The vision of Allegan Harvest Farm was born from Doug Rietema.
- Doug grew up farming and owned and operated his own farm for 20 years.
- Doug has spent 13 years as a pastor and lay counselor both in Pella, Iowa and in west Michigan at the Bridge in Allegan.
- Doug volunteers weekly at the Holland Rescue Mission and has seen first hand the need for a community like the Allegan Harvest Farm.
- At least 1 on site foreman
- A small group of male residents
- 20-40 regular volunteers
- Dozens more who will more volunteer as they can