The Farm

 

The Land Loom is a young produce operation with a focus on growing year-round salad greens and warm-season diversified vegetables, herbs, and flowers for the Ann Arbor area community of eaters and artisans. By sustaining a high level of personal connection between customers, farmers, and the land, we seek to encourage a lifestyle of health, wellness, and community engagement. The Land Loom is currently located at the Tilian Farm Development Center in Ann Arbor Charter Township.

 
 

The Farmer

Hannah Rose Weber

 

My passion for growing fresh, whole food was stimulated by my upbringing in Northwest Michigan. As early members of such institutions as Meadowlark Farm (CSA member since 1996) and the Oryana Natural Foods Market in Traverse City, my family lived the mission of supporting the local and sustainable food economy. My brother and I were included in family meal preparation at a young age, both of us developing a strong appreciation for fresh, whole foods that has served us throughout our lives. Before starting The Land Loom in the early spring of 2015, I gained hands-on farming experience for six years. After graduating from Columbia College, Chicago with a BA in photography and writing in 2009, I explored the vast world of small-scale farming by interning with various operations including a tropical permaculture farm in Hawaii, a goat dairy in Portugal, and Meadowlark Farm in Lake Leelanau. I enrolled in the Organic Farmer Training Program at the MSU Student Organic Farm in 2011, focusing on successional salad crops and hoop house tomato production. I stayed a second year at the Student Organic Farm as an assistant instructor and manager of the year-round CSA before moving to Ann Arbor in January of 2013 to manage Sunseed Farm, also a diversified vegetable operation with a year-round CSA.