While we have been busy weeding in the gardens our chickens have been growing. They are now ready for you! They will be available at our farm Thursday June 20th from 9 am to Noon and Friday 10 am to 7 pm.
We are located at 2656 Clark Rd, Hartland MI 48353.
(US-23 to M-59, drive east less than one half a mile. Clark Rd is to the north) The Hartland Township offices are across the street from our farm.
These chickens are clean, fresh and never frozen.
If we have any left we will bring them to the following farmer’s markets:
Thursday: Fenton 5 – 8 PM downtown next to the Community Center.
Saturday: White Lake 9 AM to 1 PM located in the parking lot of the middle school on the Lakeland High school campus on Bogie Lake Rd south of M-59. Eric will have the trailer with a well stocked supply of pork and some chickens.
Hartland 9 AM to 1 PM located in the parking lot of the Hartland Educational Services & Support Center (the old high school) on M-59 west of US-23 past the Target store. Patty and Ann will be there with a limited supply of pork and chickens. If you want something specific please reply to this e-mail.
Green Oak 10 AM – 3 PM [new time] US-23 and Lee Rd, Brighton MI We are in the middle parking lot of the Green Oak Shopping center near
Victoria’s Secret. We will have the trailer with lots of pork and maybe some chicken.
Be sure to come to the markets to visit our other vendors with local honey, eggs, crafts, and fresh baked pies.
Eric and Patricia
Beautiful sweet Michigan Strawberries are here! Marlene will be working our home farm market 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. She will have access to our credit card machine, so you are able to use your Visa or MasterCard. Marlene will have a limited supply of Asparagus and Tomatoes. If you have never been to our home market she will give you a tour of our meat selection, Dairy, Maple Syrup, and Fresh Eggs.
If you come to the Brighton Farmers Market, the hours are 8A.M. to 1 P.M. Plenty of Strawberries, Tomatoes, and limited supply of Asparagus. Our Daughter Lauren will be working the market in Brighton, so stop by and say hello. Our Red Trailer will be full of our farm raised meats, and our Farm Fresh Eggs.
Both our Saturday markets have special events! Come and join the fun!
Saturday: White Lake 9 AM to 1 PM located in the parking lot of the middle
school on the Lakeland High school campus on Bogie Lake Rd south of M-59 Patty
and Ann will be there with a limited supply of pork. If you want something
specific please reply to this e-mail.
Many White Lake Farmer’s Market cloth bags were handed out this past May. If
you come to the market with yours we will give you a 5% discount on your pork
order with us.
At the same time another group is having a “Man to Man” sale. There will also be
local pom group having a car wash fundraiser.
Saturday: Hartland 9 AM to 1 PM located in the parking lot of the Hartland
Educational Services & Support Center (the old high school) on M-59 west of
US-23 past the Target store
Eric will have the trailer with a well stocked supply of pork.
From 9:30 am to 10:30 am the Detroit Tigers mascot “Paws” will be visiting the
market. Come out and say, “Hi!”.
Sunday: Green Oak 10 AM – 3 PM [new time] US-23 and Lee Rd, Brighton MI We
are in the middle parking lot of the Green Oak Shopping center near Victoria
Secrets. We will have the trailer with a well stocked supply of pork.
Our newest items are smoked pork chops and brat burgers!
Edited from the Green Oak Farmers & Community Market Facebook Page:
HELP!!! We’re looking for some attention…
It’s just our second year and we expect some growing pains BUT since each week this year seems slower than the previous week (of which all are slower than spring 2012 while we endured ramp closures/construction), we are looking for help/advise from any/all of our friends in order to keep this market going.
Many farmers markets are funded by local government, but the Green Oak Farmers and Community Market is NOT. Our funding is from contributions by our participating farmer/crafter vendors. If we are going to continue to offer you a convenient LOCAL alternative for your farmers market shopping needs, we need the “friends” of Green Oak Farmers and Community Market and all Facebook Friends to please join us next Sunday, June 9th.
Please bring a friend/neighbor/family member who hasn’t previously visited our market so they can see all the market has to offer.
For helping us grow our local Sunday market, Otis Acres, of Goodrich, MI, is offering a free hanging basket or caged tomato plant FREE every hour to a NEW market customer and for YOU their invitee to our market. Our sponsor, Otis Organics, LLC, of Brighton, will offer an equal value of fresh produce at no charge to you while supplies last. Stop by Otis Organics’ red tent on the hour (10, 11, 12, 1, 2, 3) to claim your free produce and your new market visitors free flower/vegetable plant. LIKE our Facebook page and help us spread the word about our Sunday markets so we can continue to bring you Michigan farm products and crafts.
We hear that quite often at the Farmer’s Markets this time of year. While we have been enjoying the warmer weather for a few months, the planting takes a little more time. Yes some vegetables can be planted before others like the cabbage family. Tomatoes and peppers are more delicate and need to be planted after the last frost. If you only plant a few you can cover them easily to protect them. Gardens our size just are too labor intensive for such a job. It is best to wait…and wait we did. We had four nights of frost and then a week of rain at the end of May. Now it is June and we are still planting. All by hand and this does take time. All our produce will be picked when ripe. You will be glad you waited for the Michigan fresh veggies!
Eric planting the tomato plants
Don’t worry we got you covered, what that means is our indoor home market will be open 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. Marlene will be there to assist you and show you all the new additions that I won’t be taking to Brighton or Howell this weekend. Marlene will have use of the credit card machine and be able to accept Visa, MasterCard, and EBT.
I just picked up my order of pork, Maple Syrup, and Moo-Ville cheese. Thomas’s Organic Creamery delivered fresh milk, and Yogurts.
We will have Tomatoes, Asparagus, Chicken Eggs, and Duck Eggs. Our market is located at 4915 Cullen Rd. Fenton. ( closer to Hartland ). If you haven’t been to our farm before we are on a paved road.
Symbol of Freedom
We will being putting more plants in the garden today, watching the Hartland Memorial Day parade and spending time with friends and family. During all this we want to remember and honor our military. We just want to say thank you to those that have served or are still serving in our armed forces. Lets not forget what they have given for our country! Have a safe Memorial Day!
Free range turkeys!
Our summer flock of turkeys are growing well. We keep giving them more pasture space and they love it! Planning ahead for our fall flock of turkeys Eric planted more grass in another area. Of course our free range chickens have been eating some of that seed. Eric has plowed up the gardens. Our chickens have been out there too eating bugs.
Turk Farms will have Fresh Asparagus at the Brighton Farmers Market on Saturday 8 A.M. to 1 P.M. Look for our Big Red Trailer full of our own raised meats.
Marlene will also have our farm open on Saturday for Fresh Asparagus and our whole selection of meats that we raise.
Sunday look for The Big Red Trailer at the Howell Farmers Market, we will be located at the Northwest corner of the market. Asparagus and Maple Syrup will be the two new items. Hours are 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.
I know today’s rain spoiled the plans for a few people. Here on our farm the rain is a blessing. The pigs are loving their new mud puddles to play in. Eric has been planting some items out in the gardens.
Rhubarb has grown this much in March already!!
They were getting in need of water. Of course the chickens love scratching and eating the bugs and worms that come to the surface.
Last weekend the Farmer’s Markets were great! It was nice seeing so many of our regular customers and a few new folks.
This weekend we have three Farmer’s Market’s you can find us at. We are expecting cooler weather and a slight chance of rain. Wear a jacket and bring an umbrella, we’ll see you there!
Saturday: White Lake 9 AM to 1 PM located in the parking lot of the middle school on the Lakeland High school campus on Bogie Lake Rd south of M-59. Eric will have the trailer with a well stocked supply of pork. There will also be music entertainment. Vendors with pies, honey, baked goods and crafts.
Hartland 9 AM to 1 PM located in the parking lot of the Hartland Educational Services & Support Center (the old high school) on M-59 west of US-23 past the Target store. Patty and Ann will have a limited supply of pork. We also have vendors with honey, crafts, jellies, pies, eggs and flowers.
Green Oak 10 AM – 3 PM [new time] US-23 and Lee Rd, Brighton MI We are in the middle parking lot of the Green Oak Shopping center near
Victoria Secrets. Eric and Patty will have the trailer with a well stocked supply of pork, if we don’t sell out on Saturday We also have vendors with honey, crafts, jellies, eggs and flowers.
Don’t forget Sunday is Mother’s Day. We can help you plan a special meal for the day!
We now have fresh ham roasts a few people asked us to carry. We added some fresh ham steaks
Grilled with a little Michigan Maple Syrup
too. We grilled one for dinner a few days ago and brushed a little Michigan maple syrup on each side for the last few minutes. DELICIOUS!!
Asparagus available at our farm Monday, May 6TH . We will be open 10A.M. to 7 P.M. We have a great selection of Pork Cuts available. Duck Eggs, Butter, and Buttermilk Ranch Dressing.
New item Michigan Maple Syrup, from right here in Livingston County.
For all of you who have been patiently waiting for our pigs to grow without hormones will find the wait was worth it! All our animals are part of the slow food movement.
All our cuts of pork from our free range pigs raised here on our farm are available now!
Our farm is located at 2656 Clark Rd. Hartland 48353 (about one half mile east of US-23 on M-59 then one half mile north on Clark Rd. across the street from the Hartland Township Hall)
In other news: Farmer’s Markets are starting! We will have the pork with us if you cannot make it to our farm.
Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM
Hartland Farmer’s Market held in the parking lot of the HESSC (old high school) building on M-59 west of US-23.
White Lake Farmer’s Market at 1630 Bogie Lake Rd south of M-59 at the Lakeland School Campus
Sunday from 10 AM to 3 PM (new time this year)
Green Oak Village Place, US-23 and Lee Rd, Brighton, MI
Our free range chickens and turkeys are growing well. The chickens will be ready in a couple of weeks and the turkeys in July. I will send out another notice when I have the exact dates.
The Fenton Farmer’s Market will start in June on Thursday evening and the Linden Farmer’s Market will start in July on Wednesday evening-details will be posted later.
Enjoy the sunshine!
“Make Our Garden Grow” by Leonard Bernstein
performed by the Capital University Combined Choirs, 2012
I was recently sent to a very interesting website: http://chriskresser.com This is an interesting fella in the medical research field. You will find several interesting topics on his site and more about his credibility. Many folks have asked us about the nitrate/nitrite debate. Here are some snippets from Kresser’s The Nitrate and Nitrite Myth: Another Reason not to Fear Bacon:
It may surprise you to learn that the vast majority of nitrate/nitrite exposure comes not from food, but from endogenous sources within the body. In fact, nitrites are produced by your own body in greater amounts than can be obtained from food, and salivary nitrite accounts for 70-90% of our total nitrite exposure. In other words, your spit contains far more nitrites than anything you could ever eat.
1 Pound of HartlandFarms Bacon in vacuum-sealed pack
Eat a hot dog instead of that veggie
Kresser explains vegetables are a primary source of nitrites in our diets. Arugula, celery and beets all have more nitrates than dozens of hot dogs. Pretty surprising, huh? He points out recent research finds nitrites are beneficial to our immune and cardiovascular systems.
Don’t believe “nitrite-free” claims
Products that state they are use “natural” sources may actually have more nitrates and nitrites in them. They use things like celery, beet juice, and sea salt for their natural preservatives.
Read his entire article along with the pros and cons in the hundreds of comments. They are loaded with interesting facts and observations. He ends with this comforting statement:
There’s no reason to fear nitrates and nitrites in food.
I think mom was right: “Everything in Moderation” Our bacon and other pork products from very happy, well raised for pigs will be ready in a few weeks. We will give you the exact date by email if you subscribe to our HartlandFarms Yahoo Group.
Sunday at the Historic Howell Opera House will be the site of the last indoor market of the season. Hours are 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. Turk Farms will have Chicken and Duck Eggs. We will have various cuts of Pork,Lamb,and Goat. Whole Chicken,Ducks,and Rabbits.
Thomas Organic Milk, Yogurt, Moo-Ville Creamery cheese, Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, Cream Cheese Spread, along with Pickeled Asparagus, and Michigan Dry Beans. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Michigan Bridge Card.