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Join our CSA!

The last few months have been crazy.  Stores and restaurants have been closed. The grocery store shelves have been empty.

But you don’t need wonder where your food is going to coming from this summer!  Join a CSA.   Know that your fridge will be full of good healthy food and support local farms.

Our new CSA program makes it easier than ever to get produce that your entire family will love.  Here are few of the highlights:

  • Personalized:  Once you sign up you will rate all the produce we grow.  Your boxes will be customized according to your preferences.
  • Customization:  You can swap out items prior to delivery.  Have too many carrots in the fridge?  No problem!  You have 48 hours to log in to the Harvie site and swap them out for something else.
  • Add Ons:  Need extra items?  Our members are able choose and add more items to their box from a variety of produce and extras from area businesses.
  • Flexibility:  Going on vacation?  You can reschedule your boxes for another week during the current program.
  • Recipes:  Each week you will be emailed a list of recipe ideas specified to your box!  You can also find lots of recipe ideas on our website.
  • Community:  Join our CSA member facebook group for weekly videos and to connect with other members.

You can sign up for produce every week during the summer (20 weeks) or sign up for our every other week share (10 weeks).   Payment plans are available!

Pick up locations:

  • Farm Pick Up (Holland): Wednesday | 10am – 6pm.
  • Kalamazoo Market (Summer Season): Saturday | 8am – 1pm.
  • Muskegon Market (Summer Season): Saturday | 8am – 1pm.
  • Ventura (Employees): Wednesday | 12pm – 5pm.
  • Bronson – Kalamazoo (Employees): Terrace Cafe, Thursday | 2pm – 6pm.
  • Bronson – Lakeview (Employees): Tuesday | 4pm – 6pm.

Find out all of the details on our website.  If you have any questions please let us know!

Ready to sign up?  Sign up is available on our Harvie page. The signup deadline is June 3.

Please also know that we are here for you!  We have increased our plantings and have been working hard to get the fields filled with produce for you all to enjoy. We look forward to feeding you and your family this summer!

Don’t miss out on your favorite produce this summer!

The summer season goes by so fast.  There is such a great variety of produce grown right here in our great state of Michigan!

We want to make sure that you enjoy everything that is available and we have just what you need to make sure that happens!

From strawberries to green beans, tomatoes, sweet corn and brussel sprouts, our produce guide will let give you an idea of when to expect all of your favorites.

Get your free produce guide HERE.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.  Thank you for supporting your local farmers!

-The Visser Family

PS – Did you know the farmers markets are open?  Asparagus, green onions, radishes, cherry tomatoes, rhubarb and salad mix is ready right now.  Here is where you can find us!

It’s time for some asparagus!

Asparagus season has arrived!

Along with this spring favorite we also have cherry tomatoes, rhubarb, green onions, salad mix, kale, swiss chard, potatoes, carrots, radishes, beets, parsnips & more!

Here is where you can find us:

MUSKEGON Farmers Market:  Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 8am – 1pm.

HOLLAND – Crisp Country Acres Farm Store:  Our farm store is your one-stop shop for all your groceries!  Produce, meats, eggs, bread, milk, cheese, quiche, pop corn, bread & more is available.  The store is open Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm & Saturday, 8am – 5pm .

KALAMAZOO Farmers Market:   This market is open for drive thru, preorder pick up only in May.  Order on our website by Friday at noon for Saturday pick up.  Make sure to read all the details on how this will work HERE.  We are hoping that the market will open for normal purchasing on June 6. Want to pick out your own items?  See our other Kalamazoo options below!

KALAMAZOO – Pop Up Market:  Want to shop & pick out your own produce?  Visit us at the Michigan Egg Exchange parking lot on Saturday from 8am – 1pm.  The egg exchange is right across from KIK pool, around the corner from the outdoor market.  Here is the address: 923 Walter St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001.  Otto’s chicken will also be at this location.

Thank you so much for supporting the farm!  We look forward to seeing you all soon!

– The Visser Family

Where to find us this week!

Need some groceries?  Here is where you can find us this week:

Farm Store – Monday – Friday | 8am – 6pm. Saturday | 8am – 5pm. Farm Store address: 5888 120th Ave, Holland.

Kalamazoo – Food Dance parking lot on Saturday 8am – noon. Food Dance address: 401 E. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo.

Spring Lake – Seven Steps Up parking lot on Saturday | 8am – noon. Seven Steps Up address: 116 S. Jackson St, Spring Lake.

Online ordering also available!  Here is the link.

Thank you for supporting your local farmers!

We are here for you!

We hope that you & your family are well!

We want to you know that in these uncertain times we are here for you!  We have several ways for you to be able to enjoy local food.

Online Farm Store:  Shop for your food from the comfort of your home and we will get it ready for you.  Pick up is available at our farm store in Holland, Kalamazoo & Spring Lake.  Get all the details HERE.

Holland – Farm Store:  Our farmstore is open Monday – Friday | 8am – 6pm.  Saturday 8am – 5pm. Address is 5888 120th Ave, Holland. We have meats, bread, milk, cheese, butter, baked goods, veggies, honey & more available for you at the store.

Kalamazoo:  We are setting up in the Food Dance parking lot on Saturday’s from 8am – noon until the outdoor market opens again!  Food Dance address: 401 E. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo.  We have a vareity of produce & meats available for you to pick from!

Spring Lake:  We will be set up in the parking lot by Seven Steps Up this Saturday, April 11.  We were be there from 8am – noon.  Their address is 116 S. Jackson Street, Spring Lake.  We will have a variety of produce & meats available for you to pick from!

CSA:  Our spring CSA begins the week of April 19!  This is a great way for you to ensure you have great food in your fridge each week.  Find out all of the details on this great program HERE.

We are off to a great start in the fields!  Seeds are getting planted and it feels so good to see some green in the fields again. Regardless of what happens we plan to have delicious produce available for your family all year long.

Have a great day & we hope to see you soon!

– The Visser Family

Online Ordering Now Available!

Order online & pay online and we will have it bagged and ready for you!

How it works:

1. Log into our online store.

2. Choose what you would like.  Choose your pick up location and pay.

3. Come to your pick up location and pick up your order!

Pick up locations:

Farm Store – 5888 120th Ave, Holland. We need 24 hour notice for farm pick up. The farm store hours are: Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm. Saturday, 8am – 5pm. Come into the farm store to pick up your order or call (616) 399-3169 when you arrive and we will bring your order out to your car! The farm store will remain open if you want to come in and shop to pick out your own items.
 
Kalamazoo  – Food Dance Parking Lot.  Orders need to be in by noon on Friday. Pick up is on Saturday from 8am – 12pm.  A normal market set up will also be available if you want to stop by and pick out your own items. (Please note some of the items listed on the online farm store are only available for online purchases.)
 
Thank you so much for your patience as we figure out this new system. You support means so much to us!
 
If you have any questions please let us know. Thanks again!

Granola

  • 2 Cups Oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup Crisp Country Acres Honey
  • 2 Tbsp. Real Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together peanut butter, honey and maple syrup.  Put in microwave for 30 seconds.  Add in oats, cinnamon and vanilla.  Stir thoroughly.

Spread granola evenly over baking sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes.  Stir granola.  Lower over temperature to 325 degrees.  Bake 10 minutes, stir.  Bake 10 more minutes & take out.

Allow to cool & enjoy!

Vote for Crisp Country Acres!

We are so excited to be nominated for the top health food store in Holland! Have you voted yet? Here is the link to vote!

You can do so today and every day until March 5.

Thank you for your support!

How to enjoy root veggies this season.

Winter is here.

Gone are the days of fresh green beans and sweet corn.

You may be thinking…

I want to eat local, but what is there to eat in the winter?

With the help of our cold storage & greenhouses we are able to enjoy a really great variety of local food all winter long!

But, those root veggies…

What do you do with them? What do they taste like?

Wonder no more!  We will go over everything you need to know to make sure that you enjoy these seasonal favorites.

First, let start out with what they all are:

What do they taste like? Here is my description of them:

Beets:  We grow 3 kinds – Golden, Candy & Red.  Golden beets are the most mild beet that we grow.  They do not have a strong earthy flavor and are great for a person who does not like red beets or have not tried them before.  Candy beets are a really pretty pink & white stripped on the inside.  They are not quite as sweet as the golden, but not as strong as the red beets.  Red beets are your traditional beet flavor.

Rutabaga: Rutabaga is a golden color on the bottom with a purple top.  They are more milder in taste than a turnip, often substituted for potato when mashing.

Turnips:  Turnips are very white on the bottom with a purple top.  They taste like a cabbage/radish cross.

Parsnip:  They look like a white carrot, but have a thicker skin.  They are sweeter than a carrot when cooked.

Radish:  These come in lots of colors & varieties.  They have a spicy, peppery flavor.

Celery Root:  This odd looking veggie does get the attention it deserves!  It tastes just like celery.  Great to be eaten raw, added to salads, roasted or for soups.

Carrot:  Carrots come in all colors.  Our carrots are super sweet and delicious raw or cooked.

How to I store them?

We recommended that you leave your root veggies in a bag or container where they won’t be in the air.  They also need to be kept in the fridge.  If you leave them out of the bag or on the counter they will get soft.

What do I do with them?

The first thing I always recommend to do is roast them.  Roasted veggies can bring out completely different flavors, often making the sweeter.  Here is how we recommend to roast them.

Need more ideas?  Check out the recipe section of the website for tons more recipes.  The recipes are organized by the crop along the right hand side.  Find the veggie you are looking for and click on it for more ideas.

Along with the root veggies we also have salad greens, microgreens, cabbage, onions, apples, eggs, meats and more available so you definitely won’t be going hungry this winter.

What is your favorite root veggie? Let us know at the markets this weekend!

– The Visser Family

We are back!

After a holiday break we will be back at the markets this weekend!

Stop by and check out all of the produce we have available:

Carrots (Orange & Rainbow)
Beets (Red, Gold & Candy)
Kale
Radishes
Collards
Onions
Cabbage
Apples (Honey Crisp, Golden Delicious, Fuji & Gala)
Leek
Celery Root
Turnip
Rutabaga
Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Yukon Gold, Red Skin, Butterball, Blue, Fingerling, Russet, White)
Micro Greens
Honey
Maple Syrup
Eggs
Meats

FInd us at:

See you all soon!

– The Visser Family