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"It's the best," gushes Dexter resident Barry Lonik, land preservation activist and President of Treemore Ecology and Land Services. "They have super-high quality produce. It's always fresh and full."

Lonik usually shops at the family's stall at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market. But once a year, he and hundreds of others enjoy it right at the farm near Brooklyn during Holler Fest, an event the Kings have hosted for the past seven years on the weekend before Labor Day. "I've been every year," Lonik says. "It's a three-day music festival on their property. One of the unique things about the King family is that they grew up playing music there. Another is having a kitchen on site, so they have magnificent meals."

Lonik volunteered in the kitchen this year. In past years, so has Joan Wolf, a Chelsea resident and senior secretary at the University of Michigan: "I've spent a lot of time chopping and cooking. They do amazing corn, and tomatoes, and fabulous salads," she says. Last year, Wolf took on a new project: shepherding a bunch of kids from Ann Arbor's Bryant Community Center to the event as part of the Sierra Club's Washtenaw Inner City Outings. "They loved it. I took them on Saturday afternoon, which is very kid friendly."

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