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.
American Heritage Farm is a fifth-generation family farm specializing in heritage grass-fed and pasture-raised meat from endangered breeds of livestock. We are committed to producing healthy, great tasting grass-fed and pasture-raised meat that's been raised "old style," which means letting them forage for their food as much as possible. We've intentionally chosen breeds that are either threatened or critical on the Conservation Priority list with The Livestock Conservancy to preserve these breeds for future generations.
We are currently offering USDA certified individual cuts of grass-fed lamb from our St. Croix sheep and pasture-raised gourmet pork from our Red Wattle pigs. Lambs receive no grain, only grass or hay. Hogs are on pasture and also receive hog feed.
All meat is priced by the pound and sold from our licensed farm store. Hours are by appointment at your convenience.
Please check our website for the current price list.
American Heritage Farm, LLC, Christine and Dale McGoron, 3391 W Colby Road, Perry MI 48872. (517) 214-7848
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://americanheritagefarm.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 and Turkey 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.
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. Our cattle eat grass and forbs on pasture or as hay when pasture isn’t available and never get any grain or soy.
Our pastured pigs are heritage breeds that forage on green pastures. Their forage is supplemented with only Certified Organic feed that is gluten-free. All seasonings and cures used in processing are also Certified Organic (no artificial preservatives/nitrates), soy-free, gluten-free, filler-free, and GMO-free!
Our meat chickens are lively heritage-type birds that can run, jump, play, and forage. They range and forage freely on green pastures without cages, pens, or chicken ‘tractors.’ Their forage is supplemented with only gluten-free Certified Organic feed.
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 gluten-free Certified Organic feed.
We also have Certified Organic chicken feeds for sale.
Please contact us for more information 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.
firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.bpfarmsorganic.com
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: email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com. Website: www.flyingfishfarm.com.
Forest Ridge Farms producers of Forest Fed Pork are creating an environment and lifestyle for hogs that reflects the way pork is produced in Spain. They are allowed to forage through our oak savannahs, where there is an abundance of acorns, beech nuts, tubers, roots, wild herbs, legumes and woodland mast. They have a free choice of supplemental feed consisting of a vegetarian non-GMO diet, no antibiotic and no hormones.
They will be allowed to sleep under the stars and roam free like their feral ancestors. In late autumn they forage all night under the full moon, living their lives similar to the famous Iberico pigs, exercising their bodies and minds every day. It is chronicled that healthier animals make for better table fare, healthy and happy without stress.
Pork produced this way has healthy levels of the omegas. In parts of Europe they refer to these renowned pigs as "olive trees on the hoof." This is a well-marbled meat product with a unique taste. In Spain this pork is anticipated year around and harvested in fall and early winter. At harvest time our hogs are slaughtered in a USDA inspected facility that is certified Animal Welfare Approved. Additional processing and packaging will be available. Special requests are welcome. Now accepting deposits on Duroc X Berkshires.
Call, text or email with questions.
Forest Ridge Farms, George and Bonnie, 6785 118th Avenue, Fennville, MI 49408. (269) 214-8624.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://clmfarms.vpweb.com/blog.html.
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 is a family-owned and operated Certified Organic Farm located in Central Michigan. We raise our animals humanely with care and love.
We offer 100% Grass-Fed, Grass-Finished Organic Beef, Organic Chicken, Organic Turkey (Thanksgiving season), Organic Eggs, and Organic Pork.
All of our products are pasture raised. No antibiotics or hormones are used. Only non-GMO Certified Organic feed is used for our poultry and pork as a supplement.
GCC Organics products are available at many locations including on farm sales and online shopping via our website (gccorganics.com). We participate in the Mount Pleasant Farmer's Market, City Market in Bay City, and Meridian Township Farmer's Market.
GCC Organics believes you should know your farmer, know your food. We always welcome visitors to the farm with an appointment.
GCC Organics, Delbert Garrett, Jr., Doug Lentz, 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: 100% Grass Fed – Grass Finished Beef
Our beef is raised on pasture with their mothers for several months. Legume, pastures and annuals such as turnips, oats, cereal rye are used. Cattle are grazed into November–December, then fed high quality hay and baleage through the winter. We are not certified organic but we farm using most organic practices and in a sustainable conscience manner.
No growth hormones, antibiotics or animal by-products are used on our farm. Beef is sold by the whole, half, ¼ or by individual cuts through our licensed warehouse store.
We also use a pasture based system to raise our chickens, turkeys and pork. Their feed is supplemented by NON-GMO grain. No antibiotics or growth hormones are used. All animals are raised on "dirt," giving the animals access to green pasture and bugs.
Fresh turkeys are available for Thanksgiving. Chicken is available frozen all year round. Freezer beef is available all year round. Pork is available most of the year. Please call for availability. We welcome (by appointment) farm visits to tour our piece of heaven to make your own judgement.
Please visit our website for more information.
New! Available November 3–16. Soy-Free, non-GMO fed chickens. Call us for more information.
Greener Grass Farms, Dan or Debra Marsh, 10240 Youngs Road, Quincy MI 49082. Call Dan @ 517-425-7049 or Deb @ 517-425-7046
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: 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.
Hill Pasture Farm raises black angus beef on pasture April through November using rotational grazing practices. Our herd is then fed hay harvested on our farm for the winter months. Our herd is raised on our farm from birth until time of slaughter.
We farm using organic practices but are not certified organic. We do not use growth hormones, antibiotics, herbicides, or pesticides.
Beef is sold by the whole, half or quarter amounts, using hanging weights.
Hill Pasture Farm,
Jonesville, MI 49250.
Website: Find us on Facebook @hillpasturefarm
Honeybird Farm's focus is raising grass-fed, pastured, and forest-fed meats. More than farmers, we consider ourselves in partnership with our animals, land and local ecosystem. We are excited to share the results and abundance of this relationship with you!
OUR METHODS: Honeybird Farm is dedicated to running an ecologically responsible, restorative farm that is:
- 100% GMO-free.
- Free from chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, hormones or antibiotics.
- Pasture-based. Our animals spend their lives unconfined and rotating through our grassy paddocks and forests.
OUR PRODUCTS: Honeybird Farm raises pastured, non-GMO, soy-free chickens and Thanksgiving turkeys; non-GMO, soy-free forest raised pork; and grass-fed lamb and beef. We sell by the quarter, half, and whole animal, and we also sell individual cuts of meat. Quarter, half and whole animals are sold ahead of time and require a deposit to reserve them. Product pricing is available on our website.
HOW TO ORDER: Honeybird Farm is present at the Rockford, MI Farmers Market every Saturday during the summer and fall, and the on-farm store is open every other weekend for farm pickups during the spring and winter seasons. Larger orders of quarter, half, or whole animals need to be reserved ahead of time and require a deposit. Please call or email to order meat, ask questions, and schedule a pickup or drop off.
WHY "HONEYBIRD FARM": We named our farm after a beautiful mutualistic relationship that has existed between honeybirds and humans for thousands of years. The birds love to eat the wax combs inside these bee hives, but they can’t crack the hives open by themselves. So they enlist the help of humans – the honey guide will give its signature chirp to get a human’s attention and then lead the human to the hive. Upon finding the hive, the human will crack it open to get the honey and leave the wax, and both parties benefit.
16601 Shaner Avenue, Sand Lake, MI 49343. (616) 826-0733.
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.
At JNelson Farms, our vision is to provide healthy food to help people live a healthy life. As well, we want to be good stewards of the land and use it in a sustainable manner. JNelson Farms is owned and operated by Jon and Tammy Nelson and is located about 8 miles northwest of Midland, Michigan on Stark Road.
We have 260 acres of pasture land to support our herd of grazing cattle. Our cattle enjoy the pasture all year long. In the summer, forage is harvested from additional land for the cattle to eat in the seasons when pasture growth isn’t adequate to supply their nutritional needs. Just in case there are needed minerals or vitamins they are not receiving from the pasture, they also have these available as free choice supplements. We work very closely with Michigan State University to utilize the latest research around grazing and land management.
In addition to the farm owned by Jon and Tammy, JNelson Farms also represents an informal cooperative community of producers throughout Michigan who have a common vision to use their resources and capabilities to provide healthy food for people who want it. The goal of the cooperative community is to coordinate the producing interests of our cooperators to develop a supply chain that can provide large enough numbers of animals to entertain the demand of larger organizations. Each producer follows the same production protocol as Jon and Tammy's home farm. Different roles that our cooperators play include: supply of yearling cattle, contract grazing, hay supply.
JNelson Farms has high quality grassfed beef available year round. Please contact us if you would like some. We look forward to helping you and your family enjoy the benefits of grassfed beef.
4240 North Stark Road, Hope, MI 48628.
Joe's Grass Fed Beef — We sell quality grass fed beef year round. Call, email or visit our website for current availability.
- We raise happy, stress-free cattle.
- Our cattle graze leisurely in rotational pastures during the spring, summer, and fall. Dry hay is fed during the winter months. We do not feed grain at any time.
- We do not use pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or chemical fertilizers on our pastures.
- We do not use antibiotics, steroids, or any growth hormones.
- Our ground beef produces a delightful aroma and a taste that has to be experienced.
The best value is to purchase a whole or half. Check our website for current prices.
- A deposit by mail of $200 per whole ($100/half) payable to "Joe's Grass Fed Beef" will reserve a steer for slaughter.
- Final payment is requested before you pick up your order from the processor.
Smaller sample packages, individual cuts and ground beef are also offered.
Order information. Cell: Carol (541) 761-9191 or Ed (989) 777-3020.
See our beef online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prlFvlvC5NA.
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.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.joesgrassfedbeef.com.
John Henry's Meats offers grass fed, locally raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free Beef, Pork, and Poultry (chicken and turkey). Grass fed, pastured, happy animals that are better and healthier for your family.
We follow organic practices but are not certified.
We can ship UPS to Michigan and parts of Ohio and Indiana. We also sell at the following markets:
- Royal Oak Farmers Market,
Saturday 7:00 am to 1:00 pm (year round),
316 East 11 Mile Road,
Royal Oak, MI 48067
- Port Austin Farmer's Market—NEW FOR 2017! Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (May 28th thru October 15th),
17 W State St
Port Austin, MI 48467
John Henry's Meats,
4509 Park Street, Millington MI 48746.
Julian of Norwich Farm. 100% Grass-Fed Beef, $5/pound. 100% Grass-fed raw milk—NO GRAIN! High butter-fat content. $5/gallon.
Our philosophy is uncomplicated: Simple, local, real food using totally natural inputs, raised with compassion and well-being of the planet in mind. JoN products are not certified—the best certification is our customer relationships and transparency; we try to go beyond organic labeling standards. Delivery or pick up available. Also find us at the South Bend Urban Farmers Market on Portage Avenue.
Julian of Norwich Farm,
Matthew Insley, 23150 Roosevelt Road, South Bend IN 46614.
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 grass fed beef for $3.50/lb hanging
weight. Our animals are sold by the 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 or whole animal. In addition, we carry a small quantity of retail grass fed ground beef and other items such as snack stix and summer sausage. Please refer to our website for the most up to date products and availability.
Livingston Farms, Eugene A. Livingston, 2204
Livingston Road, Saint Johns MI 48879. (989) 224-6685; Grass Fed Beef Orders: (989) 640-7391.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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
RC Organic Farms offers fresh in-season produce through our CSA shares. Our farm has been certified organic for 20+ years! We are very proud to be a safe harbor for thousands of bees, butterflies, plants and birds. Each year we share our harvest with over 100 CSA families. Visit our website to learn more or join.
In addition to the CSA vegetable garden, we seasonally raise high quality, farm fresh chickens and turkey the way nature intended …on green pasture.
We also farm the sun! In 2011 we added solar power panels to the farm. These solar panels enable us to generate ALL of our own power and enough to share with our neighbors as well. We are excited to be Macomb Counties only SOLAR-POWERED CERTIFIED ORGANIC FARM.
RC Organic Farms, Jacqueline and Steven Good, 37400 30 Mile Road, Lenox MI 48050.
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.
Sandy Brook Farm was established in 2013, currently operating 230 non-contiguous acres with a beef herd of Red Devon and Belted Galloway, a flock of Katahdin sheep, and three breeds of swine (Tamworth, Red Wattle, and Large Black) as well as poultry. Though we have chosen not to have our animals certified organic, we actively practice these methods and feed our pigs and chickens certified organic grains. Our beef and lamb are grass-raised and grass-finished, never consuming grain. Our hogs and chickens are always pastured and are fed a supplementary ration daily.
Our animals are never given hormones or fed GMOs and we don’t apply herbicides, fungicides or pesticides on our land.
Beef is available by the cut, 1/4, 1/2, or whole animal; Pork by the cut, 1/2 or whole animal; Lamb by the cut or whole animal; and our poultry is sold whole bird. Please call for availability and current pricing.
E-commerce is available on our website for pick up at the homestead or at several of the markets we attend.
We initiated a protein CSA in 2015 and are currently expanding this program each quarter.
We are a small family farm practicing restoration agriculture by reducing tillage, promoting biodiversity and focusing on sustainability from the ground up. We pride ourselves in raising our animals in a humane, stress-free environment.
Sandy Brook Farm,
Jason Campbell, 3585 Blackberry Lane, Suamico, WI 54313. (920) 503-0063.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: sandybrookfarm.com
Schneider Organics: Our heritage breed Dutch Belted beef cattle are raised on our family farm from birth until slaughter.
We are certified organic and use permaculture practices to properly care for the land our Lord has entrusted to us. We are truly natural and do not dehorn or castrate our animals. Calves nurse their mothers for 10 months. Our winter feed is harvested from our pastures, which are no longer plowed but allowed to grow native forages.
We feed no corn or soy and use no supplements except sea salt. Because we are organically certified, we never use GMOs, hormones, pesticides, insecticides, or any other prohibited substances or practices. We take seriously our commitment to the care of our world for future generations.
Beef is available year round. For information, call Jamie Schneider at (989) 587-6941
Schneider Organics, Jamie Schneider, 15689 Pratt Rd. Westphalia, MI 48894. (989) 587-6941.
E-mail: None. Website: None.
At Serendipity Farms, our methods and production practices exceed organic standards, therefore we decline the certification. We are proud to be able to offer Meats, Eggs and Herdshares that are 100% SOY-FREE/ Non-GMO.
First and foremost we have an open door policy at the farm because we believe transparency is essential to accountability.This means anyone can view any part of the farm at anytime.
We use intensive pasture management, rotational grazing and multi-specification of pastures to deliver the highest quality, cleanest and most nutrient dense food possible. We make great distinction between the term "free range" as opposed to our pastured products, simply emphasizing the daily rotation of the animals in a symbiotic and natural sequence. Our poultry are only locked up at night for their safety; during the day they are free to free-range on pasture—much better and healthier for the animal and earth. We are also Animal Welfare Approved with our layers and soon to be our Pigs (pork), Broilers (chickens) and Turkeys.
Serendipity Farms, Wendy Babcock,
3741 Grange Hall Road, Wolverine MI 49799.
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.
Simple Roots Farm LLC is focused on raising high quality, healthy animals in the manner that nature intended. Everything we raise is out on pasture and supplemented with local, non-GMO feed. We offer a variety of nutrient-dense, pastured products that include the following:
• Pastured Eggs — Our heritage egg layers are housed in a portable coop that is moved throughout the pasture in the summer. They are also fed a local blend of non-GMO feed.
• Pastured Chicken — We have decided to raise a high quality, slower growing breed called freedom rangers for our meat chickens. This breed performs better on pasture and are much more active than industrial breeds. They have access to fresh grass and all the bugs and insects they desire. Their forage is also supplemented with local non-GMO feed.
• Heritage Pigs — Our heritage breeds of pigs are able to live how nature intended. They are able to forage, root, and wallow in the mud. Their forage is also supplemented with local non-GMO feed.
Please contact us for more information or for availability of our products. We welcome farm visits by appointment.
Simple Roots Farm, LLC,
13461 Sherman Road, Milan MI 48160.
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.
Triple B Heritage Farm is a small family farm in Mio, Michigan, raising Heritage Breed Pigs on pasture resulting in a great product for our customers to enjoy. Also, selling pasture-raised chickens and 100% grass fed beef and lamb.
Triple B Heritage Farm operates as a non-certified organic farm but strives to produce a product beyond organic standards. Our Heritage Breed Pigs produce outstanding quality meat with exceptional taste. The beef and lamb is 100% grass fed on local farms operated by friends and family with the same high quality standards of healthy living. The chickens are a Heritage Breed, raised on pasture and fed with organic grain resulting in great taste and quality.
All these are available at our farm for the convenience to our customers. Delivery of our products may be arranged. We look forward to being a service to you.
Triple B Heritage Farm, Robert, Becky and children, 1547 W. Cherry Creek Road, Mio, MI 48647. (989) 826-5410.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.joeungerfarms.com
We are Vintage Meadows, Ryan and Katrina Schrock and our 3 children. Our statement of purpose is “To honor God and the whole of His creation by endeavoring to grow healthy foods in keeping with the Creator’s design, thereby serving our customers with integrity and blessing our community with the increase God provides.”
We raise 100% grass fed beef on our succulent, improved pastures. We pasture raise top notch pork and broiler chickens while supplementing them with our own farm-raised grains. We raise all of our own hay and barley sprouts and do not use any vaccinations or antibiotics in the products we sell. Working with other like-minded farming families, we offer 100% grass fed dairy products through a herd share program, rich green pasture eggs, 100% grass fed lamb, free-range turkey and duck, as well as chemical-free produce, honey, maple syrup, and many other wonderful, locally produced farmstead kitchen products! We have a great, small scale, inspected, cheese house producing 100% grass fed, A2, raw milk cheeses located close to us, whose cheese we market, as well as an organic berry producer, making wonderful organic jams and jellies. We also offer Organic Bread of Heaven baked goods from Gary, IN.
We are proud members of the Westin A. Price Foundation, Slow Foods USA, Goshen Farmers Market, and other small farm supporting organizations. We are blessed to be able to provide this variety of quality food choices to our family and are happy to offer it to our many customers!
Vintage Meadows, Ryan or Katrina Schrock, 14855 State Road 4, Goshen, IN 46528.
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.
Updates posted to page 10/29/17