What's In A Name?
Natural? Sustainable? Organic? Local?
At Broad Branch Farm, we take raising food very seriously. Clean food, real food - no pesticides, no GMO's, no cheap inputs, no cutting corners. Our bodies were not meant to ingest pesticides, GMO's or any of the fake, impostor products corporations try to call 'food'.
It's simple. Eat low on the food chain - Fruits, Vegetables, Protein and Whole Grains.
AND, make sure every food you eat is raised with the best growing practices.
We are committed to raising our Vegetables, Grassfed Beef, Pastured Chicken, Pastured Eggs and Pastured Pork following the cleanest growing practices that actually improve our land, provides the most natural environment for our livestock (pastured) and produces food that not only tastes fantastic but is good for us and our environment.
Certified Organic Feed - We only use Certified Organic Feed for our chickens and pigs. This assures you there are NO pesticides used on what our animals eat. No GMO's and no cheap inputs or industrial by-products in the feed. It's real and it's Certified Organic.
Certified Organic Hay and Forage - Our Grassfed Grass Finished Beef are pastured on Certified Organic pasture. In 2016, our laying hens, meat chickens and pastured pigs will also graze Certified Organic pasture. All livestock are fed Certified Organic Hay.
Vegetables without Pesticides - We use our own compost, National Organic Program approved inputs such as naturally mined minerals for fertilizer, Certified Organic Hay and Straw for mulching, NEVER any chemicals.
Join Our CSA or Try our Farm Food Group Buying Option
Make 2016 the year you decide to eat the best tasting most nutritious food - for the health of your family and your community.
Farm Food Group - NEW! We have launched our Farm Food Group buying option. Meet the minimum order and we deliver to you.
Markets - We sell once per month in Peoria and Naperville, usually on a Saturday morning. Markets are announced on our website and Facebook. We provide a Shopping List with items and prices.
2016 Spring Markets
From now until our CSA begins in June, you will find us occasionally in Peoria and Naperville selling our food. Join our email list to be notified where and when we'll be selling. Or, watch our Facebook and website for market information.
A special thank you to the folks in the Naperville and Peoria areas for supporting our Winter/Spring Markets this season. To have fresh vegetables, eggs and our awesome meat in the middle of an Illinois winter is a treat. We applaud your appreciation for good food produced locally.
SPRING MARKET SCHEDULE
The following are dates for our next round of markets for the Peoria and Naperville areas. We will confirm the dates once we know the weather will cooperate - usually in the beginning of market week.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 3601 N. North Street, Peoria
Sunday, May 22
Noon - 1 p.m.
This market is confirmed and will take place THIS Sunday. See the Shopping List to place your order.
Naperville Tennis Club
This market is not confirmed. When we know the weather will cooperate, we will post whether the market will take place, time and day. We usually know the Tuesday before market day.
If you cannot make it to one of our Spring Markets, please contact us to buy our food directly.
The Quality of Your Food Matters
We grow our own chemical free vegetables, pastured eggs and meat because we've made the quality of our food a priority and not an afterthought. We love the beauty, the incredible flavors, the nutrition and just the pure satisfaction that our food was raised without poison and with great respect for our environment.
We never grow bored or tired of eating the most amazing food. Our children have been raised on real food. Each one can tell an impostor vegetable by mere glance. Success is watching your kids get SO excited about good food.
Raise your kids on real food and you're building a foundation for a lifetime.
Don’t compromise the quality of the food you eat. How your food is raised, harvested and time from harvest to your table matters.
Food Produced Without Short Cuts
Our farm is committed to producing the best food you can feed your family. No chemicals, no GMO’s, no short cuts. This is the food we feed our own family. We demand food raised with integrity, that tastes good and provides high quality calories. Our customers love the freshness of the vegetables, the incredible pastured eggs and meat that actually has flavor. Read about our growing practices here.
Start Eating Real Food
Our customers come from all walks of life but they have one common goal:
START EATING REAL FOOD
They want incredible flavors, freshness and nutrition. They want food that excites their kids and inspires husbands to eat more vegetables. They want protein produced without cruelty where animals are outside, in fresh air, on pasture and allowed to live a stress free life.
Customers say, "Grow me delicious food without hurting anything or anybody, that tastes good and nourishes my family, supports my community and my farmer."
We wholeheartedly agree.
Our Favorite Photo
Here is our good mama sow Patty with one of her piglets sleeping peacefully side by snout. These piglets are so little and mama is so big. But, Patty is good - she moves slowly giving specific sounds and gestures to move her little ones out of the way before she lays down.
The piglets are 2 weeks old as of May 18. We started with 12 and they are all thriving. Running, playing and rooting in the big spade fulls of earth we bring them. Just pure joy to watch them!