Carlson Farms is a working farm with cattle, chickens, hogs, and sheep to take care of, which means there are no days off.
We encourage all who visit us at Copper Ridge to come experience the "farm life." Collect eggs for your morning breakfast, feed bottles to newborn lambs, and take in the view from the seat of a tractor. Do as much or as little as you want - just know it is an option for you when you plan your visit!
The Inn & Market, Carlson Farms, and Naturally Norm's
Copper Ridge Inn was created around a single, simple desire: to bring the world to the farm. As a part of Carlson Farms in Lawton, Michigan, Norm and Karen Carlson built Copper Ridge Inn as a place where family and friends could rest, relax, and take in the sights and sounds of the farm. The inn property is surrounded by woodlands, lakes, and of course, the Carlson homestead.
Besides enjoying the Amish craftsmanship throughout the inn and the abundant wildlife and farm animals on the property, you can explore surrounding area attractions such as: microbreweries, wineries, boating, fishing, hunting, and fine dining. Want to grab a burger and a drink? It's all within minutes of the farm. Want to experience Carlson Farms even further? Head to Food Dance Restaurant in Kalamazoo, MI and Arcadia Ales in Battle Creek, MI to taste dishes featuring beef, chicken, pork, and lamb from Carlson Farms.
Naturally Norm's on Carlson Farms is an all-natural cattle, pork, lamb, and poultry operation. It is owned and run by family. In fact, we like to think of the entire farm as a family: the angus-hereford cows and calves, the happy hogs, the gossipy ol' laying hens, the various critters adopted into the Carlson household, and even the little tree frog in our backyard! They are all "Carlsons". It's a name we take great pride in and a name we hope you grow to know and trust.
Whenever you purchase meat or eggs from Naturally Norm's, you are buying local, Non-GMO, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, pastured, and humanely-raised product. Want to know more? Come visit the farm and see for yourself! Know where your food comes from!