Fall Farm Fest September 29
By Sally Wagoner
A Fall Farm Festival will be held on Friday, September 29 from 5pm-8pm at Provision Family Farms. Located at 5274 E 6 Mile Rd, White Cloud, 49349, the event is family friendly and free. Fun activities will include apple cider pressing, hayrides, and honey harvest. There will also be live folk music, fresh homemade bread with honey butter, and Stone Soup.
What is Stone Soup? Luke and Caitlin Eising invite you to come find out.
“We are celebrating our 10th year on the Farm, and we want to share our bounty with community members,” explains Luke, who with his family owns and runs Provision Family Farms. “We are a multi-generational family farm that raises cows, pigs, chickens, sheep & turkeys in a diverse, rotational grazing system that allows them access to fresh grass and forage.”
“Rotational grazing means we move our animals every day, giving them fresh pasture” adds Luke. “Moving the animals through the pastures in succession mimics the natural movement of animal herds, and stimulates the grass to grow back thicker and healthier. When more diverse plants and animals are working together, it creates happier and healthier animals, a healthier environment and more nutritious and delicious food.”
Provision Family Farms specialize in naturally raised pork, beef, lamb, chicken, turkeys, eggs, honey and fresh ground flour, all sold to the public through an online order, delivery or pick up system.
The farm features a 20 acre lake with a floating peat island, multiple pastures for the grazing animals, diverse rolling woods, barn, custom built home with greenhouse, tent sites for campers, and trails that run through the nearby Manistee National Forest.
Asked why he and his family farm, Luke explains, “We believe that God provides for us and all people in everything, and this provision is especially clear when he brings food from the earth through our labor,” states Luke. “As farmers we are good stewards of the land. We are kind to our livestock, taking care to support their needs. We feed our animals their natural diet and avoid chemical shortcuts to health and growth. And,” Luke adds, “We love to grow and eat delicious food!”
Luke and his family welcome community members to the Fall Farm Festival, or to come visit another time. For more information, visit
Confirm attending the Fall Festival by going to Facebook page @Provision Family Farms/events. You can contact Luke at (231) 689-0457.
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