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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  • 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 […]
  • Nothing Is Ever As Easy As You Think It Will Be June 6, 2014
    A couple of weeks ago, we set up temporary fence to move the cattle to new pasture. It was a Saturday evening, and we'd finished a day of farmers markets and farm work by eating supper around a fire. Just one last thing to do, and we could clean up and fall into bed exhausted. Everyone else was gone, and so The Farmer and I slowly moved the cattle to ne […]

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    July 26 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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    July 26 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. Sweetwater Local Foods Market

    July 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Fulton Street Farmers Market

    August 1 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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    August 2 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm