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We’re Open! Come on over for Farm Fresh Food and Fun!

We’ve been tending the fields, pruning the trees, feeding the animals, painting fences and making improvements just about indexeverywhere you look on the farm.  It’s was a productive Spring, Summer is almost here and Fall (can you believe it?) is just around the corner!

If you’re ready for a beautiful day out on the farm, come on over and get a few donuts, shop our farm market. We are now officially open for the season.

Hours: Monday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm

Order BIG RED Holiday Pies Today

Pick Up a Pie or Two for the Holidays

Want amazing, fresh, made-from-scratch pies for the Holidays? Contact Us to get your order in early!

BIG RED’s bakery is working overtime making some of the best tasting pies on the planet. What makes them so good? Everything is made-from-scratch, following time-honored recipes that call for only the freshest ingredients. We guaranteed you’ll taste the difference. And…we promise, we won’t tell anyone you didn’t bake them!

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  • Apple – $17.50
  • Apple Cobbler – $16.50
  • Apple Walnut – $18.50
  • Caramel Apple – $18.50
  • Bluebarb – $16.50
  • Blueberry – $16.50
  • Cherry – $16.50
  • Farm Berry – $16.50
  • Pecan – $18.50
  • Peach Cobbler – $16.50
  • Peach – $18.50
  • Pumpkin – $16.50
  • Strawberry Rhubarb – $16.50
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Streusel – $16.50

Introducing Decadent Caramel Apples

decadent_apple_2_920_400Want to try something delicious and new?  How about a BIG RED Decadent Caramel Apple!  We choose a perfect just-picked apple and add some caramel and then some fancy fixin’s like sprinkles, nuts, chocolate or butterscotch drizzle and then add… a donut! You won’t believe your taste buds, it’s that good. Stop on in and get one of these mouth-watering creations today!

Why Buy Local, Farm-Fresh Produce?

vegetables_basket_1800_800Eating locally grown food has many benefits. Michigan State University Extension suggests the following benefits of buying local:

  • Locally grown food is full of flavor. When grown locally, the crops are picked at their peak of ripeness versus being harvested early in order to be shipped and distributed to your local retail store. Many times produce at local markets has been picked within 24 hours of your purchase.
  • Eating local food is eating seasonally. Even though we wish strawberries were grown year round in Michigan, the best time to eat them is when they can be purchased directly from a local grower. They are full of flavor and taste better than the ones available in the winter that have traveled thousands of miles and picked before they were ripe.
  • Local food has more nutrients. Local food has a shorter time between harvest and your table, and it is less likely that the nutrient value has decreased. Food imported from far-away states and countries is often older, has traveled and sits in distribution centers before it gets to your store.
  • Local food supports the local economy. The money that is spent with local farmers and growers all stays close to home and is reinvested with businesses and services in your community.
  • Local food benefits the environment. By purchasing locally grown foods you help maintain farmland and green and/or open space in your community.
  • Local foods promote a safer food supply. The more steps there are between you and your food’s source the more chances there are for contamination. Food grown in distant locations has the potential for food safety issues at harvesting, washing, shipping and distribution.
  • Local growers can tell you how the food was grown. You can ask what practices they use to raise and harvest the crops. When you know where your food comes from and who grew it, you know a lot more about that food.

We’ll now you know thanks to the smart folks at MSU!  We couldn’t have said it any better.  Our local market is full of delicious seasonal produce making farm-to-table eating easier for everyone in our community and beyond. Stop on in today!

Pit Smokehouse BBQ

Stop in to BIG RED on weekends to experience tasty barbeque for lunch or dinner.  Our new pit smokehouse features pulled pork sandwiches and delicious cider marinated chicken, cooked over apple wood.  Check out our menu and come on over today for a delicious bite to eat!