Firefly Ridge CSA Farm is part of a farm that has been in operation for over a hundred years. Formerly El-Jo Farms and Heavenly Grace Gardens, our property has always been about agriculture. On our 20 acre farm, the mother-daughter team, Laura & Dena, now own a bio-dynamic produce company serving the local communities with fresh veggies and fruits. We love sharing our harvest through CSA boxes, Farmer's Markets, and produce stands.
We use organic, natural processes, but choose to be not certified to keep the prices of our produce down. We are a caring team, caring for the crops we are blessed with and caring for those who have discovered our healthy produce.
We, Laura & Dena, are super passionate about seeing our patrons become healthier and more aware of the importance of choosing non-chemical produce. We are always excited when we hear that our CSA members like a new food they never tried before.
The gardens on the farm are owned and operated by Dena Judd, Farmer's Market Manager, Professional Grower for greenhouse and field crops, and Laura Smith, MSU Master Gardener-1991. We practice sustainable planting, bio-dynamic, no-dig gardening on our 20 acre farm.
Firefly Ridge is a USDA Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farm. We offer shares of our crops to our community each week and they receive a box of what is in season for 20 weeks during the gardening season, June-October. In turn, the shareholders support us by paying for their share up front so we can get the gardens ready to produce for them.
Firefly Ridge also offers fresh produce and eggs at several Farmer's Markets. The main market has always been the hometown market, Laingsburg Farmer's Market. For over a decade, we have provided fresh produce and baked goods each Wednesday from 4-7pm on Roosevelt Row in the beautiful City of Laingsburg. This is also the place where shareholders pick up their CSA boxes each week.
On Tuesdays, from May-October, Firefly Ridge is at the Flint Farmer's Market with produce only. This market has been designated as one of the top markets in the U.S. and we feel blessed to have been invited to be there as a grower from Noon-6pm.
The Bath Farmer's Market is a market that Firefly Ridge is ready to be a part of, with lots of baked goods, including our Artisan breads, over-sized cookies, flavored breads, desserts, and our delicious bars that customers have named "Yummy Goodness."
Besides the Farmer's Markets, we have a very popular produce stand in the very center of town, which is open 24/7. Our town has enjoyed the variety of our produce we put on the stand and it has become a place where people appreciate the availability of our produce and come to know us personally. In the 2020 season, we will add another produce stand at the farm.
We are very proud of what we 2 women have accomplished in the last few years, beginning our 4th CSA season in 2020. We have quadrupled in size twice so far and even though it's extremely hard work, we enjoy every minute of it. As an environmentally verified farm homestead specializing in crops & livestock (hens for eggs), we love that we offer nutritious, healthy, chemical free produce to our communities. We use organic practices, not certified, and plant organic and non-gmo seeds. It's been a great journey and we're just getting started.
Thank you for supporting our venture! We appreciate it so much and can't wait to bless you with what we're growing!
We would love to have you partner with us, whether through CSA shares or through special projects we are working toward.
For the 2020 Summer CSA season, there are several membership options to choose from. When ordering, simply send us a message below and we will promptly direct you to the payment choices. Please include your contact info and allergy info. We will mail your confirmation & guidelines. Your pickup location will be the Laingsburg Farmer's Market. We also offer delivery service. Here are the membership options...
$150 10-weeks. Feeds 1-2 people. Pickup is every other week.
$300 20-weeks. Feeds 1-2 people.
$500 20-weeks. Feeds family of 4.
$60 20-weeks of 1 dz. farm fresh eggs.
$50 Seasonal Home Delivery (Local) (Please add another $50 for each 10 miles beyond Laingsburg.)
We accept checks payable to Firefly Ridge, sent to P.O. Box 268, Laingsburg, MI 48848
We accept credit cards and Paypal.
We are so grateful for donations that have been previously given to us by local supporters. We are thankful for the refrigeration & freezer units, a hoophouse, a very fancy chicken coop, lots of compost, use of tractors and equipment with the man power to open up our fields for us,
This year, we are hoping to accomplish these projects:
Enclosed trailer for delivering CSA & produce to the markets.
Commercial kitchen to expand the baked goods line and be able to process and preserve produce.
Donations for special farm projects can be made at these same payment locations. Thank you in advance! We are so blessed to be in this community!!!
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We love our customers, so feel free to visit us at:
Flint Farmer's Market Tuesdays Noon-6pm
Laingsburg Farmer's Market Wednesdays 4-7pm
Bath Farmer's Market Thursdays 4-7pm
Produce Stand 24/7 Downtown Laingsburg
Produce Stand at the Farm Laingsburg
Laingsburg, Michigan 48848