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Thimbleberry Farm And Fleece

8626 Brandau Road

Thimbleberry Farm And Fleece
Located in the beautiful "Tip of the Mitt" of Northern Michigan, Thimbleberry Farm & Fleece produces fine fleece goods, eye-catching Icelandic Sheep Breeding Stock, flashy Appaloosa Horses, Pasture Raised Poultry, and New for the 2008 Season Heirloom Vegetables and CSA Poultry Shares on 78 acres of gently rolling hills in the Straits of Mackinaw.

We raise commercial cornish-rock cross hybrid chickens, Dark Cornish, Broad breasted Turkeys, Heritage Breed Bourban Red Turkeys, Wild Mallard, Peking Duck, Geese, Pheasant, Partridge and Quail.

Thimbleberry Farm & Fleece is pleased to announce the launch of our Pasture Raised Poultry Community Supported Agriculture Program, providing sustainable, nutritious, humanely-raised chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and game birds for our members at preferred pricing plans.

Currently, we raise both commercial (hybrids or artificially inseminated ) and Heritage (natural breeding, antique) breeds, offering Poultry shares combining the best of both types or only Heritage breeds. Although we raise both varieties in a natural, pastured environment, producing the most robust flavor, maximum nutrition, and incredible meat texture, we encourage our members to support the heritage breeds for a true culinary delight and to increase community awareness of sustainable farming practices in our Northern Michigan climate, as done in generations past.

The goal of the Thimbleberry Farm's Poultry shares is not only to provide our members with delicious, natural locally-raised poultry, but also to work toward a wholly sustainable farming practice of breeding and maintaining critically endangered Heritage Breed Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, and Geese. Additional benefits of our goal will reduce the carbon foot-print of air-lifting day old poultry from the hatchery to our farm and help to re-establish the small family diverse products farm-to-table link that was pushed nearly to extinction in the 20th century's rush to one product manufacturing style corporation farms.

CSA Details:
-Season:June through December
-Type:Single farm
-No of Shares:100
-Full Share:Please see website for Poultry Share Options
-1/2 Share:Please see website for Poultry Share Options
-Work Req?:No

Pick Up/Drop Off Points:
Thimbleberry Farm & Fleece
Members pick up shares. Local delivery is available.
-Contact:Monica & Scott Wendt
-Address:8626 Brandau Road,Levering, MI 49755