Baker's Green Acre's

Home of the Anyone Can Farm Education Center and Baker’s Green Acres – Butcher Shop

Homestead Farm Consulting

Need some personalized information for your specific farm situation? Stuck on a homesteading farm problem and unable to find information for your exact problem?  Google is great, and sometimes it’s nice to get more personalized service.

How to Process Chickens

Learn how to process your own, carefully raised chickens at home! No need to pay someone else, spend the time and fuel to haul them somewhere, or miss out on some of the benefits of the chicken for your homestead farm. 

How to Harvest your Rabbits

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Farm and Online Classes

Anyone Can Farm Homestead Guild provides the highest quality, most up to date continuing education courses on homesteading practices. Courses are available online and on the farm in Marion, Michigan.

Are you looking for wholesome, pasture grown, nutrient dense chicken?

Purchase Your Chicken Share Today!

(Limited Quantity of Shares Available)

Our chickens are raised on fresh pasture and moved daily onto fresh grass! They are raised with love! Our chickens all are natural, fed non-GMO feed, and get plenty of sunshine, bugs and natural nutrition.

Around the Homestead – News, and Information 

Homestead Dairy Cow

Mark's been talking about the Homestead Dairy Cow, sharing his experience and knowledge. Want to know good breeds to get? What equipment is good for a homestead dairy cow? How to graze your dairy gal? Check out these videos.   We milk (or will soon) 4 different...

Spring and visions

It's Spring! April is an odd time, a transition time on the farm. We're still cleaning up winter, but summer's energy isn't quite there yet. No snow. No grass. So, what are we doing? Preparing. Entertaining visions of the possibilities of the summer. That includes:...

A Little Pig Tale: Lessons from the homestead

The homestead is a teacher. Some lessons are easy. Others, not so much.

Homestead Hog Harvest

Homestead Hog Harvest isn't just a class. It's an experience.  "Never underestimate the power of a bloody handshake."   --a former class member The class always starts with people wearing name tags standing in a circle around Mark, looking at each other a little...

Homestead Economics: more than money

The bottom line of your homestead farm's economics. Are you all about a good environment for the kids? Making some money? Having good food to eat? Helping your local community? All of the above are possible and important. The economics of a homestead is about the...
Homestead Dairy Cow

Homestead Dairy Cow

Mark's been talking about the Homestead Dairy Cow, sharing his experience and knowledge. Want to know good breeds to get? What equipment is good for a homestead dairy cow? How to graze your dairy gal? Check out these videos.   We milk (or will soon) 4 different...

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It’s CSA chicken season (Almost)!

It’s CSA chicken season (Almost)!

The snow is melting. The sun is shining. The kids are shedding their snowpants and coats. Spring! That makes me think about Chickens. Also, my chicken corner in the freezer is almost empty, so that makes me think about spring and chickens, too. This week I've worked...

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The value of a life: Homestead Hog Harvest

The value of a life: Homestead Hog Harvest

This is our project this weekend: teaching a valuable homesteading skill. Appreciating your food and knowing that it was raised, harvested, and prepared with care from field to plate is part of a healthy lifestyle. Your food is your nourishment and an investment you...

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Fun in the shop: meet the chicken processing team

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!

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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Farming for Fun and Profit: a farmer’s winter thoughts

Farming for Fun and Profit: a farmer’s winter thoughts

It's been a while since we've posted, but the farm continues to be busy.  The winter is quieter, more of a maintenance time, a reflective time.  So, is farming worth it?  Is it for fun, or for profit?  Hopefully the answer is "both." Mark talks in this...

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Integrity Matters: know or learn to be your farmer

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!

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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