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Wheat Grass

Moving Forward  Finally our Wheat Grass Grower is Here.

I have juice and tasted his wheat grass juice and it is soo good.

Green Healing is what they call themselves and they are from Genesee County.  Only organic seed and soil is used to grow this sweet wheat grass.

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Happy Thanksgiving ANNOUNCING NEW GROWERS

Delicious Herbs from Columbiaville Michigan owner Gina Delisi is a great addition to our group.  The samples she sent us were so delicious that having the word delicious in her product name was not an exaggeration.  Gina is also studying health and nutrition and is incorporating those principals in her teas and mixes.

 

 

Will’s Greenhouse:  We have known and worked with Jim Wills for more than 10 years.  He only does greenhouse plants in the Spring/Early Summer, uses Morgan Products (the ones approved for organic use) and some certified organic potting soil mixes.  He also only uses Certified Organic Seed.  He will be ordering his seeds in December and he will order and grow whatever plants you may want.   Look for a survey very soon asking for what seeds he should order and plants you want him to grow.

We want your plants to arrive to you in perfect shape and ready for you to plant and we will not send you plants until the proper frost free dates so your plants will have a better chance of surviving.  (Green houses make a lot of money selling tomato plants too early that are not hardened, they die and the customer goes back and buys more)

Jim also hardens the plants off, so when you take them home they will not shock from the temperature and light changes.  Plants that come out of the hot green house and into Michigan’s cooler temperatures usually do not survive.  He puts them on a large flat hay wagon and haul them outside each day for a short period of time to accumulate to the colder temperature.  Quality plants like the ones he produce is not easy to find.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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{Happy Thanksgiving} Open For Ordering

Milled Products From Ferris Organic Farm

Ferris Organic Farm has several stone mills from which they grind many different grains that they grow and that they buy from local farms as well as USA farms.
Westwind is still working on their new building so they can also continue to mill flour. They will me making their popular mixes for consumer convenience.

New Apples

 

Did you know that Sara Lee uses only Jonathon apples for their pies.
One (2 pound) bag of Jonathons will make one small 9" pie.
NEW THIS  WEEK ON THE APPLES.
Gold Rush, Enterprise and Galarini.

50% OFF BEAN SALE

All beans are 50% off to clear out last years stock.
Most farmers in the Thumb area have harvested their beans and they are being cleaned and dried.
Older beans just take a little longer to cook.
I find that a stainless pressure cooker 3 minutes on high and left for warm for an hour makes older beans tender.
Beans in most stores are easily up to two years old.  Farmers in Michigan harvest beans late summer and fall.  
 
Farming not always what we hope for.
The domesticated turkeys
that we love for thanksgiving is not always the easiest birds to raise.
GCC has been raising turkeys for a few years now, they were doing great until a couple of weeks ago we had a large temperature drop with in a short period of time.
They ended up loosing over 400 of their birds.
Not sure why, we experienced something similar with our chickens in the spring that were outside in their chicken tractors, a 20-30 degree temperature drop within a two hour period and we lost most of them, we learned later the same thing happened to CVK farms.
They will be able to supply most of the per-ordered fresh turkeys, but we had to take them off the site as ore-orders.
Last year Joyful Journey had turkeys available as well.  Christy from Joyful Journey farm found out how difficult farming was and realized they were losing money so she is taking a different direction.  She hopes to get a degree in Naturopathic medicine and to grow plants and herbs for natural remedies.
 

 

Farming and its challenges.

 
 
The domesticated turkeys that we love for thanksgiving is not always the easiest birds to raise.
GCC has been raising turkeys for a few years now, they were doing great until a couple of weeks ago we had a large temperature drop with in a short period of time.
They ended up loosing over 400 of their birds.
Not sure why, we experienced something similar with our chickens in the spring that were outside in their chicken tractors, a 20-30 degree temperature drop within a two hour period and we lost most of them, we learned later the same thing happened to CVK farms.
They will be able to supply most of the per-ordered fresh turkeys, but we had to take them off the site as ore-orders.
Last year Joyful Journey had turkeys available as well.  Christy from Joyful Journey farm found out how difficult farming was and realized they were losing money so she is taking a different direction.  She hopes to get a degree in Naturopathic medicine and to grow plants and herbs for natural remedies.