Within minutes of the 28th Street Strip and Cascade Road here in
Grand Rapids MI is a 60 acre farm that is still producing corn, tomatoes,
garden veggies, pumpkins and flowering plants for the local
citizens for the last 95 years. Wm. Bos Greenhouse & Farms is an
old fashioned operation that requires hand picking the sweet corn
and tomatoes for harvesting.
Many times I have stopped on the way home to get some fresh ears
of corn for lunch, or a few tomatoes or cukes for a fresh salad. They
offer many fresh vegetables and flowering plants for sale in season.
It won't be long and sweet corn will on the billboard out front. Anybody
who has lived here very long can tell you that -
Bos sweet corn is simply " the best".
Even the four legged corn eaters.
They sell their produce to local stores and local citizens at their
own farm stand on site. They are planning a 95 year Celebration
with an Open House May 3rd from 11 am till 7pm, with 95 cent
specials, 5 drawings for prizes, and tours of their farm and
Most people know that buying local produce and supporting our
local farmers is the smart way to eat well and keep our
environment green. Just how much is an unripe tomato shipped
3000 miles across the country contributing to our carbon pollution?
And they don't even taste that good.
Support your local farmer - eat fresh produce that is locally grown.
Copyright by Bonnie Westbrook 2008
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