View this email in your browser
December 23rd, 2021
Food Producers - Opportunities - Grant Opportunities - Classifieds - Culture
Food Producers
Infographic by Landen Tetil, Produce Safety Technician, Marquette County Conservation District. Click here for more information on produce safety.
The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in §112.22(c) that requires, "At least one supervisor or responsible party from your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration."

This one day course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course. To receive an AFDO certificate, a participant must be present for the entire training and submit the appropriate paperwork to their trainer at the end of the course. The course Fee is $50 for Michigan residents and $85 for non-Michigan residents. Click here to register

Remote Dates:

January 25, 2022 – Remote Training via Zoom
February 15, 2022 – Remote Training via Zoom
March 8, 2022 – Remote Training via Zoom
March 22, 2022 – Remote Training via Zoom
April 12, 2022 – Remote Training via Zoom
April 26, 2022 – Remote Training via Zoom

Michigan State University Extension is offering a course for farm supervisors to provide support as they navigate the requirements of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule. This course will provide supervisors with information about the Produce Safety Rule, and how to use relevant resources to support their farm's compliance with the rule. Space is limited, so register today! Cost is $100. Pre-registration is required. Registration ends one week before the course begins.
*New Posting* Multiple Positions - Seeds & Spores Family Farm, Chocolay, MI
Seeds and Spores Family Farm is located in Chocolay Township, twelve miles south of Marquette. Our diverse "beyond organic" farm is home to eleven hoop houses, five acres of produce, perennial fruits, medicinal herbs, hemp, and pasture raised livestock. We are in the process of assembling our farm crew for the 2022 season. There are three or four open positions, one of which includes running our pack shed on harvest/wash/pack days. All positions include working as a team under the guidance of experienced farm managers. The preferred commitment is full time between May 1st and October 31st, and all crew members must be able to preform manual labor in all types of weather. Prior agricultural experience is favorable. If you are interested in learning more, please send a note and resume to

New Posting* Farm Manager Position - Lake Effect Farm, Copper Harbor, MI
Lake Effect Farm is tucked in and around Trails End Campground in Copper Harbor MI. They transitioned the farm from a community garden to a production farm in Spring of 2021. They are looking to complete infrastructure in 2022, and move into winter production. They are looking for someone to grow with them as they build this farm. 

The Farm Manager at Lake Effect Farm is primarily responsible for the day to day operations of the farm. The Farm Manager works closely with the Field crew and the owners to ensure that the farm is profitable through organic vegetable production, sales, and tours and event management.  The manager will be responsible for managing, planning and overseeing the success of this farm. This ranges from field preparation through quality harvest and product delivery and sales. If you're a person that thrives in the outdoors, has high regard for good food, enjoys physical activity, finds problem solving exciting, loves people and is a natural leader plus enjoys getting your hands dirty; this job might be for you. Click here to learn more and to apply.

Institute of Agricultural Technologies Program Coordinator - Bay College
Application Deadline: July 23, 2023 
IAT Programs Coordinator – This position will be responsible for the overall coordination and management of the IAT and other feeder programs located at Bay College. Visit the Institute of Agricultural Technology at for program information. The position provides leadership for the IAT programs located at Bay Community College. The current program offering is Agricultural Operations. Responsibilities include:(1) counseling and advising students; (2) student recruitment, and internship placement and monitoring; (3) teaching courses in career development, leadership, communications, internship and other courses in the candidates area of expertise and/or as needed by the program; (4) fostering a working relationship with the agricultural industry, high school counselors and teachers, and diverse communities in the service district of Bay Community College; (5) evaluation of the programs and curriculum; (6) working closely with appropriate Departments for program delivery and development, and (7) assisting the with the exploration and development of new off-campus programs in partnership with Bay Community College. To find out more information and to apply, click here.
Grant Opportunities
*New USDA Grant Opportunity*  USDA Grant Opportunities Other Grant Opportunities

SALE: Hay, 1st, 2nd, 3rd crop alfalfa baleage. Call Jim (906) 644-2107.

FREE: 30 ACRE HAY STUMPAGE. Looking for farmer to cut hayfield or develop crop annually. No rent or lease required. McMillan, Lakefield Township. Call Ed or Doris (713) 851-5987 or (281) 787-3179.

FOR SALE: Simmental Bulls, mature and young, registered and non-registered. Call Duane Kolpack (906) 362-6862.

FOR SALE: 2nd and 3rd crop alfalfa, small square bales. Marenger Potato Farm, Flat Rock. (906) 384-6587.

FOR SALE: Hay, large square bales 3x3x7.75 Timothy grass, 4,000 to sell. Former dairy farm doing all big square bales hay. Call Dave Bell in the EUP 906-440-6455 or email Also a realtor in the UP so contact me for real estate here,

Beautiful property in the Upper Michigan, 130 acres In Perkins for sale or pasture for rent for livestock for the 2021 season. Beautiful river running through it. Great for hunting, building or developing, or simple grazing livestock. Land is divided into 9 paddocks with high tensile electric fence and 5 stock watering ponds. Call (906) 359-4825.

FARM FOR SALE: Upper Peninsula Farm with over 1,100 acres, water access, maple syrup production, and much more! Contact Henry DeGroot (906) 238-4251, Upper Peninsula Farm For Sale | Wells Township | Shady Lane Farms (

FOR SALE: John Deere B. Clean, less than 50 hrs on rebuild. Allis-Chalmers C. New paint, runs good. Hay Hauler. Hauls up to 10—4x6 round bales, use spear on back, don’t have to unhook. Call Terry (906)644-2777.

FOR SALE: International 5000, Self-propelled 14 foot windrower cab-hydro-diesel, has detachable hay conditioner. Stored inside, field ready. $5000 (906) 988-2397.

52’elevator Kewanen PTO drag line NH 56 Rake
Gehl Round Baler 4x4
3 pt wheel rake 16’ wide
3 hay wagons with racks All used last year
(906) 988-2397

FOR SALE: Simm Angus Bulls-Genomic Tested, Balanced EPD’s, Great Disposition, born Fall of 2020. (906)281-0808 or (815)614-0163.

Have something to list? Email your listing to and Eli will add it to the next edition!
Cookie Swap: Alex’s Local Jam Thumbprints
By Alex Palzewicz, U.P. Local Food Coordinator, Taste the Local Difference
Not sure what to bring to your next cookie swap? Try this recipe from the U.P. Local Food Coordinator, Alex Palzewicz, to incorporate local flavor into your holiday bakes! Click here for the recipe. 
Know Your Farmer: Superior Mycology
By Claire Butler, Communications Coordinator, Taste the Local Difference
Stepping into the woods of the Keweenaw Peninsula is like heading to a forager’s grocery. With maitake, chanterelles and chicken of the woods popping up at different times of the year, it’s understandable how Amy Bachhuber and Rohn Sorensen discovered a love for mushrooms that has bloomed into their business, Superior Mycology. Click here to read more.

More to read...

Check out the U.P. Food Exchange's website here.
Check out the UPFE Online Marketplace for institutional purchasers here
Check out Michigan's Conservation Districts website here
Check out the Western U.P. Food System Council's website here.
Check out the Michigan's On-Farm Produce Safety website here
Check out the Taste the Local Difference newsletter here.
Check out the MSU UP Research & Extension Center monthly newsletter here.
Check out Marquette Food Co-op's newsletter here.

Regional Email Listserv for Western UP Growers and Food Provisioners
This is a peer-to-peer listserv open to posts about to all things about growing and sharing food in our region. More information about it can be found here. 

Copyright © 2020 UP Food Exchange, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you signed up for The Plowshare monthly e-newsletter or because you registered for UPFE programming once upon a time.

Our mailing address is:
UP Food Exchange
502 W Washington Ave
Marquette, MI  49855

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
UP Food Exchange · 502 W Washington Ave · Marquette, Mi 49855 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp