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Organic, Local, GMO-free, Non-CAFO, Pastured, Sustainable, Small Farms, Small-batch Processing.

New Products

Pederson’s New No Sugar Added Sausages!

Pederson’s no sugar added sausages are made from pork, beef, and chicken that is humanely raised without the use of antibiotics, growth stimulants, or GMO’s. They are now offering mouthwatering new flavors of sausage such as Raspberry Habanero, Cherry Chipotle, Green Chili & Cheese, and Whiskey Fennel & Cheese. These sausages are Whole 30 Approved and packed with flavor!

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New Glyphosate Free Beef!

We are excited to announce that Michigan Family Farm certified organic and 100% grass fed beef, has been commercially tested and determined to have undetectable levels of glyphosate, the active chemical in the common herbicide, Roundup. Knowing that this beef is glyphosate-residue free makes it even more appealing to your customers looking for healthy, pure, and wholesome meat!

Featured Products & Farms

Smart Baking is Zero Carb and Gluten Free!

Smart Baking Company is a Gluten Free commercial bakery that offers zero carb, low-calorie baked goods which are full of flavor, fiber, and protein. We are especially excited about their Zero Carb Smart Buns, which are keto friendly and only 72 calories per bun!

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Farms & Food Artisans

Most of the farmers we work with are exclusively small family farms or businesses. We avoid factory farms and CAFOs and their unsustainable and unhealthy practices. We get to know our farmers and understand the methods that they use and the humane way that they treat their animals. Animals are free range, pasture-raised and are never given antibiotics, hormones or fed animal by-products. Whenever we can, we source from certified organic farms or farms that use organic practices.

Currently only 7% of food dollars stay within its community. When we buy locally, we help to keep the majority of those dollars circulating within and supporting the local economy.

The foods that we provide are nutritionally better and taste better. This is because of how they were raised and fed. The nutritional level of naturally small farm raised foods is higher than commercial foods. And because they are raised locally, they get to you faster, which means fresher. This is more in line with how our grandparents and great-grandparents consumed food.

Our mission is to find local farmers and processors who have farming methods that are healthy, humane and sustainable. They often have challenges reaching the local markets that require refrigerated transportation and links to restaurants and markets. We get to know our farmers and processors and we learn how they operate their enterprises. This helps us determine if they fit our requirements for practices that are healthy, sustainable and humane. We strive to work within 150 miles of our warehouse in Ann Arbor and we work exclusively with small family farms. Happily, every year we see more people starting small farms and we see existing farmers converting to healthier and more sustainable practices. Buying local is here to stay. We currently serve Ann Arbor, Detroit, Lansing, Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids!

Our Featured Farm

Egeler Family Farm: The Egelers have been a farming family for the past fifty years.

Ludington, MI: They have about 120 acres near Ludington, MI.

Breed of Cattle: They breed Red Angus and Limousin cattle, both of which are especially suited to harsh weather conditions. Limousin cattle originated from France, while the Red Angus have Celtic origins.

Production Practices: The Egeler cattle are pasture-raised most of the year. During the worst winter weather, they are housed in a spacious barn and provided with GMO-free hay that's grown on the farm. The cattle are always free of growth hormones and antibiotics.

 

Premium Product: Meat of the Limousin is finely textured and tender, while Red Angus beef rivals Black Angus in marbling and taste.

Cuts Available: Sirloin Steak, NY Strip, Tri Tip Steak, Boneless Rib Eye, Flat Iron Steak, Boneless Chuck Roast, Tenderloin Steak, Skirt Steak, Flank Steak, Short Ribs, Stew Meat, Ground Beef, Soup Bones, Bones with Meat, and Liver.

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I think using animals for food is an ethical thing to do, but we've got to do it right. We've got to give those animals a decent life and we've got to give them a painless death. We owe the animal respect.

 
- Temple Grandin
Eating is an agricultural
act. We all farm by
proxy.
 
- Wendell Berry