We are a local family farm serving the Dallas Metro area and Northeast Texas since 1984. Our farm has been maintained organically for 29 years and certified organic for 11 years.
Certified organic vegetables, grass-fed lamb and free range eggs.
You can find our booth at a nearby farmer's market or pick up here at the farm. We grow your basic garden fare without the use of pesticides, herbicides, GMO's or chemical fertilizers. Our farm is currently certified organic. We adhere to NOP standards and are inspected, tested and audited by a 3rd party to confirm compliance. Those wishing to ensure they are eating local, organic products from a real farm, are encouraged to visit us at the farm or farmer's market.
Farmer's Markets We attend local Farmer's Markets so that we may better reach our customers. We only sell vegetables that we grow here on our farm - so you will always be buying local, in-season organic products from our booth. Look for the Good Earth Organic Farm banner. We encourage you to sign up for our email notification list or join our Facebook page. We will keep you updated with our product list and the markets we are attending.
FYI - Not all produce at farmer's markets is local or organic ! The White Rock Local Market is the only farmers market requiring that vendors grow (locally) 100% of what they sell, being organic is optional. Other farmers markets allow vendors to purchase wholesale produce and re-sale it at the market. We choose only to sell produce that we have grown ourselves and we only grow certified organic vegetables.
Why must I pre-order some of your items for market delivery ? Why don't you just bring them with you ? Local farmer's market vendors are controlled so that "there are not too many beef, honey, etc. vendors". Markets are very political and many vendors are locked out. We cannot bring honey and beef to some markets, because they already have a honey and beef vendor and competition is not encouraged (except with vegetables, it seems !). However, if you have ordered the honey, etc. from us and need to pick it up at the market, it is permitted. Thanks for your understanding.
Grass-fed lamb Our lambs are 100% grass-fed, no antibiotics, no feedlots and we use an Animal Welfare Approved processor. Individual cuts can be purchased at the farm and farmer's market when available. more
Free-range eggs Our hens enjoy spent vegetables from the garden, insects, grasses, seeds, forbs, wildflowers and legumes. Our hens range on pasture and roost in portable housing at night. Non-medicated, non-soy, non-gmo, whole grain supplements are provided when needed. Eggs are $6.00 a dozen. We use no pesticides on our hens or their pasture. more
Texas Natural Feeds are custom blended and made right here in Texas without using any soy or genetically modified corn. We have our feeds tested by independent labs multiple times per year to insure our high non-GMO standard. We have one of the purest non-GMO poultry feeds available on the market!
Grass-fed beef from Adams Blackland Praire Farm (scroll down for more info) We keep some beef in stock. Call 903-367-7405 to check thier inventory and we can bring your order to the market we are attending.
to email a product reservation and/or questions. Farm pickup - 8571 FM 272 Celeste 75423 903-496-2070 or 903-453-4040 (text ok)
Call the Adam's farm at 903-367-7405 with any questions regarding their product and/or ordering options. Your order can be delivered to Good Earth Organic Farm or to one of the farmer's markets we attend.
Looking for true, raw, local honey ?
Do you also want that raw honey to be from bees that forage on 1200 acres of certified organic prairie and pasture ? The beekeepers bring thier bees each year to Adam's Blackland Prairie farm to forage with the steers ! A share of this honey is reserved by the farm and offered for sale. A limited amount of the 2013 honey crop is available in one pound tubs for $10.00. Pre-order for market delivery !
Member Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Our space at the Coppell Farmer's Market.
What Exactly Is Local Food?
Talk of local food is everywhere. But what does it mean? How local is local? Local is shorthand for an idea that doesn't have a firm definition. Unlike organic standards, which entail specific legal definitions, inspection processes, and labels, local means different things to different people, depending on where they live, how long their growing season is, and what products they are looking for. Practically speaking, local food production can be thought of in concentric circles that start with growing food at home. The next ring out might be food grown in our immediate community - then state, region, and country. For some parts of the year or for some products that thrive in the local climate, it may be possible to buy closer to home. At other times, or for less common products, an expanded reach may be required. People who value local as their primary food criterion are sometimes referred to as locavores. The term "locavore" was coined by Jessica Prentice from the San Francisco Bay Area for World Environment Day 2005 to describe and promote the practice of eating a diet consisting of food harvested from within an area most commonly bound by a 100 mile radius. With such excitement and momentum building in the local food movement, the New Oxford American Dictionary chose locavore as its word of the year in 2007. One easy way to start buying local is to choose one product to focus on. Vegetables are often a good place to start. Produce also offers a good introduction to eating seasonally?an excellent way to learn about local agriculture. Then, try seeking out sources for local meat or dairy. While local is certainly a flexible term, the basic concept is simple: local foods are produced as close to home as possible. Buying local supports a more sustainable food system because true sustainability goes beyond the methods used in food production to include every step that brings food from farm to plate.
Local vs. Sustainable
Sustainable agriculture involves food production methods that are healthy, do not harm the environment, respect workers, are humane to animals, provide fair wages to farmers, and support farming communities. Sustainability includes buying food as locally as possible. Buying local food does not guarantee that it is sustainably produced. Pesticides, chemical fertilizers, factory farming, hormone use, and non-therapeutic use of antibiotics can all be involved in local food production, so it's important to make sure that the local food you buy is from farmers or gardeners using sustainable methods.When considering the sustainability of a product there are a lot of questions to ask, so if a store or producer is advertising that their food was raised locally, take the time to ask a few questions like: "Do you know how these animals were raised?" or "Do you know the name and location of the farm where this product was grown?"
Our space in front of the Dulaney House at Chestnut Square Historical Village, home of the McKinney Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings.