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

Monday, October 8, 2012


Hello everyone this is Aaron.

Dad is having problems with the internet at home, so I'm posting for him from school.  There are a couple of things to tell you all about.

First - The Hiday Farm annual open house is Sunday, October 14th, from 2-4PM.  RAIN or SHINE!  No RSVP required.  Call if you need directions, 517-765-2268.  The farm is also easy to find using mapquest or google maps.
Our address is:
2948 12 Mile Rd.
Burlington, MI 49029

Second - After three years of trying, we finally found an excellent sausage maker.  We now have summer sausages and snack sticks made from Hiday Farm meats (including our special Mangalitsa pork).  They will be available for online purchase soon at

Friday, August 3, 2012


Last night was the debut of our Mangalitsa pork. BOLD in Kalamazoo had a special dinner featuring a Mangalitsa pig from the Hiday Farm. Chef Andy did a superb job, everything was great. My thanks go out to Shane and Andy for taking a chance on something new and for all those who took part in the event.
We will have product with us at the market.

Other good news: RAIN. We finally got a little rain and we are starting to see a little green again. But beef will still be lagging behind compared to years past.

See you soon.


Thursday, June 28, 2012


A couple of important items to make you aware of.
First: We have a couple of new confirmed dates for the Texas Twp. Market. They are JUNE 30th. and JULY 28th.

SECOND: We are in a Drought situation here at the Hiday Farm and some of the steers we expected to use this season may not make weight by fall. This mean LESS animals to work with and Smaller animals. So I expect to run out of beef shares and shares will most likely be on the smaller side. Get orders in soon to be assured of getting beef this year.


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Market Time

This has been a very busy spring and hard to believe that it is time to start heading off to the markets.
Our Texas Twp. Market dates are a little goofed up this year. These are the dates they have given us.
JUNE 2nd. and  23rd.
JULY 7th.
JULY 28th. we are on standby list. So Maybe.
AUGUST 4th. and 18th.
SEPT. 1st., 8th. and 22nd
Oct. To be determined.

Hope all is well.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012   is up and running. We are so excited to bring you a line of quality products. To date we have Low - Sugar Jams, Reduced Sodium and Regular sodium Salsa, and a Fruit packed Pie filling.

Our Jams are 70% fruit and sweetened with cane juice.
Our  Reduced Sodium Salsa is Doctor approved (see web site) and taste great.
And what can I say about our Pie Fillings, other than - packed full of Fruit and YUM.

Try us out and tell a friend.


Friday, March 16, 2012

Salsa , Jams and Calves, WHAT??

A  lot has been happening over the last few months. By April 1st. you should be able to purchase our Low Sugar Jam and Reduced Sodium Salsa online.    We have spent several months working on this and are proud of our products. The reduced sodium salsa was developed with the help of our good friend Dr. Tom Rifai. He is a metabolic nutrition specialist and helped guide us on our nutrition and sodium content.

As of today we have 3 new calves and look forward to many more.

And to bring you up to date on the family. Holly and I now have two sons engaged to be married. Aaron is now engaged to his sweetheart Hillary. We look forward to welcoming her to the family.

Meat order forms will be in the mail soon.

Take care

Monday, January 16, 2012


In my last post I mentioned that 2012 will see several changes for the Hiday Farm and family. First change to mention is that on Jan. 15th. our oldest son Alex proposed to his girlfriend Lillian, and she said YES. They are planning a July wedding. We are VERY EXCITED and look forward to welcoming her to our family.

Another addition to the Farm is our web store. It is in the developement stages, but you can go to it and take a look and give us some feedback.
We will be carrying a line of Hiday Farm Jams and Salsas. The Jams are a LOW SUGAR jam with no preservatives, no corn syrup or sugar. It is sweetened with pure cane juice and the fruits own natural sugars.
The Salsa also contains NO corn syrup or preservatives and we are reworking on the recipe to lower the sodium levels to make it more heart friendly. As soon as we can, we will have it ready for you to order. Besides these items we have a whole line of products in the pipeline that will be developed from Hiday Farm meats.
Hope all is well with you and yours

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone. Hope everyone had a nice holiday season. I think 2012 is going to bring a lot of changes for the Hiday Farm along with the Hiday Family. All of which I forsee as being positive changes.
Some of you have already had a chance to try one of the changes - our product line of  Jams and Salsas. We will have some of them with us at the markets this summer. We are also working on an online shopping site. We will keep you up to date as it progresses. Well, enough for now. Take care and see you soon.