At 9 Bean Rows we are dedicated to growing healthy and delicious food for our community in an environmentally and economically sustainable model. 9 Bean Rows cultivates food not commodities. With that in mind, the nutritional content and flavor of our vegetables is at the top of our priority list.
We have 1.5 acres in production in various locations throughout Leelenau County, that provides produce for the Leelenau County School System, our 9 Bean Rows Café at the historic firehouse in Suttons Bay, our year-round CSA Share holders, and 6 weekly local farmers markets.
9 Bean Rows does not use chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Instead, we rely on the hands of our workers to keep our beds free of pests and weeds. We are a no-till farm, so the nutrients in the topsoil are left for our vegetables, instead of washed away to pollute our water system.
As food enthusiasts, we appreciate the delicacy of freshly harvested foods. In turn, we harvest at low temperatures with minimal handling to ensure the highest quality produce. These policies are not only important for the good of the world, but also to ensure that delectable, high-quality, nutritious vegetables make their way from our farm to your plate.
I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made:
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee;
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.
And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight's all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet's wings.
I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart's core.
Fall 2013 Week 10