Harness the benefits of organic farming at Green Field Farms

You can trace their family history back for centuries, yet despite the many changes that have been made in our society, you will learn that they still live and farm today—just as their forefathers once did.

That’s what makes Green Field Farms so special to our community. They believe strongly in tradition, and are dedicated to sustainability, culture and the community.

The Green Field Farms cooperative was founded in 2003 by a small group of Amish farmers and businessmen who were concerned about the future generations. At the time, many were being faced with inflation, increases in the cost of land, as well as mechanized farming. At the time, less than 10 percent were full-time farmers.

One of the major reasons as to why the co-op is here is to provide markets with organic and sustainable food. All of the farms must implement high food safety standards. Because of these standards, each farm has to be GAP Certified (Good Agriculture Practices), which requires all farms to be inspected by a third party to ensure that they are following good agriculture practices.

All of the farmers are trained to know how to monitor their soil daily to ensure that it is healthy. The farmers also still use work horses, which decreases compaction in the soil.

They pride themselves in promoting balanced nutrition in their soil,” Raymond “Junior” Yoder, of Green Field Farms, said. “We strongly believe that all health starts in the soil.”

The co-op is best known for producing their local and fresh produce,” Sarah Ann Hershberger, of Green Field Farms, said. “Be sure to look for the Certified Organic seal of approval—it’s the one with the horse and buggy.”

Sarah also said Green Field Farms is continuing to grow, and they know they will see more people being able to make their living working down on the farm.

The sky is the limit,” Junior said. “We have a good foundation built here with a good model. All of the farmers are all dedicated to providing the kind of food they want to consume, which are premium-quality products.”

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Breakfast Burritos

Ingredients:

  • 10 tortillas (for 10 burritos)
  • 9 Large Green Field Farms Eggs (scrambled)
  • 2 Cups Fried Sausage Crumbles
  • Shredded Green Field Farms Garlic Herb & Farmers Cheeses
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Salsa

Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes

Instructions:

Divide eggs and crumbles evenly on 10 tortillas. Top with shredded Green Field Farms tomato garlic and farmers cheeses. Add 1 tablespoon sauce and 1 teaspoon salsa. Roll up tortilla and place in baking dish. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F. for 15 to 20 minutes.

Source: Greenfield Farms