TINY GIANT?

WHY

"Grow Better, Not Bigger"

Our Philosophy

Tiny Giant Farm was founded in 2018 on the belief that small, everyday actions can have a large, lasting impact. 

 We choose to farm small because it forces us to farm well, to farm sustainably, and to farm responsibly.

 

It allows us to pay attention to detail.  To stay connected.  To invest the best of ourselves in the small amount of land that we have to provide the best possible produce to you, our community.

We never use artificial chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides, not just because we don't 'believe' in them, but because we don't want them in our backyard, just like you don't want them in your food.

Staying small allows us to grow you better, fresher, more nutritious veggies, so that we can help grow a happier, healthier community here in Kalamazoo.

We are proud to be Certified Naturally Grown.

Who is TINy GIant?

Your Friendly Neighborhood Farmers

Tiny Giant Farm is owned and farmed by the Brown Family: Farmer Ben, Julia, and Jeb (Farm Dog).

Farmer Ben got his first experiences farming in high school, working over the summer at the farm of a family friend in Midland, MI.  The pumpkins that first year went gangbusters, and (while never able to match it again), he was hooked for life. 

After graduating from Sterling College, VT with a degree in Sustainable Agriculture, Ben gained lots of experience working on organic vegetable farms in Vermont and Maine before ending up in sunny Nashville, TN, where he managed Old School Farm, an organic mixed vegetable farm with a focus on employing adults of all abilities, for 4 successful seasons.  Wanting to move back to the mitten and start his own farm, he and Julia purchased a house with an acre of land in October of 2018, and thus Tiny Giant Farm was born.  

Farmer Julia grew up in Alton, IL, and graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with dual degrees in Art and Education. She spends most of her time as a ceramic artist, and has gotten most of her farming experience through marrying Farmer Ben!  She is also quick to point out that veggies can't go from the Farm to the Table without the plate! Her artistic work focuses on connections, relationships, and the natural world. Check it out at juliawhitneybrown.com

Farm Dog Jeb joined the Brown Family in 2015, and has been proudly protecting vegetables against the wiles of rabbits, groundhogs, and squirrels in exchange for belly rubs ever since. His favorite vegetable is sweet potatoes.