Coach Stop Farm

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Industry Agriculture
Occupation Marketing, Farming
Location Zeeland, MI, United States
Introduction Using draft-horse power (Percherons), we farm a little over 50 acres outside of Zeeland, Michigan. Pastures, grain crops, and hay are managed without chemicals for weed or insect control. We find that Mother Nature, properly balanced, takes care of "bad bugs" by providing "good bugs" to dine on them. Likewise, weeds are discouraged by periodic plantings of cover crops which feed soil and enhance future crop growth. Our animals are raised "free-range", not confinement-style. We are able to pasture them on grass, augmented by appropriate corn-based protein rations for flavor and growth. By avoiding high-population, confinement-style raising of animals, antibiotics are unnecessary to maintain health. The meat is defined as "naturally raised" instead of "organically raised" because we do have to buy grain products and can't be guaranteed that those are organic. Over the years, we've given great value for the money our customers have invested in our meat products. Size, flavor, and price-per-pound are generally a far better value than any supermarket can offer.
Interests natural foods, cooking, recipes, canning, baking breads, raising healthy livestock, horses, trail riding, crocheting and other needlework, woodworking gardening, reading