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Welcome to
Mid-Michigan Meats!

Our mission is to improve the way people everywhere feed their families.  More and more people want to know where the food they eat is actually coming from and how it was handled.  You no longer have to buy your meat from the store as you always have.  You have a choice now to buy local Michigan beef, pork and chicken from a company you can trust.  Let us provide you with the finest quality meats available and the peace of mind that comes along with knowing you can't get any better meats for your family.  
Click Here for a short introductory video or tour the site to learn more about what we can do for you!


Welcome to
Mid-Michigan Meats!

Our mission is to improve the way people everywhere feed their families.  More and more people want to know where the food they eat is actually coming from and how it was handled.  You no longer have to buy your meat from the store as you always have.  You have a choice now to buy local Michigan beef, pork and chicken from a company you can trust.  Let us provide you with the finest quality meats available and the peace of mind that comes along with knowing you can't get any better meats for your family.  
Click Here for a short introductory video or tour the site to learn more about what we can do for you!


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High Quality Meat
Michigan Beef

Michigan Beef

Our locally raised Michigan beef is naturally full of vitamins, minerals, and proteins that are all important for maintaining a healthy diet.

Find out more about buying local Michigan Beef!

Michigan Pork

Michigan Pork

Our delicious local Michigan pork products are packed with all natural flavor.  We offer a vast variety of different cuts that are brought to you fresh from the farm.

Find out more about buying local Michigan Pork!

Michigan Chicken

Chicken

We offer boneless, skinless chicken breasts that are truly remarkable.  So many of our customers are just shocked by how great our chicken tastes. They are also pleased that their chicken is free of antibiotics and hormones.  It's also good to know that our chicken is not injected with water, salt and other preservatives like the vast majority of grocery store chicken is.  




Find out more about buying local Michigan Chicken!

Recent News


Even More Happy to Eat Local from Small Farms and Processors

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This week, I saw a show called The Trouble With Chicken from Frontline.  It did a nice job discussing pathogens in major US chicken processing operations.  I was even happier all the products we offer are from small family farms and small processing facilities.

Here are a few key messages I gathered from the show:

1. Processes and standards for inspecting poultry speak only to whole bird inspection.  It does not address inspection of partial bird products.  In other words, things like chicken breast and chicken legs are not subject to inspection that same way whole chickens are.  The vast majority of chicken sold in the US is by chicken parts.

2. Industrial farming and processing presents significant food safety challenges.

3. There are many basic misconceptions we consumers have about how the US food supply is inspected. 

I have provided the link below to the Frontline episode if you would like to view it.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/trouble-with-chicken/


Locally Yours,

Don Turner

Founder, Mid-Michigan Meats

dturner@midmichiganmeats.com

734-812-2602

Mid-Michigan Meats Connects the Family Farm to Your Family Table


One Word Regarding Grass Fed Beef...Relax!

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In today's fast paced, social media-soaked world, one might get the impression that eating grass fed beef is simply the only responsible way to eat beef.  If this is something you've thought about, hopefully this post will help you relax a little.

Is grass fed beef better?
That all depends on what you mean by "better".  On the surface, you might assume grass fed beef is better by how the term "grass fed" sounds.  Terms like "farm fresh", "free range", "organic" and "natural" all sound better.
However, when we dig a little deeper, we often find the terms to be more marketing than substance. 
Based upon my reading, education and direct interviews, here are some things to think about in order to make the best decision for you and your family regarding grass fed beef.

Taste
Although there are many exceptions, we are a nation of meat eaters.  I suspect this is not going to change anytime soon.
The first thing people look for in meat is taste.  Grass fed beef can sometimes offer a less desirable taste when compared to beef fed with a mix of grass and grains.
If you don't like the taste, does anything else matter? 

Price
The cost of grass fed is significantly higher than grain fed beef.  Many people purchase grass fed and end up regretting the decision.  They feel as though the extra money was not worth it.
Additionally, consumers are frustrated upon learning that the vast majority of grass fed beef is actually "finished" on grain for months prior to being processed.  In other words, consumers pay for grass fed thinking they are getting 100% grass fed.  This is not the case most of the time.

Grass fed vs. Corporate Farms and Feed lots
The thing that seems to come out quickly in articles and conversations about grass fed beef, is the comparison to corporate beef feed-lot practices. These practices include high numbers of animals crowded into a relatively small area being fed a diet of grains, antibiotics and hormones to optimize the growing and processing supply chain.  However, the alternative to corporate farming is not necessarily grass fed beef.  The more appropriate alternative is small, local family farms that use feeding methods dating back centuries.  Farmers have been using grain and some grass to feed livestock for a very, very long time. 

Nutrition
It is true that grass fed beef is slightly more nutritious than grain fed beef.  The comparison articles I found were all comparisons between grass fed and corporate beef feed-lot beef.  This comparison is not ideal when we have small family farm beef available.  The bottom line is that while slightly better from a nutrition standpoint, the price of grass fed beef doesn't seem to be worth it.

Here are 3 suggestions to help you reduce the drama: 
1. Eat locally raised and processed meats
2. Know "the story" about your meat supply chain
3. Don't buy-in to the hype so prevalent in social media
As with everything we do for our family, each of us needs to decide for ourselves what is best.

Don Turner
Mid-Michigan Meats, LLC

Give a little...Get plenty back!

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When we started Mid-Michigan Meats, we knew we wanted to have a charitable component to it.
To tell the truth, it feels really great to help people in need.  Yes, we are a for-profit business, but that isn't the only thing we care about.  Since we started, about once per month throughout the year, we assemble a donation order for all kinds of different families in the Detroit metro area.  We work with local churches, charities and individuals that refer specific families to us.  From there, we handle the donation in a professional, dignified and respectful way.  Regardless of how the economy is doing, there is always someone out there that can use a helping hand.  We are so grateful to be able to provide some help when and where it is needed.
If you hear of a family that is struggling, please let us know.  We might be able to help.

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