17050 Kane Road
Visit us at the Chelsea Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from 8-noon! Park Street, downtown, just east of Main Street. You can also contact us and buy directly from our farm, and take a nice tour while you’re at it.
Where to buy our products:
- Eggs only – the New Chelsea Market, 1060 S. Main St, in Chelsea, MI
- All products – Chelsea Farmer’s Market, Saturdays from 8am-noon, Park St (downtown)
- All products and a tour – our farm, email or call ahead to ensure someone is here
- Free-Range Heritage-Breed Eggs, fed with locally grown organic feed – $5/dozen
- Pastured dinner chickens – Whole birds $4.25/pound, cut pieces also available: Breasts $7.50/lb, Thighs $6.25/lb, Legs $5.75/lb, Wings $4.25/lb
- 100% grass-fed Dexter beef – Various cuts available. Ground beef is $7.50/lb. Sold out of Tenderloin, Sirloin, Ribeye, and Strips. Still available – cubed round steaks, stew meat, short ribs, soup bones, dog bones, ground beef, kidneys.
… more information about our products …
… Our Principles …
- Animal welfare is paramount at Zatkovich Pastures. We do everything we can to ensure our animals are physically healthy and comfortable; free from stress, hunger and crowded conditions; eat a natural diet free from GMO products, animal by-products or any other adulterations; and, most importantly, are respected and loved.
- We are a grass-based farm and, accordingly, everything revolves around grass. We use symbiotic strategies wherever possible to maximize the permaculture, biodiversity, and fertility of the pastures. We are stewards of the land we are using, and as such, we add to it, not take away. Instead of manure being a pollutant, as is the case on a feedlot, every bit goes back into our soil, one way or another. We use rotational grazing strategies to avoid over-grazing any areas. Ranging chickens, following the cattle, add their own manure and help control biting flies. We compost everything possible and add it directly to the pastures. It’s a big, synergistic dance that results in happy animals, fertile soil, and rich grass.
- Neither of the first two principles matter without transparency and honesty. We invite questions, interrogations, skepticism. Come visit us. Take pictures, peer into the dark corners, see for yourself how we operate and how the animals live. Take a bit of chicken feed into your own hand and assess its integrity. Ask questions. Ask more questions. That’s how food decisions should be made. As our unwitting mentor Joel Salatin says, “Trespassers will be impressed.”