Indoor farm brings winter harvest
Posted: Dec 24, 2013 4:40 PM EST | Updated: Nov 6, 2014 3:43 PM EST
The indoor farm got the go-ahead in the fall of 2011. A little more than two years later, Green Spirit Farm is bursting with fruits and veggies.
"The winter months we focus on the fruity plants, the tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, strawberries, things that can't and won't be grown locally during this time of the season," says Ben Wiggins, Farm Manager at Green Spirit Farm.
There are 50,000 organic crops at Green Spirit Farm in a controlled environment.
Thursdays and Saturdays are market days for Green Spirit Farm.
Fresh veggies and fruits that you would never expect to see in Michigan in the dead of winter are for sale, straight from the farm.
"We are able to harvest in the morning, deliver it in the evening," says Wiggins. "So it's just that much fresher, that much more nutritious."
Wiggins says that all plants are herbicide and pesticide free. Lady bugs fight any pest problem.
The farm focuses on sustainability, using 95% less water, and 98% less space than a traditional farm.
If you would like to get your hands on some of Green Spirit's Farm fresh food, Thursday nights and Saturday mornings they host a farmers market at the farm.