Michigan Loses ‘Right To Farm’ This Week: A Farewell To Backyard Chickens and Beekeepers

I am not sure that right to farm laws should necessarily apply in urban and suburban settings, typically these uses are “grandfathered” as non-conforming uses and allowed to continue as long as they are not discontinued for a specific time period (In Nebraska that is at least 12 months).  What I find truly offensive about this is that the Farm Bureau supported the findings.  To me that would indicate that they have no real use for the small farmer, hobby farmer, or anyone that is not involved in full blown production agriculture.  Maybe they should change their name to the Factory Farm Bureau.  They seem to have this same attitude in Nebraska.

 

 

Michigan Loses ‘Right To Farm’ This Week: A Farewell To Backyard Chickens and Beekeepers.

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About GI Acres CSA

GI Acres is located on the western edge of Grand Island, Nebraska. The garden takes up about half of an acre. We also have chickens, rabbits and bees

Our farm is not USDA Certified Organic and we do not anticipate applying for such status. We strive to produce healthy vegetables using natural methods of fertilizing, building soil, and controlling pests such as insects and weeds. Those healthy vegetables will begin in mid to late May with herbs, asparagus, rhubarb and strawberries. During the season you can expect a variety of greens, beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, squash, corn and potatoes along with tips about how to cook and preserve your weekly share. The season will conclude in late September or early October. We aim for a 20-week season.

We did not grow up on farms but we did grow up in families with large gardens, eating a variety of fresh produce and canning/freezing the excess. We have maintained the tradition of growing and preserving food for our family for the past 20+ years. GI Acres is our attempt to share that passion for good food with our community.