Lisa Hauch grew up on her parent’s farm in Southwest Michigan. Now, she runs it, along with her brother and her husband. At Russell Costanza Farms, they grow and pack cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes — all of it picked by hand.
It takes a lot of workers. And Hauch says every year, about 150 of them live in housing right on the farm.
“Off the top of my head, I can’t think of another business that provides housing for its employees,” she says. “We’re in a unique situation.”