only did we have animals, but every spring we would spend time planting veggies that we would later harvest and can for consumption during the winter. My family farm was our livelihood for many years.
A family farm from the same area I grew up in is facing a huge battle. New zoning ordinances are forcing them to fight for their right to farm. Shady Grove Farm has been a staple in the small farming community in the Upper Peninsula for years. Right now they need our help.
By helping them win this battle, we all get one step closer to proving to our government and elected officials that we demand quality food. By Shady Grove winning this battle other small farms facing the same dilemma can use this case to show the importance of family farms (especially in areas where produce is so expensive)! Stand up for the small guy, quality food, and their right to farm!
Let’s show them that even though they are in a remote area of the United States, Americans from all over care about their farm. Please sign the petition I have attached to the top. Shady Grove is going to court on the 21st of November, I would love to send them a huge list of people who care about good home grown food!