The North Farm, originally founded in 1899 just north of Chatham, Michigan is part of the MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center. We are an incubator farm specializing in diversified organic vegetable production, research, education, and outreach for northern latitude climates. We offer farm tours and activities, on-site workshops, and opportunities for beginning farmers to live and work with us to learn about sustainable farming in the challenging northern climate of the U.P. Our focus is building healthy soils, food, people, and communities. Using organic and sustainable practices coupled with season extension technologies, we are growing a wide variety of vegetables. Our farm functions as both a production and teaching facility, and we aim to provide healthy, fresh, nutrient-dense produce to the local markets.
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