Shannon Brines started Brines Farm in 2004. Brines Farm sells authentically grown fruits and vegetables via farmers markets and CSA shares. Brines Farm is a family farm located on 2 sites in northern Webster Township within the Dexter community schools district: one site is a 10 acre site with a Dexter mailing address and the second site is an 80 acre site around the corner with a Whitmore Lake mailing address. Brines Farm uses a wide array of ecological-friendly, sustainable agriculture, and permaculture techniques. Brines Farm was an area pioneer in the use of hoophouses. A hoophouse or high tunnel is generally a passive solar heated structure covered with plastic that can extend the growing season. Brines Farm has plants in the ground inside hoophouses year-round although weather patterns can limit what is available to be harvested at times. Brines Farm offers a variety of internship opportunities as well as periodic open houses and volunteer days for the public.
Local, year-round, authentic produce grown in Dexter
In the news
- Spotlight: Lab manager, farmer keeps it organic, University Record, December 2008