On June 3rd, 2016 the Slow Food West Michigan community gathered at Lubber’s Family Farm for our Annual Slow Food Mixer.
Lubbers Family Farm is a family owned picturesque farm nestled along the Grand River in West Michigan. Sustainable agricultural practices have been their guiding principles since 1995. The farm is home to Little Rooster Bread Company and Dancing Goat Creamery. Lubbers’ meats include succulent beef and whey-special pork. Eggs are laid by heritage hens on pasture. The Farm Store, open seasonally, sells the meats, breads, crackers, eggs, honey, syrup and cheeses along with good foods raised by other local small farms.
Our community was able to enjoy the farm, guest food artisans, live music, conversation with friends and learn from local farmers.
Representatives from some of our 2016 Biodiversity Micro-Grant awardees were in attendance. Each organization was able to briefly highlight how they are implementing their grants to support biodiversity and food access within the local communities.
Attendees were able to tour Lubber’s farm along with Littler Rooster Bread and Dancing Goat Creamery. The table was full of Potluck treats that all but demanded recipe exchanges. We were able to learn about unique farming practices from the 2016 Biodiversity Micro Grant Farmer Awardees. Local food artisans, such as Duba Meats, Arktos Meadery, Harmony Hall, and many more provided amazing food and beverage samples for our enjoyment.