Little Fox Farm, Display Garden and Farm Stand, on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
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“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” Audrey Hepburn said that, and it’s one of the lovely quotes scattered around Little Fox Farm, the new farm stand and display garden that Nate and Erin McManus launched this spring at the north end of the Hogsback.

Last winter, Tim and I noticed a little cottage taking shape there and wondered what could it possibly be? As the winter went on and warmer weather started to arrive, other things happened in the space. A cool old truck showed up. Garden boxes were built. A fence sprung up along the driveway. A rock wall was built. And then plants began arriving.

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It was so fun to see what new thing was happening every time we went by, and see the amazing business that’s grown there. As their truck says, “All things grow with love.”

Little Fox Farm, Display Garden and Farm Stand, on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo

Little Fox Farm has everything you need to grow whatever it is you want in your world – perennials, annuals, fruits and veggies, trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ground covers, mulch, even houseplants and gifts and sundries.

You can order from their website or stop by in person. They even offer contactless delivery within a 30-mile radius. And right now, they’re having a summer sale – use code SUMMER10 at checkout or visit them at the farm.

Little Fox Farm is located at 15402 Center Road – about a quarter mile north of the Smokey Hollow Road intersection. They’re also on Facebook and Instagram. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9-6, Sunday 12-6, and Mondays by appointment to serve their elderly and immunocompromised customers.

If you have any questions, you’re always welcome to call, (231) 223-8836, or email them, [email protected].

And if you need shoreline erosion work, landscaping, irrigation, light excavation, tractor services, tree removal, snow removal or any other outdoor service, be sure and call Nate at Oliver & Company – same number, (231) 223-8836.

Here are a few photos from the other day when I stopped by. An amazing potpourri of color, like happy children at play.

Little Fox Farm, Display Garden and Farm Stand, on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm, Display Garden and Farm Stand, on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm, Display Garden and Farm Stand, on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm, Display Garden and Farm Stand, on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm, Display Garden and Farm Stand, on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm, Display Garden and Farm Stand, on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm, Display Garden and Farm Stand, on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm, Display Garden and Farm Stand, on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm, Display Garden and Farm Stand, on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm, Display Garden and Farm Stand, on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm, Display Garden and Farm Stand, on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm, Display Garden and Farm Stand, on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm, Display Garden and Farm Stand, on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Little Fox Farm on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo

A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So I started my own newspaper.

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