Anna Hoekstra was co-owner of Groundswell Community Farm from 2006 – 2009
Anna has shaped Groundswell Community Farm from the start. Her desire to farm in a way that does not negatively impact the earth and that fosters community is integral to Groundswell to this day. She feels that “CSA offers many local and global solutions to innumerable societal problems in a simple way- we grow healthy, chemical-free food for friends and community members who live no more than 20 miles from our land.” In 2010, Anna traveled the world in search of a new home where the spirit of community was even more central to the mission of the farm. She went to Chiapas, Mexico; LaDakh, India and then biked from Maine to Asheville, North Carolina.
Anna lived for several years at an intentional community in Asheville, North Carolina, called Gladheart Farm. She is now living at another community in Oneonta, New York where she works in a cooperatively-managed deli and also has time to garden, teach, dance, travel and to be part of a community grounded in Christianity.
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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.