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3775 Doerr Rd.
Mancelona MI United States 49659

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The most common question we get at market or a veriation of it is, "Tell me more about your pork." Our response is usually what would you like to know? But it really should be, "How much time do you have?". We really could talk your ear off about our pigs and pork if y...

We have been looking back at the farm history for the last few months and I had an amazing opoutunity to work with Grand Traverse Womens Magazine. Writing an article for them about our journey to the farm and the year that we moved here. So I thought it would be fittin...

We have been in the process of discovering the history of our farm. It was originally purchased in two 80 acre parcels form the United States in January, 1872 by a Mr. Charles B. Van Dyne. Then around 1878 a group of German immigrants, immigrating through Canada moved...

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We will spend hours, if not days collecting information and learning what we need to know about a product or service before we spend our money. We will weed through all...

Chokecherries are part of the wild cherry family. They are thornless trees and shrubs with clusters of white flowers followed by small, glossy, red to black fruit with single seeds. Chokecherries can be found in thickets and feilds from Canada to Kansas, and flower for...

February 23, 2019

Bone broth is essentially stock, though with bone broth you use all types of bones, including knuckles or for some recipes chicken feet. Which creates a more viscous broth due to the collagen that seeps out of the joints and the bones during cooking. It is also made wi...

January 17, 2019

St. John's Wort; Hypericum perforatum, has been used in herbal healing for more then 2,000 years. St. John's Wort is a woody, perennial that reaches 2 feet tall, its leaves are dotted with glands that produce a red oil. Its little star shaped flowers bloom bright yello...

December 29, 2018

Congratulations!!! Your Kombucha Scoby is happy and thriving, it is producing a new Scoby baby every time you brew a batch. But now what do you do with it? Well you have a few options. The first is to leave it with the original mother and let it continue to grow. This...

November 10, 2018

I have memories of my grandmothers cooking with lard, the great flavor it adds, the flaky pie crusts, and baked goods. And with our own pigs I couldn't pass up all that gorgeous fat. Though it all came packaged and frozen down, so what to do with it from here? You can...

Its a great time of year when all of the vegetables are starting to really come into season. Are you running out of things to do with them? Sick of the same old vegetable dip? Here is a great twist on veggie dip that we love. 

1 C. Mayonnaise

1 T. Garlic Salt

1 T. Garlic...

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