I am a new full-time resident of northern Michigan
and learned about Providence Organic Farms from
friends that have a CSA share. I fell in love with
everything about this community asset. Eating
organic and CSA membership were not what I was
familiar with, but now I am a total believer in both.
The superior taste and quality of Providence Organic
Farm produce compared to any other is undeniable.
Having the CSA share is like opening the best birthday
gift each week. I have learned so much about
unfamiliar vegetables and how to prepare them from
the handy inserts with cooking tips included each
week. I feel so fortunate that I can support this
business and buy local. I can’t image my community
without this wonderful family farm!
Providence Farm is amazing!! We LOVE LOVE LOVE our weekly fresh produce. They are a wonderful and hard working family and so very kind. We couldn’t be happier to help support a local farm and eat delicious home grown foods! Highly recommend this CSA!
Thank you for the delicious fresh veggies. Thank you for being able to swap out items, add items, etc. Thank you for changing my pick up location. Thank you Providence for introducing me to veggies that I would not have normally purchased or cooked with. I cannot go back to purchasing these products at a grocery store. The Providence products are superb in flavor and beauty!
We are in year 3 and loving our healthy veggies, pasture raised pork and honey. Eating a more plant based diet has helped us to feel physically more energetic, get fewer headaches, fewer stomach aches and even sleep better. In a daily routine of high stress from work, long hours or even just distractions that take away from exercise that I should be doing the healthy farm fresh items keep me in check-and did I mention they taste amazing?! So glad to have joined Providence CSA and to have met one of the nicest, hardworking and authentic families around. We love the Romeyn family for making our lives better in so many ways.
By Lynn Bycynskli
Editor & Publisher
For most of our farming lives, my husband Dan and I grew for a CSA, first our own and later a cooperative venture with seven other growers. This year, we turned the tables and became CSA members.
Dan and I spent the summer in Petoskey, Michigan, without access to a vegetable garden of our own for the first time in 30 years. So we joined Providence Farm, owned by Ryan and Andrea Romeyn. All summer, I made a conscious effort to think like a regular CSA customer, not like a farmer, and to analyze what I liked or did not like about the experience.
Overall, belonging to Providence Farm CSA was a completely satisfying and delightful experience. We had absolutely no complaints. Here’s what we liked so much about being on the other side of the CSA relationship.
In truth, we the members are the ones who are fortunate. We are grateful for Ryan, Andrea, and CSA farmers everywhere who work so tirelessly to provide flavor, health, and community.
(Ryan and I were honored that the couple who started our favorite trade magazine came to our area for the summer and chose our CSA, especially because of their familiarity with many many farms after creating Growing For Market, which we have subscribed to for the past 18 years. Thanks Lynn, for your glowing review and membership!)
I cannot say enough good about Providence Farm! We LOVE partaking in the CSA and getting our share each week is so exciting. We have been CSA members for years now. Ryan and Andrea are amazing to work with and the process is just so easy!! I am always encouraging everyone to check out this wonderful CSA opportunity!