About Groundswell Community Farm

Our Mission

The mission of Groundswell Community Farm is to grow high quality, nutrient dense, sustainable vegetables while building strong communities through agriculture.

Who We Are

Groundswell Community Farm is a small, seven-acre vegetable farm located outside Zeeland, MI that is dedicated to producing locally grown, sustainable produce. On our farm we have three primary values that drive our food production: community, transparency and integrity. We believe by placing these three values first creates a trustworthy relationship with our customers, and produces high quality produce. Everything we produce on the farm is sustainably produced, Non-GMO and locally grown by people in your community. The heart of our farm is our 100 member CSA. We also sell at multiple markets in West Michigan and wholesale to various restaurants and grocery stores across West Michigan. Welcome to our farm!

Farming Practices

Healthy Soil

Groundswell grows very nutritious vegetables because of our soil! There’s something special about Carlisle Muck soil. It consists of soil organic matter that is 40% or higher in our soil. We farm in a manner that preserves these valuable nutrients.

Reduce Tillage

One of our primary goals is to minimize the tillage of our soil. This naturally depletes noxious weeds over time and is better for the soil microorganisms, which produces better, more nutritious vegetables.

Chemical Free

We do not use synthetic chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides or sprays. We do not use organically approved sprays unless we are having pest or disease problems. All cultivation is done by hand or with implements.

Sustainable

We are work to maintain the ecology and diversity of the farm and its surroundings.

Cover Crops

We utilize cover crops like peas and oats to add nutrients back to the soil through nitrogen fixation and green manure. Cover crops also protect our soil from erosion. 

“Groundswell strives to find a balance between maximizing food production and environmental stewardship. We take a “whole-system approach” to farming by finding a balance between production and sustainability. We farm in a manner that protects the environment, while producing an abundance of food ten months out of the year. Focusing on soil health and viability, reducing tillage, using cover crops, farming without synthetic chemicals and remaining sustainable are a few of the ways we accomplish this task. ”

Steve Whittington
Farm Manager

Volunteer at Groundswell Community Farm

Volunteer at Groundswell Community Farm

Meet The Farmers!

We take time to introduce ourselves to our customers because transparency is one of our primary values. Knowing exactly who grows your food and how it was grown is very important to us. The farmers at Groundswell make it all happen! Meet the Farmers!

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About Us

Groundswell Community Farm grows over 40 different crops and 200+ varieties, to provide our CSA members and Michigan restaurants with an amazing array of colorful and flavorful veggies.

Copyright © 2019 Groundswell Community Farms. All rights reserved. Site by CurlyHost.

Groundswell Community Farm grows over 40 different crops and 200+ varieties, to provide our CSA members and Michigan restaurants with an amazing array of colorful and flavorful veggies.

Copyright © 2019 Groundswell Community Farms. All rights reserved. Site by CurlyHost.