Dry Bean Recipes

Many people ask us how to cook the dry beans that we sell. Here are some of our favorite recipes that we've collected over the years.

Dry Bean Varieties

We sell a variety of different heirloom and common beans at local markets. Here are a few of the varieties as well as a little information about each type.

Wool Products

We create a variety of products with the wool our sheep grow. Check out our hand-cranked socks, roving, yarn and more. Or head over to our etsy shop for an even bigger selection

Visit our Etsy shop

Shop here for "fresh from the farm" wool yarns and rovings, as well as handmade items from our small farm in West Michigan

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  • Shearing Day 2015 January 27, 2015
    We will host our Annual Shearing Day on Saturday, March 7th, from 9 am - 3 pm (come and go as you wish). Our farm is located at 13275 Blair Street, Holland, Michigan. We will be shearing our Polypay sheep that day, and our open house is geared toward folks who want to see shearing […]
  • A New Weaver January 20, 2015
    Yesterday I was lucky enough to visit a weaver-wannabe and help her set up her loom. I warned her that I'm not all that good at this stuff (not surprisingly--I have a handy husband I rely on for spatial and mechanical stuff).Our job was to put together her cherry Norwood jack loom. It was so […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Farm Shop Open 1 – 4 pm

    January 30 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 pm
  2. Sweetwater Local Foods Market

    January 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Farm Shop Open 1 – 4 pm

    February 6 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 pm
  4. Holland Farmers Market

    February 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Farm Shop Open 1 – 4 pm

    February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm