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Flint Ingredient Company

Flint Ingredient Company

Flint , MI

Flint Ingredient Company started four years ago with the purchase of 9.75 acres of vacant County Land Bank property. We started selling our produce at the Flint Farmers Market a year round market. Flint Ingredient Company began with a flock of 20 chickens, 6 sheep and vegetable production in a 48 ft hoophouse. We now focus primarily on vegetable production in four hoophouses and outdoor fields producing product year round on 1.5 acres. Franklin Pleasant and Erin Caudell are the primary operators with several part-time staff joining during peak season. In December of 2015, we opened a Michigan focused grocery store named The Local Grocer where we stock our produce. Later this summer will add a mobile vegetable market (with other community partners) to bring fresh local produce into the neighborhoods of Flint.

Bearly Hyde N' Cabin Farm

Bearly Hyde N' Cabin Farm

Theresa, NY

We are a small, 2 acre chicken farm located in Northern New York State, just a few miles from the Canadian border, operated by myself and my husband. We currently have 70 laying hens that give us enough eggs to sell to the community, and we have just started to raise specialty chickens so that we can offer chicks as well (both Polish and Silkie). We are just adding Bourbon turkeys to our farm in hopes to raise turkeys in 2017.

White House Farm

White House Farm

Shickshinny, PA

100 Acre 5th generation family run and community supported Simmental-Red Angus Beef Cattle Farm. No hormones, No antibiotics, and non GMO. Certified BQA producer. Committed to community involvement, education, and Chesapeake waterway protection.

Twin Brook Farms

Twin Brook Farms

Tyler Hill, PA

Twin Brook Farms is a diversified farm nestled in the rolling hills of the Delaware Highland Region in Pennsylvania. The farm is managed by Erik Roneker and Cassie Schweighofer, and has been in the Schweighofer family for 100+ years. We own 55 acres adjacent to the family farm and both farm full time with summer help from Cassie’s father. For 5 years we have also managed, rented, and farmed hundreds of acres of adjacent land owned by various family and friends. Twin Brook Farms currently has two main production areas: All Natural Hay and Grass Fed/Pastured Livestock. We currently raise 30 head of beef cattle, 600 sheep and lambs, 40 goats, 35 hogs, 200 or so free range chickens, and harvest over 1500 tons of hay. We retail our hay to other small farmers and equine centers and utilize a Meat CSA and direct sales to market over 98% of our livestock. We dream of creating a closed system and also dabble in butchering, beekeeping, sustainable logging and timber harvesting, vegetable, and fruit production.

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