Our farm’s stock includes pigs, a small but growing head of cattle and a Rat Terrier, aka Tavi pup, who thinks he’s part cat/part Shepherd. Our farm animals are offered a combination of pasture and Non-GMO feed. In the summer, our pigs have access to their own garden vegetables. In the fall we focus to finish our pork on acorns (high in good fats), whether direct from the property or foraged from locations around the county. Additionally, our animals are periodically fed Whey from Leelanau Cheese in Suttons Bay. When ready for the market, our meat is processed at RRR, a USDA inspected facility.
Our business is focused on raising premium Pork as our primary producer on the farm, modeled after the Jamón ibérico (the best pastured pork in the world) through a careful diet, breed of pig, to final meat characteristics.
We are currently raising Tamworths, an Old English forest breed pig – descendants of wild boars and native pig stocks of Europe. Our sows (the Mama’s) are Tamworths and our Boar (the Papa) is a Large Black – suited for pasture-based farming, with strong foraging and grazing ability. The meat from these pigs are known for its lean quality and superb natural flavor without an excess of back fat. Note the beautiful marbling shown on our Canadian Bacon (we lovingly refer to as Gentlemen’s Sushi) in the photo to the right.
To get the farm business started in Leelanau, we rented barns, and to date, our cattle pasture with Olsen Farms herd, on their property in Maple City. We have developed a business plan to move forward with farming as a lifestyle and a beneficial endeavor for our land, our health, lifestyle and our greater community. We closed on a parcel of property in May of 2017, located off of School Lake Rd, between Bohemian Rd. & Wheeler. We will finally be able to put our roots in and have a permanent place call home – for both our family and our small-scale farm. We are currently working to develop the land to build a life, a farm, businesses and eventually a home.
If you would like to partner with us in this exciting journey, we’d love to hear from you. Whether it’s showing up with some work gloves and giving of your time or donating of your resources, we believe in giving of each others time, talents and resources to make a strong, sustainable community.
If you are a business, we will feature your company on our website and weekly email newsletters and give you a shout out in a post in social media.
Contact Raquel personally at firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile, (517)518.4413
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Our goal is to bring you our meat through: direct marketing to local subscribing customers, Co-Op ownership in our livestock through pre-ordering 1/2 or whole animals with processing to your consumption preferences, shipping to customers within the Midwest via Fed Ex. As the farm growth allows, we are interested in entertaining the venture of sourcing our meat to select local restaurants, caterers and grocers. Select meat products are conveniently for sale at Anderson’s Glen Arbor Market. We believe our outlets for meat sales will grow exponentially as our ability for production and storage becomes secured, especially now that we’ve acquired land of our own.
We’re currently hand-delivering packaged custom meat orders throughout Leelanau County and Yes! We’ll ship orders to our farther-away friends!
We look forward to connecting…