The Farm on Jennings
By Nick Machinski
Carol Caplan uses organic practices on her farm. A member of the member of the Michigan Flower Growers’ Cooperative, the farm joins other area farms in providing flowers for wholesale. But there is more happening at The Farm on Jennings then just this. It has a food forest with several different kinds of fruit trees and bushes. The farm is actually expanding on its land and during normal circumstances has space available for small groups to gather and host meetings. It also grows vegetables available to order via the website: http://thefarmonjennings.com/. Contactless pick-up is available.
The farm also manages a restored prairie on the property. The prairie was restored prior to Carol and her husband purchasing the property and the two are committed to maintaining the prairie. The habitat undergoes prescribed burning to help keep invasive species down while also promoting the growth of native flora. Snakes, field mice, birds and pollinators all call this area home, but so do coyotes who have created a den at one edge and enjoy the cover the prairie provides.