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Friends Farm

Friends Farm & Community Garden

An outreach of Friends Ministry 
(Christian Community Development Organization)

Community Garden

Providing food, labor, relationship building and gardening skills through God's love for our community.

  • 4 acres of fruits and vegetables
  • Teaching garden skills
  • Sharing God's grace and truth
  • Working together
  • Loving God and neighbor
  • Offering accountable encouragement
  • Serving people in need
  • Strengthening communities
  • Mobilizing the Church
  • Enriching Lives

(Community Supported Agriculture)
During our harvest season a box of food will be provided for 14 weeks to those who have signed up for a C.S.A. Share.
A share costs $275. produce can be picked up at Friends Ministry on your designated day.

U-Pick Raspberries

 We have a 1 acre plot of Boyne and Nova raspberries, where you can pick your berries or we can do the picking for you, when berries are in season.

Garden Plots

We offer garden plots to grow your own food. We provide access to water and compost. You are responsible for taking care of your own plot. Plots are limited, please call for availability.

Barter/Labor Program

 Need to pay a bill?

With our barter/labor program we can help you pay that bill in exchange for your labor in the community garden. Contracts are available for up to $300.

Why give to Barter/Labor?

The Bible tells us that work is a blessing. Your donation provides an opportunity for a participant to work off a bill teaches them new skills, builds relationships, and teamwork. Work is the best solution to poverty.

Currently this program is available for Missaukee County residents.

For more information please call us at 231-839-8816

Steer Project (fundraiser) 

Through the generosity of area farmers, Friends Ministry will have approximately 40 steer calves sometime in April.

  • Calves will be fed by the farmers for the first 60 days then donated to Friends Ministry.
  • We locate the calves to a piece of property on site.
  • A local herdsman has volunteered to oversee this project.
  • Calves are sold to a feed market in the fall.
  • Money earned helps us to raise operating cash for our gardening project.

 Here is how you can help us with this fundraiser

  • Sponsor a calf. The cost is $295. To raise 1 calf.
  • Give a donation of quality bales of hay
  • Commit to 15 minutes, once a week in the morning to feed, grain/hay the calves.

For more information about our organization or programs please call us at 231-839-8816 or visit us on the web at friendsministry.net or email us at friendsministry@yahoo.com


This page last updated on 1/7/2014.