Seven Generations Strong
The Robinson family has been working the same land since the 1870's in southwest Michigan, now in their seventh generation they focus on creating a heritage that will last for generations to come.
Jake's Country Meats was founded in 1998 by Nate and Lou Ann in order to direct market pasture raised pork to consumers in the area through farmers markets and wholesale accounts. Fed up with trying to compete on the commercial hog market, we realized that we had a premium product and started working to build connections in the local food system. Now Renee, their daughter, and her husband Nick are getting ready to take over the farm and continue the Jake's story.
Jake's expertise in the pork industry
Diversifying the farm
One of the many ways that we work to build a sustainable farm was by adding Highland Cattle, Cornish Cross chickens, and Broad Breasted turkey's that rotationally graze with our pigs. These environmentally sound practices have enabled us to maintain our pastures with nutrient rich grass for the animals.
Building Local Food Connections
We believe that it is important to know where your food comes from and who is raising your food, and we work hard to bridge that gap between producer and consumer. We do this through farmers markets, farm tours, and most recently by adding another member to our farm family - Daryn and his family moved to Michigan from the Chicago suburbs to help us build connections with our customers.
You can follow Daryn at his blog - havemeatwilltravel.wordpress.com
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