Health By Plants in Pine River, WI, became the first Certified Naturally Grown farm in Waushara County in June of 2016. We received our produce certification last year for vegetables, fresh herbs, berries, tree fruits and grapes.
We grow on a half-acre in raised beds and in a geodesic greenhouse, where we implement ecologically-friendly practices like composting and crop rotation to maintain our small and highly diverse farm. For personal, environmental, and sustainability reasons, we don't use animal inputs of any kind in our operation.
Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) is a certification program for farmers and beekeepers who use natural practices, without any synthetic chemicals or GMOs, to produce food for their local communities. Many farmers choose CNG because its peer-review inspections serve to foster direct relationships and learning opportunities among farmers, in addition to verifying the program standards are being upheld. Health By Plants is proud to join this nationwide movement of more than 800 small family farmers.
We were inspired to live a plant-based lifestyle after watching the documentary, “Forks Over Knives” in 2012. In 2016, we earned certificates in Plant-Based nutrition from eCornell/ T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. From there, we started raising our own fruits and vegetables and soon after decided to bring our produce to market.
At the market, you can expect to find staples like tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, beans, onions and cabbage, in addition to other favorites. In future seasons, we’re looking forward to harvesting asparagus and garlic for market.
From seed to table, we're involved in producing healthy, sustainable food every step of the way.
Look for us again in 2018 at the Oshkosh Downtown Farmers Market on Saturdays, starting in mid-July. Restaurants or wholesale requests can contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.