We planted our roots here in Mason Mi, in 2013. We owned a home in town and always dreamed about living in the country. That dream came true in August of 2018. We've always questioned how our food is grown, raised, where our food comes from, and how it gets here. With all the current food recalls and climate change, is todays farming practices really sustainable? Country living yes, but operating a farm? Neither of us had a clue. Never had a background in agriculture. I started following a few different farmers, did workshops, and a lot of research. These few key farmers inspired me in a huge way. Gave us the knowledge and pathways that created The Fresh Smith's of Edgar.
On our 7 acre farm, we use organic practices to grow the highest quality fruits and vegetables. Naturally grown, we don't use chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Most of our work is by hand with occasional use of a two-wheel tractor. We use a no-till technique and only cultivate the first few inches of soil. Its one of many things we do here to maintain a healthy soil. Sustainable farming is our mission. We also raise egg laying chickens organically.
During the months of March - November stop by our on-site farmers market . In addition to our organic produce, we also freeze dry our organic fruits and vegetable. We create other fun and tasty items like spices, seasonings, smoothie mixes, ice cream, candy, and treats for your animal friends. We attend different expos and wholesale to restaurants and grocery stores. Know your farmer. Shop local foods!
Freeze Drying preserves by flash freezing then subjecting it to a high vacuum which removes ice by sublimation.
You'll be amazed. Its hard to tell apart from before and after freeze drying. We've noticed freeze drying can bring flavor out that much more.
Freeze drying maintains 97% of foods nutritional value. Other methods such as canning or dehydrating use high temperatures that destroy much of the foods value
Refrigerated, frozen or canned foods just don't last long. Freeze dried food will last up to 25 years and never needs to be rotated.
Freeze drying allows us to freeze dry meat, fish, dairy, eggs. ice cream. and fully cooked meals.
Freeze dried items will soon be added to our website. Like us on Facebook for current freeze dried inventory and other organic produce