Motave Meadows


ABOUT US

 

We are a small family farm nestled in the countryside of Howell, Michigan.  We have a twenty acre farm that has been certified organic since 2004.  We specialize in a gourmet lettuce blend mixed from over fifty to sixty varieties of lettuce grown on our farm.  We also grow many heirloom varieties of tomatoes, many of which will never be seen in a grocery store.  We love to grow herbs as well and often have at least five varieties of basil in addition to oregano, cilantro, chives, and dill.

Our produce is grown intensively in raised beds.  We have over one hundred raised beds that are filled with a combination of compost, peat moss and vermiculite.  We are able to maintain highly fertile soil which translates to great tasting vegetables that are highly nutritious.

  

Flowers are grown with the vegetables to entice pollinaters such as bees and butterflies to live in our garden.  Companion planting is incorporated in our garden plan which entails planting certain plants together to obtain beneficial properties to each other.  We also release beneficial insects such as praying mantis to the garden every year. 

We are very excited that we were able to put up a greenhouse and will be able to grow further into the fall and earlier in the spring which means more availability for you!  Be sure to order your organic vegetable transplants from us in March so we can grow them for you to pick up in the spring.


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