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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  • From Oats and Rye to Hay August 20, 2014
    We recently harvested our rye crop, and after our combine engine blew, we hired someone else to harvest our oats. Once the grain was harvested, it was time to work the fields. We hooked our trusty, dusty Massey Ferguson MF2705 to the offset disc and went to work. We waited a few days and disced the field again. Waiting a few days and then working the field a […]
  • Willow Whacking August 18, 2014
    The ditches are becoming clogged with willows. Every couple of years we really need to work on cutting them back. The Farmer has a saw blade that fits on the end of his weed whacker that helps with brush whacking. Perfect for the willow invasion. Here's a  photo of the before:And an idea of what things look like after:There are piles of dead willows alo […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Fulton Street Farmers Market

    September 6 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  2. Holland Farmers Market

    September 6 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. Sweetwater Local Foods Market

    September 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm