Farm Stand

Fresh Produce From Area Farms And Growers

Farm Stand Shoppers

Access to locally-grown fresh and affordable food begins with you!

Our year-round Farm Stand is filled with locally-sourced fruits and vegetables, dairy, eggs, and cottage products from local farms throughout Michigan. Open to all, we offer two price options to ensure that everyone can afford fresh food. We also accept MI Bridge Cards.

When you shop at the NKC Farm Stand you are helping to build community, boost the local economy, and increase access to local food. All proceeds go back into North Kent Connect programming and services.

About Our Products

We have 700-square feet of space to offer a wide variety from each local farm, including maple syrup, seasonal fruits and vegetables, dried beans, granola, and much more.

We purchase our products at prices that are fair and equitable to farms.

By choosing to shop the green (retail) price at the NKC Farm Stand, you are helping others to purchase fresh, local foods at prices they can afford. Payment options such as SNAP benefits and Double Up Food Bucks are available.

How to Shop the Farm Stand

 

  1. Pick Your Produce Choose from our farm-fresh produce, frozen foods, dry goods, and cottage products.
  2. Pick Your Price Choose the yellow or green dot based on your household needs. It’s up to you.
    We will never question your choice.
  3. Pick Your Payment Let the cashier know your dot color and whether you want to pay with cash, debit,
    credit, SNAP, Double Up Food Bucks, or North Kent Connect Program Credits.

Dot Pricing Q&A

Q. I thought the food on the Farm Stand was for NKC Clients?
A. The food on the Farm Stand is for EVERYONE! That’s why we offer two price points. You choose the one that fits your budget.
Q. Do I have to provide proof of income when I shop the Yellow Dot (discounted) price?
A. No proof is needed. You need only answer the cashier when asked which price point you’d like to pay.
Q. Who should pay the Green Dot (retail) price?
A. We rely on the green dot (retail) price to stock the Farm Stand with fresh, local produce. Anyone paying the retail price is helping others in the community to afford fresh food. We thank you for keeping the Farm Stand stocked!
Q. If I purchase at the Green Dot (retail) price, will there still be enough food for people who need the discounted produce?
A. Absolutely! Your purchase at the retail price makes it possible for us to keep the Farm Stand stocked, so we will make sure there is enough food for everyone.
If you ever have questions about the Farm Stand, please see one of our staff members, or contact our Food Programs Manager, Beverly Bouma, at beverly.bouma@nkconnect.org, or (616) 866-3478 ext 342.
Thank you for ensuring that everyone in our community has access to fresh, healthy food!

Farm Stand Seasonal Items

Holiday baskets will be available this week! Stop in and buy one for yourself or as a gift for a loved one.

 

Local Farm Partners 

We are grateful for the area farm partners both locally and throughout West Michigan that help to stock our Farm Stand:

Please contact Beverly Bouma, Food Programs Manager, for more information.

 

Funded in part by the United Way