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Welcome to Ham Sweet Farm


Pasture Based Pork and Poultry

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Welcome to Ham Sweet Farm


Pasture Based Pork and Poultry

Our Farmstead

We are located just outside of Williamston, MI on 30 beautiful acres.  Eight minutes away from two major highways, 15 minutes from the campus of Michigan State University, and 20 minutes from the Capitol... but looking out from our front porch, you'd never know it.  What started as a dream to raise meat and eggs for our own consumption turned into an idea to raise a little more for friends and family.  Those pipe dreams were realized in 2013, and we hit the ground running with a plan to raise heritage animals on pasture and the highest-quality grain, producing some of the very finest meats and eggs available in Michigan.  We raise livestock in a way that lets them fulfill their natural behavioral needs— rooting, wallowing, sunbathing, skritching around in the dirt, forage, and grazing on diverse rotational pasture.  All of our animals are supplemented with an organic, GMO-free  grain ration, and we are proud to support a local, 4th generation family farm who grows and mills most of it— their work is the backbone of our success.

All of that being said, none of it means anything if the meat and eggs are just average.  Flavor is king at our house— raising heritage pigs and poultry to an older age, giving them space to roam and feeding top-notch forage makes for beautifully balanced and well-marbled meat.  Contact us today to try some for yourself!

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About Us


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About Us


Christian

Christian landed in Michigan by way of Colorado by way of New Jersey. While the chances of a guy from Jersey ending up on a farm seems unlikely, as a first generation Italian-American, fresh and flavorful food has always been a staple of his daily life. With a passion for cooking and truly great, fresh food,, Christian got his agricultural start working on a traditional dairy farm in Pennsylvania, where all farming was done without mechanized equipment. There, he learned how to operate horse-drawn machinery, make cheese and butcher.  You can often find him researching obscure salumi recipes, building infrastructure around the farmstead, or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Kate

Kate has been a horse-crazy girl since the tender age of 2, and spent a lot of time mucking stalls in her formative years.  A native Michigander through and through, Kate's passion for food and farming has taken her from the hills of Tuscany to the hollers of West Virginia,  to the high desert prairie of Colorado.  While she loved living in the Foothills, something was missing— a vet once remarked that she must have water in her bones.  Michigan was the perfect place to start a small farm, after all.  There's nothing Kate loves more than spending a day puttering around the farmstead, tending to gardens of both vegetables and flowers, and watching all of the animals in their element.