The following farms and ranches have certified
that they meet Eatwild's
criteria for producing grassfed meat, eggs and dairy products.
Contact them directly for additional information or to buy their
A1 Country Girl Beef is a four generation
farm raising grass fed beef for your freezer.
No foreign substances used in growth of animals or
in processing of animals. No additives to tenderize beef during processing.
Meat is properly aged and cut and wrapped ready for your freezer.
A1 Country Girl Beef, Charlene or Bob, 9717
Yale Road, Greenwood MI 48006. (810) 387-3729.
Antaya Acres Heritage Farm operates a heritage
farm and CSA program here in Silverwood, MI. We offer all natural grassfed
meats, beyond organic garden shares, and fresh eggs from truly free
ranged birds to our customers. We
deliver our wares to Rochester, Oxford, Lake Orion, Farmington, Southfield,
and surrounding areas.
Although we are not certified organic, no
pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or chemical fertilizers of any kind
are used on our produce. All of our animals are raised free of hormones
or antibiotics. We
raise Tamworth, Large Black Hogs, Spots and Gloucestershire Old Spots
on pasture. Our pigs glean over 80% of their nutrition off of grass and
are only supplemented with 2 pounds of 15% hog feed per day during the
months when the pasture is readily available. In addition to the
grass, our pigs also enjoy a heavy diet of all natural foodstuff generously
donated by our friends and neighbors here in the community. A bounty
of apples, walnuts, pumpkins, pears and pulp are supplied by a network
of supporters to help us provide our hogs with a diverse and healthy
ration. This in helps us provide our customers with a final product that
would be hard o find anywhere else.
The pork from these heritage breeds, raised
with love in this natural stress-free environment is not easily replicated.
Each of the breeds we raise bring different qualities to the pork they
produce. It is truly a culinary adventure! In addition to these
majestic endangered hogs, we also raise Icelandic sheep, Icelandic chickens,
Muscovy ducks, and Heritage turkeys. Our farm continues to be a work
in progress, but we are so thankful to be able to share the rewards with
a warm and welcoming community of people who believe, as we do, that
there is a way to raise livestock that benefits us all.
Antaya Acres Heritage Farm, Brett and Stephanie Antaya,
8231 S Silverwood Road, Silverwood
MI 48760. (810) 656-2036.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.antayaacres.com.
Beery Farms of Michigan LLC is an 80-acre
farm on which I raise all-grass-fed beef and goats.
The farm is operated in the Argentine grazing style
using a diverse array of perennial grasses and summer-winter annuals
to meet the year-round forage needs of the animals. Like the Argentines,
the paddocks are divided to provide both annual and perennial forages
simultaneously for an always fresh high quality diet. By using stockpiling
in the fall and early greening small grains in the spring, it is only
necessary to feed hay and haylage during the most severe winter months.
The farm is in the third year transition to Organic
Certification. It is located just south of Lansing and visitors are always
Beery Farms, Growers and Purveyors on Only Things
Beery Farms, Maynard Beery, 849
N Aurelius Road, Mason MI 48854.
Berry's Naturally is located on a quaint 40 acres in Reading MI, near the Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan boarders. We strive to maintain our small, cozy farm as nature intended, by raising and finishing our lamb, and beef on 100% natural grass pasture, thereby keeping the healthy Omega 3 fats intact.
The health of our lamb and beef is maintained with organically approved vitamins and minerals. The sheep are "hair" sheep, meaning no lanolin oils influence the texture and taste of the meat, as in your typical commercial wool lamb. The Murray Grey beef have been proven to excel in tenderness and tastiness because of their calm disposition and efficiency in converting grass into meat.
Our chickens are raised on NON-GMO grains and rotated to fresh pasture daily.
We are richly blessed living the rewarding life of raising livestock on our land and we hope you too can appreciate, respect, enjoy and savor the end results of our naturally grown meats.
The chicken is frozen and stored in our licensed facility – priced at $3.00 per pound. The beef and lamb is sold by the live weight. The beef $1.80 per pound – Lamb $2.25 per pound. You pay us for the live animal and we deliver the live animal to the local processor in your name. You then pay them for the processing fee.
Thank you! Please give us a call, we'd love to talk to you.
Berry's Naturally, Bill and Angie Berry, 6351 Carpenter Road, Reading MI 49274. (517) 283-2873.
BF&E Organics—See Boughan Farms & Enterprise below.
Meadows Farm is dedicated to raising grass-fed sheep and lamb.
We have a flock of 100+ ewes, and they live on lush,
green pastures throughout the entire growing season and on into December.
During the winter we feed them high quality hay raised and baled by us
on our farm. They have most of their lambs on pasture in May, the
very best time for a lamb to be born, and the lambs stay with the mother
rotating to a new pasture every 1 to 5 days until fall. By keeping them
on pasture with their mothers, we produce a very mild flavored, young,
tender, lean lamb.
We have the lambs butchered and processed by a local,
family-owned processing plant, and it is USDA-certified to be sold either
by the package frozen or by the whole or half lamb. If you purchase a
whole or half lamb, it can be custom processed and cut to your specifications.
We can ship frozen lamb, or you may also pick it up at our farm. We
also attend the Hillsdale County Farmers Market, Saturdays, 8am–noon,
mid-May through October.
There is an old farmhouse on the farm, which we run
as a bed and breakfast (see bbonline.com/mi/bluebird),.
This offers a unique opportunity to experience the farm life. Some families
like to come and spend the weekend on the farm and pick up their meat
at that time.
Bluebird Meadows Farm, Emilie Dasch, 8591
Blount Road, Hillsdale MI 49242. (517) 212-0747.
Beefmasters is a family-owned cow-calf-to-finish operation
located in northern St. Clare County. All cattle are born and raised
at the farm, maintaining a closed herd. Cattle live on rotated pastures
in the spring, summer, and fall, and are fed hay during the winter.
They are never fed grain. We use no antibiotics, steroids, or implants
of any kind, and we strive for a stress-free environment.
Dry-aged grass-finished beef is available
in the fall as supplies last. Please call for availability. Pick up only;
we do not ship.
Bluewater Beefmasters, Roger and Debra Phillips,
8790 Oatman Road, Avoca
MI 48006. (810) 387-3482.
Boughan Farms & Enterprise—better
known as BF&E Organics—is located inthe thumb of
Michigan, approximately 20 miles north of Imlay City. Our family has
been farming here since the 1950s. We started working toward our organic
certification in 1992, through OCIA (Organic Crop Improvement).
We have a beef cow-calf operation
with registered Shorthorn cattle. The cattle are born and raised on our
farm until ready for market. We also raise sheep, with the Dorper being
the breed of choice. They are a very hardy breed with mild tasting meat.
The lambs are born and raised on the farm until ready for market
as well. We also raise free-ranged meat chicken and
chicken eggs. All of our animal products are certified organic
and our beef and lamb are 100% grass-fed.
They are raised in a stress--free environment the way nature intended
it to be.
We encourage people to come to the farm. We feel
it is important to know where your food comes from and we are dedicated
to doing our very best in raising healthy, local, organic food.
BF&E Organics, Doreen Wilcox, 5119
Barnes Road, Clifford, MI 48727 or 5331
Peck Road, North Branch, MI 48461.
BP Farms LLC raises 100% Grass Fed Beef, Pastured Heritage Pork, Pastured Brown Eggs, and Pastured Free-Range Chicken on our small family farm. Everything we sell is ordered in advance and orders are picked up at our farm. We sell our products both direct to consumer and wholesale. Sorry, we can’t ship at this time.
All our products are grown using only sustainable, environmentally friendly, agricultural practices without the use of antibiotics, hormones/steroids, medications, pesticides, herbicides, or genetically modified products (GMOs). All our livestock are humanely raised on pasture.
Our beef is 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished which means our cattle eat grass and forbs on pasture or in feeders as hay when pasture isn’t available (winter or drought) and never get any grain or soy.
Our eggs are from heritage breed hens that range freely on green pastures and are allowed to forage outdoors all day without cages or pens or any confinement. Their forage is supplemented with only locally grown Certified Organic Feed.
Our pastured pigs forage on green pastures and have been bred to forage from heritage breed stock. Their forage is supplemented with only Certified Organic Feed. All seasonings and cures used in processing are also certified organic (which means no artificial preservatives/nitrates), soy-free, gluten-free, and GMO-free!
Our meat chickens are lively heritage type birds (not hybrids) that can run, jump, and play. They range and forage freely on green pastures without cages, pens, or chicken ‘tractors.’ Their forage is supplemented with Certified Organic Feed.
Please contact us for more information or if you are interested in any of our products. Email is the best way to contact us. You can expect a reply the same day. We also welcome farm visits by appointment. BP Farms, because you are what you eat eats!
BP Farms LLC,
6300 Rea Road,
Dundee, MI 48131. (734) 529-2032.
Brown Sugar Jerseys is located in northwestern St. Clair County, 2 miles south of Yale, Michigan. We are a family-owned and operated farm consisting of 387 acres of tillable, pasture, and woodlots. We have approximately 70 acres of permanent pastureland and rotate our cropland with clover seedings which we bale as high-moisture hay (preserved pasture) for feed for the winter months, and also graze those clover fields. We raise jersey heifers for dairy replacement cows and jersey steers for grass fed beef. We raise about 40 calves a year and have about 20 grass fed steers to offer a year.
We have been dedicated to raising polled grazing jerseys since 1983. When we started our dairy herd, one of the many reasons we chose jerseys is because of the breed's feed efficiency and grazing qualities. Our beef is fully 2 years old before slaughter for full flavor. Our jerseys are humanely raised and handled; there are no hormones, antibiotics, or medicated feed in their diet. We do worm for parasites as needed and vaccinate with killed vaccines in the fall of each year, for respiratory diseases. Housing and nutrition are age and weather appropriate, with the emphasis on grazing, working with Michigan's climate and growing seasons. Our animals' health and comfort are always top priority.
Our jersey calves get 1/2 pound per head per day of either ground ear corn or a half/half mix of rolled shelled corn and speltz, from 8 weeks old through the weaning process of 10–12 weeks of age, through 6 months of age. After 6 months of age, they eat absolutely no grain, only fresh pasture in the growing season, and high-moisture clover hay in the winter and free choice minerals always. The meat, fat, and marbling of jerseys that eat only pasture or high-moisture clover baleage has a special sweet flavor. The fat is yellow because of the high beta carotene, just like jersey milk.
Please call for availability to reserve your beef today. Pickup only, we do not ship.
Brown Sugar Jerseys, Mary Smith, 11542 WIlkes Road, Yale MI 48097. (810) 387-3007 or (810) 304-0290.
CloverDale Farms is a small family owned,
pasture based operation dedicated to offering the highest quality grassfed beef available.
Belted Galloway cattle are the breed of choice here at CloverDale.
The ability of this breed to thrive on lush pastures and convert this
forage to muscle without the use of grain makes it possible to raise
and finish these cattle on 100% grass alone.
Farm fresh eggs from our free range pasture
fed chickens and pork from our hogs raised in the good outdoors
are also available. The grain used to feed our chickens and pigs is also
grown on our farm without the use of pesticides and herbicides.
The livestock on our farm are also raised without
the use of antibiotics, chemicals, or hormones
Our grassfed beef and pork are available by the whole,
half, and individual cuts. Please call for availability as we don't keep
a large quantity on hand.
Clover Dale farms is not a super market selling a
product that we didn't produce. When you purchase our products you know
exactly where your food is coming from, how it was raised, and what was
fed to the animals. Our customers are always welcome to CloverDale Farms
to visit our operation.
CloverDale Farms, Travis and Trica Bartholomew, 11375
South 37th Street, Scotts MI 49088 49088. (269) 626-0030.
Creswick Farms is "dedicated to raising healthy, happy animals—lovingly cared for just as Mother Nature intended—which provide high energy, nutritious and delicious food sources for health-conscious individuals."
At Creswick Farms, we guarantee our animals are raised without antibiotics or growth hormones. This promise is your assurance that our products meet a higher standard for natural: they are truly naturally raised. The animals enjoy non-herbicide/chemical fertilized pasture and are supplied free choice with organic minerals and kelp. Soy is not used in any of our feeds and only Tamari, non-Gmo & gluten-free soy sauce is used in our BBQ products!
We pride ourselves in offering hard to find items and unique, handcrafted artisan meat products (including Bacons, Jerkies and BBQ items). Our meats are processed in a family-owned slaughterhouse and are vacuum-packed to preserve freshness and improve shelf life.
Many families rely on us for their Beef, Pork, Turkey, Chicken and Eggs, and a large portion of our clientele reside in the Detroit and Chicago areas. We are located within a 2 ½ – 3 hour's drive of each city. We also have scheduled deliveries and pre-determined meeting points in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Brighton, Novi, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, and Holland.
We always welcome visitors at our farm as we enjoy showing customers how our animals are nurtured to nurture us in the future. We especially enjoy children, who enjoy learning about the animals and their relationship to our food sources.
Our hours are Wednesdays: 12–6pm, Thursdays: 12–5pm, Fridays: 12–5pm and Saturdays 10–3pm. Please call or e-mail for informational brochure.
Creswick Farms, Andrea & Nathan Creswick, 6500 Rollenhagen Road, Ravenna MI 49451. (616) 837-9226. E-mail: Contactus@CreswickFarms.com Website: www.Creswickfarms.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/CreswickFarms
Dreamcatcher Farm is a small cow/calf beef operation. We raise Dexter and Hereford livestock. Our cattle are fed a strictly grass/hay diet--NO grain, hormones, or antibiotics.
Summer months find our herd grazing in our pastures. Hay is grown and harvested for the winter months on our property and rented land. We do not use herbicides or chemical fertilizers on any land we use. We consider ourselves grass farmers, protecting the soil, and growing quality grass forage for our cattle. This practices provides our customers with a naturally healthy beef product.
Give us a call for pricing. We sell by split quarter or half, or burger by the pound.
Stop by for a visit, we love to talk about our herd and explain our operation.
Dreamcatcher Farm LLC, Joe and Janet Lum, 9174 Concord Road, Jonesville MI 49250. (517) 849-7343.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.dreamcatcherfarmmi.com.
Welcome to East River Organic Farm. We are
a diversified and certified organic farm in the middle of the
thumb of Michigan, near Sandusky. We are certifed with ICO (Indiana
We have a 30 member CSA that we use to distribute
most of our organic vegetables. We also have grass-fed, organic Devon beef,
organic pork, chicken, eggs and turkeys.
Please check out our website for more details and
East River Organic Farm, Les Roggenbuck, 440 N Wheeler
MI 48472. (810) 404-1723.
Eby Farms is a small beyond-organic family farm in southwestern Michigan and we have seasonally available beef, chicken and turkey. Eggs, homemade soap and body products are available year-round. All our products are antibiotic and hormone-free and the farm is open to all to visit and verify production practices.
Grass raised and finished Beef. We offer spring and fall beef from our herd of Scottish Highland and Jersey cows. These intentional/rotational grazed animals offer superior taste and nutrition. They are fed pasture during the growing season and stored forages during winter plus free access to salt and kelp.
- Chicken & Turkey. Broilers and turkeys are grown in pasture shelters once old enough to be outside. They are moved daily to fresh pasture and are fed free-choice non-GMO feed. Broilers are available seasonally in three separate batches during the growing season by pre-order only. One batch of turkeys are available by pre-order for Thanksgiving.
- Eggs. Laying hens are housed in a portable egg-mobile for the warm season and follow the cows around on their pasture rotation. Also fed free-choice non-GMO feed. Loose-housed over winter with deep litter bedding.
Farmers Markets: Skip's Farmers Market: Meat available here for pre-orders and eggs available on-site mid-May through mid-October, Sundays 9 am to 3 pm.
All of our products are available on our farm in Cassopolis, Michigan and some products available through local retail stores. Please contact us or check our website for a full list of locations.
Eby Farms LLC., Jennifer Eby, 56641 Glenwood Road, Cassopolis MI 49031. (269) 535-6857.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.ebyfarmsllc.com.
Egly Land & Cattle, 100% Natural Grass
Fed Beef is 100% grass fed AND grass finished. The Egly farm is
conveniently located in Paw Paw, Michigan in the southwest corner of
Michigan. This is also close to Kalamazoo, St Joseph, Niles, New Buffalo,
and northern Indiana.
We raise Red Devon and Red
Devon cross with rotational grazing methods, and they are wintered on
our own clover/alfalfa hay. Our goal is to raise our animals in the
most natural, environmentally friendly ways possible. We are members
of the American Devon Association, and we are certified by the Michigan
Agriculture Environment Assurance Program (MAEAP).
You may visit
our website for more information and find us on Facebook.
Egly Land & Cattle, LLC., Rob & Chris Egly, 65701
39th Street, Paw Paw MI 49079. (269) 657-1787 or cell: (269) 370-4228.
Flying Fish Farm is a 77-acre family-owned and operated, pasture-based farm located in Monroe in SE Michigan. Although not certified Organic, we utilize organic methods to produce high quality beef, pork, lamb, turkey, chicken and eggs.
All of our animals are bred, born and raised outside in the fresh air and sunshine. Murray Grey cattle comprise our closed herd of 100% grass-fed beef cattle, specifically bred for grass-finishing and providing a premium meat product that is well-marbled and flavorful. They are rotated through lush, diverse pastures during the spring, summer and fall and fed grass, clover and alfalfa hay in the winter. They always have access to organic, free-choice minerals and organic kelp.
Our heritage, cross-bred pigs (Tamworth and Large Black) have been developed to glean a large portion of their diet from the pastures and woodlots, enjoying, among other things, clover, roots, and acorns in addition to their organic, soy-free grain. We have chosen to raise Freedom Rangers for our meat birds. These are a slow-growing hybrid that does especially well on pasture, enjoying a smorgasbord of grasses, bugs and organic, soy-free grain. A mix of free-ranging, heritage breed, laying hens provide colorful eggs and round out our offerings.
By rotating our animals to fresh pasture daily and providing premium quality grains to our pigs and poultry, we raise healthy and happy animals without the use of antibiotics, hormones, steroids, or chemical wormers. We never use pesticides or herbicides on our land. We take great pride in managing our land in a way that is sustainable and healthy, for our soil, our animals, our family and our community. We invite you to come visit.
Please see our website for details and current pricing. Follow us on Facebook for current happenings.
Flying Fish Farm, Diana Pienta, Geiman Road, Monroe MI 48162. (419) 450-2203.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.flyingfishfarm.com.
Full Circle Organic Farm - Grass-only lambs, raised on certified organic farm - 400 available.
We have 360 acres of pasture, all paddocks with fresh well water. Lambs are raised with all the organic pasture, hay, kelp, and organic minerals they want.
Lambs are available by private treaty or at the following grocery stores and restaurants. Grocery stores: Natural Local Food Express, Plymouth, MI., Grahams Organics, Rosebush, MI., Simply Fresh Market, Brighton, MI. Restaurants: The Boulevard Inn & Bistro, Saint Joseph, MI., and The Wooden Spoon in Brighton, MI. (Visit Eatwild's Michigan Beyond the Farm page for addresses and contact information for these locations.)
We also have certified organic wool, and certified organic seasonal peaches and cherries.
Full Circle Organic Farm, LLC, SuzAnne Akhavan-Tafti, 4545
Vines Road, Howell MI 48843. (517) 719-0073.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://fullcircleorganicfarm.com.
GCC Organics offers local certified organic sustainable poultry (fresh/frozen), eggs, and 100% grass-fed beef (sectional/cuts).
Producing solid, real meat; rich yolks; and a view are daily goals here on the farm.
Farmers Markets: We attend the Mt. Pleasant, Midland and Saginaw farmers markets. We also offer delivery and on-farm pick up of all our products.
Visit our website for current inventory and pricing. Wholesale customers should email to receive our wholesale pricing structure.
Visitors are always welcome!
GCC Organics / Garrett Cattle Company, LLC., Delbert Garrett, 431 S Littlefield Road, Mt. Pleasant MI 48858. (989) 944-0124.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website:www.gccorganics.com.
Grass is Greener Meats and Produce, LLC is located in northeast Marshall County, IN adjacent to St. Joseph, Elkhart and Kosciusko counties; within an hour from South Bend / Warsaw / Columbia City / Elkhart / Valparaiso / Peru, and approximately 1
hour from Michigan (Niles/Edwardsburg).
We offer seasonal fresh vegetables and brown eggs, pastured Red Wattle pork, and grass-fed Jersey beef, Red Poll beef and St.Croix lamb. Our pastured poultry features Freedom Ranger chickens which have the rich flavor of a stewing hen and tenderness of a young chicken. In addition to chickens, we raise Bourbon Red turkeys, Cayuga ducks, and Pilgrim and American Buff geese.
Animals that receive supplemental grain (poultry, waterfowl and hogs) are fed only non-GMO rations; herbivores are intensive rotationally grazed during the growing season and fed high quality grass hay during the winter. Pork, beef and lamb are available year-round in our farm store priced by the cut. Meat CSA shares are available May thru December. Please call for store hours or more information.
Grass is Greener Meats and Produce, LLC. John and Toni Rowe, 2760 4C Road, PO Box 321, Bremen, IN 46506. (574) 209-6371.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.grassfedinbremen.com.
Grassfields Cheese LLC, our 5th generation, family-owned farm in Coopersville, Michigan is certified Organic by OEFFA and Animal Welfare Approved.
Our cow herds are 100% grass-fed and receive no corn, soy, or other grains (the dairy cows are certified organic). Their winter stored grass is supplemented with barley sprouts. The egg chickens receive 100% organic, non-GMO soy-free scratch grain in addition to their certified organic pasture upon which they free-range. The pigs, meat chickens, and turkeys receive non-GMO feed in addition to their pasture (and no chemicals).
Our organic, artisan, cheeses are made right on our farm from organic, fresh (raw) milk from our own cows. We use microbial rennet (non-animal, non-vegetable) and organic spices. We use no preservatives, fillers, coloring, or other additives in our cheeses. Our handcrafted cheeses include natural-rind Goudas, Cheddars, our farmstead original unpressed Polkton Corners, and several varieties of these basics.
Our Farm Store is open Monday and Tuesday from 9–5, Friday from 1–6, and Saturday from 10–2. We carry many Michigan products in addition to our cheeses, meats, and eggs. Please also check out our website for online ordering of cheeses (no meat or egg shipping) or retail locations near you that may carry our cheeses.
Grassfields Cheese LLC, Luke and Vicky Meerman (owners), Angie (cheese shop manager), Bonnie Esther (technical support), 14238 60th Avenue, Coopersville MI 49404. (616) 997-8251.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.grassfieldscheese.com.
Green Leaf Farms is a fourth generation
family farm. Our livestock is raised to be naturally healthy. They
receive no growth hormones, animal by-products, or antibiotics. Our beef are
exclusively grass fed. This provides for a meat high in Omega-3 and
Our turkeys and chickens are free-ranging
and taste like the ones grandpa used to raise. Our vegetables are
all-natural—no man made fertilizers or herbicides or insecticides
are used on our garden.
I invite you to visit our website for further information.
Green Leaf Farms, Dana Dvoracek, 04998 Loeb Road, Charlevoix
Greener Grass Farms of Quincy, MI offers 100% grass fed–grass finished beef.
Our grass finished beef are born on our farm. They are raised with their mother on lush pastures until they reach weaning weights of 500-600 pounds. Legume pastures and annuals such as turnips, grazing oats and wheat are used to extend the grazing season. High quality 2nd through 4th cutting hay and legume hays are fed in the "non-green" time of the year.
No growth hormones or no antibiotics, or no animal by products are ever fed or used with our grass finished animals. While we are not organically certified, we farm using organic practices.
Beef is sold by halves, half of a half, or by individual cuts through our mini store.
Pasture raised chicken will be available on a limited basis in the summer of 2013.
See our website or give us a call. Please talk to Dan or Deb Marsh.
Greener Grass Farms, Dan or Debra Marsh, 10240 Youngs Road, Quincy MI 49082. (517) 869-2060 or (517) 425-7049 (cell).
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.greenergrassfarms.com.
Guindon Farms is a fourth generation family
owned beef farm. All crops and pastures are certified organic
by OCIA and we are Certified Naturally Grown.
On Guindon Farms cattle are raised naturally without
hormone implants or antibiotic feeds. Cattle are treated humanely and
have access to pasture year around. Fresh water is supplied to all pastures
in the summer to assure their comfort.
We offer grass-fed cattle which are finished on intensively
managed, high-quality pasture and hay that is certified organic and we
grow ourselves. During the winter months cattle are fed exclusively certified
hay and baleage that is certified and grown on the farm. Our first certified
calves will be born in spring of 2010. Our Limousin cattle are very efficient
at converting pasture grass into muscle and have lent themselves well
to producing a healthier carcass which is enhanced with the grass finishing.
All beef is humanely processed at Rainbow Packing,
a local processing plant; they are a family-owned, USDA-inspected facility,
where meat is cut to order.
We are committed to personal care of our cattle,
our land, you our customer and to being a partner in sustainable agriculture.
We encourage farm visits anytime.
Guindon Farms, Matt and Barb Guindon, 9111 Cty 416
H Road, Cornell
MI 49818. (906) 384-6517.
The Honored Prairie Fellowship of Family Farms represents
a local group of like-minded farmers and artisans. We are working together
to produce and market healthful pasture-raised foods that are a direct
result of sustainable farming practices that honor the Creator's intended
design of our land.
• Grass-fed Beef
• Raw Milk Grass-fed Cheese
• Free-Range Chicken, Pork, Turkey, Duck & More.
How & Where to Buy:
Our Farm-to-table distribution model works by taking online orders on
We then deliver your order to an established Honored Prairie Buying Club
pickup location. (View our Welcome
Video to learn more about who we are and how to order.)
We are currently establishing pickup points
in Michigan. Contact us about starting a buying club in your neighborhood!
Honored Prairie, Blaine Hitzfield, Roanoke,
IN. (877) 997-9449.
Jake's Country Meats is a 6th generation family farm dedicated to becoming "Your connection to Your Food." We raise antibiotic-free and pasture-raised pork, chicken, and turkey, along with 100% grass-fed beef.
Our farm is Animal Welfare Approved and we strive to preserve and better the land for future generations. We also partner with others to bring our customers responsibly-sourced Wild-Game Meats and Wild-Caught Great Lakes Fish.
We sell our products all year-round through on-farm sales, farmers markets, stores, distributors, and restaurants. We work closely with our customers to bring you high quality products every single time you buy. We offer bundle packages with bulk discounts for our CSA and we also sell products by the individual cut. Email or call us for more information.
Jake's Country Meats, Renee Robinson, 55721 Decatur Road, Cassopolis, MI 49031. (269) 445-3020.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.jakescountrymeats.com.
Joe's Grass Fed Beef—Call,
email or visit our website for current availability. Cooking our ground
beef produces a delightful aroma and a taste that has to be experienced.
Check our website for current prices. If
you have been shopping, you will recognize our price as a good value
for an excellent product. A deposit by mail of $200 per animal ($100/half)
payable to "Joe's Grass Fed Beef" will reserve a steer for fall slaughter.
Final payment is requested the day you pick up your order or sooner.
We can have the processor separate your order into halves or quarters
to split among family or friends.
Order information. Land line: (989) 777-9070
or cell: (989) 777-3020. See our beef online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVsYmzLiORo.
Joe's Grass Fed Beef, Edward Lysogorski, Mail: 6822
Dixie Highway, Bridgeport, MI 48722. Family-run farm: 2235
Setlak, Standish MI 48658. Phone/Fax: (989) 777-9070.
The Lake Village Homestead grew out of an
environmentally oriented educational research program, originally motivated
by B.F. Skinner's book, Walden Two. Presently this extended
family co-op occupies a mile and a half of lake shoreline and approximately
300 acres. The 120 acres of lake- front is owned by a non-profit corporation
dedicated since 1971 to living, teaching and modeling sustainable agriculture
as well as preserving natural habitat.
Cattle, goats, chickens and hogs are free-ranging
in various pastures. Goats receive some supplemental grain while lactating.
Hogs and chickens have access to grain as well as pasture. Cattle graze
in the warm weather and are fed hay in the winter. Animals are grown
hormone- and antibiotic- free. All gardening and pasture management is
done without chemical fertilizers and herbicides.
We offer grass-fed free-ranging beef, free-ranging
pastured pork, eggs from free-ranging chickens, goat milk,
cheese, honey, maple syrup, popcorn and vegetables in season.
All products are available on the farm and may be obtained by purchasing
food shares with discounts being offered to Associate Members.
Associate Membership: Individual $120/year;
Family $200/year. Members are free to visit the farm as they wish, grow
vegetables in the garden, walk miles of trails, lease horses for trail
riding, as well as participate in farm gatherings.
For more information, visit our website,
or call (269) 808-2529 to make an appointment for your first farm visit.
We also offer interactive farm workshops for all
ages and group sizes. Environmental and land preservation consulting
is also available. Donations made to support our various programs are
Lake Village Homestead Farm, Tony Kaufman, 7943
South 25th Street, Kalamazoo MI 49048. (269) 323-3629. Fax: (269)
Laura’s Little Beef Farm LLC is a
family run operation at our home. My wife and I began this quest early
in 2005. Our first order of business is to raise meat in a manner that
we would be proud to provide to friends and family.
Preparing lush green pasture using recommended practices
found in Jo Robinson’s book, Pasture Perfect and Allen Nation’s
book, Quality Pasture really helped. We searched long and hard
for feeder steer to start our herd. We invested in heifers and cows to
start calving to build our herd. The steer we raise meet all of our requirements
of no growth aids, steroids or antibiotics. They are raised on our beautiful
green pasture which receives no chemical pesticides or fertilizer. When
the pasture salad won’t support their needs we supply them with
quality hay. All of our fencing is smooth, high tension wire so there
are no barbs to stick the cattle, therefore reducing stress for our animals.
Your meat is slaughtered and dry aged then wrapped,
labeled and quick frozen in a family owned, USDA approved slaughterhouse/
butcher shop close to our home. We are located less than an hour from
northeastern Detroit. You are welcome to visit our farm, just give a
call and make sure we’re home. Don’t be alarmed if you pull
up to our pastures and you find us singing and talking to our animals.
We have found this to be very beneficial to a calm, healthy animal.
We sell our meat by quarter, half, whole, or special
steak/burger orders but we are not a supermarket or butcher shop. I would
be happy to discuss your family's meat needs with you to see if we can
help you fill them. We have customers that only want the steaks and burger
from the whole animal but then want the rest donated to needy families,
we do that.
Laura's Little Beef Farm LLC, Edward and Vee Laura,
Mayer Road, Smiths Creek MI 48074. (810) 355-5073.
The Lavender Fleece is a small family farm
that has been raising purebred, grass based Icelandic sheep since 1999.
We are now offering on a reservation basis, pasture grown lamb by
the 1/2 or whole.
During the winter our sheep eat hay produced from
the fields surrounding our farm. We do not feed our sheep grain. Processing
is done by an organic processor within 30 miles of our farm. Our sheep
are rotated through lush hay fields that are not chemically fertilized
and moved every few days through 12 different paddocks. No herbicides
or pesticides have ever been used on our farm.
We also offer quality Icelandic sheep breeding stock.
We sell pelts, raw fleeces, roving and yarns, all produced without chemicals.
We also have a lavender display garden and offer lavender plants from
April through May.
Additionally we raise Icelandic sheepdogs and take
reservations before breeding a litter.
The Lavender Fleece, Laurie Ball-Gisch, 3826
N Eastman Road, Midland MI 48642. (989) 832-4908.
Livingston Farms was established
in 1902 and is a fourth generation farm that is highly diversified.
We currently offer mint oils, mint compost, pure maple
syrup, and beef. Here at Livingston Farms we strive
to produce the finest products for our customers.
Our beef is all natural and grass fed. These animals
do not get hormones, concentrates, or any other additives. In addition
to being lower in overall fat and saturated fat than grain-fed beef,
grass fed beef is higher in healthy omega-3 fats.
We currently sell our beef for $2.75/lb hanging
weight. Our animals are sold to be butchered at the butcher of your choice.
Contact us for more information about dividing animals into halves or
Visit our website, email, or call us for more details
on all of our products and hours of operation.
Livingston Farms, Eugene A. Livingston, 2204
Livingston Road, Saint Johns MI 48879. (989) 224-6685.
Lubbers Family Farm is
a family-owned, grass-based farm dedicated to healthful, flavorful,
traditional foods. We offer succulent beef and whey-fed pork raised
on pastures that are treated with compost only. Succulent beef eat only grass and mother's
milk. They are born in the spring and butchered in the fall, leading
to extremely tender grass-fed beef. The pigs are fed whey from a creamery
on our farm along with grains that are certified organic or grown by a neighbor whose
practices we trust, along with bread scraps from the bakery on our farm. We offer our meats through an annual newsletter and
in our Farm Store.
The Little Rooster Bread Company (www.littlerooster.net), housed on our farm, makes bread the old-world way, using organic grains and
a fermentation process. The breads and crackers are delicious, healthful
Lubbers Family Farm offers an extensive outreach program through a series
of events, tours and activities on the farm every summer, including Farm to Table
Dinners. Check it out
on our website, or sign up for newsletter updates.
Lubbers Family Farm, Jeff and Karen Lubbers,
862 Luce SW, Grand
Rapids MI 49534. (616)
Melo Farms is a small, 40-acre, husband and
wife farm in Yale, Michigan. Started April, 2010, we are committed to
and practice natural farming including rotational grazing, grass-based
animal husbandry and humane handling of our heritage Berkshire pigs.
We have locally sourced our supplemental feed from
our neighbors and avoid hormones, GMO modified grains, antibiotics and
farrowing crates. We specialize in this wonderful heritage breed and
are members of the Berkshire Pig organization and our herd is fully registered.
Our pigs have a life and live well so we can also.
We also raise free range chicken in
small flocks, see website for availability and order form. Our products
are also available through the Dibbleview
Melo Farms, Melody S. Nye, 6187
Connell Road, Yale, MI 48097. (810) 543-0173.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.melofarms.com.
Middlebrook Farm, located east
of Chicago, in Harbor County Michigan, was established in
1844. We purchased the 22-acre property in 2005. In December
2007, we left the city to live on the farm full time. Our
mission has been to return the land to the biodiversity of
the past, and to raise happy, healthy animals using the pasture
rotation method. With pregnant cows, a bull, steers, one
llama, numerous cats and two bee hives, our lives are full.
We raise Lowline Angus for beef and breeding
stock. We believe animals should be raised entirely on their natural
diet. Our cattle graze pastures of grasses, clover and alfalfa. In winter,
they eat lots of hay!. We use no chemicals on pasture, and our animals
receive no added hormones or antibiotics.
Studies show that 100% grass-fed beef are lower in
total fat and cholesterol. It is higher in omega-3s, CLA, vitamin E and
beta-carotene. Good things come from pasture salad mix!
Our beef is USDA inspected, processed and frozen
in individual packages. It is priced per pound. We sell direct to you
from our farm store. Honey and eggs are also available.
We are happy to e-mail a price list. Call to pick
up beef or to visit the farm. We deliver in the Chicago area. We'd like
to introduce you to our "happy" cows!
Middlebrook Farm, Bob and Janet Schuttler, 6678
Forest Lawn Road, Three Oaks MI 49128. (269) 756-9778 or (269)
Mirror Lake Organics • GMO FREE • NITRATE FREE BACON & HAM • ORGANICALLY RAISED • GRASS FED & FREE RANGE • SOY FREE
We raise yaks and pigs organically on our family farm in Imlay City, Michigan. We are not certified organic. Our personal organic standards are higher than USDA standards. Our meat animals are raised on organic, pesticide-free pastures of alfalfa, fescue, bluegrass and clover. They don't need chemicals or hormones to grow strong and healthy, just good management and healthy pasture. We believe healthy, happy animals make great tasting meat.
Yak email for availability. Yaks are Tibetan beef cattle. The meat is lean and healthy with a high moisture content.
Pork email for availability and to request a brochure. We sell whole or half pigs cut to your specs.
We accept all major credit cards, PayPal and personal checks.
Call us if you have any questions.
Mirror Lake Organics, Paul Weideman,
Imlay City, MI 48444. (810) 338-7109. Friend us on Facebook
Order online at: http://www.mirrorlakeorganics.com
M'Organic Meadows Meats & Poultry is a small family farm dedicated to the all natural production of the healthiest, most succulent meats and poultry nature allows. We strive to be more than organic....
we are M'Organic!
We have a Farm Share Program.This works just like a CSA for meats, poultry and eggs. Share members purchase a share of the harvest for the year for their animals. Animals are then bred, purchased and/or reserved for their consumption. What does this mean? Our beeves, swine and lamb are reserved for Share Members in advance. Turkeys and chickens are bred for each member's consumption and some chickens are purchased as day-old chicks, only eating our food.
Share members select which share best suits their monthly meat consumption needs. The monthly room and board fee is based on this share size and covers our 24/7 labor, fencing, shelters, hay,
feed, fuel, processing, smoking, curing and packaging of their meats and poultry and any other expenses incurred while raising your meat. You will receive a seasonal variety of Beef, Lamb, Pork, Turkey, Chicken and perhaps duck or rabbit. Holiday meats are also available.
Essentially, we are your own private farmers.
Our chicken, turkey and pork is also available for public sale.
We have several delivery locations and can take on two more for 2013, so if there isn't one in your area, call Stephanie to discuss. Our FSP runs from July 2013 until March 2014. Sign Up is March 1, 2013 until April 30, 2013.
Go to our website for more details and to sign up! Shares are limited! First Come First Served!
M'Organic Meadows Meats & Poultry, Mailing Address: 15695 Behling Rd. Albion, MI 49224,
Physical Address: 15695 Behling Road, Concord, MI. (517) 358-8540.
E-mail:EatMiMeat@gmail.com. Website: www.EatMiMeat.com
My Pork by Lawrence Near sells freezer-ready
quantities of top-quality pasture-raised pork direct from our family
farm each year.
Since 2006, local customers throughout West Michigan
have come to appreciate the many aspects My Pork has to offer. Family-favorite
cuts come individually vacuum sealed. No hormones or antibiotics
are ever used. And, as always, My Pork is a pasture raised pork product.
Choose a Large Section (200 pounds), Medium Section
(100 pounds) or a Small Section (50 pounds) of My Pork and reserve with
only a $69 Starter Payment during each year's Spring Order Season—March
1st through March 31st. You’ll receive your complete order
frozen, boxed up and ready to go by Thanksgiving. My Pork. Since 2006.
My Pork. Naturally
raised. Genuine Taste.
My Pork, Lawrence Near, 1495
West Woodrow Road, Shelby MI 49455. (231) 861-PORK (7675).
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.my-pork.com.
Oak Moon Farm produces
grassfed lamb and pastured eggs. Lamb is sold
by the whole or half carcass.
Lambs receive no grain at any point in their development.
Pregnant ewes may be given some grain during extreme weather conditions.
Oak Moon Farm, Jack Knorek, 22544
20 Mile Road, Olivet MI 49076.
Welcome to Old Pine Farm. We are
a small farm located in the Chelsea/Manchester area. We produce
great tasting, naturally raised, wholesome meats from animals
raised on grass, organic feeds, sunshine, and clean water.
We offer beef, pork, lamb, and chicken.
Our steers are raised on natural hay and grass, our hogs and pastured chickens are fed certified organic feed (or non-GMO grain). We offer quarters and sides for those who would like to stock your freezer.
Our animals are
compassionately raised from start to finish.
For more details, please visit our website and contact us by e-mail.
Old Pine Farm, Kris H, Manchester MI 48158.
Farm is an 82-acre family-owned, USDA Organically Certified farm in
NE Indiana (a short drive from the Michigan state line) that produces
small quantities of superior quality all-natural pastured meat (beef and chicken).
Our farm has been chemical and pesticide-free for
nearly 27 years. All of our meat animals are raised on organic pasture
in the fresh air and sunlight. We raise 100% Angus beef cattle, individually
selected for superior grass genetics to ensure the highest quality grass-fed
beef. They fatten naturally (without grain) on the broad variety of fresh
forages contained in our pastures. Our beeves receive no grain, growth
hormones, steroids, antibiotics, wormers, animal by-products, growth
promoters, or feed additives. We offer Redmond salt, sea kelp and natural
source minerals on a free-feed basis. Our chickens are also pastured
out in the fresh air with plenty of sunlight. Our chicks are started
with organically certified grain. Their foraging diet consists of grasses,
legumes, bugs and grain that contains no hormones, steroids, antibiotics,
or animal by-products.
Our farm is small enough that we are able to put
a great deal of emphasis on the health of our land, our soils, our forages,
and our animals—and that careful management undeniably converts
to the health and goodness of our beef and chicken. We believe that it
is our role to be good stewards in caring responsibly and respectfully
for the land and the animals entrusted to us by God.
We offer freezer beef in whole, half, and quarter
portions in mid-September, and fresh whole jumbo roasters mid-summer
and late-summer. We generally have a supply of ground "All Cut Burger" year-round.
Our meats are delicious, tender, flavorful, loaded with the CLA that
comes from fresh green grasses and legumes, and (bonus!) good for you!
Providence Farm, 0209
CR 16, Corunna IN 46730. (888) 777-6917.
Here at Provision Family Farms, we pasture and sell primarily Pork but also Chicken, Eggs, Honey and other products. Our pigs roam through acres of hardwood forest, foraging for acorns, roots, greens and grubs. Our chickens are rotated through the pastures, scratching apart cow patties and picking lots of grass. And you can enjoy delicious, nutritious meat, sold by the cut.
There are no funny chemicals at the farm, no harsh living conditions for animals, no corn-fed ruminants, no wormers or fly killers, no soy, and no GMOs We love visitors and periodically do farm events.
You can always contact us and pickup food at the farm; we're halfway between Big Rapids and White Cloud. We always sell at Sweetwater Market in Muskegon, and have sold at many other farmers' markets around. We routinely commute to Grand Rapids and can set up buying clubs and dropoff points.
We love to sell (and eat) delicious, nutritious food, and we only sell what grow on the farm. Email us, or visit our website and find out more.
Provision Family Farms, Luke or Caitlin Eising, Adrian or Rosanne Eising, 5274 E 6 Mile Road, White Cloud, MI 49349. 231 689 0457
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.provisionfamilyfarms.com.
At Pure Meadow Farms we take the back-to-basics approach to raising our 100% grass fed beef. From birth to finish, they enjoy a blend of grasses and are never given any GMOs, grains, corn or fillers of any type. They are not given any antibiotics or hormones for growth enhancement. We use sustainable and rotational grazing practices. Our animals are humanely treated and are not confined.
We feel the practices we have in place benefit the health of the land, the animals, and the people, guaranteeing the consumer a true, pure, premium product. Our farm is certified in the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). Our product is processed at a local USDA facility. Here at Pure Meadow Farms, we feel it is important to know where our food comes from, what it eats and how it lives.
We offer bundle packages, individual cuts (upon availability) and whole animal pricing. You may find us a local farmers markets, by contacting us on our website, email, or phone. Product can be picked up at our farm, our processor, or delivery can be requested.
Pure Meadow Farms, Michael and Linda Klooster, 6573 East N Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49048.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.puremeadowfarms.com
R & B Farm produces grass-fed, grass-finished beef using registered Belted Galloway cattle, a Scottish heritage breed. Our primary customers are from the Lansing and Grand Rapids, Michigan areas.
The production process uses rotational grazing, adheres to organic principles, follows the humane animal treatment principles of Dr. Temple Grandin, and strives to protect wildlife and the environment. Certifications include: "Certified Naturally Grown" (CNG), and the livestock and crop production standards of the "Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program" (MAEAP).
Freezer beef is usually available in the summer and fall. Our smallest quantity is 1/4 of a carcass. Ground beef is occasionally available in minimum quantities of 10 pounds for retail customers, and 100 pounds for restaurants. Buying club inquiries are encouraged.
Delivery is free within a 50-mile radius of the farm. We also sell live animals to other cattle breeders and farmers.
R & B Farm, Richard "Dick" Divelbiss, 8929 Olmstead Road, Hubbardston MI 48845. (989) 637-4149.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.randbfar.weebly.com.
Welcome to Resonance Center Farm where we produce:
- Pasture Pork
- Pastured Poultry (Eggs, Broilers)
- Goat Milk Soap and Lotion
Experience the satisfaction of knowing your food and your farmer. We are your clean meat connection. “You are what you eat eats.” ~Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto.
THE LAND: We are in the business of harvesting solar energy and sequestering carbon with green plants. Our mission is to create healthy land, healthy animals, healthy people, and a healthy economy. Pure Northern Michigan cool air, healthy soils, clean water, and healthy grass contribute to our unique tender “sweet” flavor. Healthy soils produce more vibrant plants, creating delicious and nutritious meat! We don’t use chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or any other “cides.”
Our Chickens and Pigs have constant access to fresh, clean, diverse pasture, water, and plenty of sunshine. They spend their day eating grasses, roots and small plants as well as pecking, rooting, and scratching for grubs, worms and bugs. To satisfy their protein requirements, we supplement their diet with locally milled, non-GMO grains. This simple idea is what we call “pasture raised.” Nutritionally, the Chicken, Pork and Eggs offer higher Omega 3 fatty acids, CLAs, Beta Carotene and Vitamin E, and far more Vitamin D than their commercially raised counterparts, providing you with the purest foods from healthy animals on healthy land. Our animals live a natural and happy life – FREE of vaccinations, chemical de-wormers, and growth hormones. Not certified organic... but Beyond Organic. Your food should be this good!
THE FARM: Resonance Center Farm is family-owned, pasture-based, beyond organic, overlooking beautiful Mullet Lake in Pure Northern Michigan in Cheboygan County. Our philosophy is that happy animals doing what nature intended them to do (foraging, socializing, digging, scratching, catching bugs) provide healthier meat and eggs. We believe animals should live a natural life, be treated humanely and with respect.
Ask about delivery options.
Resonance Center Farm, 6773 North M-33, Cheboygan, MI 49721. (231) 445-2406 ask for Debi.
Sand Lily Farms is a 15 acre grass
farm in South West Michigan near Lake Michigan. We finish
Stocker Cattle on a diet of pasture/grass and a small amount
of sweet feed used to help us move the cattle. We get the
animals in the early spring and they are ready for pick up
usually in September or October in Holland MI. The beef is
dry aged and cut to your specifications. We sell a mixed
quarter so you can get some of all your favorite cuts.
The sweet feed is a grain-based product
that is fed periodically to help us move the cows from one
area to another. (We have sandy soils and the rotational
periods must be longer.) It is necessary to cross a road
to utilize all of our pasture and the sweet feed is used
as bait to persuade the cows to cross the road. We do not
use growth hormones or antibiotics.
We take a deposit for each quarter of
beef of $125. Current price is $3.50/lb. hanging weight.
Sand Lily Farms, Mark and Kim Ludwig, 5920
115th Avenue, Fennville MI 49408. (616) 240-7135.
Seven Sons is a pasture-based family farm in northeast Indiana. Our mission is simple: We strive to produce nutrient-dense foods in a way that heals and nourishes our land and the people who eat of its bounty.
We offer a variety of pasture-raised meats and organic groceries. Including: 100% grass-fed beef, pastured pork, poultry, lamb, and bison. Pasture-raised eggs. Wild-caught seafood. Raw-milk cheeses. And much more!
We have pickup locations in and around these areas:
- Fort Wayne
Visit our website to see all our pickup locations and products.
Seven Sons, Blaine Hitzfield, 15718
Aboite Road, Roanoke IN 46783. (877) 620-1977.
Sunshine Meadows Farm is a small,
family farm utilizing organic practices in raising our food
and animals. We have a mixed flock of chickens and sell brown,
green, white and chocolate eggs in mixed dozens, year-round.
Our chickens enjoy spending their days out on pasture
that is free from pesticides and herbicides, with lots of bugs and tidbits
to eat. They choose to roost in their coop when the sun sets at
night which protects them from predators. Grains that are free of by-products,
antibiotics or hormones is offered free choice. Spring of 2008 we will
be be transitioning to 100% organic grain to supplement their pastured
diet. Fall of 2008 should see the addition of duck eggs, too.
Chickens eggs are $3/dozen. Also available from May-September
2008 is a variety of vegetables grown in an organic method.
Check out our web site for availability updates
or feel free to call/email. Hours vary, so please call/e-mail first
so we don't miss you! Closed Sunday.
Sunshine Meadows Farm, Lorij and David Schmick, 2610
Cook Trail, Ortonville MI 48462. (248) 464-1825.
Trillium Wood Farm was founded as a solution to the shortcomings that we see with conventional industrialized food systems. Our vision of agri“culture” is to contribute to a local food system founded strongly on transparency and integrity, to remain engaged with our community, and to utilize ecologically sound practices. This means never growing beyond the point that we can maintain personal relationships with both our collaborators and customers, incorporating heritage breeds, pasture rotations, 100% grass-fed ruminants, organic feed (soy-free!), and focusing on preventative health strategies.
At Trillium Wood Farm, we believe that allowing our animals full access to pasture fosters a healthy, symbiotic relationship between them and the land. Animals are meant to live outside, period. All of our local meat comes from pastured and grass-fed animals, including cattle, goats, hogs, and sheep which are rotated through our scenic, grassy fields.
While we do not have an organic certification, we like to think of our practices and produce as “beyond organic.” What does this mean? It means that in addition to never using chemical pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers we also use methods of holistic pest management—which include using row covers and beneficial insects—and soil conservation tactics that include cover crops, natural soil amendments, crop rotations and minimal tillage.
We are consciously driven—we keep intention, integrity and sustainability in mind in all our practices. We know that sustainable farming represents something greater than just us and our immediate future; it is our goal that each one of our values is expressed in the quality of our food.
We currently have grass-fed beef, lamb and goat – pastured pork, chicken and duck (as well as chicken eggs) – free-range turkey – and a plethora of seasonal veggies. Vegetables are available through CSA shares, wholesale and farmers markets (exact markets TBD!)
Trillium Wood Farm, Allie and Elise Thorp, 1585 Frost Road, Williamston MI 48895. (517) 655-4555.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.trilliumwoodfarm.com.
Unger Family Farms is a grass-based operation here in Lakeview, Michigan, located 40 miles north of Grand Rapids in Montcalm County on a fifth-generation family farm.
We offer pasture-raised Cornish cross meat chickens, that are antibiotic and hormone-free and offered non-GMO supplemental grain. Currently available fresh from June through October. Our chickens are succulent and tasty!
Hogs (pork) are available in whole or halves. They have the ability to root and also are fed non-GMO feed. Pasture-raised turkeys are available two weeks before Thanksgiving with your pre-order.
Pasture-raised lambs are a hair sheep which do not contain lanolin so there is no mutton taste to the meat.
Also available are eggs from our pastured laying hens.
Please visit our website for more information on our farm. We welcome visitors!
Unger Family Farms, Joe Unger, 11503 Kendaville Road, Lakeview, Michigan 48850. (231) 437-0733.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.joeungerfarms.com
White Bison Farm is a family-owned and operated farm located in the Central part of Northern Wisconsin. We specialize in grass-fed, pasture raised animals! We raise Idaho Pasture Pigs and Kunekune pigs, American Bison, and Free-range chickens, all that live outside all year round with shelters for protection from the weather and plenty of room to enjoy life.
We do not use any foreign substances in our animals including vaccinations and sub-therapeutic antibiotics. Our bison are solely grass-fed with grass during the warm months and hay during the colder months. Our pigs are fed primarily grass, alfalfa hay, and fodder with a minimal amount of grain to supplement their mineral intake. Our chickens are free-range and are also fed alfalfa hay and a minimal feed.
We sell pork as a ½ or a whole. Meat is available year round. We also sell breed-quality piglets as well as feeder piglets.
We sell quarter, half, and whole bison, but we are currently sold out.
We sell our meat chickens in the fall and we have eggs year round.
White Bison Farm,
Dave and Jodi Cronauer, 5711 Karls Lane, Laona, WI 54541.
Windswept Farm Katahdin
Sheep. Our grassfed lambs spend their lives
grazing clean, chemical-free pasture. They receive no grain,
no growth hormones and no antibiotics. Of course, winter
in Michigan means snow-covered pastures, so the ewes get
alfalfa hay. Lambs are born in early spring and become
interested in feed other than mother's milk just in time
for the spring pasture. They spend the warm summer months
grazing and are finished by fall.
The meat from our Katahdin lambs is incredibly mild,
lean and tender. Dressed weights run between 48 and 65 pounds. Meat is
cut and wrapped to your specifications. Local delivery (within 50 miles)
can be arranged. For smaller amounts, or for specific cuts, please contact
us. Visitors are welcome.
Windswept Farm Katahdin Sheep, 3649 E. Sherwood
MI 48895. (517) 468-2246.