Clarkston Family Farm

Nature Based Education
Sunflower Market
Community Gathering Place

Growing Hearts and Minds​

"In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught."
- Baba Dioum, Forest Engineer in Senegal

FARM & MARKET WINTER WEDNESDAYS ​​
VISITING HOURS
STARTING FEBRUARY!
OUR MARKET HAS REACHED END OF SEASON! WE WILL CLOSE FOR THE WINTER MONTHS. * PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLARKSTON FAMILY FARM CONTINUES TO RUN YEAR ROUND WITH PROGRAMMING, SPECIAL EVENTS, FIELD TRIPS AND MORE, FOLLOW OUR PAGES FOR ALL THE LASTEST EVENTS AND CLASSES! *
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When the Market is open the Farm is open! Stop by and say hi!

VISITING DAYS -OPEN WEDNESDAYS STARTING FEBURARY 5TH 12-6

Workshops& Programming
*Note: signup links work best from laptop 
  1. YOUR EVENT!
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    YOUR EVENT!
    Do you have a talent, craft or nature based knowledge? Are you interested in a really unique venue to host your workshop? Send us a message, let's talk!
  2. the cookbook class - winter Series!
    Jan - Feb
    the cookbook class - winter Series!
    EMPOWERING KIDS TO BECOME THE COOK OF THEIR OWN KITCHEN Your chef will fall in love with cooking! Who: Chefs Young 5's - 3rd grade When: Thursday Jan 30th, February 6th, February 20th Time: 4:30-6:00 pm Where: The Clarkston Family Farm 6800 Hubbard Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48348 Cost: $35/session A healthy cooking class for kids! Kid chefs in The Cookbook Class enjoy an excellent learning atmosphere where they are empowered to be the cook of their own kitchen! Our teaching staff is committed to excellence in education. Continue reading to discover our program, and get in touch with any questions. Connect with us: Website: https://thecookbookclass.wixsite.com/website Instagram: @thecookbookclass Facebook: facebook.com/thecookbookclass
  3. Feb
    Herbal Yoga Fusion Workshop
    Join us on February 3rd for four Monday sessions of gentle yoga and herbal tea provided by Urban Vine. Our yoga instructor, Connie Passenja, along with herbalist Amy Vine, will be highlighting individual systems of the body during our sessions, while exploring yoga poses and herbal teas that will strengthen, stretch, relax and help heal, one system at a time. * Pre-registration is required* This class is geared toward people of all ages and abilities. Equipment needed: Yoga Mat, Notebook and a Pen Time: 9 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. Dates: February 3rd, February 10th, February 24th and March 2nd Cost: $25.00 per session Pre-registration is required Location: 6800 Hubbard Rd, Clarkston MI Building: Green Room (first driveway entrance to farm)
Cookbook Class Sign-up!
Herbal Yoga Fusion Sign-up!

From "Hopeful" to "Healing"
Raising the Healing Hoophouse
Hello Friends of the Family Farm,
It is with a heavy (but ever optimistic)  heart that we share this video with you. We know you will care deeply about the event described in this video at the farm today, November 12, 2019. Please share this on your social media platforms and with your respective organizations and consider helping to remedy the situation. Our CFF Board has a solid plan to move forward and work through the described situation and, with your help, to make our farm even better as a result. 

Please feel free to contact us to inquire this further should you feel the need. My email is digit@clarkstonfamilyfarm.com. Any and all of your guidance and support is greatly appreciated. We feel confident that our team can create a Healing Hoophouse that will be stronger, more accessible to all ages and abilities and even more functional than our Hopeful Hoophouse. Thank you for your concern and your help in creating a much improved structure for learning and growing outside. 

With Gratitude,
The Clarkston Family Farm Team
digit@clarkstonfamilyfarm.com

If you would like to make a donation to support the Raising of the Healing Hoophouse project, we've created a site to support this. 

Your Donation Makes A Difference.




"Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations"
- Sherry A. Phillips

CFF Programming

  1. Camp Wild
    Camp Wild
    Pond sampling and water quality studies are one of the many activities that we will be doing at Camp WILD. Our learning is always fun, always interactive and student directed and very often directly supports STEM. Next generation science standards and common core are embedded in our camp program. Yep, learning through play while building new neuropathways, it's how we roll.
  2. Garden Club
    Garden Club
    Garden Club is a great opportunity for First through Fifth grade students to experience hands-on weekly nature education. We focus our lessons and activities around gardening. Past topics encompass a wide-range of nature themes, including, Vermi-composting, Bees, Owls, Pallet Recycling, and more. We hold four to six week sessions in the fall, winter, and spring. Two certified teacher leaders and two junior counselors are present at meetings creating unique small group opportunities. This allows the students to get the most out of our center-based hands-on learning. Most sessions have a take-home project that inspires young naturalists to continue their thinking and learning at home. $10 per session

Garden Gala 2020!

Our 2019 Garden Gala event was WONDERFUL! We are so thankful for everyone that was able to join us, support us and share in our story! We DO plan on hosting another Gala next year, if you missed out this time please add your name to our list for next year!

Volunteer for Animal Care at the Farm!
If you have volunteered for animal care or wondering what would be involved please check out our quick instructional videos below! You'll be an expert and ready to go in no time!
 

Chicken Care

Volunteer!

Bunny Care

CFF MINI SERIES!
Independence Television's Mini Series on the Farm
Follow our series and learn what we're really all about and what we're doing on the farm!
Raising the Hopeful Hoophouse
Started with a vision, supported by a community, raised with love

Imagine a typical mid-winter day in Michigan, a little windy, probably pretty cold, with some sun but hardly an invitation to get outside, let alone garden. Now come up the hill at the farm, you will find a 120 square foot warm and welcoming sanctuary, even in the worst weather, our solar greenhouse. We lovingly call this space the Hopeful Hoophouse for both its materials and the fact that it was funded by a generous grant through the Clarkston Optimist Club . After all, who is more hopeful than an optimist? Bordines also contributed to the space by donating large quantities of soil for the eight raised beds and Ace Hardware on Dixie Hwy has partnered with us to help with all the hardware needed to construct our hoophouse. 

The Hopeful Hoophouse was designed to create outdoor educational opportunities even in the most inclement weather while growing delicious organic produce year round. This incredible collaborative project has been enormously successful achieving these goals by hosting a range of workshops, garden and nature classes as well as Garden Club while providing fresh kitchen herbs, fruits and vegetables. 


In the fall of 2016 the Independence Elementary School 5th graders took our Hopeful Hoophouse on as an academic service learning project under the leadership of Chelsea O'Brien and Dr. Kristen Gretka. Over a period of 8 weeks parents, community members, our family farm leadership team and over 75 students created what is now a unique place for growing thinkers, learners and the best local produce you can find. As our students at the farm like to say, "Hoop there it is!".  We hope you will come visit us soon and see how we like to "hoop it up".
Clarkston Family Farm Come see what we're about!

Join Us!

Do we like volunteers? Absolutely! If you or your community group, team or organization are interested in helping at the farm please contact us !

We love the saying "If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together!" Help us go far in our mission, it's a win for all of us!

Love what we're doing? Become a Friend of the Family Farm!