OUR STORY

 

Good Earth Oranic Farm began in 1984 and has grown a lot since then. A 175 acre property deep in the heart of northeast Texas, a.k.a. cotton country, this land was originally full of harmful chemicals that had been used by the previous owners to grow their crops. After a 35 year process of rotating livestock and cover crops, the soil has come alive. What was once dead and full of toxins is now sweet smelling, fertile soil.  After testing the soil, the organic certifier for the state of Texas reported that the residue from the toxins previously used has been reduced to zero. With air pollutions there is a f junk in all rain water and the air. we are doing our part to keep our soil as pure as possible with 

We offer fresh, organic produce, as well as grass-fed, pasture-raised lamb. We realize staying conscious of our ecosystem helps preserve this planet for future generations, so our plants, pastures, and livestock have never been treated with pesticides, herbicides, or other toxic chemicals. Building community is important to us at Good Earth Organic Farm. We cater to the local community and even stock products made by local folks in our farm store.

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“Some of us grew up playing with tractors, the lucky ones still do”

When I bought this farm in 1984, I decided to go organic.  Later on, I realized sustainability goes hand in hand with organic practices. You have to feed the soil to feed the plants. Using cover crops and grazing animals is key in my growing system. Moreover, I opened up my farm to the customers so that they can see for themselves, the sustainable organic growing practices I use, because you got to know the folks who grow your food. 

 

It takes you a couple of years to figure out how to grow organically, and it takes you a couple more years to figure out how to sell it. It takes even more years to make money and become sustainable. However, I feel putting this farm together and making it successful is my passion and purpose.

I loves dogs, a good meal, a cold Shiner, and good friends.

Paul Magedson, Your Farmer