December 11, 2017

Ham Slices | Recipe Ideas


Ham Slices make SUPER easy meals.

In our busy home with small children and full days, eating healthy meals that everyone will love and are efficient to prepare – is key.

A Ham Slice is such a versatile cut of pork. Throw it in a pan and cook it up. It’s SOOO good – as is – no brining or marinating needed! We like thinly slicing it and putting it in soup.

(Pictured here: Ham & Potato Soup w/ easy Homemade Biscuits).

In addition, the following ideas put most ANY leftover pork to good use…

Other meal ideas:

• Sandwich: Ham & Cheese on a Croissant
• Maple & Brown Sugar glazed
• Dice and add it to a “Rice Bowl”
• A Ham Slice served w/ a side of roasted root vegetables
• Baked Mac & Cheese w/ Ham
• Ham & Eggs
• Ham Fettuccini

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December 11, 2017

A Jackson Station Christmas


The fresh snow represents to us both a challenging but beautifully rich season ahead as we welcome winter arriving in full force in Northern Michigan.

A little work was done to this hill a few weeks ago, getting it ready for the inches it recently accumulated. We carved out some time this weekend to take a break from work and splitting wood to go sledding and cut down a tree from what we refer to as “Spruce Lane.”

It feels good to fully embrace this landscape and experience “firsts” here on the property; making stories we’ll share for years (and hopefully generations) to come.

“In these moments of sunshine and snow from above,
My cup runneth over with love.”

Get your meat for the Holidays!

Pork, Chicken & Beef available.

Delivering orders right to you – FREE, locally.
Thank you’s accepted 🙂

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November 5, 2017

Football season! Chili and Brats


Our ground beef and Brats are a perfect pairing for Football season!

You have to try our new and improved Brats, comes in Regular and Polish. Our grass-fed ground beef makes an amazing chili, and we have plenty of it! Click the button below for this delicious easy crowd-pleasing recipe. A perfect meal for serving on these cooler days. Leftovers rock too. Pair with cornbread or a warm, crunchy buttery baguette.

Chili Recipe

Enjoy some all natural, non-gmo, pastured pork and beef, from our farm to your table. 

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October 28, 2017

Chicken in a skillet

Enjoy this easy “Chicken in a Skillet” recipe from Jackson Station. Offering non-gmo, all natural Chicken for sale in Leelanau County, Michigan. Order 1/2 or Whole Chickens for sale, processed in a USDA facility.


Enjoy a delicious easy dinner, with our Chicken in a skillet recipe.

Chicken for Sale

Although pre-orders are now passed, we still have our fall chickens for sale, from our freezer to yours! Whole chickens average about 4 lbs in weight. They were raised antibiotic and hormone-free, fed non-gmo feed and free-ranged on our property in Leelanau County.

1/2 Chicken | $4.75/lb

Whole Chicken | $4.50/lb

Use our online order form or simply contact us today to order your chicken, ready for local delivery to your door.

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Recipe for “Chicken in a Skillet”

In the am, Defrost your chicken by placing it in cold water in the sink. By afternoon it will be ready to prepare.

Remove chicken from the plastic bag and place in a stainless bowl or glass 9×13 pan. In a small mixing bowl or glass measuring cup, add and mix:

1/3 cup of Grapeseed oil

1/2 tsp of Garlic Powder

1 tsp of Fine Ground Himalayan Salt

Freshly ground Black Pepper to taste

1 tablespoon of Thyme, Parsley or an Italian Herb Blend

Mix this well. Drop a bit of oil in a cast iron pan then place chicken in the pan. Pour oil and seasoning mixture over the chicken, covering all parts, reserving another tablespoon of the mixture for later. Cover pan with tin foil and cook on Med-Low heat.

Check the Chicken so one side does not overcook. Flip two the other side, adding remaining oil mixture. Replace foil and cook until internal temperature reaches the safe 165 degrees, and skin is cooked to desired doneness.

Remove from skillet to a large cutting board and let rest for about 10 min before serving.

Enjoy your cooked chicken however you like! We cooked 2 halved chickens this way and pulled it apart for dinner that night and served it with Rice & Broccoli. This quantity served 3 adults and 2 children and allowed for leftovers to make a soup or chicken fajitas the next day. 

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October 15, 2017



From our farm, Jackson Station, we’re offering a FALL SPECIAL on our naturally raised, non-gmo, antibiotic and hormone-free: Pork, Chicken and Beef.

• Get your 1/2 or Whole Chickens this week ~ being processed at a USDA facility here in Michigan. Pre order sales are over but there may still be a few available.

1/2 Chicken $4.75/lb

Whole Chicken $4.50/lb

• SALE on Ground Beef, Beef Burger patties, Soup Bones, Beef Shank, Sirloin Steaks and Beef Short Ribs.

• Also offering a SALE on Ground Pork, Smoked Ham Slice, Pork Steak, Breakfast Sausage Links, Brats, Ground Sweet Italian Sausage and Pork Spare Ribs. Also coming from the butcher this week is more of “The BEST Bacon” and some excellent Pork Chops, 2 pos, 1 1/4″ Cut Bone-In.

Click to view/print the PDF form for pricing…

Fall Meat Special.PDF

Send us an EMAIL or call to get in on this DEAL on Leelanau County raised, Pastured Pork, Grass-Fed Beef and Chicken!

Kevin “Jackson” (517)518.1961

Raquel “Rock” (517)518.4413

We’ll be arranging to deliver orders the end of this week, mostly scheduled for Thursday Oct. 19th, 2017.


Kevin and Raquel Jackson and Family


October 14, 2017

Anderson’s Glen Arbor Market “Fall Harvest Fest”


During Anderson’s “Fall Harvest Fest,” we will be set up as a vendor, doing a meet and greet, offering a Meat Sale w/ order forms, and pointing you to the deli to try a sample of our Pulled Pork. We will be restocking a variety of our meat for sale in their freezer, located in the Meat Department.

Please stop by and say hello Saturday, October 21st from 2-5pm and check out our Fall Harvest Meat Sale!

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Located at:
6545 Western Ave., Glen Arbor, MI

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September 28, 2017

Sausage Hogs!


Offering a special on some upcoming pork from our farm. We are “thinning our herd” and offering a selection of what we’re lovingly referring to as “Sausage Hogs” for sale to you at “wholesale pricing.”

A great opportunity to get our all natural, non-gmo, antibiotic and hormone free pork at a really low price!

Select from:

Ground Sausage (any flavor: Regular, Sweet Italian or Breakfast) – $4.25/lb (reg. $6.25/lb)

Breakfast Sausage Links – $5.50/lb (reg. $7.50)

Brats (any flavor: Regular, Jalapeño or Polish) – $5.50/lb (reg. $7.50)

Submit your order below…

Asking a minimum order of at least 10 lbs of meat – you pick variety and quantity of each item.

Local delivery available to your door in the Leelanau County and Grand Traverse area.

After you submit your order, we will follow up with expected delivery dates and your purchase order to remit payment.

Thank you! 

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September 28, 2017

What is a Ham Slice?


We often get asked what a “Ham Slice” is, as listed on our Pork Product Sheet. Since raising our own meat, we’ve been introduced to different cuts of meat than most are used to seeing in the grocery store meat dept. Simply put, imagine a Whole Ham (like you may have at Christmas or Easter). Most literally, it is a thick cut slice right from the Ham.

We get ours both Cured and Regular. The smoked Ham Slices are quick and easy to cook, require no pre-marinating or thought. The end flavor and texture produced is amazing! We now consume Ham Slices quite regularly and enjoy more than even a Pork Chop.

One Ham Slice, because of it’s large circumference, can feed easily feed 2-4 people for dinner. You may slice thin and serve as is with sides, as shown in this video, or chop up and add to eggs, soup or your favorite rice dish. A very underrated cut of meat, we highly recommend enjoying one of our Ham Slices today!

Kid approved, Abraham says “this is de-licious!!!” (wow – he even ate the cooked cabbage!)

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September 25, 2017

Special Offer: Half + Whole Hogs


2017 Fall Pork

6 scheduled butcher dates coming up quickly and would like to offer our all natural, non-GMO, antibiotic & hormone-free pork to you for a special rate.

1/2 or Whole Hogs for Sale

For a special rate of only $3.00/lb, hanging weight + you pay the butcher fee ($150/hog +/-)

Yielding you about 100 lbs. of meat (whole hog) cut & packaged to your specifications!

Asking a $200 deposit.

Have the meat you want through the fall, winter and holidays to come!

Please pay your $200 deposit to secure your hog.

Checks Payable to:

Kevin Jackson, 2150 W School Lake Rd, Maple City, MI 49664

Or, feel free to send your $200 deposit money via PayPal, online now:

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We will follow up with you via email or a phone call as we get the pigs to butcher, at various dates throughout the fall. You will get your meat by date in the order in which you get on our list, here, and as we receive your deposit.


Feel free to call (517)518.1961 or (517)518.4413 and email us at:



September 22, 2017

Kid-friendly breakfast and lunch ideas


With school in full swing and busy schedules, easy and healthy breakfast and lunches can be a challenge. Historically, breakfast around our house consisted of yogurt and granola or a bowl of cereal with fruit, but we’ve been looking for ways to diversify the ol staples to include some of our meat (protein) in fun, kid-friendly ways.

A couple of ideas include…

• Breakfast Sausage patties paired with Oatmeal (we like to add: cinnamon, honey or agave to sweeten with a nut, seed and raisins or cherries)
• Farm-fresh Bacon on Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwich
• Scrambled Egg & Ground Pork Sausage in a Gluten-Free tortilla wrap (we’re looking for ways to just limit the amount of wheat we consume) with sour cream and salsa on the side
• “Pork Helper” using Organic White Shells Mac and Cheese, ground Pork Sausage and finely cut broccoli. 

With love,
The Jackson Family