Jeff began Eighth Day Farm in 2010 as a for profit CSA with leased land outside of the city of Holland. However, Jeff’s passions were more about changing the community through food and not just in the selling of produce. This grew into a commitment to farming within the city limits to be more accessible to Holland residents.
In 2011 the farm was welcomed by Zion Lutheran Church to develop its vacant preschool lot (709 Pine Avenue) into a growing space. During this time the organization expanded its work to include educational opportunities for the community, food and flower donations, and the collection of waste for compost.
In 2012 Eighth Day Farm expanded to garden 1.3 acres in the middle of the parking lot at the Holland Town Center and received its own 501(c)(3) non-profit status. The 1.3 acre urban farm now includes a market stand that sells fresh produce during the summer months on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 pm.