We raise and sell only the best meats, fruits and vegetables around, and do it without using any synthetic herbicides or pesticides. Integrated pest management and other natural methods are used to control pests. There are no GMO seeds on our farm and we only grow heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables along with cross pollinated hybrids.
Although we use organic practices in all our farming, we are not an organically- certified farm and do not intend to become certified in the near future.
We are committed to bringing you only the healthiest product possible. Growth hormones and antibiotics are not used on any of the animals. Our animals are treated with kindness and respect and we strive to make their time with us as pleasant as possible.
There are many locations where we can serve you! Our free range grass-fed ground beef can be found at all Jack's Fruit Market Stores. The Bay Rd store in Saginaw also carries steaks, roasts and stew meat.
Pat`s Food Center in Freeland carries a variety of beef and pork cuts.
You can now find our beef and pork at Discount Health Food and Grains and Greens stores in Bay City and Saginaw and thru Kehres Health in Midland and Saginaw.
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Harvest Share Sign ups are in full swing!
A list of the produce we are offering for 2016 is under the Harvest Share™ Info section.
Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book so you can receive important updates regarding any of the shares you're participating in.
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Like us on our Facebook page. This is a fast and easy way to find out what has been happening on the farm! We also post limited-time sales or specials on our Facebook page!
Go to Our Store and see our meat CSAs that include beef, pork, and chicken. We also offer a fish add-on to any of the meat shares. Fish is wild-caught out of the Great Lakes and provided by DMS Fish Supply.
Since 2014 all of our laying hens will get a special mix of grains that puts 3X the Omega-3 into each egg. We have also started adding flax to the diet of hay and grass the cattle on our main farm get daily. These cattle are kept separately than the grass-fed only steers.
It has been a pleasure to have served you these past years and we would love to hear from you on how we are doing. If you have had a good experience with us, please consider writing up a small testimonial at localharvest.org. If you have concerns or complaints, please contact us as soon as possible so we can improve our service!
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A Harvest Share™ is the perfect way to purchase our delicious fresh produce and support local agriculture at the same time. All produce will be fully ripe before being harvested and delivered to the pick up point. This is the only way for the produce to attain peak flavor. You receive the freshest, healthiest produce possible and the dollars you spend stay in the community.
A Harvest Share is a great investment if you love a large variety of herbs and vegetables, and are home enough during the summer to cook with and enjoy it all.
Here's how it works: Before the growing season, we sell shares of the produce that is harvested from the fruits and vegetables we grow. When the fruits and vegetables ripen, we will start harvesting. Not all crops will be ready to harvest at the same time. Whatever is ready for harvest will be hand picked within days of the drop-off. As opposed to other co-ops, you will not get a pre-filled basket or box. We set out tables with everything buffet style and you get a basket corresponding to your share size and fill it with what you want.
We do not sell any of our produce at farmers markets or anywhere outside of the co-op. You are buying into a share of our garden and we encourage you to come out to the farm and pick all the extras you want. Every year we have members coming out and picking beans, pickles and tomatoes , and it's all as part of your share, no extra cost.
We want you to get your money's worth and, hopefully, not have to get produce from the store over the summer.
You will be taking a risk with the farmer. So take time to consider and make sure this option is for you! Bad weather, pest invasions and/or plant diseases are all reasons why shares may not be as big as you might expect.
The shares will be taken to a pick up point where the share owner can pick up their share of the harvest. If the owner cannot make it to pick up their share, they can send someone in their place to pick up their produce or double up the previous or following week.
Shares will be delivered throughout the growing season which, in Central Michigan, lasts for about 13-16 weeks.
A full share will average about one bushel of produce and feed a family of 5-7.
A half share will average about half a bushel and feed 2-4 people.
A quarter share is perfect for one person.
Remember to wash all produce prior to consuming.