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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  • Rotational Grazing Update July 28, 2014
    One of our daughters really loves sheep. For the past two summers she's helped us out by moving the sheep to fresh pasture. But this summer she has been in New Zealand doing a college internship on a sheep farm. We sort of knew she was doing a lot of work here during the summers, but I am learning first-hand just HOW much work it is to move animals arou […]
  • Catching Up Is Hopeless June 26, 2014
    But here is my best shot at it.We planted beans.No new varieties this year, unfortunately, and it looks like the Marrow and the Green Flageolet have have not sprouted well.I visited Chicago with our two oldest daughters. Daughter #1 had a conference for work, and so the hotel (the biggest expense in Chicago) was covered.We used the GO Card for Chicago to see […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Fulton Street Farmers Market

    August 1 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  2. Holland Farmers Market

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

    August 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Fulton Street Farmers Market

    August 9 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  5. Holland Farmers Market

    August 9 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm