Provision Family Farm

1. Name of farm: Provision Family Farm

2. Farmer’s/Farm Family name: Luke and Caitlin Eising

3. Street address: 5274 E 6 Mile Rd.

4. City: White Cloud

5. State (2-letter abbreviation): MI

6. Zip: 49349

7. Phone number: 231 689 0457

8. Email: provisionfamilyfarms@gmail.com

9. Website: provisionfamilyfarms.com

Type of Farm/Farm Practices

10. Are you Certified Organic? No

11. Are you Certified Biodynamic? No

12. If you are not Certified Organic, do you use organic production methods? No

13. Do you use synthetic fertilizers? No

14. Do you use any of the following: nonorganic pesticides, herbicides, parasiticides, or fungicides? No

Animal Husbandry

15. Do you keep livestock? Yes

16. What animals do you keep?

Chickens (list breeds): Cornish X for meat
Different Layers every year currently Australorps and mixes

Ducks (list breeds): Mixed laying breeds

Turkeys (list breeds): Commercial broad breast (usually bronze)
Heritage Narraganset and Burbons

Other Poultry (list type and breeds): Christmas Geese (last year Toulouse

Cows (list breeds): Mixed Breeds including Hereford, Simmental, Limousin, Jersey and etc.

Goats (list breeds):

Pigs (list breeds): Mixed including Large Black, Duroc, Berkshire, Old Spot, Hampshire and etc

Sheep (list breeds): Mixed, including Texcel Ram

Other Animals (list type and breeds):

17. Do you use antibiotics? No

18. Are the animals pasture-fed? Yes

19. How much and for how long: Animals live on pasture year round.

20. Do you practice managed grazing? Yes

21. Do you apply compost or compost tea? Yes

22. Do you apply other soil amendments? No

23. Do you use supplemental feed?

For poultry (list type): Mixed feed, served wet and fermented including (and by percent weight):
Spent Brewing Grain
Non-gmo Corn
Wheat byproducts
Flax
Sunflower
Oats
Fishmeal
Kelp
Aragonite

Summer vegetables especially zucchini

For cows, sheep, and/or goats (list type): Local Winter Hay
Intermittent Spent Brewing Grain
White Salt Block
Kelp

For pigs (list type): See poultry

Also, various planted crops including corn, brassicas (rape, turnips etc) winter squash/pumpkins, and zucchini
Restaurant vegetable cuttings
Brewers Yeast

Raw Milk

24. Do you supply raw milk? No

25. Do you keep your barn and milk room clean?

26. Do you keep the cows clean/teats washed?

27. Do you thoroughly wash your milking equipment after every milking?

28. Are cows with mastitis or other health problems excluded from milking?

29. Are cows tested for disease?
Which tests, and how often:

30. Is the milk routinely tested for pathogens, coliform count?
Which tests, and how often:

31. Is the farm water routinely tested?

32. Are milk and milk products kept well chilled?

33. Other/Explain (list any other routine practices, or explain any of your answers above?

Butchering Practices

34. Do you sell milk? No

35. Meat butchered at a USDA-certified or state-certified abattoir? Yes

36. Meat butchered on the farm? Yes

37. Describe or explain any butchering practices: Poultry are processed on site by us, using clean practices, many rinses and prompt cold dunk in water. Products are vacuum packed and sold in parts or whole.

Farm Products

38. Please check off the products you sell and list current prices

Raw whole milk:

Raw butter:

Raw cream:

Raw ice cream:

Raw sour cream:

Raw yogurt:

Raw kefir:

Raw cottage cheese:

Whey:

Cheese (list types):

Other dairy (list):

Beef/veal: Ground Beef $7/lb
Ground Sirloin $8.50/lb
1/3lb Hamburger Patties(4pack)$9.50/each
Rib Steak, Rolled Rump, Sirloin, Flank, Skirt $9.00/lb
Brisket,  Cube Steak,Chuck Roast,English Roast, Kabobs/Stew, Tongue $7.50/lb
T-Bone, Porterhouse, NY Strip $12.00/lb
Tenderloin   $16.00/lb
Liver, Heart $4.00/lb

Pork: FRESH PORK
Sausage (Italian and Breakfast),
Ground Pork  $7.00/lb
Bulk Sausage or Ground Pork (10 +lbs)  $6.50/lb
Sausage Links Italian or Breakfast      $9.00/lb
Maple Sausage $9.00/lb (local)
Bratwurst, Kielbasa, Italian Brat $9.50/lb (local)
Pork Steak, Pork Chops, Boston Butt,
Ham Roast, Shoulder Roast, Country Style Ribs   $7.50/lb
Loin, Bnls Pork Chops, Cutlets $8.50/lb
Spare Ribs $5.00/lb
Baby Back Ribs $7.00/lb
Tenderloin $13.00/lb
Bones $1.50/lb
Liver, Heart, Lard $4.00/lb
SMOKED PORK
Smoked Hock $5.00/lb
Bacon $9.50/lb
Jowl Bcn,Cottage Bcn,Lunchmeat $9.00/lb
Ham, Smoked Loin $8.50/lb
Canadian Bacon $5.00/pkg(1/2lb packages)

Goat/kid:

Mutton/lamb: Shank  $9.00/lb
Stew Meat, ground $10.00/lb
Leg Roast $12.00/lb
Boneless Leg, Chops, Rack $14.00/lb

Other meat:

Chicken: Whole $4/lb
Drum $5/lb
Thigh, Liver $7/lb
Breast $11/lb
Feet, Backs $2/lb
Stewing Hen $3/lb

Duck: Duck $5/lb
Whole Only

Turkey: Turkey $5/lb
Thanksgiving Only

Other poultry: Geese $5/lb
Christmas only

Eggs (list type, chicken, duck, etc) : Chicken $5/doz
Duck $6/doz

Honey: Offered in Mason Jars
1/2 pint $5
pint $9
quart $16

Produce (list typical offerings): Please inquire

Prepared foods (list typical offerings):

Other: Raw wool
Sheepskins

Additional Information

39. Do you only sell animals that are raised on your farm at the address listed?
Yes

39a. Details:
Everything we sell is from our farm

40. Are the animals born on your farm at the address listed? Yes

40a. Details:
We occasionally buy animals directly from other farmers to grow our farm, but are careful about what farm they come from; and always have a substantial waiting period on our farm.

41. Do you ever purchase animals from auctions or from your processor or do you ever buy parts from your processor (whole pork bellies…)? No

41a. Details:
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42. Do you personally attend to your animals at least once a day or do you hire help or farmers to do that for you? Personally Attend

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43. Do you purchase pre-mixed feed from an elevator or do you grind your own? Purchase

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