Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Creswick Farms!

After taking a bit of a hiatus for a couple of months, Andrea Creswick's name popped up in my Gmail inbox on Sunday. Andrea and Nathan Creswick own and operate Creswick Farms out in Ravenna. Andrea is one of the most cheerful, positive people that I have ever met. I love getting her monthly newsy emails about what's happening on their farm and how their one year old baby (...toddler) is doing. We have been buying our meat from Andrea and Nathan since we moved to Lansing back in 2004. They raise cows, pigs, lambs and laying hens on pasture. And, unlike the meat that comes from animals raised in a CAFO (confined animal feeding operation...or crowded animal feeding operation), the meat from Creswick Farms comes from animals that have never been treated with hormones or antibiotics. From an ethical and public health standpoint, the pasture and hormone/antibiotic issues are important to me. The delicious taste and juiciness of the meat is a bonus! You can't buy Creswick Farms meat at the grocery store. But you can once a month behind the Cracker Barrel in Okemos. Yes, in a parking lot! Once a month, Andrea and Nathan drive from Ravenna to Okemos with their big freezer truck filled with homemade sausages, Canadian bacon, eggs, chicken, lamb, pork, beef, and a couple of times a year, turkey. Their next trip is on March 8. Orders need to be placed via email (creswick@altelco.net) or phone (616-837-9226) by March 2!

Caroline's Lunchbox Menu, February 27: Breakfast - ten grain hot cereal, prunes, Satsuma orange; Lunch - spinach and mushroom quiche, Pink Lady apple, carrots; Snacks - Queen's Lace peaches (frozen last summer), cottage cheese

Childcare Center Menu, February 27: Breakfast - bananas, oatmeal, raisins; Lunch - quiche, spinach, apples, carrots; Snacks - watermelon, flour tortillas with cream cheese

1 comment:

Kate said...

Thanks! I received an email back from Andrea today and have already placed an order. We're very excited!

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