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 →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

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