The last horse died, the hay field needed replanting or a new use, Jill and Bill retired, and the tractor needed a purpose. So did we. Out of these events was born Harrison Market Gardens. We wanted to get good at growing food using organic methods, in as sustainable a way as possible. Our operation began strictly as a U-pick with 5 weekly “pickers”. In 2011 we grew for nearly 70 families. We feel like we’re growing food for friends as the same families visit weekly or every other week. Some have been with us since the beginning.
Our son, Ben, will be continuing with us full time as we continue to expand on additional rented acres. We really appreciate his strong back, mechanical ability, and forward thinking.
The garden is a special place that continues to grow year after year and it is enlightening to see our shareholders appreciate our hard work! Thank you to our loyal shareholders, friends, and peers.