Michigan Farm Family Wins Ultimate Garden Giveaway

| 3/9/2011 3:55:00 PM

A photo of the author, Caleb ReganBack around mid-February, the GRIT corral received word that we had a verified winner for the GRIT-MOTHER EARTH NEWS Ultimate Garden Giveaway, and our sweepstakes guru, Katie Macfee, mentioned in the e-mail that it was the perfect winner.

As I read the story of Kriste Misiak and her family, I could not agree more. Kriste and her husband, Kurt, live on 34 acres in Michigan and have five children. The following were her thoughtful words as she showed us a glimpse of her family values. (From left in the image below, back row: Haley, Hannah, Kriste, Kurt; front row, Jesse and the dog, Daisy; not pictured are sons Brett Sample and Daniel Misiak)

Kriste Misiak's family were grand prize winners of the GRIT-MOTHER EARTH NEWS Ultimate Garden Giveaway. 

“We enjoy growing as much food as we can for our family, friends and local charities. Our farm is not certified organic, but we grow without chemical pesticides. (Yes, we handpick all those bugs.) Therefore, I know our vegetables, chicken and beef are more nutritious.

“I believe everyone should have access to these types of foods. With the kids to help, we bagged one ton of potatoes to deliver to our local St. Vincent Depaul. Other vegetables and eggs we take to our local soup kitchen.

“I hope to instill empathy in my children. Hard times can fall upon anyone. It is our duty to help all as much as we are able. Good things will also come to you in your time of need.

Cindy Murphy
3/10/2011 3:25:35 PM

Congratulations to Kriste and family. Enjoy the day (and all the spiffy new stuff!).