2017 by the numbers

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller It was during one of our famous Michigan blizzards this winter that I was able to introduce our teenagers to the great American film - Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Luckily I didn't have to... Continue Reading →


ONE TEN // craft meatery – Warsaw, IN

"From Hot Pockets to freezer beef" Like clock work, I can count on a text from Chef Jason Brown every Monday morning with his weekly order. { Jakes: 3 belly, hickory, applewood, 20 chicken quarters. } Short and to the point. But you have to be when you source locally and work with a myriad... Continue Reading →

Dill Pickle Food Co-op – Chicago, IL

It isn't long after you start participating in the local food system that you are first introduced to co-ops, often the epicenter of a region's food culture. Having grown up in Nebraska when I first heard the term "co-op" I immediately thought back to the grain co-ops like the one pictured in my hometown -... Continue Reading →


Michigan Meat Network

Yeah, that's a thing. As I was driving north to Grand Rapids last week for a Michigan Meat Network Meeting, I had thoughts about the purpose of groups like the Meat Network. Why do so many producers, processors, and others take time out of their busy schedule to attend these meetings? With margins so small... Continue Reading →


Hog Roast – Purple Porch – Goshen Brew – South Bend, IN

It was during the Best. Market. Ever. that Myles - the now interim GM of the Purple Porch Food Coop in South Bend, IN - asked if I thought we could do a hog roast at the Porch. {You can read a little about the Best. Market. Ever here} I said I didn't see why... Continue Reading →


Eleventh Harvest Cafe – Niles, MI

It all started with a knock on my window in a random parking lot in South Bend, IN. A young lady said she and her business partner were on their way looking for a local meat source for a new restaurant in the area and noticed my truck. Within the week my new friends Santana... Continue Reading →


You were driving how long?!?!?

We will get to that in a bit... Almost every Friday for the past 6 months I have been driving to Chicago and delivering to our many and varied wholesale accounts. While we are still looking for a regular delivery driver I really enjoy the opportunity to directly connect with so many of our partners... Continue Reading →


Going Whole Hog on the 4th of July!

Having grown up near Nebraska's 4th of July city - Seward, NE, and coming from a family that was an active participant in Norfolk, NE and their BIG, BANG, BOOM Celebration - the 4th day of July has always held a particular place in my heart. So when Farm Nick mentioned that he was planning... Continue Reading →


Quality Beet – Michigan City, IN

Working to make good food affordable to the community, Tim carries a wide range of items from produce to snack items


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