Our Organic Farmers
Meet some of the faces behind Organic Meadow...
Chris and Barb VanderVloet are determined to help more than one of their 13 children to get into farming. This goal encouraged them to move to organic production - and adopt some creative thinking.
The Groenewegens milk about 30 Holstein and Jersey cows, which are fed mostly organic pasture grass for seven months of the year. During the colder months, the cows eat organic barley, corn, peas, balage, and kelp, and are turned out every day to exercise and socialize. Homeopathic remedies are used to keep the cattle healthy.