We are proud to grow healthy and delicious food for our Northern Michigan community. 9 Bean Rows cultivates food not commodities. With that in mind, the nutritional content and flavor of our vegetables is at the top of our priority list.
We do not use chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Instead, we rely on the hands of our workers to keep our beds free of pests and weeds. We are a no-till farm, so the nutrients in the topsoil are left for our vegetables, instead of washed away to pollute our water system.
As food enthusiasts, we appreciate the delicacy of freshly harvested foods, which is why we harvest at low temperatures with minimal handling to ensure the highest quality produce. These policies are not only important for the good of the world, but also to ensure that delectable, high-quality, nutritious vegetables make their way from our farm to your plate.
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Farm to School
In 2013, 9 Bean Rows received a grant to put together a commercial washing station for salad bars at Leelanau County Public Schools. After years of providing the mixed salad greens year-round to the Leland Public School, we were able to ramp up production and provide farm-fresh, chemical-free produce to students in Frankfort, Leland, Glenn Lake, Suttons Bay, the Leelanau School, and Northport, as well as several schools within the Traverse City Area Public School System.
Providing farm fresh food to children is not only far more nutritious, it also teaches kids that vegetables can be delicious, which encourages healthier life choices for their future. We are very excited to be able to help give our community's children a healthy foundation.
What We Grow
Our farm provides vegetables and fruits for our year-round CSA, local school systems, and weekly farmers' markets throughout the region. Our produce can also be found in a number of local restaurants.
Our selection is constantly evolving depending on the season. 9 Bean Rows specializes in greens (and giant pumpkins). We produce a variety of greens and root vegetables throughout the year, and in peak season (spring, summer, and fall) we grow a full arrangement of fruits and vegetables.
Our bakery items and farm-fresh produce can be found at farm markets around the region.
Indoor Market at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons
Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market
Outdoor Market at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons
Glen Arbor Farmers Market
Northport Farmers Market
Using hoop houses allows us to extend our growing season and offer healthy, chemical-free produce year-round.
Contact us if you are interested in adding a hoop house to your farm or homestead. Nic has experience building hoop houses across the state for many farm businesses, schools and hobbyists. He not only understands the engineering behind these structures and can help you choose the right size and placement for your needs, but can also assist with irrigation set up or even crop selection. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.