Brines Farm

Try our variety of freshly harvested, nutritious and delicious fruits and veggies grown with care on our small family farm in Dexter, Michigan. We are not certified organic at this time but everything is authentically grown and visits to the farm to see our operation can be scheduled. Shannon Brines began authentically growing vegetables and fruits as a child growing up in Dexter and established Brines Farm on that family land in 2004 due to his passion for slow food and sustainable, year-round agriculture. He began selling year-round at farmers markets shortly thereafter and offered the area's first fresh produce Winter CSA share program a few years later. Shannon was selected as a member of the US delegation to participate in Terra Madre 2008 in Turin, Italy: a world slow food meeting focused on increasing small-scale, traditional, and sustainable food production. Shannon is an Applied Geographer and Lecturer at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment interested in land use, agriculture, food systems, public health, and sustainable design. He is active in our local food community organizations: serving on the Slow Food Huron Valley board, HomeGrown Festival steering committee, Local Food Summit steering committee, Greenbelt Advisory Commission, and on the Tilian Farm Development Center steering committee. In 2012 Brines Farm expanded its operation in northern Webster Township by purchasing a neighboring historical 80 acre farm. Brines Farm offers a variety of internship opportunities as well as periodic open houses for the public.


Listing last updated on Mar 5, 2013

Winter and Summer CSA now accepting shareholders! Finds us just about every Saturday of the year we are at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market. (The Ann Arbor Farmers Market is open year-round on Saturdays and this is our main outlet!) Our stall moves around, so look for our sign (like the graphic above). During summer, you can also find us at the Wednesday daytime and evening Ann Arbor Farmers Markets. You can order at our website and at

Season:  Year round

Type:  single farm

Since:  2009

Full Share:  $650

Work Req?  No

Schedule and Location:

Ann Arbor Farmers Market: Saturdays year-round; Wednesday 7am-1ish May through Dec; Wednesday 4pm-8pm during summer.
Dexter Farmers Market: Saturdays 8am-1pm May through Oct.
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Brines Farm does an excellent winter CSA! I joined in 2010 and split the share with another couple. There was always plenty of food and it was easy to split.... [more]

My family and I were delighted to find out about the Brines Farm CSA, which we joined in 2009 and enabled us to eat delicious local food all winter.

Shannon and his crew presented us with healthy, delicious greens, root veggies and the occasional carton of eggs.... [more]

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