Quality You Trust by Farmers You Know

Why shop with Jake's?

Raised Right

All our animals are raised to the highest standards and we only source from trusted partners. Farmers You Know.

Simple Shopping

Browse through our ever growing selection of pasture-raised and local products. Quality You Trust.

Easy Pick-Up

Choose the pick-up method that works best for you! With multiple options we make it easy for everyone.

Our Standards


All of our animals are raised outdoors and given the ability to live in their natural habitat.

Our animals heal the soil and promote new growth.

Pigs thrive in the woodlands, while our cattle, chickens, and goats take their turns managing the grasslands.


We do not use antibiotics when raising our animals. We instead use

management skills to treat and prevent illnesses. We give our animals

plenty of space to roam, clean water, and dry, clean bedding.

We use a pasture rotation system to allow the pastures to rest and regenerate,

ridding the land of any harmful bacteria or bugs.


If we offer a supplement diet beyond the ability to forage, we

grind all of our own feed from grains that have not been genetically


Animal Welfare Approved and Certified Grass-fed

Our farm is audited yearly by A Greener World Association.

Pigs and cattle are Animal Welfare Approved, and cattle are Certified Grass-fed.

"Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW is the only label that guarantees animals are raised outdoors on pasture or range for their entire lives on an independent farm using truly sustainable, high-welfare farming practices. It is the only label in the U.S. to require audited, high-welfare production, transport and slaughter practices, and has the single highest impact on consumer purchasing of any food label, according to The Hartman Group.

The Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW standards were developed in collaboration with scientists, veterinarians, researchers and farmers across the globe to maximize practicable, high-welfare farm management, and are publicly available online. We’re proud of AWA’s reputation for being a practical, common-sense program that’s grounded in the realities of everyday farm and ranch life."

Farmers You Know

Our family has been working the land for 7 generations. The only way to sustain into the future is through transparency and connections. Get to know us more to develop a relationship that impacts the future of food. You can find us at farmer's markets, on the farm, or through social posts regularly.

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Quality You Trust

This is the most important part of our farming journey - to produce food we love and can share that love with others. We know, understand and crave great tasting food. We use heritage breed genetics in order to promote superior flavor and fat content throughout our meats. Our ingredients are clean. The taste is unmatched.


You ruined store bought pork for me :) Good morning. I found your pork at Pure Pastures in Plymouth and decided to give it a try. One Easter ham, four packages of bacon, and countless pounds of ground pork and sausage links later, and i'm hooked. I'm literally going through my freezer today and giving away the store bought pork we have because it just doesn't taste as good. It's awful really. You ruined cheap store bought pork for me. lol Thanks for all that you do. My family and I really appreciate all that you guys do at Jake's country meats.
Happy Customer - Plymouth, MI Happy Customer - Plymouth, MI
We have been purchasing Jake's products for several years, and it is always consistent. Everything is bar none. Their spicy Italian sausage is king in my Italian kitchen. We've purchased sausage from the best mom & pop Italian delis around the city, and Jake's beats them all. The hickory bacon is so good. So is the chicken. Truly quality.
Carlotta Caracci Carlotta Caracci
Love Jake's country store. The pork is so delicious. Everything we have tried has been so flavorful. Smoked chops, bacon, brats, sausage patties bulk are so tasty that once you taste it you will never go back to grocery store brands. And it's grown and processed right here in the area.
Beth Brooks, Local Guide Beth Brooks, Local Guide
Your turkey was great. I'd even say it was the best one that we've ever gotten from you. :) See you at the market in the spring and maybe at one of the other drop offs in the winter.
Tony Adler, Downers Grove Tony Adler, Downers Grove
The bone in pork loin roast was delicious! Very flavorful, tender and juicy. I would definitely buy again. I’m glad you have it available.
Susan Kirkpatrick, Downers Grove Susan Kirkpatrick, Downers Grove
I have bought products from Jake's country meats for several years. It would be hard to pin down just one product that is my favorite, so I won't do that. I will say that I have almost never been disappointed in any product. The smoked meats have just the right balance of salt and smoke, fresh meats are just that -- fresh and tasty. You can even get recipes that give great ideas for using these products. Nate and LouAnn, and their family are wonderful people to know.
Michael Huber, IL Michael Huber, IL
"I grew up on a small farm downstate. We raised hogs, chickens, beef, and all of our own vegetables. In the fall, when the hogs were butchered, the first dish cooked with the fresh meat was neck bones simmered in sauerkraut and sliced onions, adding either caraway seeds or juniper berries. The seeds or berries add subtle flavors that take the dish from bland to perfect. Potato pancakes with sauteed apples were served as a side. My cooking friends have never had kraut with neck bones, although all eat both sauerkraut and pork. So, social distancing in place, I plan to share a childhood memory this weekend."
Caitlin Aine, Lincoln Park, IL Caitlin Aine, Lincoln Park, IL
I have been a Jake’s customer for about ten years, and really appreciate the quality of their products and the variety too! Our favorite over the years has been the brats and bacon, and the porkchops. We especially like that Jake’s animals eat in a natural setting, without GMO feed. That is very important to us.
Patty Richmond - St. Joseph, MI Patty Richmond - St. Joseph, MI
What a treat to cut a half hog in my home, this has always been something my husband and I have wanted to do. It worked out really well, my old skills came back to me without much mess or stress. I was able to break down most of the half in the window of my son's nap this afternoon, it felt like everything went our way today. A big thing to share is that the pork is just beautiful. I still don't know what breed you raise, is it berkshire? I felt honored to cut such a nicely processed side. There were times at the shop where the hogs would come in bloody and broken. Handling the side assured me whoever does your processing, really cares and takes pride in their work. Driving to the farm today was gorgeous as well, and a relaxing break from being with my toddler all day. All and all it was really meaningful for me to see where the pigs spend their time. The farm is impressive, it's so cool how many communities the farm serves! Looking forward to the next side in spring, we are curious to see how long this 85 pounds lasts.
Erin Stanley, Indiana Erin Stanley, Indiana

Visiting The Farm

Shopping at the farm is now more convenient for you. Visit our self-serve farm-store, or place a pre-order for weekly pick-ups.

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We are located at 55721 Decatur Road, Cassopolis, MI 49031. Our self-serve farmstand is open daily for your convenience from 10am-7pm. The Meat Shed accepts cash, checks, or credit cards as payment.

While you visit, feel free to take a walk around the farm. We ask that when you do to keep all gates closed that are closed, and mind the fencing.

If you would prefer to pick-up a pre-order instead of helping yourself, you are welcome to do so through our online shop. We will then arrange a good pick-up date and time that works for you. We can't wait to see you at the farm!

We would love to hear from you!

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