Kismet Bakery – Douglas, MI

One of the benefits of working with a family farm is that family is such an important part of farm life. Normally the only time my kids get to ride along with me is Saturday mornings headed to the Green City Market. I am amazed every week when I wake them up at 3:30 AM... Continue Reading →


Would you believe this was the Best. Market. Ever!?

The day started out like many do - fueling up before I headed out. Don't you always need to make a cup of coffee while you wait for your coffee? Lately I've been brewing some beans roasted by a friend from Chicago who put a coffee roaster in his basement. Life Goals! Once I had... Continue Reading →

Not what you would expect at a hospital…

As we continue to grow as a farm and a business, one of the areas we have started to explore is the new farm-to-institution movement. Across the country institutions control an enormous percentage of the food system as they feed millions of people per day. Locally thought leaders helped develop the Michigan Good Food Charter... Continue Reading →


Jollay Market – Coloma, MI

Just off Interstate 94 at Exit 39 in Michigan is one of the hidden gems in the local food system. As their Facebook page says - "Step away from the ordinary to enjoy this retro "Mom & Pop" store where you can get a cup of coffee, Ice Cream, fresh produce in season, jams, and... Continue Reading →


Green City Market – Chicago, IL

Five years ago my Jake's journey started at Chicago's Green City Market. At the time I was the Director of Events for Heritage Prairie Farm in Elburn, IL - a small organically run farm that specialized in hosting weddings and farm dinners. Our market tent was directly next to Jake's Country Meats. At some point... Continue Reading →


You may never look at a MeatBall the same after this…

In late April a couple hundred producers, processors, and advocates gathered in Manchester, New Hampshire to talk meat. After taking a couple years off the New England Meat Conference was a time for learning and connecting across the food system. I was honored to join members of the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems¬†for the... Continue Reading →


For almost 150 years this farm has been keeping a secret!

Actually, it's no secret. Raising animals with knowledge and care leads to great tasting meat! The Robinson family has been farming the same land since the 1870's in Cass County Michigan.¬†Spread over three homesteads plus hundreds of acres of cropland, they employ environmentally sound management practices for the fields and forest that help build the... Continue Reading →


You won’t believe what this blog is about…

The first post of The Wurst Blog


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