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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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
"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...read more
"Fresh" is the definition of summer when it comes to food! Seasonal eating is a very healthy way to live as it keeps you eating fresh food, helps you tune in to what nature is doing around you, and encourages you to contribute to the local economy. We've...read more
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. ...read more
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...read more
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...read more
"Do you like butchering chickens?" We get asked this question fairly often through the summer. The answer, in a nutshell, is "NO." So, why do we do it? I made a quick video recently asking the kids that question: https://youtu.be/uss_i0eRYwU The simple answer is...read more
Homesteaders Guild Educational Opportunities
Anyone Can Farm Homesteader’s Guild Growing Season session$399.00
Fencing for Success Class: May 4$49.00
Learn Pastured Poultry Homestead Class- One Day on Farm June 22, 2019$99.00
One on One Personalized Homesteading – Farm Consulting$100.00
Homestead Hog Harvest Class: Nov. 1-3, 2019 (Deposit)$200.00
Spring Session Registration - Anyone Can Farm Homestead Education Guild
If you are ready to reconnect intimately with your food and to start growing something you can put on your dinner plate, we can help! The Homesteader’s Guild is a group of like-minded folks figuring out how to raise their own food with the guidance of longtime farmer Mark Baker.
Register now for limited seating