100% Grass-fed Beef, Pastured Pork, Poultry, and More
Here at Serendipity Farms we raise pastured beef, pork, free-range chicken, turkeys, and fresh eggs. We are Certified Humane and are the only Northern Michigan farm to be Non-GMO Project Verified. We have an open door policy at the farm because we believe transparency is essential to accountability. This means that anyone can view any part of the farm at any time. WELCOME!
Don’t think that the pigs have all the fun at Serendipity Farms! Our chickens and turkeys are 100% free-range, pastured birds. Many commercial farms advertise their products as being “free-range” but the USDA standard only requires that farmers demonstrate to the Agency that the poultry has been allowed access to the outside. There is no minimum standard for the amount of time that animal actually has outdoor access, so even a few minutes on a concrete pad outside could qualify a bird as free-range... Not exactly the picture you had in mind.
At Serendipity Farms, our birds are truly free-range, with complete access to pasture. They only come into the coop at night for their safety. Our chickens and turkeys are fed soy-free, non-GMO feed, as well as myriad other goodies from the garden! We often add beneficial herbs like Calendula (marigold) to their feed and their nest boxes. They have the freedom to hunt for grubs and peck at the dirt to their heart’s content. Our poultry are processed at a USDA facility, shrink-wrapped, inspected, and certified. Rest assured we take great care from pasture to processing with our birds!
Our layers enjoy the same freedom as the rest of our animals, and also get soy-free, non-GMO feed, in addition to lots of extras like organic kelp, flax seed, fruits, veggies, spices, even warm oatmeal in the winter! All of these lend to a richer, more nutritious egg. We take great pride in ensuring our layers are rotated daily in a symbiotic and natural sequence, and like our broilers, only come in at night for safety.
We have many different breeds of layers at Serendipity Farms, giving us an array of beautifully-colored eggs for you and your family to enjoy. Eggs are available daily, by the dozen.
Our dirty little secret is our pigs actually get dirty. They know what it’s like to live in the great outdoors, feel the sunshine on their faces, and roam free and uninhibited. There are so many great advantages to having pigs on pasture, besides the obvious fact that it is their natural habitat. Our pastured pigs live high on the hog, so to speak, with a steady diet of soy-free, non-GMO feed, fresh milk from our cows, and lots of fresh fruits and veggies from the garden and local businesses like American Spoon Foods.
Don’t forget the added bonus of all of the natural minerals and bugs they find rooting around in the pasture and digging up in the woods. The microorganisms in the dirt, the nutrients and minerals from the roots and legumes, and all that fresh air and sunshine combine to provide a more nutrient dense, leaner pork product than you can find in the supermarket.
We are proud to be able to offer our customers grass-fed beef. Our cows enjoy the same freedoms as the rest of our animals, with most of their time spent grazing on pasture. They enjoy a diet of fresh, fast-growing grasses during the spring, summer, and fall and plenty of sweet, tender hay in the winter months. This is truly grass fed beef, out on pasture enjoying the warmth of the sun(soaking up that Vitamin D) and the cool breezes of Northern Michigan.
As ruminant animals, cows are meant to eat grass. Most beef in the USA comes from crowded feedlots where the cows are fed corn, soy, and industrial waste products. Yuck! Our cows are never fed anything like that, and we believe you can taste a difference in our beef. When they are healthy and eating what nature intended, the meat from these cows is healthier, tastier, and more nutrient dense for us to eat!
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