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Boiling Coffee with an egg, yep you read that right

February 28th, 2016 by Susan Odom

How we make our coffee here at Hillside Homestead, with an egg!

details soon! I Promise!

What to do while visiting the Leelanau Peninsula

February 28th, 2016 by Susan Odom

Check back soon, I will be working on this soon!

 

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Comments from guests of Hillside Homestead

February 27th, 2016 by Susan Odom

From the Guest book

Over the years we have collected lots of comments in our guests books, some short, some long, some funny and some that make me cry. I would like to share some with you.

Thank you so much for an amazing stay This weekend was a fabulous mix of living on the farm with a relaxing vacation. Your hospitality is beatable and your knowledge of farm life and cultural history is unmatched. Thank you again for providing us with tasty meals, kind company, warm conversation and a truly relaxing weekend. – Christian and Keriann

 

Susan, thank you so much for sharing your Homestead with us! Between the new piggies, Clark, piere, the hens, the food (delish!) and Peterson Park, you mand our stay so memborable! We look forward to our fall visit and seeing the pigs again – wink wink! – Annemarie and Mike

 

 

What the press has to say about Hillside Homestead

February 27th, 2016 by Susan Odom

Press

Home-Grown Pork for Sale

October 29th, 2014 by Susan Odom

At long last I am able to offer my home grown pork for sale! Fresh Pork that was raised right here at Hillside Homestead. I have 3 pigs available for purchase. They were raised right here on my small farm with feed that was grown in Grand Traverse County and purchased from Send Brothers in Williamsburg, Michigan. I supplemented their regular ration with scraps from my kitchen, cherries (seconds that were discarded for imperfections) and lots and lots of windfall apples and a few pears. They will be butchered on Monday Nov 3, 2014 at Ebel’s in Falmouth, Michigan a USDA approved facility, http://ebelsgeneralstore.com/. The meat will be available about a week later. There are two ways to order, a side of pork (a half of a hog) or individual cuts.

Home-Grown Pork for sale

Home-grownh pork for sale at Hillside Homestead! These hogs lived a good life and ate well on a small farm.

A side of pork will yield about 75 to 100 pounds on my hogs. There are two fees to pay. The first fee goes to me, the farmer for raising the meat and that fee is $300 per side of pork. The second fee you pay directly to Ebel’s for butchering and processing your meat and their fee will range from $200-$300 depending on your order. If you are interested in a half a hog fill out this cut sheet http://ebelsgeneralstore.com/docs/guides/pork.pdf. I will deliver your pork free of charge if you live in Leelanau or Grand Traverse Counties. Please contact me with questions, I am glad to help.

Also individual cuts of home-grown pork, pork chops, ribs, tenderloin and ground pork, will be available to purchase from my freezer. The price for individual cuts is $10 per pound. Please contact me directly to purchase, 231-271-1131 or susan@hillsidehomestead.com

I am sorry for the late notice on this pork opportunity! But please do let me know as soon as possible if you are interested. I realize the prices I have listed here are much higher than grocery store prices, but these hogs have lived a good life and eaten well, plenty of space, fresh air, clean water and a muddy, watery wallow on hot days. I have cared for them every day. And the prices listed here represent the true costs of feed and labor. Thanks so much for your consideration

 

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