Named for Wish Farms’ mascot, Misty the Garden Pixie, the project represents a joint-venture that includes two ag veterans at Wish Farms: Gary Wishnatzki and J.C. Clinard. The impressive twenty-acre farm sits on a south facing slope that overlooks a lake front. This geographical arrangement, coupled with high tunnels, creates a greenhouse effect. The high tunnels not only provide freeze protection for the crop, they also provide higher growing temperatures during cooler periods. The cover also protects the crop from rain, hail and general moisture. The entire crop is grown in containers, which allows for spatial flexibility. As a result, there are more than twice the number of plants per acre than a typical blueberry farm. Houston Polk is the Farm Manager at Misty Organics and oversees all of the day-to-day operations.
“It took us a year just to find the perfect plot of land. We’ve had the opportunity to travel the world and observe some of the best farming practices, and we used that information to make the best possible decisions to build this project.”
Founded: 2016Commodity Grown:
- organic blueberries
Arcadia, Chickadee, Farthing, Flicker, Meadowlark, Kestrel, Ventura, Snowchaser