Launch Your Farm with our Grow Your Farmer Project

Calling all farm start-ups! Virtue Cider Farm is launching a new opportunity for beginning farm projects. The Grow Your Farmer Project is a land-share initiative that aims to supply new and aspiring farmers with a tillable plot, accessible resources, and storefront exposure.

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Virtue Cider Farm hopes to help develop interested individuals with an opportunity to grow their skills and further their small business models, by supplying a launching point. The Grow Your Farmer Project aims to ease the start-up process by lending land, providing access to water and electricity, and follow through with on-site encouragement.

At Virtue Cider, we source local Michigan apples for cider production and by doing so have made inspiring ongoing friendships with neighboring farmers. The stories they have shared about the notable Michigan beauty and the ups-and-downs of working through the seasons have inspired us to launch this land-share program and open up our 48 acre property in yearlong increments to motivated agriculturally-minded individuals with existing businesses or sustainable concepts.

If your business is selected, you’ll have opportunities to vend in our pop-up markets, sell products in our bottle shop, and partner with Virtue Cider in educating guests that visit us on your agri-business process, through hosted workshops. To learn more or apply for our Grow Your Farmer Project, please email johanna.bystrom@virtuecider.com.