100% Grass-fed Beef, Pork, Poultry, and More
Here at Serendipity Farms we raise pastured beef, pork, free-range chicken, turkeys, and fresh eggs. We use organic methods and are the only Northern Michigan farm to be Non-GMO Project Verified. We have an open door policy at the farm because we believe transparency is essential to accountability. This means that anyone can view any part of the farm at any time. WELCOME!
Don’t think that the pigs have all the fun at Serendipity Farms! Our chickens and turkeys are 100% free-range, pastured birds. Many commercial farms advertise their products as being “free-range” but the USDA standard only requires that farmers demonstrate to the Agency that the poultry has been allowed access to the outside. There is no minimum standard for the amount of time that animal actually has outdoor access, so even a few minutes outside a day could qualify a bird as free-range.
Our birds are truly free-range, with complete access to pasture, only coming into the coop at night for their safety. Our chickens and turkeys are fed soyfree, non-GMO feed, as well as a myriad of other goodies from the garden! They also have the freedom to hunt and peck to their heart’s content. Our poultry are processed at a USDA facility, shrink-wrapped, inspected, and certified. Rest assured we take great care with the processing of our birds!
Our layers enjoy the same freedom as the rest of our animals, and also get soy-free, non-GMO feed, in addition to lots of extras like organic kelp, flax seed, fruits, veggies, spices, even warm oatmeal in the winter! All of these lend to a richer, more nutritious egg. We take great pride in ensuring our layers are rotated daily in a symbiotic and natural sequence, and like our broilers, only come in at night for safety reasons.
We have many different breeds of layers at Serendipity Farms, giving us an array of beautifully-colored eggs for you and your family to enjoy. Eggs are available daily, by the dozen.
Our dirty little secret is our pigs actually get dirty. They know what it’s like to live in the great outdoors, feel the sunshine on their faces, and roam free and uninhibited. There are so many great advantages to having pigs on pasture, besides the obvious fact that it is their natural habitat. Our pastured pigs live high on the hog, so to speak, with a steady diet of soy-free, non-GMO feed, fresh milk from our cows, and lots of fresh fruits and veggies.
Don’t forget the added bonus of all of the natural minerals and bugs they find rutting in the pasture and grazing in the fields. The microorganisms in the dirt, the nutrients and minerals from the roots and legumes, and all that fresh air and sunshine combine to provide a more nutrient dense, leaner pork product than you can find in the supermarket.
We are proud to be able to offer our customers grass-fed beef. Our cows all enjoy the same freedoms as the rest of our animals, with plenty of time grazing on pasture. They enjoy a diet of fresh, fast-growing grasses during the spring, summer, and fall and plenty of sweet, tender hay in the winter months. This is truly grass fed beef, out on pasture enjoying the warmth of the sun and the cool breezes of Northern Michigan.
As ruminant animals, cows are meant to eat grass. Most beef in the USA comes from crowded feedlots where the cows are fed corn, soy, and industrial waste products. Our cows are never fed anything like that, and we believe you can taste a difference in our beef. When they are healthy and eating what nature intended, the meat from these cows is healthier, tastier, and more nutrient dense for us to eat!
• 99% of the world’s soy output is genetically-modified
• Soy is high on the list of foods most contaminated by pesticides
• Soy is high in phytic acid, a substance that blocks the uptake of essential minerals in the intestinal tract
• Soy acts as a phytoestrogen (a plant-based hormone) that can have similar hormonal effects as estrogen in the human body, and is thought to act as a hormone disruptor to the endocrine system