Tilian Farm Development Center

facilitating year round farm development in Ann Arbor

1/4 Acre Incubator Program

The ¼ Acre Incubator Program encourages beginning farmers with access to land, educational opportunities, production assistance, and marketing help while they start their own farm enterprises on a limited acreage. Tilian provides the opportunity for beginning farmers to take their dreams and make them realities. The smaller program provides start-up experience to new farmers, and […]

Sunday Dinner with Edible WOW Sunday, April 27, 2014 4:00 pm

  We’re partnering up with our friends at Edible WOW magazine and James Beard award winning chef Alex Young of Zingerman’s Roadhouse for a very special Sundayafternoon dinner. Alex Young founded Zingerman’s Roadhouse as chef and managing partner. Serving really good American food, Alex is a 5-time James Beard nominated Best Chef in the Great Lakes Region, winning the title […]

Resources for Farmers

February 2014 Having trouble viewing this? Read it online here In this issue Upcoming eOrganic farming and research webinars Organic farming and research webinars from other organizations New Organic publications Recent NOP news eOrganic mission and resources Upcoming eOrganic Farming and Research Webinars Feb 25, 2014 and Feb 27, 2014 2 Part Webinar Series on Greenhouse […]

Seeking Farmers for 2014!

Tilian Farm Development Center is currently seeking potential and beginning farmers for the coming season! The program encourages beginning farmers with access to land, educational opportunities, production training, and marketing possibilities.  Tilian provides the opportunity for beginning farmers to take their dreams and make them a reality. What Tilian Provides Access to land Technical assistance […]

Tilian Farm Development Center Welcomes new Program Manager!

John Ferree has farmed organic vegetable year-round in both Indianapolis, Indiana and Urbana, Illinois for 12 years.  Experience with marketing avenues include farmers’ markets, CSA, restaurants and wholesale accounts.  Starting from scratch in 2004, he understands comprehensively the needs and challenges of beginning farmers. With John on-site for the 2014 season, there will be ample […]

MSU Farm Succession Study & FSEP Farmer Survey

The Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) announces the release of The Michigan Farm Succession Study: Findings and Implications, produced by Steven Miller, with the Center for Economic Analysis at MSU, and Susan Cocciarelli, of CRFS. The first of its kind in Michigan, this report details findings about Michigan farm operations and […]

Tilian Autumn Update & October Open House

There is a chill in the air. Pumpkins are peering out from under wide heirloom cucurbit leaves and there is a new-found hum of quiet in the fields. Seeley Farm has stretched plastic over a quick hoop house in the middle of their plot, transitioning from the shade cloth that kept lettuces alive in the […]

Community Supported Agriculture Share Available!

Are you looking for a weekly feast of diverse vegetables from a farm near you? Do you want to learn more about new organically grown produce in Washtenaw County? Are you an advocate for increased access to and production of fruits and vegetables in your community? If so, you are in the right place, reading […]

Hello, Little Tomato! Children’s Music and Volunteering!

Gather ‘Round! On Sunday, September 9, local singer, songwriter, and educator, Joe Reilly will engage us all in his meaningful, earth-friendly lyrics,  soothing and invigorating melodies! He brings peace, awareness and joy to the people and creation around him. It is our honor to share the farm with Joe:   Thanks to Ann Arbor Hands […]

Taste of Tilian Fundraiser

***Online registration is now closed, but you are welcome to pay at the door.  See you at 6 !! *** ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, SAMPLE THE HARVEST OF ANN ARBOR’S NEWEST FARMS Tilian Farm Development Center’s First Ever TASTE OF TILIAN Join us for a strolling dinner & a sweet serenade by The Understorey Full […]

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