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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

We specialize in raising heritage breed pigs outside on pasture and in barns with straw and hay for bedding.
This allows the animals to enjoy grazing on grasses and alfalfa, or forage in the woods on berries and nuts. Additionally we work with the local mill to combine our farm-grown, GMO-free, corn and soybeans with a closely monitored diet of vitamins and minerals. Animals are never treated with antibiotics and our farm is certified by the internationally known organization - Animal Welfare Approved (AWA). 

Diversifying the farm

One of the many ways that we work to build a sustainable farm was by adding Highland Cattle and Cornish Cross Chickens 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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