Baker's Green Acre's Processing and Butcher Shop Open for the Season

It’s all about who you know

"Do you like doing this job?" Someone asked me this once about chicken processing as I was loading her processed chickens into her car.  That question often comes back as I'm heading into the shop on Friday morning.  Friday is the day we process chickens for other...

Natural Pest Control

We love to grow our garden.We love to eat from our garden. (Mark calls it "drive by eating" when you just eat lunch off the plant.)We even love to share our garden with other people.We do NOT like to share our plants with garden pests who eat the plant or produce...

Anyone Can Farm with spring weeds!

Anyone Can Farm weeds! I’ll show you how today.  Beyond a doubt you can procure something for yourself to eat.  You are a natural farmer, you just don’t know it yet.  And this farming probably won’t cost you anything.  It’s the ultimate free lunch.  Salad, at any...

Farmers and Freedom: a Memorial Day reminder

Freedom.  Liberty.  These are important words in our human being.  They are as important to the human spirit as life.  As I write this it is Memorial Day weekend.  For us in the U.S. it’s a time to pause and honor those who have paid the ultimate price for other...

Making butter a superfood: how to make ghee

Ghee is an ancient practice of clarifying butter to give it a longer shelf life and to increase the digestibility of the fats.  It basically amounts to heating the butter and "rendering" it to separate the water, fat, and proteins.  It stores well on the counter in...

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Fun in the shop: meet the chicken processing team

FUN IN THE SHOP: MEET THE CHICKEN PROCESSING TEAM We have a day off in the shop today.  The chicken processing shop is usually humming on Fridays, which is when we do custom chicken processing.  The weekly routine is that people who have scheduled their birds...

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You can farm! Order your custom raised chickens today!

Reserve Your Chickens Today!Michigan Farm Baker's Green Acres, Raises Pasture Raised Chickens for the Community, as their virtual farmer.Anyone can farm!  You may not have enough space or the ability to raise your own chickens or Thanksgiving turkey, but you can be a...

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Integrity Matters: know or learn to be your farmer

"Trust is the combination of intelligence and integrity." "Husbandry, which is not replaceable by science, nevertheless uses science, and corrects it too. It is the more comprehensive discipline. To reduce husbandry to science, in practice, is to transform...

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Spicy Chicken Rub: spice up that grilled chicken!

Spicy Chicken Rub: spice up that grilled chicken! This past week we harvested most of this batch of chickens from the field.  The nutrients from the green grass make all the difference in the chicken.  We've had a lot of rain this summer and the grass is very rich. ...

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Oven-baked Chicken Chimichangas

Oven-Baked Chicken Chimichangas This recipe for Chicken Chimichangas was a big hit with the Baker family!  It calls for chicken breast, but is a great way to use leftover chicken, as well.  For superb flavor and to up the health quotient, consider making your own...

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Bone broth healthy breakfast: broth and egg in a cup

Everyone keeps talking about "bone broth!"  So, we've been asked "What is bone broth?" Bone broth is the product of animal bones simmered in water for a length of time.  The simmering over time pulls the nutrients out of the bones and cartilage.  Once strained, the...

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