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Moss Funnel Farms (Joe's Blues)

 

Member profile details

First name
Frank/Joe
Last name
Corrado
Phone
269-206-2926
City
Bangor
State
MI
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Name of Farm
Moss Funnel Farms (Joe's Blues)
Farm Bio
Moss Funnel Farms began in 2008 with a field of 60-year old jersey blueberries. In 2010 we converted to organic practices and all of our berries are now "naturally grown" at farms in the SW Michigan Fruit Belt. During the summer season, we have 11 drop off points for our Chicago area CSA. In winter, we offer Joe's Premium Frozen Blueberries for pick-up at those same sites.
 

Farm and Contact Information

Name of Farmer(s)
Joe and Frank Corrado
Primary Contact Person
Frank Corrado
Email of Primary Contact
Phone No(s) of Primary Contact
269-206-2926
Others Associated with the Farm
Joe Corrado, Owner and Grower
Physical Address(es) of Farm(s)
61687 34th Ave, Bangor, MI 49013
Mailing Address of Farm (if different)
61687 34th Ave, Bangor, MI 49013
Alternate Address, if any (explain)
1322 Seward St. Evanston, IL 60202 (business address winter)
Number of Tillable Acres or Acres in Production
20
Number of Years Farming
6
Business Type
  • Sole Proprietorship
Website Address
 

CSA Information

Number of Years Selling as CSA
4
Number of CSA shares last year/season
95
CSA Share Types
  • Vegetables
  • Blueberries
Delivery Areas
  • Chicago Loop
  • Chicago North Side
  • Chicago South Side
  • Far West Suburbs
  • Near West Suburbs
  • North Shore Suburbs
  • Northwest Suburbs
  • On-Farm
  • Other
Explain "Other" or provide specific communities/neighborhoods served
Summer CSA deliveries to Evanston, Palatine, Oak Park, Lincolnshire, Lisle, Long Grove, Naperville, Park Ridge, and Lombard; and the Chicago neighborhoods of Pilsen, Ravenswood, Lincoln Park (Green City Market), and Wicker Park/Ukranian Village.

We also offer our fresh and frozen berries also through Irv & Shelly's Fresh Picks.
Are you interested in adding new pickup sites?
Yes
If Yes, how many customers would you require to offer a new pickup site? Any preferred locations?
6
CSA Seasons
  • Winter (Jan-Mar)
  • Spring (Mar-May)
  • Summer (May/Jun-Oct/Nov)
  • Fall (Oct-Dec)
Describe your CSA Share(s)
Summer - 5 lbs/10 lbs fresh blueberries/week for 4 weeks

Fall/Winter/Spring - 4 lbs/mo frozen blueberries for 1- 9 months
Is any portion of your CSA Share(s) produced on other farms?
No
Other (non-CSA) business from farming
  • Farmers Markets
  • Farmstand/Farm Store on-site
  • U-Pick
  • Wholesale (Stores)
  • Wholesale (Restaurants)
  • Value-Added Products
  • Online Sales
CSA Payment Methods
  • Check
  • Cash
  • Credit/Debit
  • Online
Do you offer any add-on items from your farm or other farms?
Yes
If Yes, which add-on items do you offer from YOUR farm?
  • Additional Vegetables/Fruits
  • Meat/Poultry
Have you ever had a major crop/livestock loss? How did/would you handle it with your customers?
No
How do you build community between your customers and the farm?
Twilight picking with music in summer, bush rentals, donations for fundraisers, fairs, church markets, u-pick
 

Farming and Production Practices

Describe your farming practices
We follow the same organic practices that USDA certified organic farms follow
What organizations, if any, monitor or certify your farming practices?
  • Other
If Other, please specify/explain
- MAEAP - Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program

- Michigan Safe Food Assessment (GAP for small farms)
Describe your pest control practices
Anything we use has been approved for organic use
Describe your weed control practices
Everything is weeded mechanically
Describe your efforts to prevent and treat diseases in your crops
Anything we use has been approved for organic use
Describe your efforts at enhancing fertility
Emphasis on composting, natural additives to increase N
Describe your seed/plant start sources and practices (including use/avoidance of GMO seeds)
NA
 

Band of Farmers Pledge

I agree to The Band of Farmers Pledge.
Yes

                            


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