About Get Down Farm
Meet the Farmers
Owner & Farmer
Anita is an animal lover, educator and farmer who is deeply involved in issues of sustainability and justice in the food system.
She is the Youth Programs Director at Keep Growing Detroit where she teaches and runs a farm education program, supports gardens across Detroit and is developing an integrated food justice curriculum for secondary students. She is an educator and farmer with nine years of experience as a high school science teacher and farm educator. She has developed and taught youth programs in Wisconsin, Brooklyn and Cartegena, Colombia and is now happy to be back in the midwest building community and keeping her chickens at Get Down Farm. She uses farming as a medium to connect food to justice and leadership.
Owner & Farmer
Bee is a farmer, floral designer, teacher and chicken whisperer. She specializes in small farm and garden-based educational program planning and design. When not playing with the chickens, she is the vegetable farm manager at Growing Hope in Ypsilanti Michigan.
Before moving back to Michigan, she worked in NYC to increase food justice and grow urban agriculture. As a farmer she co-founded The Youth Farm, a 1 acre educational farm in central Brooklyn. As an educator she co-founded and teaches Small Farm Planning for Farm School NYC.
Currently she grows food and flowers for the local community through Growing Hope, farmers markets, retail and restaurant. She loves working with her crew to all become better farmers, while building a model of sustainable, agriculture & appropriate land stewardship.
Find out more about Bee HERE.
We raise pastured chicken, eggs and flowers with care and integrity in Southeast Michigan.
We raise our Freedom Ranger meat birds and mixed breed laying flocks using organic methods with no hormones, antibiotics or pesticides. Our chicken and eggs taste better! Why? Because our chickens love grass and are supplemented with non-GMO grain from our local mill.
Freedom Ranger breeding stock is imported from the regions of Burgundy and Brittany (France). The genetic stock is derived from the American and European old heritage breed of chicken and was developed in the early 1960s to meet the highest standards of the French Label Rouge Free Range program. Currently, the Freedom Ranger genetic stock is used by most non-factory farms all across Europe and by small pastured poultry producers in the US. We as farmers enjoy the challenge of raising a healthy farm chicken with succulent flavor and texture.