Grant Family Farms goes out of business
The 2,000-acre farm — started in 1953 by CSU professor Lewis Grant and his son Andy — shut down on Dec. 28, the day that it filed for bankruptcy court protection.
"We are completely shut down," said Meg Bucklin, the farm's membership coordinator and one of the handful of employees remaining to help the farm work its way through the process. "There's really no one hardly left."
Bucklin said she and other employees were told about the possibility of the bankruptcy filing about two weeks ago, shortly before Christmas.
At least 50 or more people were laid off as a result, she said, including field and packing shed workers.
The farm blamed a series of misfortunes on its bankruptcy.
"Despite all best efforts to the contrary, and along with many other organic farmers in the United States, Grant Family Farms ... has been struggling
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