Farm Products

At Three Roods Farm, we work hard to provide high quality, organically grown fruits and vegetables as well as organically raised eggs, chickens, and ducks. Most of the vegetables are sold through the CSA.  To join our CSA, please see our webpage Subscription Garden.  In the past couple of years, we have formed a relationship with the Mulefoot Gastropub in Imlay City.  We grow garlic, parsnips, and micro greens for them.  We sometimes have bumper crops, too big for the CSA or our own use, and we sell those items through The Local Grocer at Flint Farmers Market.
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Poultry

Our hens lay brown eggs with bright orange yolks. The flock lives contentedly in a spacious coop and ranges freely over several fenced yards. We have Barred Rocks, a Buff Orpington, and 2 Araucanas  The hens are given only organic feed.  At the end of the year, the hens are processed at a state-licensed facility. The meat is excellent for stewing and soup. We’ve been keeping Muscovy ducks the past few years.  Their meat is tender and low in fat.

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Honeybees

Many of the foods we enjoy everyday will not produce ‘fruit’ unless the flowers are pollinated by honeybees. Without the faithful work of the humble bee, we would not have apples, pears, plums and raspberries. We would have no zucchini, sunflowers, and many other vegetables.  The sweet delicious honey enjoyed by so many people is the result of thousands of flights by thousands of tireless honeybees to thousands of flower blossoms. From those blossoms, the honeybees bring drops of nectar back to the hive. They are deposited in the honeycombs and evaporated into honey by the rapid wing movements of other bees. The hardworking honeybee is so productive that there is usually more honey in a hive than is needed for the survival of the colony. The excess honey is harvested for human use.

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Many people are not aware that the honeybee has disappeared from the wild due to disease and colony collapse disorder. Even under cultivation, it is difficult for honeybee colonies to survive due to rampant pesticide use. Although Robin has stopped beekeeping as of 2016 , she maintains her membership with the local bee club and will happily introduce honey lovers to sources in our area.
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