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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  • The Life Cycle of a Blue Jean Rag Rug December 9, 2014
    Actually, I'm not going to show you the complete life cycle of a blue jean rag rug. I suspect most of you are familiar enough with the intended use of jeans that I don't have to go over that. But once they're worn out...First I fillet the jeans--I cut away everything but the front and back […]
  • The Kerstmarkt is Open! December 4, 2014
    Each year during Kerstmarkt (an outdoor, European-style Christmas market) we are so focused that I neglect the blog. This year I wanted to give you some pictures of what we have made to bring to the market. We are busy all year long making these items. My mom and one of our daughters make these mittens […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Farm Shop Open 1 – 4 pm

    December 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Fulton Street Farmers Market

    December 20 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Sweetwater Local Foods Market

    December 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm