About Get Down Farm
We raise local chicken and flowers with care and integrity in Dexter, MI
We raise our Freedom Ranger meat birds using organic methods with no hormones, antibiotics or pesticides. Our chicken has a superior taste due to its slow-growth compared with the fast-growth birds used in conventional industry. The meat is better for you, flavorful and firm, but not tough. Freedom Ranger breeding stock is imported from the regions of Burgundy and Brittany (France). The genetic stock is derived from the American and European old heritage breed of chicken and was developed in the early 1960s to meet the highest standards of the French Label Rouge Free Range program. Currently, the Freedom Ranger genetic stock is used by most non-factory farms all across Europe and by small pastured poultry producers in the US. We as farmers enjoy the challenge of raising a healthy farm chicken with succulent flavor and texture.
Meet the Farmers
Owner & Farmer
Anita is an animal lover, educator and farmer who is deeply involved in issues of sustainability and justice in the food system. You can find more of her work at Farming Diaspora in the links below.
Owner & Farmer
Bee is a farmer, floral designer, teacher and chicken whisperer. She specializes in small farm and garden-based educational program planning and design. When not playing with the chickens, she is the vegetable farm manager at Robin Hills Farm in Chelsea Michigan.
Before recently moving back to Michigan, she worked in NYC to increase food justice and grow urban agriculture. As a farmer she co-founded The Youth Farm, a 1 acre educational farm in central Brooklyn. As an educator she co-founded and teaches Small Farm Planning for Farm School NYC.
Currently she grows food and flowers for the local community through the Robin Hills Farm CSA, farmers markets, retail and restaurant. She loves working with her crew to all become better farmers, while building a model of sustainable, agriculture & appropriate land stewardship.
Find out more about Bee HERE.