Craig Farms

Decatur, Michigan

About

We are a local family farm specializing in Katahdin Hair Sheep breeding stock and meat sheep, and raise other livestock such as cattle, pigs, goats and poultry as well as experiment with gardening for fun and for the dinner table! We do small-scale, pasture-based production on our 10-acre farm, and our sheep get hired to graze down invasive species, weeds, brush, poison ivy, and pretty much anything you don’t want in yards or woods. We supplement the sheep and other animals with feed from our local family feed store, and spent grains from a local brewery. We bale 99% of our own hay, and buy in haylage, baleage, and silage as needed depending on the nutritional needs of the animals (for example, pregnant and lactating ewes get plenty of haylage and enjoy silage as well!). Our animals receive no added growth hormones, no unnecessary antibiotics. While growing, they receive appropriate and veterinary-guided medications as necessary for their health and well-being. We are passionate about raising animals that thrive on a small acreage and rotate through several pastures, paddocks, pens and the barn on our farm. We strive to ensure every animal enjoys plenty of sunshine, space to stretch their legs and play. We have in stock a wide array of cuts from all species, from your standard beef or pork roasts to chicken, turkey, and even duck breasts and whole ducks! Our pride, however, is our Katahdin lamb; because these are hair sheep they require no shearing and shed their own wool every spring. This means there is no "wool" or excess lanolin affecting the flavor of the meat - even mutton (a sheep over 1 year of age) tastes good and many customers say this is the best sheep they have ever tried! We also have the occasional goat available - if you like lamb you'll probably enjoy goat meat!


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March 9th, 2020

Everyone on the farm enjoyed all the nice sunshine yesterday!

March 3rd, 2020

Dreaming of breaking out the grill this spring? Stock up to get ready - we've got plenty of burger, chops, and more!

February 25th, 2020

We added variants on our variety boxes - order 15, 25, or 35 pounds of our small farm family-raised meats for your meal planning this month!

February 17th, 2020

2020 lambs are here! It finally feels like a new year, with the belated lambing crop finally beginning to arrive.

February 6th, 2020

Can't decide what to make for a special night with your beloved? Try our Valentine's Surprise and we'll pick the steak for you!

January 31st, 2020

Busy week on the farm, we're getting ready for LAMBS!!! Support our lambing season with a purchase of our small farm raised meats!

January 19th, 2020

We added a range of beef and lamb cuts to our shop today! Pick up something perfect for a cold winter dinner!

January 7th, 2020

One month away from the start of spring lambing! Help us celebrate- variety boxes are all 15% off this week!

January 2nd, 2020

Resolved to do more of your own cooking? Try a "dinner for two" sampler and take the guess work out of "What's for dinner?"

December 30th, 2019

We're dreaming of greener, sunnier days as we bed down the critter for coming snow! 15% off variety boxes this week for the Jan 3 delivery!

December 17th, 2019

New options for cooking up some great holiday meals! Lamb lovers, bacon lovers, and pork lovers added to the lineup!

December 16th, 2019

Our last pigs of 2019 went in today! Bacon lovers and pork lovers variety boxes are available to order!

December 12th, 2019

Stock up for the holiday! Roasts and variety boxes are on sale this week at 15% off!

December 3rd, 2019

May've been a bad crop year but the sheep still love to graze in corn fields! Our lamb products will be listed starting this weekend!

November 29th, 2019

It's Cyber Weekend! Variety boxes are on sale - get'em while they're hot and fill up that freezer!

November 25th, 2019

Last chance for a Thanksgiving turkey! Order tonight and pop that bird in a water bath on receipt to thaw for the holiday!

November 19th, 2019

Happy holidays are coming! We've added a customizable holiday meat bundle! Order today, send us a message with any special requests!

November 4th, 2019

Excited to add variety boxes to the options! Can't decide what to cook? We'll choose for you among chicken, turkey, beef, pork, and lamb!

October 26th, 2019

Very excited to offer our Callie and Canadian bacon, check them out! While regular bacon is always excellent, these are delightful!

October 22nd, 2019

We're so excited to be bringing down our first orders this week! It's been very rainy on the farm, but the ducks are delighted with it!