Whitney Farmstead Spring Newsletter, May 2017
The blustery winter picture above is the Whitney family using our oxen, Odin and Loki, to haul our Christmas tree from the woods. Just looking at us all bundled up, smiling for the camera despite our numb fingers and toes, is reminding me to appreciate the glorious weather that is Springtime! 

View this email in your browser
A few pieces of farm news to share with you:

We will be at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market tomorrow Saturday, May 27th with Maple Syrup, Felted Wool Hot Pads, and Farm Cards. We will have Pork available again in the middle of June. You can find our Pork at Argus Farm Stop, the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, or set up a farm pickup. 
- Chicken Processing Workshop -
This coming Sunday, May 28th at 3pm we are offering a Chicken Processing Workshop. The workshop is $25 plus $4 a pound for a processed bird. We only have a few spots open, so if you are interested in signing up or want to learn more, give us a call or send an email (734-717-9188 or
- Winter Meat CSA -

Spring has just begun and already we are thinking about next winter! The animals we are raising now will be ready to butcher this fall. Farming keeps us thinking many months ahead. We encourage you to do the same and consider signing up for our 5 Month Winter Meat CSA, offering pork, beef, lamb, and chicken. There is an early bird discount, 5% off the share price, if you sign up before July 1st. Or you may reserve your spot with a $100 deposit. Learn more on our website:

Contact us at or 734-717-9188
- Tiani Body Care -
Violet Tiani Whitney, my (Malaika's) sister, is starting a company called Tiani Body Care. She is sourcing ingredients from farmers and small businesses in Michigan and using them to make body care products such as foaming hand soap, lotions, hand salves and lip balms.  Tiani is our mothers maiden name (and Violets middle name) and also the name of the village in Italy where our grandpa Tiani was born and raised till he came here at age 16.  Check out her Facebook page  to learn more about her products.  You can find her goods at Argus Farm Stop, as well as the Tuesday farmers market in Saline (3pm-7pm), and alternating Saturdays at the Saline (8am-12) and Chelsea (8am-1) markets.  Follow her Facebook page to stay tuned with her summer schedule and latest products.
I have been happily testing all of her products for months now and can truly say they are awesome, they feel and smell wonderful! 
Thank you for your time, we hope
to see or hear from you soon. Happy Spring!
-Malaika and Matthew (the farmers) 

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Whitney Farmstead · 5525 Jennings Rd · 4 · Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp