About

Welcome to Three Roods Farm

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Three Roods Farm (3RF) is a 23-acre family farm lovingly managed by Robin Mallor and Gregory Kruszewski. We decided to go into farming because we believe that personal health is best maintained by eating fresh vegetables and fruits, that a healthy society is best encouraged by a cooperative relationship between the producer and consumer, and that organic farming can help restore the earth to health. Three Roods Farm has grown to include a Subscription Garden, several farm products for sale, and hands-on learning opportunities for apprentices. Tree seedlings will be available in the spring of 2018.

Care of the Earth

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Care of the earth entails nurturing the soil food web by recycling all plant and animal wastes. It protects the life of the soil from harm caused by mineral salt fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. It fosters ecosystem stability by encouraging plant, animal and insect diversity.
We are committed to the organic way of producing food. Greg makes all our own compost. We designed our farm according to the permaculture model developed by Bill Mollison as applied to our own climate and conditions.

Sustainability

Careful hands.
Careful hands.
We started with a subscription garden, but our activities have multiplied over the years. Bees for pollination and livestock for nutrient cycling were added. Out of concern for global warming, we began the reforestation of 11 acres of old pasture. We grow a variety of trees and shrubs from seed. We cooperate with the Village of Columbiaville Department of Public Works to recycle the autumn leaves from the village. This provides us with abundant organic material for mulch and compost, while reducing air pollution from burning and conserving space in landfills.

We feel that we have been blessed, and we want to share those blessings with you.

 

9 thoughts on “About”

  1. Do you sell eating chickens? I’m trying to find locally grown, preferably organic, chicken. Don’t know how they are sold. I only buy boneless, skineless chicken breasts but don’t know if that option is available.
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Karen ~
      We do sell chickens. Our chickens are raised on organic feed, garden weeds and table scraps. They free range in the barn yard. Our hens live 1 1/2 years before they are butchered. They make the best soup! When you cook one of our hens, you get 3 useful products; chicken broth, chicken meat which can either be put back into the soup or used to make chicken salad, and chicken fat known as ‘schmaltz’. We ask $7.50/bird. They weigh approximately 3 pounds.

    1. Thanks for your interest Geneva. I am not teaching currently. I have taught here at our farm, but my yoga room is small and only fits 3 students plus me. I am awaiting the right opportunity. Where do you live?

  2. Hi Robin, thanks for responding.
    I live in Attica.

    My husband and I (retirees) began a sustainable farming venture here
    4 years ago. We have 9 acres. I love our new life, but am lonely for community.

    We have Oberhasli Dairy goats, chickens, turkeys, an orchard, black and red currant bushes, gooseberries, raspberries, a fairly large garden and a few herbs.

    Jerry has cobbled together a greenhouse out of scrap sliding doors. He is planning to germinate our garden seeds this year.

    Jerry stocked our small pond with perch and catfish this year after installing an aerator.

    I first heard about your farm when I attended Beth-El Temple in Flint last year. I have been following your webpage and really love what you are doing. It’s encouraging that you have stayed the long haul.

    Again, thanks for responding. I would love to meet you.
    Geneva

  3. I’m interested in participating with a CSA. We are in Sterling Heights. We are interested in fruits, veggies, eggs & poultry, meat.

    If you are accepting applications, can I get information about your CSA.

    Thank you

    1. Hi Amy ~ Thanks for writing. Sterling Heights is a bit farm from our farm, but if you are willing to make the drive, or retrieve your share bag in Romeo the next day, we might be able to serve you. We are a small CSA and this year split the harvest amongst 20 households. If you would like to receive my invitation letter to join the CSA in 2015, kindly send me an email: rmallor@gmail.com. Thanks!

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