Cultivate Michigan Season Extension Tour - CANCELLED
Date: September 21, 2018
Time: 9 - 11 a.m.
Location: Ski Country Farm 2281 West 7 Mile Rd., Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
Contact: Kaitlin Wojciak, firstname.lastname@example.org, 586-469-60
This event has been cancelled.
Join the Michigan Farm to Institution Network for a tour featuring season extension and food safety.
COST: Free, but registration is required.
Tour participants will learn about a variety of seasonal Cultivate Michigan featured foods by showcasing many elements of this diverse farm, including:
- On farm food safety practices on this GAP certified farm
- Hoophouse production as a season extension technique
- An overview of the diversified farm, featuring salad greens and kale in production
Following the tour, an optional networking lunch will be provided. Additional details will be provided to registrants prior to the tour.
Ski Country Farm Profile
Ski Country Farm is a small, diversified farm producing vegetables and some fruits on less than 2 acres in the eastern Upper Peninsula. Located just south of Sault Ste. Marie, the owners sell their produce at a local farmers market, through a CSA program and to several local restaurants and institutions. Food safety is a priority at Ski Country, which has obtained GAP certification. The farm is also MAEAP verified and recently added USDA Organic certification. Extending the short Upper Peninsula growing season is a focus of the farm, which now produces in two large hoophouses and uses a variety of other season extension techniques. Since its founding in 2010, Ski Country has used organic production methods, growing without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. Ski Country Farm is committed to contributing to their community and regularly partners with local organizations to share their experience.
This tour is provided by the Michigan Farm to Institution Network and MSU Extension.