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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  • Spring Grazing May 27, 2015
    The sheep have been out on pasture for nearly three weeks now. We have seen the absolutely amazing spring pasture growth spurt that surprises us each year. Such fertility and abundance! Here, I'll show you.Before turning any animals into a pasture, it looks like this.After turning animals into a pasture (the sheep graze each pasture […]
  • First Calf of 2015 May 15, 2015
    Tuesday we ran errands and came home to a "Guess what?!" from our daughter. The Farmer guessed. He'd watched one cow stand off a bit, and moo. First calf of 2015--a heifer calf.

Upcoming Events

  1. Farm Shop Open 1 – 4 pm

    May 29 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 pm
  2. Holland Farmers Market

    May 30 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Sweetwater Local Foods Market

    May 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Fulton Street Farmers Market

    June 6 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Holland Farmers Market

    June 6 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm