Stone Coop Farm, the popular certified organic farm at 9615 Musch Road in Brighton, is ceasing operations on Saturday, Nov. 24.
According to a Facebook post on Oct. 30, 2018, the farm is “figuring out what (the) future might look like.”
The farm, which specialized in mixed vegetables and fruits, with many heirloom varieties, sold CSA memberships, sold at farmers’ markets, and supplied several different stores and restaurants with produce, including the popular La Vita Bistro in Picnkney.
It strived for sustainability by maintaining an ecosystem of mixed annuals and perennials, with cover crop and animal rotations to foster the development of health soil, as well as an environment for beneficial insects.
“We have our 501c3status, and we are going to keep it,” the post said.
While it was a “gigantic task” for Stone Coop to figure out how to buy and save its farmland, that is “no longer an option.”
Stone Coop said it will continue its mission of teaching people how to grow and eat incredible, healthy food, and strive to create a vibrant and profitable farm model.
“It just means that we are not locked into one location now,” according to the email. “We may look for farmland, but right now our focus will be to figure out a funding strategy through grants, foundations, sponsorships and events.”
Stone Coop said it will also be looking for other farmers and nonprofits for partnerships.
The last market at Stone Coop is Saturday, Nov. 24. Anyone with market share funds need to use them as soon as they can.
Anyone interested in purchasing Stone Coop’s property can email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (810) 599-2616.
On the web: https://www.stonecoopfarm.com/
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stonecoopfarm/