new-to-us hive (and more!)

here’s our new hive!

fresh paint and all!

hive recently split May 2016

Yesterday we split a very healthy hive over at Terry and Polly’s Organic Valley farm. Really nice hive! We got approximately half. This calms the growing population, tempers the bees’ tendency to swarm and leave a too-crowded hive. Keeps ’em happy.
Our hive is set up off the ground on this pallet. Behind and next to the hive are some big round bales (future mulch for our garlic). These bales help block the wind.

here’s a link for their farm:

(Thursday we’ll be setting up two other hives. This is in part due to the helpful generosity of two CSA shareholders who were saddened by last years robbed hive . We’re so very fortunate to be part of a such great CSA community! A special thank you to Lisa P. and Jen P. Thank you!)

a bee, being May 2016

just a few reminders

We do have room remaining in our CSA. And we are looking for additional CSA members this season. We do appreciate all your help spreading the word. Thanks for passing this post on!

Word-of-mouth has always been our strongest, most reliable outreach. Your spreading the word to “your people” has gained us many new and faithful members.

~ Chris Swier

full share veggie crates ready for you

 here’s our 2016 CSA Brochure

(click on it)


here’s a single paged sign-up and payment form

(click on it)

Swier Family CSA 2016 Sign Up and Payment

sign ups, payments, deadline

cured garlic - ready for you! eggs not yet washed! pigs on pasture 2013swier family shiitakeDSCN6799

here is a collection of links to our website, helping to further explain some of what we do and how we do it:

our csa adventure

crate mate

Last year scholarship share donations helped 4 other families receive good food!

scholarship share

pay with your MI SNAP/EBT Card

pastured pork

pastured eggs



a photo collage of our farm and farming!

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