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Little produce farm in Posen making big splash in NE MI

Submitted by on April 29, 2016 – 12:56 amNo Comment

A little produce farm in Posen is beginning to make a big splash in northeast Michigan.

Dion and Molly Stepanski have been transforming a family-owned farm into what they have named the Presque Isle Farm since 2014.

The farm has been in Dion’s family for over 100 years and has been designated a Centennial Farm by the Michigan Historical Society.

The Stepanski’s are creating an organic market vegetable farm that is currently providing fresh produce to numerous local businesses including Neiman’s Family Market, The Fresh Palate and Austin Brothers Beer Company.  They recently received a grant to provide $15,000 worth of free produce to Rogers City Area Schools.

The Stepanski’s have plans to build large greenhouses called ‘high tunnels’ so they can supply vegetables year round.  They also want to add a bee habitat and develop an environmental restoration cover crop and soil fertility system.

They are currently trying to raise $20,000 to continue their dream through a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com.  More information about the Stepanski’s, the couple’s plans and Presque Isle Farm are available on that website.