Eighth Day Farm » Farming in the City

History

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. During the growing season, Josh Hauch approached Jeff with the idea of becoming a nonprofit and bringing the farm into the city of Holland. Through the help of Josh, various friends, and 3sixty (a local neighborhood nonprofit), Zion Lutheran Church gave Eighth Day a space at 709 Pine Avenue to farm.  For 2011, Eighth Day Farm came under 3sixty for their use of the non-profit covering until the farm could be established as its own non-profit. In 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.