Bakers Green Acres

Your Pastured Poultry People

17
Nov
2014

Broad breasted turkeys roaming green grass in the fall.If you haven’t had Baker Brothers’ Bird on your Thanksgiving table, you haven’t had a turkey to be thankful for!  Joe and Keith have raised some fine birds again this year.  We can vouch for them because we already tried one.  It’s a perk of having the business holders under our roof.  The meat was flavorful–even the white meat–and had a nice texture.

Here is what makes these birds fantastic:

  • They have been raised on pasture, soaking in the sun and eating grass and bugs the way turkeys should.  The nutrition they gain this way gives them the extra flavor and texture that sets them apart.
  • They have been fed GMO free feed.
  • They are hand processed on the farm for a stress free, chemical free harvest.
  • They are never injected with a saline brine, they are 100% turkey.
  • They are reasonably priced at a fair trade rate of $3.50/lb.
  • They are fresh, not frozen, when you receive them.

To reserve your turkey, click  “order now”  and order to reserve your bird.  The balance will be due at pick-up.

There are a few ways to acquire your turkey:

  1. Pick it up at the farm on Tuesday the 25th or Wednesday the 26th.
  2. Joe delivers in Cadillac on Tuesday evening for a $10 delivery charge.
  3. Rose delivers to the Kingsley area on Tuesday evenings for a 15% delivery charge.
  4. Mark delivers to Traverse City on Friday the 21st for a 15% delivery charge.  If you want a Traverse City delivery, we need to know by Thursday the 20th to have it ready to go on Friday.

Pasture raised, GMO free turkeys Get your name on the list soon, because the Baker Brothers’ Birds are going fast!

 

 

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29
Sep
2014

Here’s a couple videos of fun on the farm.  Note that no little boys or pigs were hurt in the making of these movies.  The boys got a bit cleaner, but no harm was done otherwise.

 

Have a great day!

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22
Sep
2014

We have the movie available for you!  On the right hand corner there is a button where you can donate to help us cover the final costs for this version of the movie and help the farm as we struggle to recover from the ordeal.  The story isn’t over yet.  Our elected officials (Democrat and Republican) want your support in November, but we need to make sure that they will work for the people who elected them (you and me) rather than the bureaucracy.  To do this we need educated voters.  Hogwash encapsulates the experience of one citizen who stood up to the Powers That Think They Be.  This isn’t party politics, as this situation started in a Democrat administration and was continued in a Republican administration.  This is about right and wrong.  People vs. political machine.

Help us share the story.  For every $25 donation to help produce the movie and keep the farm going, we’ll thank you with a copy of Hogwash.

Thanks for hanging with us!  Thanks for taking a stand, and remember that the ballot box can be a means of accountability.  Spread the word!

 

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14
Sep
2014

Things are always changing around here, every season has new and different things going on.  This month we are launching a new ordering system.   Our products are now easily ordered from our storefront by using the button on the right.

FarmMatch is a system designed to connect real food buyers with real food sellers.  They provide an ever improving storefront platform, including secure credit card checkout with very competitve rates, to help farmers put their products out where consumers can easily purchase them.  That connection is helping hundreds of farmers improve their sales and is helping many hundreds of consumers find healthful, wholesome food.  Follow this link to read their Mission statement and what FarmMatch is all about.

We are very excited to partner with FarmMatch and it’s creators/designers.  We know founder Max Kane personally and can vouch for the fact that this farmer/consumer connection platform is designed by real people in America (you won’t talk to someone in India if you call) who actually use the system themselves.  Max operates a buyers club wherein he connects farmers from Minnesota with consumers in the Chicago area.  As the operation has grown the group has added new features and functions constantly to answer the needs of the broad spectrum of farmers and consumers out there.

For example, we have several pricing structures in our storefront to allow us to have an open store for anyone who wants to order, but also have a menu for our Farm Exchange members with the products and prices that are unique to members, and another one especially for our Dairy Herd Share owners–all in the same system.  This will make it easier for you to order what we actually have, and improve our efficiency in the office (where, by the way, most farmers hate to be just by the nature of things).

We expect that, with this easy to follow set of instructions, transitioning to the new system will be smooth, but glitches happen now and then.  If you have product questions, call or e-mail us.  If  you run into technical difficulties, e-mail support@FarmMatch.com.   There are buttons to take  you to our storefront on this front page, on the Products page, and on the Farm Exchange page.

Thanks for your support as we make these changes to improve our service!

 

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6
Sep
2014

Our Great Pyranees dogs are one of the best investments we’ve made on the farm.  They are friendly (sometimes too much) but protect our chickens.  The first summer we had her, Lilly saved us almost twice what we paid for her in chickens not lost to predators.  And now we have puppies!  Three of Lilly's puppies nap in the sun.

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The girls, Lilly & Minnie, and Obie are patient with our kids and let Frank play with them as any good 3 year old will.  But they like to play, too, and Obie has lots of personality–especially when Sam gives him eyebrows.  He likes to get up high to survey his domain, though getting on the picnic table usually spells trouble!

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Frank and Minnie

Obie surveying his territory.

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in a puppy, or just want to love on one, let us know!  They will be ready to start going to their new homes on September 25.

 

 

 

 

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