At our core we’re simple: we value integrity, responsibility, personal relationships, and have a deep love for everything Michigan. Because of this, our farm goals center around the good of our community, the environment, and our animals using mindful practices that work with–and actually regenerate–the land. It is our responsibility to make sure we leave our piece of the world in better shape than we found it for future generations; our animals healthier and happier than could otherwise be found; and our local community more engaged. It is our aim that these values are reflected in the quality of our food.
A pasture-raised livestock farm in mid-Michigan does not–and should not–look like one in the southeast U.S. or on the west coast. Raising sustainable meat means that we work with our state’s seasonal cycles rather than going against its natural growth patterns. In practice this means only raising poultry during the months they can be on pasture to nourish the land, and centering breeding schedules around the warmer months.
While we’re continually working toward a consistent supply of product, this means we may be out of certain proteins, at times.
Our promise is that our food is produced and raised with integrity, offering benefits beyond nourishing your health.
Our commitmentis that you will have a connection to your food and your farmers–that you will know where your food comes from and how it was raised.
Growing and maintaining personal relationships to foster transparency in our operation is our top priority. We want you to know about the conscious practices we use such as renewable energy, sound nutrient management, pasture rotation, building soil health, and operating locally so that we can confidently call ourselves a sustainable farm. We recognize that every interaction shapes both nature and our community; we want to do our part to make sure that impact is a positive one.
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“Our commitment to you is that you will have a connection to your food and your farmers”
Trillium Wood Farm was created by two sisters from a simple idea: to provide food to our family and community that we want to eat. As Nutritional Therapy Practitioners, we know that it’s not just about what we eat, but what our food eats that matters. Our farm was born to fill a need when we couldn’t find a complete offering of meat in our area that fit our requirements: a species-appropriate diet, no harmful chemicals used, plentiful pasture space, and responsible land management…
…So we decided to create it.
We didn’t realize we were meant to farm until we started, but now can’t imagine doing anything else! The humbling support we have received so far makes us feel sure we are on the right path. If you are already a customer, we thank you so much for your support. If you are just discovering us, we can’t wait to meet you!