A fifth generation, family-owned farm, Grassfields has been in operation since 1882 and certified organic since 2007. In addition to fresh eggs from grazing chickens, they offer organic cheeses and natural meats in their on-farm retail cheese shop.
Run by the Meerman family, Grassfields is located near Coopersville, Michigan–definitely a hike from Holland–which means we won’t be dropping in to pick up eggs on a frequent basis. Luckily, they sell to many stores in Michigan, including Nature’s Market in Holland and Harvest Health in Hudsonville, both places where we frequently shop, so we’ll have options for getting our eggs after the farmers’ market is done for the season.
Nonetheless, we thought it was time for a visit to the farm because it’s so important to see where your food comes from.
The Meermans own 200 acres, where they raise poultry, cows, sheep, and pigs. All the animals have access to certified organic grass. The meat chickens, ducks, and turkeys are raised in movable pens of varying sizes which are moved to new grass about once a week or when otherwise needed. And the laying hens lay their eggs in semi-permanent buildings, but range freely around the buildings. Eggs are hand gathered, hand washed, and hand packed once a day.
Here are some of the happy sites from our visit to Grassfields:
We’re glad to have a local farm that provides such healthy food!