We try to tread lightly on this precious earth. We are doing this by implementing:
Solar panels and electric equipment
Minimal single-use plastic
Managing for invasive species
Planting native plants
Minimal heated growing spaces
Super local distribution, our produce only travels <20 miles
Green Things Farm grew out of two people's love for each other and their community. Nate and Jill Lada started the farm in the spring of 2011 at the Tilian Farm Incubator Program. In 2013 we purchased 64 acres of conserved farmland on Nixon Road. We grow a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, flowers and grains. We also raise pigs, cattle, and chickens. We started with a bare conventional field and work every year to build infrastructure and improve the health of our farm ecosystem.
As of 2015 we are certified organic. We are deeply grateful for the support we have been given from the Ann Arbor community.
The core of our farm is a CSA, which stands for Community Supported Agriculture. A CSA is a model of food distribution which builds a relationship with your farmer.
We grow a diverse variety of seasonal organic flowers for our farm stand, markets, wholesale, and special events.
Visit our animals page to learn more about our pigs, cattle, and chickens!
In the summer months we host community farm dinners. We also work with Thurston Elementary on their school garden. We work with St. Joseph hospital to provide more access to fresh food and local flowers to folks through hospital. And more! We are happy to work with you to do farm outreach.