Local Vendor of the Month:
Roseland Organic Meats
by Lisa Bashert, Marketing Coordinator
Roseland is a Michigan organic farm in which all roles are truly filled by family members. The founder of Roseland, John Clark, died in 2006, but son Merrill continues to farm, along with Lincoln and Shelly Clark (Farm and Store Managers) and their children Emily, Landon, and Grace who also raise chickens and hogs, and Toby Clark who manages the cow herd.
The farm includes a thousand acres in Dowagiac, free of all pesticide and synthetic fertilizer use, since 1978. Hundreds of those acres are devoted to the organic production of legumes, hay and vegetables, along with a 300-head cattle herd that is organically-managed and 100% grass-fed. Products are sold at the small, on-farm market (below) as well as locally distributed. Grass-fed beef and pork can be bought by the cut (or larger quantities) and are available at the Co-op in our freezer section.
Meats are USDA-inspected and are processed in a certified-organic family-owned processing plant in Rosebush, Michigan. The Clarks (above) raise their cattle from birth, and you can be sure that Roseland Organic Beef is of the highest quality to be found anywhere.
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