The owner of a farmstead, Brad, provides locals with a large variety of “Dearing Country Farms” healthy foods, gathered on his 30 acres land. The consumers can get a diversity of healthy foods such as Organic eggs and meat, provided by 300+ raised chickens.
The farmer grows a wide range of seasonal vegetables and fruits, like melons, berries, etc. People can obtain our wheat grass, nuts, some sorts of flowers, herbs. You can get all the products either attending my farm with an address at 16410 N. 800 E, Bloomington, IL 61704 or the local farmers’ markets.
Why have you chosen to produce organic?
It is healthier for us and there is a great demand for such products. It helps health-conscious individuals and it’s better for our environment. I believe in the “good” standards of animal welfare.
What’s your favorite part of being an organic farmer?
I like farming. There is always fresh and ready to eat food around the house. The higher prices, which I receive from organically grown products, help with the financial situation on the farm, which in turn helps my wife be a stay-at-home mom.
What makes your farm special?
It’s close to town, we started from scratch to live the dream and we provide a great variety of products.
How would you like to see your farm grow?
We want a good customer base, an on-farm store, possibly a CSA and steady volunteers.