My name is Michael Garver, along with my wife Suzanne Hazelwood Garver; we own and operate the Garver Family Farm Market. We have two children Alayna (12) and Andy (9). Our farm is located in Lemon Township just outside of Monroe.
I farm alongside my father Robert Garver on our fifth generation farm. We currently farm 1255 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat and hay in both Butler and Preble Counties. My diary will mainly be based on our retail and wholesale farm market. This year we have planted 40 acres of sweet corn and 10 acres of other assorted vegetables. We also raise 30 acres of pumpkins and 3000 chrysanthemums for the fall.
My wife and I have been operating our retail market for 20 years, growing and expanding each year. This year we erected a 4500 sq. ft. greenhouse to raise bedding plants and our vegetable starts. This has been a very busy and trying year so far due to the inclement weather conditions. We hope you will continue to follow our August diary