In fall 2008 Nic and Jen Welty started their own small farm in Omena (north of Suttons Bay) and called it 9 Bean Rows. Their mission was to create greater availability and diversity of fresh, local foods for our community 52 weeks of the year. The farm, while modest in size, is filled with wild and cultivated edibles. There are ramps, blackberries, red raspberries, apple trees, choke cherries, asparagus, rhubarb, table grapes, garlic, walnut trees, sugar maples, and a forest full of edible wild mushrooms. The use of hoop houses allows for a year-round harvest.