At Red Barn Farm we seek to do more than just grow delicious, organic blueberries. We have three priorities, which are foundational to our farms operations:
- People - our top priority is to ensure that those working on our farm, at our markets, and anywhere in between are treated fairly. With respect to those farming our land, we are seeking to improve the lives of farm workers in southwest Michigan by providing good wages, teaching ESL, providing housing and a meal at lunch each day.
- Restorative and sustainable farming practices - we want the land to flourish and to remain productive for generations to come. This is why we chose to adopt regenerative organic practices, but it also influences our conservative use of water and what we plug back into the soil (microbes and probiotics)
- Ecosystem - the Great Lakes region is unlike any other in the world. With the most miles of shoreline in the contiguous United States, this "fresh coast" is an amazing place to visit or call home and we want to keep it that way. We will continue to comply with the regulations and requests of agencies seeking to improve and prolong this great ecosystem
Bottom line, we want to be good stewards of the wonderful creation entrusted to us. It may not always be easy, but we have no doubt that it is always worthwhile. And once you taste the difference, we think you'll feel the same.