Mint Farm

Peppermint Jim; 4th generation artisan distiller

Jim Crosby pours extracted oil into a barrel on Aug. 22, 2208 in St. Johns, Mich. A mid-Michigan family is in danger of losing a mint farm that’s been in the family for four generations, despite an online plea for help that brought in 1,054 customers within a 24-hour span. The 140-acre farm in St. Johns, about 85 miles northwest of Detroit, was founded by Crosby’s great-grandfather in 1912. (AP Photo/Detroit Free-Press, Becky Shink) **DETROIT NEW, MAGS OUT, NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT**