Pregitzer Farm Market started as a roadside stand in 1996 when Wade
thought he'd grow and sell a few pumpkins. The following year sweet
corn and watermelons were added, which was a big hit. This led to
more items being grown in the following years and a very busy
In 2003 we moved a quarter mile north to a horse farm, which was
promptly turned into a produce farm! A small barn that is over 75
years old serves as our market. With the additional land and
convenient location we started growing and selling more produce than
We broadened our vision in 2005 with a focus on farm entertainment
and education. We added a corn maze, petting farm, hayrides, and
field trips. This generated phenomenal growth resulting in Wade's
dream of farming for a living becoming a tangible goal. To do this we
will be offering even more produce, education, and fun entertainment.
In 2008 Wade made the farm his full time career. This poses some
challenges but as our market continues to grow and expand this was a
necessary change. One of our greenhouses is up and operating; we
started to grow flowers and some of our own vegetables. We grew
and sold about 150 hanging baskets plus flats and pots. The CSA
tripled in size this year allowing us to provide fresh produce to over 40
families! Fall entertainment was huge this year on the farm and we
added even more attractions.
In 2009 we started all of our own plants in three finished greenhouses.
We attended three farm markets weekly this year. A couple beef cows
have been added to the farm with the possibility of more in the future.
We also had poultry and eggs to sell this year. The CSA grew to 106
For 2010 we expect the CSA to at least stay at the same number if not
grow. We will have about 150 shares available. We may also offer an
additional share option in early summer if the crops are successful.
Since there has been such a huge demand for poultry and eggs we are
planning on building another bigger shelter. We will be starting even
more vegetables and flowers to grow ourselves and to sell in the spring.
In 2011 we had 120 CSA shares with delivery in Ann Arbor, Jackson,
Chelsea, Stockbridge along with a farm pick up. We added an egg
share and continued to sell poultry and eggs at our stand and farm
markets. We bought more cattle due to the demand. Our
greenhouses produced more than 80,000 vegetable and flower plants!
2012, the drought year. We held at 120 shares and extended pickup
two weeks due to the bountiful harvest that came on after many days
of watering crops. We built another greenhouse for plant production,
maintained cattle and chickens, and participated in 4 farmers markets.
Overall we had a good supply of produce in adverse growing
In 2013 our goal is to expand the CSA, strive to provide high quality
produce for our CSA and to encourage communities of people to eat
healthy, locally produced items from our farm. We will continue to
grow the best quality vegetable and flower plants, including hanging
baskets and combination pots. We also do custom planting.
|Welcome to Pregitzer Farm Market!
Our vision is to be a sustainable farm. Our
mission is to offer the best fresh from the
farm produce possible. Our goal is to educate
communities about farm life, eating local, and
fun on the farm. To do this we will continue to
stand by our reputation for exceptional
customer service and the best produce
around! We will plan field trips, festivals,
private parties, and events. Tours of our farm
are gladly offered and encouraged.
|Special priority is given to the health of our soil and produce.
Our veggies are always fresh from the field, thus retaining more
nutrients and unbeatable flavor.
We use conventional tillage with the use of Integrated Pest
Management (IPM). IPM is an effective and environmentally
sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a
combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use
current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests
and their interaction with the environment. This information, in
combination with available pest control methods, is used to
manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with
the least possible hazard to people, property, and the
Most plants are in plastic culture to control weeds, warm the
ground, and preserve moisture. Rye and clover are used for
mulch and filter strips and naturally increase soils fertility. We
are now trying no-till and zone-till to benefit the soil and reduce
labor and fuel. We are using livestock manure in certain fields
each year along with half rates of conventional fertilizer. We will
be field testing natural fertilizers this year.
We take pride in offering healthy, wholesome produce of
exceptional quality while being responsible for our environment.
|Our Farming Methods
|PREGITZER FARM MARKET, LLC
"Like your own garden without the work!"
6870 Territorial Rd., Munith, MI 49259 (517) 769-2768
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|Ariel Shots Of Both Farms. Above: Our Farm,
Which Includes Crops, The Roadside Market, And
Other Activities. Below: Wade's Parents Farm
Where We Perform Lots Of Equipment
Maintenance And Grow Some Crops