COVID-19 UPDATE: The farm is remaining fully operational and we are delivering real, good-for-you food to your doorstep weekly.
We have an open door policy at Serendipity Farms.
We deliver the highest quality, most nutrient-rich foods possible.
Visit us today to see REAL regenerative farming in action:
✔ intensive pasture management
✔ rotational grazing
✔ multi-specification of pastures
✔ Non-GMO Project Verified
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From the Farm:
We currently deliver to the following zip codes:
49705, 49721, 49735, 49749, 49751, 49765, 49795, 49799, 49701, 49706, 49712, 49713, 49716, 49718, 49720, 49727, 49729, 49730, 49740, 49755, 49769, 49770
Our farm is certified Animal Welfare approved, which ensures our customers that our animals are born-into, cared for, and harvested in the highest standards.
Some may say pure maple syrup runs in the blood of Jordan and Amanda Hunt, and they are probably right! After making syrup on a large scale with family for six years , the couple decided to open a quaint sugar bush of their own. Thus, the dream of Alpine Maple Farms was born.
Handpicked at the peak of freshness, hand stirred.
A true taste of home-cooked jams and spreads
Using NO preservatives, artificial flavors or colorings.
Here at Gunthorp Farms, we specialize in quality meat. All of our animals are raised on pasture without the use of antibiotics. We have an on farm USDA inspected processing plant where we harvest, process, and package all of our animals before shipping them out to upscale restaurants and retail locations in Chicago, Indy, & Detroit.
In 1998, a small pig farmer by the name of Greg Gunthorp was selling his pigs into the commodity market for less than his grandfather had during the Great Depression. It doesn’t take an economist to realize something different needed to be done… fast. Being as stubborn as Greg is, he said he wasn’t going to be the last Gunthorp to raise pigs. He knew he could join the rest of the pig industry by building a barn, but his family had raised pigs on pasture for at least 3 generations before him. He finally found a solution when he made one phone call to the chef at Charlie Trotter’s restaurant in Chicago and was asked to bring them a whole hog the next week. I guess you could say the rest is history.
MEET THE FARMERS
With big ambitions to start a small-scale, bio-sustainable farm, we planted our first seeds in 2014 on land that Greta's family has been farming since the 1800's. Looking back, it's good we had that ambition, as we were lacking one minor detail: practical experience. Neither of us had any background growing anything at the scale we planned to do and to say there's a steep learning curve to farming might be a bit of an understatement. Needless to say, we've had our share of challenges, but we've learned (and at times battled) our way through it. What started as one small table at the Cheboygan farmers' market in 2014, has turned into a few tables at the market and a 100+ member farm share program.
For us, farming is more than just growing produce, its about squashing the rumor that you can't make a living farming in a small town and the stigma of the struggling farmer. It's about dreaming big and overcoming obstacles, no matter how devastating they seem at the time. It's about keeping the Cheboygan farming culture alive and all of the great friendships we've made in the process. We're passionate about what we do and we hope it shows in the quality of everything we produce!
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-Brendan & Greta
We are located in Northern Michigan. We use methods that have been around for generations; simple cold process soap that can be produced with over the counter ingredients.Our lotion is made with natural oils and butters. There is not an effective way to prevent bacteria and mold without using a preservative. I choose ones without parabens or formaldehyde whenever possible.All our products focus on giving you the best ingredients that are safe for all skin types including sensitive skin.We always look for and use American made products.
We are a family of farmers. We tend the land together, we run our business with the support of each other and we wholeheartedly welcome visitors to our farm, treating them as part of the family. We love sharing the abundance (and joy!) of our harvest with our customers. We take pride in getting our hands dirty and seeing the smiles that result. Our passion is contagious—come visit us and we think you’ll agree!
HI THERE I'M JULIE, FOUNDER OF THE PURPLE BEET.
The Purple Beet is committed to creating convenient, nutritious and delicious foods for you and your family. Life is crazy. Eating healthy doesn't have to be!
Our smoothie packs contain only real ingredients, they have no artificial sweeteners, and require no ice, yogurt or juice.
The process is simple: All you need is a blender, 1 cup of liquid (suggestions given!) and a smoothie pack. No chopping, dicing, peeling, measuring or scooping required! No costly mistakes from a misleading recipe or unnecessary food waste. Turn on the blender, and have a healthy, delicious meal in minutes!
^ = Made in Michigan * = Organic
Rustic Bake really began making banana bread with my Grandma Helen in her kitchen. It has since taken on a mind of it’s own and turned into baking with a simple aesthetic and beautiful flavors.
The Dirt Road Farm was born out of my deep love for hard work, mother earth, family, and a desire to give back to the community I came.
12 years ago I embarked on a personal learning journey about local foods and small scale regenerative agriculture. My vision for the farm has transformed since its germination in my brain, I have plans and ideas for years ahead!
We’ve chosen to focus on annual crops and floral offerings out of the gate because it will help build the options for other products on the farm. Eventually I will include culinary mushrooms, berry crops, and other perennial food crops like asparagus in the farms offerings. We seek to be as diversified as possible in the northern growing season.
A large part of this vision for me is a community, I have grown passionate about teaching young people about healthy food, and would love to spearhead a program in our community that can involve youth and adults interested in learning and growing chemical-free food together.
Reasons I pick the varieties of seeds I do, (in order of importance)
#1 “Days to maturity” this is of significant importance because of how far north we live. Anything over 120 days will be tough here without season extending structures.
#2) Disease resistance- can be very important for specific vulnerable crops ie; cucurbits & powdery mildew.
#3 Heirloom/open pollinated VS. Hybrid- this is mostly important or seed saving reasons. Many heirloom varieties are unique and have interesting stories of cultivation or resurgence in popularity which is just icing on their coolness cake! Hybrids are typically varieties that have been bred through natural plant science to emphasize favorable characteristics of reliable varieties.
#4 Sometimes, just really love a cool plant name!
Low pasteurized, non homogenized cream top milk from the Farmers Dairy. Working with local small Amish and Mennonite dairy farms together they bring you The Farmers Creamery. What does this mean for you?
No Added Hormones
Our milk contains no added hormones and comes from cows that are all vegetarian fed with non-GMO feed. The result of these processes means customers get the freshest and most natural milk that can be sold in a store. It is exactly what natural food consumers and those looking for healthy food choices for their families are hoping to find.
Low pasteurized : We process the milk at the lowest temperature possible, allowing us to deliver our products in their most natural state.
Non Homogenized : We believe that milk should be processed as little as possible, and consumed in the most natural state possible. Homogenization, which is not necessary for any food safety reason, destroys the sweet, creamy taste of fresh milk and alters its molecular structure.
What you get is healthy dairy, and helping your local dairymen families.
For four generations, the Foley family has consistently set the industry standard for the freshest, most flavorful seafood available. Foley Fish is sustainably sourced, meticulously processed, and handled with care from dock to plate. As the nation’s most discriminating chefs will tell you – if you love fish, you’ll love Foley.