Welcome to Charlie's Natural Foods.
You have probably heard by now that we closed Charlie's Natural Food Market at the end of February. There were several reasons behind this decision, but primarily we just didn't have the local support we needed to keep the doors open. So it's time to move on to hopefully bigger and better things.
Several people have asked me "what's next?" and since there appears to be some interest in what we will be doing next I have decided to use our web site to update those of you who are interested, and to share with you our ideas and plans as we move forward.
For some time I have been interested in exploring some of the new technologies available, designed to help the average family become more self-reliant. Whether it's the droughts in California affecting the availability and price of fruits and vegetables, or the desire to protect ones family from GMO's and irradiated product coming from Mexico or China, or a desire to be prepared in case of man-made or natural disasters, becoming more self-reliant or more self-sufficient (for your own family or for your community) just makes sense.
With that in mind, this summer I will be working with a vertical growing system, or Tower Garden by Juice Plus. The Tower Garden is a vertical aeroponics growing system that uses 1/10 th of the water compared with conventional gardening and a lot less space, planting vertically instead of horizontally in rows. There are also many other benefits to this style of gardening. (More information can be found here.)
I have received 3 of these towers and have planted seeds in seed trays, and will be planting in the towers as seedlings become ready. I will be documenting the process here throughout the summer with descriptions and pictures. If this all works as I expect and if there are enough of you interested, we may be able to arrange to share our experiences with the system through personal visits.
So check back often, and feel free to contact us with your comments and questions. (Contact Us)
Charlie's Natural Foods, Frankfort, MI 49635