Granor Farm, Three Oaks, Michigan
August 18, 2017
Granor Farm, in Three Oaks, Michigan is one of Chef Joho’s favorites. The farm is the only organic one of its kind in southwest Michigan. Chef Joho took us on a tour of this beautiful property and its bounty of herbs, vegetables, fruits and flowers.
The farmer’s at Granor plant a wide variety of vegetables and plants that thrive in the midwestern soil. In mid August, we see fresh radishes, sweet corn and a variety of squash and leafy greens.
Zucchini blossoms, the flowers of the zucchini plant, are available through the summer months. The delicate, elegant ingredient is best used the day it is picked. Chef Joho recommends the flowers to be lightly fried, drizzled with honey and served immediately.
Granor keeps about 20 heritage chickens on site, as well as ducks, bat-boxes and bees. The variety of breeds produce colorful, unique farm fresh eggs, which are sold at the on-site market. Chef Joho likes nothing better than a fresh farm egg in the morning, to start his day.
August is heirloom tomato season and the farmers at Granor grow many different varieties. The tomato plants are suspended from the ceiling of the greenhouse, allowing them to grow without also bearing the weight of the fruit.
Granor also grows a bounty of herbs, including fresh basil, perfect for a tomato summer salad.
The hoop houses allow fresh vegetables to be grown throughout the fall and colder months – producing fresh farm produce such as carrots, spinach, mache and hardy green, even in the winter.
Granor’s lush selection of flowers can be purchased in the on-farm shop – a perfect final touch to your dinner table for your farm fresh meal.
Granor Farm provides CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) – the perfect way to bring a bit of the farm and its fresh, organic produce to your home. Participants purchase a membership and reap the bounties of the farm throughout the growing season. Learn more about the CSA and the wonderful bounty of Granor Farm, here.