Frozen Garden is committed to offering the highest quality and affordable Green Smoothies to our customers by supporting local farmers within 100 miles of Frozen Garden. We firmly believe that in order to continue the REAL food movement...we have to support small REAL food farmers. Check out some of our local farmers below...
Acorn Acres Farm
Acorn Acres Farm
is a family farm in Kouts, Indiana who began its sustainable journey in 1969 and has continued to follow sustainable practices to this day. Their
goal is to provide high-quality, sustainably-farmed products to the local community. Naturally grown with care—and without pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides. All of Acorn Acres' produce is GMO-free and have many heirloom selections, all from their sustainable farm in Northwest Indiana. With a large garden for the main growing season and a hoop house for limited fresh produce during winter months. Their meat and poultry is raised naturally at their farm in Kouts and packaged by their trusted local Amish butcher. They provide organically-fed and humanely-raised pastured pork, pastured lamb, pastured poultry, and grass-fed beef.
Founded in 1953, the Blueberry Ranch is one of the oldest U-Pick farms in the Midwest. Since 2009, the Blueberry Ranch is one of the only
100% USDA Certified Organic blueberry farms in the Midwest. Located in Mishawaka, Indiana, the Blueberry Ranch grows 9 different varieties of blueberries and offers fresh berries during the growing season and also frozen berries during the winter. From field to freezer, they are froze immediately after picking and stored in their industrial freezer.
We are very lucky to be able to source these delicious local organic blueberries year-round!
Dave Pagel Produce
Dave Pagel grew up on a fruit farm near Berrien Springs, Michigan. He graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Agricultural Business in 1976, and began farming with his dad and his brother. In 1978 he started Dave Pagel Produce to assist in the marketing of the farm's produce. Over the last 32 years, Dave Pagel Produce has grown to sell apples, peaches and nectarines from over 30 farms in Michigan. The fruit is marketed to supermarkets and fruit stands in southwest Michigan, northern Indiana and the greater Chicago area. In 2004, the family purchased 10 acres of land across the road from their house, and planted a Honeycrisp apple orchard. In 2009 they purchased an additional 20 acres of land near their house and have planted another orchard, this time of Macintosh, Fuji, Gala and Jonagold apples.
Great Inspirations Farm
Great Inspirations Farm
is a 14-acre biodynamic family run farm in Chesterton, Indiana. They are committed to growing using organic materials. Absolutely no use of synthetic chemical insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or fertilizers on their crops or on any of their land. Minimal and careful use of even Organically approved soil amendments and sprays. Care for the soil, water and air quality with crop rotations, cover crops, protective buffer strips and ecologically sustainable farming practices. They grow from organic open-pollinated or heirloom seed mainly - and they do try a few hybrids from time to time. No use of chemically treated or Genetically Modified seeds. They strive to give their absolute best to the land so that we all may receive a flavorful and nutritious bounty from the Earth. Great Inspirations Farm specializes in providing a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). So, if you're looking for fresh local produce every week during the growing season, sign up with Great Inspirations!
Lemon Creek Farm
Lemon Creek Winery and Farm Market
is one of southwest Michigan’s largest fruit farms — continuing a family tradition that dates back over 160 years. They take pride at Lemon Creek in growing the highest quality fruits to enjoy year after year from their family to yours. Lemon Creek's farm-fresh produce is available seasonally — whether you pick your own or shop at the farm market. Lemon Creek also has a long tradition of quality winemaking that has earned them hundreds of national and international awards over 31 years of making Michigan’s finest wines. With an impressive collection of white, red, and specialty wines, the wines are definitely worth checking out as well! Lemon Creek Winery and Farm Market is located in Berrien Springs, Michigan.
Perkins Good Earth Farm
Perkins' Good Earth Farm
is a family farm in DeMotte, Indiana. In 2009, Dan and Julie Perkins purchased 20 acres of land and started Perkins’ Good Earth Farm, inspired in part by Pearl S. Buck’s classic novel.
As Certified Naturally Grown, the farm is inspected annually to ensure they are practicing organic production techniques but Dan and Julie take pride in going beyond organic...they are not defined by a minimum standard but rather by balancing complex and dynamic relationships within the whole farm system. They use methods such as cover crops, organic inputs, bare fallow periods, skim plowing, and minimum tillage all while ensuring their farm products are of the highest quality, produced for you and your health.
Other Local Suppliers
Foods Alive, a family owned company based out of Angola, Indiana, sprouted to life in 2002. Foods Alive sources the highest quality and best tasting superfoods from across the globe to provide the most mineral rich and nutrient dense foods available. Superfoods are a great source of anti-oxidants, amino acids (proteins), dietary fiber and many other hard to find essential vitamins and minerals that are necessary for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We are so lucky to have a fellow Indiana company to source our chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds and the most delicious Himalayan pink sea salt from!
Terra Spice Company
While working in restaurants across the country, Philip Abbott pursued the craft of spice blending, and then established Terra Spice Company in 2001 in South Bend, Indiana to cater to culinary professionals and provide unsurpassed quality and service to customers. To create the finest blends, Philip procures the highest quality herbs, spices, and specialty ingredients from around the world. Terra Spice stocks and sells only the purest, most natural products available, and continues to seek out the finest products on the market. We utilize Terra Spice Company's spices to add unique layers of flavors to our smoothies.