Bakers Green Acres

Your Pastured Poultry People

14
Sep
2016

Even pigs having babies can be a family affair.  Here’s how our sows farrow in the summer on pasture.

We do sell weaned pigs from time to time, and pork is always available through our online store.

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12
Sep
2016

We are restocking our brat supply, and here’s a video of Mark telling you about them:

Our brats start with our own tasty, full of flavor Mangalitsa pigs.  Our processor adds salt and spices to the meat, puts them in a casing, and we get them to you.  That’s it!  No MSG.  No nitrates.  Just good, clean flavor.

It’s squash and cabbage season, and nothing makes an easy meal like a flavored brat cut into about 3 pieces and fried.  Then throw chopped cabbage or summer squash on top and put on the lid.  Let it steam just until soft but not mushy.  Sprinkle on a bit of salt and pepper, or any other spices that tickle your palette, and dinner’s on!

Order online or stop by the farm to get your choice of the best brats in the world!

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7
Sep
2016

Wooly pigs are cool, but did you know we do other things, too?  Like, PASTURED POULTRY.

Mobile chicken pens full of pasture raised broiler chickens.

 

What’s “pastured poultry?”

Our chickens are raised beyond organic standards.  They are beyond “cage free.”  They are out on grass, moved in small groups on a regular basis so they have green grass and bugs in their diet.  They enjoy fresh air and sunshine.  Their environment offers them more vitamins and minerals than birds raged “cage free” in a barn with, maybe, a very small side pen in case they feel energetic and want to see the sky.

Pasture raised chickens enjoying fresh air and sunshine.What does green grass do for the chicken on my plate?

Green grass and sunshine add fat soluble vitamins A & E to your chicken, as well as vitamin D.  They enjoy a nutrient dense diet, resulting in better health for the bird and a more nutrient dense product for you.  Their better health means we do NOT have to feed them antibiotics or other stimulants to get them to grow.  They are healthy and happy naturally.

AND, minerals mean flavor.  Baker’s Green Acres chicken has flavor–not that salty flat flavor in store chicken, but a complex, lasting flavor that stands alone or enhances any dish you put it in.

GMO free, pasture raised chicken

Grass, via chicken!  It’s what’s for dinner!

Order yours through our online store, or visit Port City Organics in Manistee, The Flying Moose in Marquette, and Evergreen Market in Acme/Traverse City!

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2
Sep
2016

For Labor Day weekend ONLY: 15% off selected GMO free, pasture raised chicken cuts:

GMO free, pasture raised chickenWhole chickens

Boneless, skinless breast

Bone-in breast

Legs

Thighs

Drums

Order online or visit the farm.  Must pick up by Monday noon.

Get your grilling meat or stock the freezer TODAY!

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2
Sep
2016

As much as we love raising the best chicken in northern Michigan, the last butchering of the season is a happy day.  This year we lost the older helpers to school, so we had to call in the young recruits.

Rachel and Frank work at gutting chickens.

Rachel and Frank had the chicken gutting job.  Frank is also the official “gut sorter,” meaning he gets to separate the heart, liver, and gizzard out.  He’s also proficient at trimming the hearts, and very proud of his knife skills.

family farm helpers

Jim likes opening the backside of the chickens for the gutters–at least, he likes it better than gutting.  Unless his knife “gets bored of (him)” and he needs a break.

The chicken killer in the rain.

Keith is the chicken killer.  He works outside, which is great.  Except when it rains.

So now our freezer is full of chicken!  Get whole birds or cuts for your freezer!

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