Our Beginning

Nathan Vannette grew up on his family’s 5 wooded acres in West Michigan. Being homeschooled gave him the freedom to explore his love of nature. By the age of 10, Nathan started his first vegetable and flower garden, paving the way for further experiments that lead to the start of Growing Green Family Farm. In 2012, with the help of his family, Nathan founded Growing Green Family Farms and began selling hydroponic produce at local farmers markets. In 2014, Chris (Nathan's brother-in-law) joined Growing Green Family Farms as a co-owner, working together the business has continued to grow. After many years of vacationing in Upstate South Carolina, Nathan, Chris, and their families relocated there in 2015. Growing Green has continued to thrive and Nathan and Chris love being a part of this community!


Meet The Farmers


Nathan Vannette, Founder & fearless leader since 2012.


Chris Ostlund, Married into the family business in 2014. Secretly as strong as an ox.

Caralynn Ostlund, Farmer in Training.


Anna Vannette, Edible flowers and TR farmers marketeer.


Rebecca Kilby Vannette, Social media coordinator and spreadsheet wizard

Rebecca Vannette, Master weed evictor and harvester.