Address: 6110 Robertson Rd , Middleville MI 49333 / (616) 717-8651
Grass - Fed
Vine - Ripened
About Us / Origins Hobby Farm History: Welcome to our odyssey in small scale sustainability!
Our farm began when we purchased 10 acres near state land in Middleville Michigan. What started out with a few chickens and a small vegetable garden of 4 raised beds has evolved into a diverse experiment in sustainable food production.
On the farm, we provide an increasing percentage of our own food by growing produce, managing livestock, foraging for wild edibles and hunting wild game. We are always learning and implementing food preservation techniques and learning how to extend the productive season well into the Michigan winter. Living a sustainable lifestyle is an ever evolving process of learning by trying, seeking the wisdom of those whom have walked this path ahead of us and being willing to share with others what we have learned to do successfully.
We manage and maintain our farm by hand without the use of conventional motorized farm equipment. We do not use maintenance antibiotics on any of our farm animals and we do not use medicated feed. Our animals are primarily pasture fed with grain supplements. We are working toward eliminating all Non-GMO and organic food and grain for our animals and seeds for our own produce. Our produce is grown without synthetic pesticides or herbicides and the only fertilizer we use comes from our own composted animal manures and composted garden waste. We also use creative soil enhancers like biochar, worm castings and worm tea, comfrey tea, egg shells and coffee grounds.
Are you looking for a personal relationship with someone who produces your food? Are you looking for plants, animals or other supplies to add to your own hobby farm or homestead? Do you need a mentor to help you get your own hobby farm started? Let us know how we can work with you!?