Oceana Acres Apartments, located in both Hart Township and Shelby Township, is a rural housing development established by Peterson Farms in 2018. As a company, Peterson Farms firmly believes that the answer to associate retention is by helping create solutions to basic needs. In Oceana County, finding dependable, low-cost housing is incredibly difficult. Recognizing that housing is a need, the project was developed with two goals; to increase year-round associate retention and provide an affordable housing solution in Oceana County for our associates. Currently, Oceana Acres has 56 housing units, which can accommodate up to 280 tenants. Included are laundry facilities, outdoor eating areas, a playground, and two soccer fields. To assist with transportation needs, Peterson Farms provides a shuttle that runs throughout the day to help associates get to and from Oceana Acres and pick up at various spots throughout the county. In addition to addressing housing and transportation needs, Peterson Farms also recognized the need for our associates’ childcare. In response, Peterson Farms partnered with Shelby Public Schools in 2020 to convert a church north of the main campus into the Oceana County Early Learning Center. The Early Learning Center offers discounted pricing for all Peterson Farms associate’s children.