Our mission

Rising Vitality Farm, God’s good food for God’s good people. Here at Rising Vitality Farm we are on a mission. A mission to offer the freshest, best tasting, nutrient dense produce to our customers. We are in a unique situation in which to do this because it is our foundation year and our soil has been untouched by a plow, mower or chemicals. So we are starting with a blank slate, a white board of soil, upon which to write a lifelong prescription of better health and increased vitality. This year we broke ground on three acres of unused pasture and put up a 30×96 foot hoophouse. We had the soil tested and sent to different labs. Based on those results and working with an agronomist we mixed a batch of minerals and determined the proper dosage necessary to balance the minerals in our field and hoop. Each year we will retest the soil and adjust the mineral inputs accordingly. These minerals are not fertilizer, they are not chemically created, they are produced by our creator for our health and vitality. But if the minerals are not in the soil they cannot be in the plant and they cannot be in you. At the end of the growing season a selected green leaf vegetable will be sent out for a leaf analysis test to measure our progress. This year the target crop will be spinach. Mineralization of the soil takes time and effort but it creates nutrient dense food. That is our mission.
An interesting side effect of mineralization of the soil is enhanced taste and flavors in the produce. That in conjunction with our heirloom variety preferences will result in offering to our customers the best tasting and healthiest food. The best way to get people to eat their greens is to make them taste good. So come along with us, visit us often, see for yourself how it all works out. Then you can answer the question ” What’s your vitality?” with the answer “Rising”.
God’s good food for God’s good people: more then a tagline its a mission statement.
Good luck out there good people.

June 2015 @ Newbie Farm

Hello and welcome back to Rising Vitality Farm or as I have nicknamed the place “Newbie Farm”. No surprise goat babies this month just on time, planned bunnies. Marshmallow had only two little ones, unusual in that most rabbits have litters of 4-7 bunnies. They are well fed, fat little bunnies and are on sale as pets for $10. Call the farm or email me if you are interested. I will post pictures on Facebook. We had a decent harvest this month of sugar snap peas, cucumbers, kale, chard, beets, carrots, lettuce heads, spinach, sorrel and dandelion. Sample our harvest at J House Juice in Grosse Pointe Farms by ordering a delicous, healthy bottle of juice and toasting to your healthy future. June saw the last of the spinach harvest for awhile as it bolts in the heat this time of year. If I find some spare time I will attempt to grow a more heat tolerant variety under shade cloth and misted to see if spinach can grow in Michigan’s summer sun. We processed two rotations of 50 meat birds each this month. The first rotation sold out but we have a few whole broilers left from Monday’s harvest so if you want a fresh, organic milk-fed broiler chicken for your BBQ or smoker the price is $4.25/lb. contact us and we will ship you a few birds or better pick your chickens up at the farm or at the markets. We are at the Fowlerville Farmers’ Market on Fridays and Green Oak Farmers’ Market on Sundays. The pigs are growing as fast as the weeds around this place, they will be processed in November so reserve now. These are heritage breed pigs with marbled meat not the “new white meat” pork found at every corner store. They are expensive because the piglets are five times the cost, they grow slower so they eat more and we take them to a humane slaughter facility and that costs more. They are $6/lb hanging weight if you pick up at the farm and $7/lb if we deliver anywhere within Livingston, Washtenaw or Oakland County. If you live in Macomb or Wayne county contact Greg at greg@risingvitalityfarm.com to arrange for payment and delivery. Another good idea: share the harvest with a friend or family member and reduce your cost by half. The hanging weight of a pig will be about two hundred pounds. We need help out here if you know of anyone looking to work on an diversified organic farm, contact us. Good luck out there good people.