Back Forty Acres

Back Forty Acres LLC is located in Sylvan Twp near Chelsea MI. Our family has been farming this land since 1864. We are proud to carry on the tradition.

We raise several types of animals, all with a pasture base in mind. All natural, no chemicals, humane and sustainable. This all makes for GOOD FOOD!

We raise Broiler Chickens, Turkeys (white broad breasted along with heritage breeds) and Duck on our pastures. Our Lamb is grass fed. Our Rabbits are given a pellet ration along with forage. We breed Tamworth hogs (a heritage breed) for Pork. Our laying hens produce Free Range Eggs year round. Stewing Hens on occasion. Duck Eggs in the warm months. All on our farm! And we've partnered with a young lady that raises grass-fed, corn-finished Beef. (No goat meat in 2012.)

Here's how it works: Our order form shows when each of our products become available. You place your order and when it's ready, we contact you. Then you come for a visit to our beautiful farm to pick up your products. That's when you pay.

Check out on our website! Read about how we raise our animals and operate the farm. Pictures & video. Contact us via email or phone.

Thank you!


Listing last updated on Dec 4, 2013

Schedule and Location:

Chelsea Farmer's Market Saturdays 8:00am-12:00pm Park St. in Chelsea. May-Oct

Plymouth Farmers Market Saturdays 7:30a.m. - 12:30pm May-Oct

Find our eggs at New Chelsea Market (Chelsea) and Produce Station (Ann Arbor) year round.

Want someone else to cook? Visit The Grange Kitchen & Bar, Jolly Pumpkin Brewery, Arbor Brewing Co, Harvest Kitchen & Evans St Station, all which offer our products on their menus from time to time.

Lunasa (buying club)

Restaurants and stores should contact stephanie@ for wholesale pricing options.

Latest Reviews

Stephanie gave my boyfriend and me a personal tour of Back Forty Acres this weekend. We saw the ducks, the chickens, the pigs, the goats, the sheep. They all looked pretty happy on this beautiful farm, and had plenty of room to roam around.... [more]

I was so happy to try their fresh eggs. My husband and I did a side by side comparision of grocery eggs and these eggs. The farm eggs were so much better.... [more]

We've been buying chickens from Back Forty since their first 'flock' - and now include lamb, pork, eggs, etc. The food is great, but so is their understanding of the issues that surround this old/new way of farming.... [more]

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From Our Blog

Time to wrap up for winter


Well as I looked out the window yesterday and saw the snow falling I began to go through the check list in my head.  How many hoses are still out there, do I have enough tank heaters to go around, are all the windows in place?  Most all of the things I need for winter shut down are already in place because winter can sneak up on you if you're not careful.... [more]

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