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Summer News from Bowers Farm

Summer News from Bowers Farm

Did you know that Bowers Farm features a Farm Store, selling fresh vegetables and meats from the premises?

Located at 1219 E. Square Lake Rd, in Bloomfield Hills, Bowers Farm is one of the only local farms with a store that features products grown right on the property.

Bowers Farm Store, located in the farm’s Visitor’s Center, also carries items made by our Bloomfield Hills Schools' Wing Lake and PREP students. Guernsey Farms ice cream, fresh farm eggs, Bowers logo wearables and gifts, and items from local vendors that are female and minority owned, are also sold here.

The Farm Store hours are:

  • Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sundays 1 to 9 p.m.
  • Beginning on June 24, the Farm Store will also be open on Thursdays from 3 to 9 p.m.

Grab your fresh farm produce, some ice cream, and then grab a seat outside on the patio to enjoy treats with friends and family!

Bowers School Farm is excited to announce plans for a Children’s Discovery Garden! Working with Norm Lownds who is the curator of the Michigan 4-H Children's Garden at MSU since 1997, our BHS Bowers Farm and Nature Center Director Alan Jaros and BHS Farm and Nature Center Education Specialist Brooke Larm have been hard at work developing a phenomenal layout for a Children's Garden at Bowers, that will reside down the hill behind the Visitor's Center. It will include elements such as Michigan farm crops, a butterfly garden, fruit trees, a pizza garden, a sundial, a duck pond, a tree house, and an ABC garden featuring plants that begin with each letter of the alphabet! Each of our four BHS elementary schools’ students have submitted ideas for garden concepts that will be incorporated into the Children's Garden design. Last school year’s 2nd graders worked with farm staff in a design project to guide the final design of the Children's Discovery Garden. All Principals and 2nd grade teachers supported this effort, which involved visits from farm staff Brooke Larm and Amy Cardin to each school to launch the project. The complete design is visible here, and in this video, Norm Lownds highlights how the Bloomfield Hills Schools student designs influenced the final design.

This project will cost around $500,000. The build will require $250,000, and the remaining half of the funds are needed for upkeep and funds in perpetuity. If you’re interested in learning more about this project or would like to donate to the creation of this wonderful garden initiative, click here!

Love Bowers Farm? Mark your calendars now for the weekend of October 22 - 24, for the annual Farm Fall Festival! If you’re interested in getting involved, or want to learn more, email bowersfarm@bloomfield.org. To get all the latest Bowers Farm news, sign up for the Farm Newsletter! Visit the Bowers Farm website, and scroll to the bottom to sign up!