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Local farmer reflects on farm business during pandemic

SPRUCE, Mich.— Adam Beckta a local farmer and owner of Wandering Winds Farm as he talks about the changes of his business during COVID–19. Beckta and his wife Madaline started their business almost five years ago when the two wanted to explore the produce side of the food industry.

The couple grows a variety of specialty produce, hay, fruit and even makes jam. Local farmers were hit hard financially in the wake of COVID–19 due to the closing of farmer’s markets and restaurants, but for some farm owners like Beckta the pandemic wasn’t all negative.

With this new interest, Beckta is in the process of hiring new staff at the farm as well as utilizing online ordering with curb side pick up. Since the reopening of the state, farmers markets are now open with new restrictions.

Beckta encourages residents to support local farmers and to take advance of having access to healthy foods close to home.