Michelle Ferrarese has been farming at Birch Point since 2007. After grad school and farming stints in Massachusetts, SE Michigan, and managing the MSU Student Organic Farm, Michelle landed in Leelanau County, at the end of a bicycle tour of MI CSA farms. Michelle also has the good fortune to have marrried another farmer- Jess Piskor of Northport's Bare Knuckle Farm! While we live primarily at Birch Point, Jess spends much of his summers up in Northport, and we get to help each other out once in a while with harvesting, planting, marketing, equipment sharing, and planning. We like to say we're a two-farm family. We look forward to collaborating with Bare Knuckle on some fancy farm dinners, among other things. Favorite thing to grow is garlic. Fave vegetable:kale. Astrological sign: Sagittarius. Farming philosophy: the more organic matter the better; and we are all in this together.
This page last updated on 2/19/2017.