Fresh Produce From Area Farms And Growers
Access to locally-grown fresh and affordable food begins with you!
The Farm Stand provides locally grown produce to EVERYONE in the community through a partnership with area farmers.
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 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.
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
We purchase our products at prices that are fair and equitable to farms.
Green- vs. Yellow-Dot Pricing
Shoppers are asked to choose one of two price options, discounted or retail, to help us keep a low-price option available to those who need it.
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.
We accept cash, credit, MI Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, and Project Fresh coupons.
How to Shop the Farm Stand
- Pick Your Produce
Choose from our farm-fresh produce, frozen foods, dry goods, and cottage products.
- Pick Your Price
Choose the yellow or green dot based on your household needs. It’s up to you.
- 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
I thought the food on the Farm Stand was for NKC Clients?
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.
Do I have to provide proof of income when I shop the Yellow Dot (discounted) price?
No proof is needed. You need only answer the cashier when asked which price point you’d like to pay.
Who should pay the Green Dot (retail) price?
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!
If I purchase at the Green Dot (retail) price, will there still be enough food for people who need the discounted produce?
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.
Local Farm Partners
We are grateful for the area farm partners both locally and throughout West Michigan that help to stock our Farm Stand:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or (616) 866-3478 ext 342.
The North Kent Connect Farm Stand is funded in part by the Heart of United Way West Michigan.