Multi-Species, Rotationally Grazed Livestock Farm Tour
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Named for the sandhill cranes that make the farm their home each spring, Crane Dance Farm is nestled among the rolling hills, woods, and wetlands of Barry County, Michigan, a perfect setting for a sustainable, regenerative, pasture-based farm. Jill Johnson and Mary Wills raise genetically modified organism (GMO)-free, pasture-raised pork, turkeys, and chicken eggs, as well as 100 percent grass-fed beef and lamb. All of their cattle, pigs, and lambs are bred, born, and finished on their farm. Raw honey is also part of their enterprise. They market their products year-round on farm and at the Fulton Street Farmers' Market and the Holland Farmers' Market.
The farmers are passionate about the connection of their farm to the heath of the planet, their livestock, and people. In 2010, they were the first farm in Michigan to be certified for pork by Animal Welfare Approved. They believe that their farming philosophies and techniques (in stark contrast to the confinement life of factory farmed animals) are better for the earth, better for the animals, and, ultimately, better for humans.
Registration: To register for this free farm tour, go to www.moffa.net/ft-registration.html or leave a message at (248) 262-6826.
This event is presented by the Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance and part of the 2019 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted in the tour brochure. For more information about MOFFA's other events, go to www.moffa.net. For more information about all events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.
4601 N. Johnson Rd.
Middleville, MI 49333
OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
OEFFA Certification: (614) 262-2022