Also naturally fed, pasture raised, chicken, turkey and pork.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

This is a busy time of year for everyone. Hopefully, we will all take a moment to appreciate everything we have been blessed with and to give thanks for our loved ones.
From my family to yours. MERRY CHRISTMAS.


Monday, December 13, 2010

Snow and Cold

You would think that with the snow and cold of winter things would slow down on the farm. The reality of it is that livestock chores get more difficult. We are feeding over a thousand pounds of hay a day. With the snow we got last night it is going to be a fun day of chores in the COLD. HA! HA!

We are pretty much caught up on all of our beef orders for the year. We have just a few late orders to get filled. These are most likely the last orders we are going to take for 2010.

Reminder : we will be in Ann Arbor at the Lunasa farmers market on Tuesday, Dec. 14th.

See you soon.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Here Comes Winter!

Wow,  I can't believe winter is here. I'm looking at our first snow this morning. We will continue with meat sales through the winter with our next Farmer's Market on December 11th at the Eastern Market in Detroit, We will have beef, pork and chicken. Following that on December 14th, we will be at Lunasa in Ann Arbor. We want to thank our customers for their continued support. We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and look forward to seeing you at the Farmer's Markets soon.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

The entire Hiday Family would like to wish all of you a 
It has been a very busy fall and we are looking forward to 
sitting down with our family and enjoying a large turkey feast. 
Have a Safe and Pleasant weekend.

See you soon

Monday, November 15, 2010

Lets Talk Turkey

Turkeys have been processed and we are busy trying to get your order completed. If you have questions please call 517-765-2268. I will be on the phone to you this week to confirm everything.

Turkey drop offs will go as follows:

Thursday -- Marshalll @ 5:00 pm  United Methodist Church parking lot.
Saturday -- Eastern Market -- from 7:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday -- Kalamazoo/Texas Twp. @ 2:00pm  Texas Twp. Farmers market parking lot

I will be in touch soon with times.


Friday, November 5, 2010

November Push

Sorry it has been so long since our last posting. I have spent most of October and all of  November trying to get all of the meat orders filled. Beef and Pork orders are almost all filled but a few orders are going to take us into December. I have been from one side of the state to the other, meeting, delivering and speaking about the Hiday Farm and our meat products. I loggeg close to 600 miles in just two days this week alone.

Turkeys are on the minds of many of you, this time of year. The majority of the birds are going on the 13th. for processing. I will have a better idea on sizes and order fullfilments after that Saturday. I'm worried we may have some birds not make weight by then. This may leave us without extras. All preorders should be fine. I will be in touch as soon as I know.

Hope all is going well with you and your family.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Farmers Markets

We will be attending two markets this week. On Wed. Albion College is having a local market from 11:00am to 2:00pm. I will have Beef and Pork with me on Wed. Then on Sat. we will be at Texas Corners from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Again I will have Beef and Pork and just a little bit of Chicken.

We do have another batch of chickens started  but it will be a few weeks before they are ready.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Beef Quarters Available.

 We are busy filling meat orders and only have a few beef quarters remaining. Don't miss out on some fantastic beef for your fall and winter meals. Soups, stews, casseroles and roasts will soon be on the menu! Call the farm to reserve your quarter at (517) 765-2268.

Family is Important at Hiday Farm!

                                                   Holly with her mom Lorraine.

                                                     Dan with his parents Frank and Milli.

She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy!

Christine and Adam

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Wonderful Day.

 WOW! What a wonderful day we had on Sunday. Mother Nature cooperated with a nice sunny day and over 60 Hiday Farm supporters came out to pick pumpkins and take a hayride to see the cattle and farm. It was great sharing the farm with our friends.

By the way. We have asked the Eastern Market for a booth for this weekend. Hope to see you this Saturday. We will have Beef, Pork and Chicken with us.


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pumpkin Pick Today!

Don't miss your chance at picking up your pumpkin today at the Hiday farm! From 2-4 PM, cider and donuts and a hay ride out to the pumpkin patch await along with our family and friends to welcome you. Fall is in full swing and it looks to be a beautiful day to get out and enjoy the outdoors with your family. We look forward to seeing you!

Friday, October 1, 2010

End of the Season for CSA Shareholders.

I would like to thank you for supporting the Hiday Farm for the 2010 growing season. As usual, it was a delightful summer visiting with you at vegetable pick-ups and the farmer's markets. Vegetable CSA shareholders, this is the 15th and final pick-up for the season. I hope you enjoyed your weekly bag of goodies. I will be in touch soon to get feedback and thoughts on next year. -Dan Hiday

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fall Open House and Pumpkin Pick

Sunday October 10th. from 2:00 to 4:00pm we will be hosting our fall open house and pumpkin pick. Even if you did not attend the pumpkin plant you are still welcome to attend and pick a pumpkin. All we ask is that you RSVP with the number of children attending.(517-765-2268) We look forward to seeing and hosting all of our customers here at the farm.

DIRECTIONS:  East and West side customers. Take I-94 to I-69. Exit onto I-69 south toward Ft. Wayne. You will go south about 12 miles to Exit #25. The M-60 exit. Turn right/West and go about 3 miles to 12 mile road. Turn right/North. The Farm is 1/2 mile north of M-60 on the right/east side of the road. Parking will be in the hay field south of the house. Someone will be on hand to direct you, once you get to the farm. The address is 2948  12 mile road, Burlington, Mi. 49029.

Look forward to seeing you on the 10th.

Dan Hiday

Friday, September 24, 2010

Dan & Holly Hiday

"There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage."
~ Martin Luther~

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Texas Twp.

Texas Twp. Friends we will see you this Saturday the 25th.. We will have Beef and Chicken with us..
Look forward to seeing you Saturday.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

What A Week

This week was a very busy week. It was week 13 of the vegetable CSA. We hauled cattle on both Tuesday and Wednesday to be processed. Wednesday evening I went and Listened to Joel Salatin speak at Albion College. I got to meet Joel and got a few questions answered, but wish I could have a day or two of his time. Then Saturday Alex and I attended the Eastern Market and on Sunday Holly and I attended and had a vendor table at the Tillers International Harvest Fest in Kalamazoo. Holly and I had a great time at Tillers today. It is a very neat place to visit.
Well, time to go get some rest and get ready for the upcoming week.

If you are planning on attending the Pumpkin Pick, please RSVP (517) 765-2268 with the number of children attending. The Pumpkin pick-Open house will be on October 10th. from 2 to 4 pm. Rain or Shine.


Friday, September 17, 2010

Pasture raised. Free to roam under the sun. Where will your holiday bird have spent it's life? Does it matter? We think so.

Hiday Farm Pumpkin Pick for CSA Shareholders!

Are you a shareholder at the Hiday Farm? If so, come pick your pumpkin on Saturday, Oct 10th from 2-4 PM. These orange orbs are ripe for the picking at the site you planted that little seedling in the spring. We look forward to seeing you!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Eastern Market

Eastern Market friends, our booth assignment for this Saturday, Sept. 18th. is Shed 2 #216. Unless there is a last minute change this should be our location. See you Saturday.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

That Time Of Year

You would think that with the vegetable CSA winding down for the season it wouldn't be so busy, but that is not the case. This is week 13 for the vegetables and we are also sorting and shipping cattle. This week we are sending the first group of cattle that are ready to be processed. So many of you are getting calls from me with cutting order questions. The next groups of cattle will be going in October. Fall is in the air. Time to prepare for winter.

This week we plan on being at the Eastern Market on Saturday and on Sunday we will be in Scotts Michigan, at the Tillers International Fall Harvest Fest.

See you soon,

Friday, September 10, 2010

Processing Time.

After weeks of browsing pasture and growing to size, it was time for another batch of meat chickens to be processed and they are now ready for purchase. Chickens, as well as other meat products are available on Wednesday evenings during the CSA pick up from 5-5:30 pm. You can also call the farm at (517) 765-2268 for pick up at your convenience.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Home Grown Chicken.

Rest assured that chickens from Hiday Farm have led a very different life than their factory farmed counterparts. Free to stroll about in the tall grass, they spend their days catching bugs, wandering the pasture, and stretching out in the sun. Breathing in fresh air with plenty of room to roam, a Hiday chicken is a healthy chicken. No antibiotics needed! 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wind, Wind and more Wind

Boy, is it windy out this evening. It was a very nice day for pick-up. It is week 12 of the vegetable CSA. For many of you who are purchasing beef you will be getting a call soon. Many of the beeves are ready to go and are booked for the processor.

This Saturday we will be at the Farmers Market in Texas Twp. Our goal is to be up in Detroit on the 18th. and on the 19th we will have a booth at the Tillers Harvest Fest, located in Scotts, Mi.(Not sure if we will have product or just an information booth at Tillers) At Texas Twp. we will have Beef, Chicken and a limited amount of Pork.

Hope to see you at one of these events.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Week 11

Well, week elevens pick-ups are complete. With the Holiday weekend coming up, week 12's schedule will have a small change in it. Monday Sept. 6th's pick-up will be moved to Tuesday the 7th. Same time and place.

Looks like I am going to get wet doing chores today, but that is OK. Things are dry and we really needed this rain.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Week 10

What a busy week. We completed week ten of the vegetable CSA. After two days of working on and off on the International tractor, we finally got it running. It was a frustrating job.

Picked up several of the pigs being processed and I have been sorting so we can get it distributed.

Thursday, I gave a farm tour to Hollis and Ian Smith. Hollis and his wife Kim own Kim's Produce in Detroit. They carry some of our meat products. Hollis brought thier young son Ian to see the farm. Not too many cows and pigs in Detroit. It was a fun visit. They also left with a bunch of product.

Mowed several acres of hay. After fixing several broken blades that I broke on the very first round in the field. I got it all mowed and hope to get it baled early next week.

No wonder the summer seems to be flying by. Can't think of anything else I would rather do though.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Happy Customer.

It was a productive week and the CSA bags were heavy with produce. Fresh, ripe and juicy peaches showed up in this weeks shares as well. Farmer Dan truly enjoys his visits with shareholders and appreciates your business!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lucus Works on his Farmer Percentage!

Farmer Dan's nephew Lucas works on the new drain going in to divert rainwater flow away from the house. Lucas has proven to be a super helper this week and all around handy young man! Whether handling shovels, poultry or livestock, he is not one to shy away from hard work. Well, Lucas, we think your farmer percentage is climbing right along!


 The Wednesday pick-up bags are filled and things keep moving along on the Hiday Farm.

Lucas keeps earning more Farm Boy points. We have tried to keep him busy. He has helped feed the chickens and turkeys. Yesterday we loaded 40 chickens and 15 ducks to go to the processors. Today we have been busy working on the new storm drain. He is doing a great job.

See you at Texas Twp. this Saturday.


Monday, August 16, 2010


Our hardest day of the week. Today is pick-up day for Marshall and Battle Creek. It is also the last Monday I have Aaron as help for the CSA. He and Adam head back to college on Saturday. I'm not looking forward to that.

I am excited about my visitor coming to the farm tonight. My youngest nephew, Lucas (age 11) is coming to spend the week with Uncle Dan, Aunt Holly and the Boys. He wants to earn some Farm boy points. He says he is about 10% farm boy from other visits he has made. He plans on staying the week and wants to be up to about 50% by the end of the week. We will put him to the test and see how it goes. Lucas lives in the Detroit area and is a wonderful boy. We will keep you posted on how he is doing and hopefully get some pictures up for you to see.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Farmers Market

This Saturday, August 14th. we will be at the Eastern Market. Along with our Beef, Pork, and Chicken we will have some Duck with us. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Remember if you are in the area and want to swing by the farm on Wed. evevings from 5:00 to 6:00pm you can purchase meat products. You may want to call ahead to make sure we have what you want. 517-765-2268.

The Hiday Farm would like to announce that starting this week you can purchase some Hiday Farm Meat products at KIM"S PRODUCE located at 4206 Woodward, Detroit, MI. The store is owned by Hollis and Kim Smith and specializes in selling locally grown produce and products. They will be carring Ground Beef, Ground Pork, and Breakfast Sausage, at this time. Stop in look around and tell them Farmer Dan sent you.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Farmers Markets

Texas Twp. friends we will be at the "Fresh on Q" market this Saturday, Aug.7th. We will have Beef, Pork, Chicken, Turkey and Duck. Look forward to seeing you on Sat.

Cattle Browsing on Pasture.

It is steamy hot outside and we have a full day ahead. The boys and I are busy preparing for tonight's pick up at the farm for our CSA Shareholders. Remember you can purchase meat products this evening as well. Pick up times are between 5 and 5:30 PM.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Clean Up Day.

Alex fired up the chainsaw today to tackle more limbs down  from recent storms. It has been a hot, humid and stormy summer with clean up nearly every weekend! With limbs down on fences, canopies in knots, flash flooding and more...we've seen it all. But with a touch of humor, the Hiday guys get to the extra work and carry on!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cattle Chores

Today is another cattle chore day. Last Friday we sorted several of the beeves that are going to butchered this fall.(They look great). We moved them to the field north of the house. We took one cutting of hay off this field in June and now it is full of good fresh clover and grass to fatten the cattle on. As usual, a couple of them broke through the fence to get back with the cows. So today Aaron and I fixed fence and Adam, Aaron and I resorted the cattle.

PORK buyers, we will be sending the pigs to the processor in the next few days. We will be calling soon with pick up times.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Cattle Day.

Farmer Dan was up in the wee hours monitoring storm assessment. Looks like more interesting weather on tap for this afternoon, so a busy morning ahead. The to-do list for today includes pulling weeds, fixing fences and moving cattle to new pasture. Separating the steer going to be processed this fall from their mommas. Ought to be a lively afternoon!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pastured Pork.

The pigs, (as well as all livestock here) at Hiday Farm, have lush pasture to wander about in; to eat and root around as nature intended. With freedom to frolic, stretch out, wallow in a mud puddle or take a snooze in the shade of a tree, they busy their days doing things that pigs were meant to do. We feel this makes for a healthier animal which translates to a quality meat product we are proud to provide for our customers.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Farmers Market

This Saturday, July 24th. we will be at the market "Fresh on Q" in Texas Twp. We will have Beef, Pork, Chicken and Duck with us this week.

On Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:00pm we have our CSA vegetable pick-up here at the farm. If any of you who purchase Meat products from us would like, we are open to the idea of you calling ahead and making arrangements to purchase meat at that time from the farm.(517-765-2268).

We would love to get feedback from you on the idea of having regular hours once or twice a week here at the farm that you can come and purchase Meat products. Call 517-765-2268 or email us at  we look forward to hearing from you.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Why DId the Chicken Cross the Driveway?

Well, actually, the hen isn't crossing, she is stalled and holding up traffic. One must not rush she who lays the farm fresh egg. In time, she will move along. In the meantime, the driver calls for Farmer Dan!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Turkeys Are Arriving!

Well, the babes are. Order yours now for a Thanksgiving bird, fresh off the farm! Call us at (517) 765-2268. We"ll raise them up right and deliver a tasty and tender bird for your holiday feast.

Monday, July 12, 2010

A Reminder for CSA Shareholders.

Pick ups resume tonight for Marshall and Battle Creek Area and Wednesday for Hiday Farm pick ups. Looking forward to seeing you :-) Hope you all had a safe and enjoyable holiday week!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Farmers Markets

Texas Twp. Friends we will be at the "Fresh on Q" market on Saturday, July 10th. We will have Beef, Pork and Chicken with us.

Eastern Market Friends our goal is to be back up to you on July 17th.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Dan and the first share bag of the season.

Filled with greens, asparagus, cucumbers, green onions, potatoes and a quart of strawberries, the first week of the vegetable share is a welcome taste of spring.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Farmers Market

This Saturday, June 19th., the Hiday Farm will be at the Farmers Market located in Texas Twp. Listed are what we plan on having with us to sell.
Chickens - whole/frozen
Duck - whole/frozen (only have one for Sat.)
Beef - ground beef, hamburger patties, and a FEW steaks and roasts.
Pork - ground pork, breakfast sausage, pork chops, bacon and BRATWURST (a new item for us).

See you at the "Fresh on Q" farmers market located in Texas Twp., Kalamazoo, Mi.

Farm Pick Up Tonight for Coldwater at our farm.

If you are in the Coldwater and surrounding area, your CSA pick up starts tonight. Pick up is at 5 PM. We are located at 2948 -12 Mile Rd., Burlington, MI.

If you are from the Battle Creek or Marshall area and missed your pick up from Monday, you can come to the farm tonight and pick up your share. If neither of these pick up times work for you, please call to make arrangements at (517) 765-2268.

Remember there will be no pick ups for July 5th or 7th. 

We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you tonight! 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010