Where are you located?
We are located on the eastern outskirts of Fremont, Michigan.
Are you part of a larger distributer or co-op?
No. We are completely independent and family-owned. My family and I (and only my family and I!) run the whole farm from seed to market/restaurant.
Where do you deliver?
We deliver within an hour radius. Grand Rapids is about an hour south of us.
How often do you deliver?
We deliver up to two times a week.
What is the difference between buying bulk produce and a Custom Grown Garden?
My family grows a huge selection of fruits and vegetables. When certain crops are in season that is when we will be able to sell to restaurants at a bulk discount.
Custom Grown Gardens is a brand. I want to add even more value to the concept of “locally-grown and sourced ingredients” by giving your restaurant its very own garden located on my farm that you customize yourself. I grow it and harvest it myself, but it will be your plot of ground that you can publicize and rave to your visitors about. It’s a perfect way to show your customers how committed you are to locally grown foods and the use of the freshest and healthiest ingredients possible. Your garden can also be open to the public for viewing and/or harvest per your permission or request. It will be a branding for your restaurant that you can sell to your customers to build up your dishes and make them stand out from the rest. Your very own garden produced the ingredients in this dish, grown and harvested by Bernadette, a passionate farmer who is devoted to the land and providing naturally-grown food to her community.
What are your prices for bulk produce from your family’s farm?*
Pricing will be in direct correlation to what it is you need and how much you need of it. We will work out pricing until it is fair for both sides, although you will see below a price list from last year to give you a good estimate of what to expect. We will not compromise freshness or quality for anything. We work hard to provide all our customers the very best we can produce which will make your dishes the very best they can be. Taste is only as good as your ingredients!
*Delivery fee to cover cost of transportation. This is waived if you are part of the Custom Grown Gardens program.
**All unscheduled deliveries will have an extra fee.
What is your pricing for a Custom Grown Garden?
My pricing is simple. Start-up fee and a single, flat-rate weekly fee. Let’s sit down together and discuss details.
Keep in mind:
a.) I am not affiliated with any food distribution company so there is no middle man, and with no middle man you know exactly where your ingredients are coming from.
b.) The ingredients you get come straight from your own garden right on my farm, and are no more than a few hours old once they arrive at your restaurant.
c.) My passion is in my diversity and quality. I love farming, I love growing everything under the sun, and I love striving to produce the best tasting food on the planet. That’s my goal: to give you a diverse selection of the highest quality herbs, greens, and specialty vegetables – produce that you wouldn’t find in the standard selection offered at places like Wal-Mart, Meijer, or even Sysco.
“Your Restaurant’s” Herb and Heirloom Vegetable Farm Garden.* I’d love to grow you an array of herbs and greens for your dishes, to use as seasoning, garnishes, salad, or whatever your imagination can dream up! Want more than herbs and greens? Include in your herb garden unique heirloom vegetables that can’t help but steal the show and make your menu stand out from the rest!
*Includes personalized plaques in the garden and at the restaurant, each crop labeled, and high-quality photos and video taken of process plus any other kind of promotion/marketing discussed and agreed upon.
The start-up fee is determined on how much space is needed for your garden. You can think of the start-up fee as renting farmland and then hiring me to plant, grow, and harvest your crops.
Say it with flowers: Top the whole farm-to-table experience with flowers! I can provide your restaurant cut flowers from my cutting garden every week for a small, separate fee.
What is the price of produce from a Custom Grown Garden?*
Price of crops grown/harvested/delivered is a standard weekly fee. Let’s sit down and discuss details.
*Extra fee for delivering outside of scheduled times.
How do I sign up for my own custom garden?
Send me a message by filling out the form below. You are also welcome to give me a call at 231-303-0412.
How do I place an order for my ingredients from my custom garden?
You will have access to our produce database (updated weekly) where you can select what you need and how much you need every week. You then submit your order with payment. If paying with cash or check, we will ask for payment upon delivery.
What if I only want bulk produce?
If you are not interested in a custom garden at this time that is perfectly fine. My family and I would love to still provide your restaurant delicious, fresh ingredients straight from our farm, Magicland Farms.