Address: 4400 Pontiac Tr., Ann Arbor MI 48103 / (616) 819-0968
About Us / Bending Sickle Community Farm History: We at Bending Sickle Community Farm pride ourselves on producing the highest quality heirloom meat under the most ethical management system possible. We focus on raising heritage breeds of livestock to preserve and honor the roots of traditional agriculture. Many of the breeds we raise date back generations and were once prized for their hardiness and rich and robust flavors. From heirloom pork to Label Rouge poultry, our focus is on providing a diversity of culinary flavor.We believe in the humane, ethical, and sustainable raising of our livestock. Our farm believes that the livestock under our care should be raised free from hunger and thirst, free from discomfort, free from pain, injury and disease, free to express normal behavior, and free from fear and distress. Our management philosophy and the small size of our farm enable us to interact with and oversee all of our livestock, every day of the year.We practice sustainable husbandry, rotationally grazing our stock throughout the year and constantly providing pasture, even in winter. Our livestock are never housed for long periods of time, neither in a barn nor in a confined space. We believe animals can best express natural behaviors when they have the sky overhead and the earth below the hoof. Our livestock not only feed and live from the pasture but give back, adding fertility and securing the future agricultural abundance of the land.We feed our ruminants only pasture and hay, fulfilling their ability to live and thrive on the bounty that grasses provide. In addition to pasture, our hogs and poultry are fed soy-free, organically grown grain, including open-pollinated corn. Our hogs are finished on barley, which hardens the fat and brings out pork's rich flavor. We believe that what our animals eat directly impacts their health and well-being, and ultimately the flavor of their meat. With this in mind, we strive to honor their natural diet as much as possible.Above all, we at Bending Sickle Community Farm believe in the power of sustainable, ethical agriculture to restore and revitalize ourselves, our families, and our communities.Bending Sickle Community Farm's meat CSA is a biannual 30 week program, with a spring and a fall session. The spring session begins in early January and runs through June while the fall session begins in June and runs through January. Each share will include poultry (poussin, fryers, broilers, pork, lamb, chevon (goat), and special holiday meat. Shares will include whole poultry, as well as ground meat, stew meat, and specialty cuts of meat. Full Shares are $1,050 and Half Shares are $600 with a $350 deposit due at the beginning of the share. The balance will be paid over the remaining session. Full shares will receive approximately 150 lbs. of meat and half shares approximately 75 lbs. of meat.For more information about our Heritage Meat CSA or to talk to the farmer please feel free to contact us!