LIVONIA – The Honeyhill Organic Farm in Livonia currently has a Sustainable Producer Spotlight profile featured on the National AATRA website. The 50-acre farm, owned by Fred and Sue Forsburg, produces gourmet quality hard-necked garlic, as well as pastured broilers, grass-fed beef, heirloom tomatoes and other select vegetables.
“From the start we realized that sustainability on a small farm required a diversified model,” said owner Fred Forsburg. “We strive to maintain cutting-edge knowledge of both sustainable and organic methodology and believe in and practice buying locally.”
The Forsburgs’ farm produces food through a local food hub and continues to distribute it locally to markets, restaurants, and directly to consumers. The Forsburgs oversee the operations of the farm with horticulture manager Kira White.
ATTRA, or National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, is nationally recognized and promotes and celebrates sustainability. It was developed and is maintained through a cooperative agreement with the USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service by the National Center for Appropriate Technology, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Butte, Montana.
ATTRA has been the nation’s leading resource for information on sustainable agriculture since 1987, covering a wide range of topics, including reducing pesticide use on cropland, promoting food safety in sustainable production systems, reducing farm energy use and costs, enriching soils with the use of cover crops, and providing technical assistance in the growing areas of local farmers markets and urban gardening.