"The journey to make our farms biologically sound is a lifetime pursuit. We believe it is our duty to leave our patch of earth a better place than when we found it.
We believe it is a moral obligation that food provided for one’s family or others to be nutrient rich, vitamin fortified, and chemical-free."
Greener Grass Farms is located on the Marsh Family Farm, purchased in 1958 by George and Mary Marsh. The farm originally began as a dairy with Holstein cows.
Milk was sold to Pet Milk in Litchfield, Michigan. In the late 60’s the dairy was discontinued and a livestock farm became a crop farm, producing corn and soybeans.
In the early 70’s the Marsh Family purchased a meat market in Coldwater, MI that ran until 1986.
Upon George and Mary’s passing, Dan and Cal took possession of the farms.
In the 2000’s, Dan and Deb, after doing extensive research and attending seminars, realized that there was a better way to treat our soil and food. The “modern” age practices of Monoculture- such as corn or soybeans, and spraying increasing amounts of Glyphosates and salt based chemical fertilizers- are destroying the biology and health of our soil.
We feel animals fed crops with low mineral and nutritional value tend to have health and reproductive problems.
At Greener Grass Farms we have concentrated our efforts on rebuilding the health of the soil. We have accomplished this by using managed intensive grazing techniques.
By constantly moving the cattle through our pastures, much like the buffalo grazed 200 years ago,
we improve nutrient scattering (which is spreading manure in the pastures). Cattle take 1/3 to 1/2 forage and leave the rest to shield and feed the soil.
Organic Fish Fertilizer and many other natural minerals are sprayed on our pastures and hay fields to enhance the soils health and productivity.
Over the years, using these practices, we have seen an astonishing changes in our cattle. Health problems are scarce and reproduction is at an all-time high.
We are convinced that beef fed on forages, such as grass, legumes and cover crops that are grown on healthy soils are considerably more nutrient dense. They also carry no chemical toxins to affect human health.
If you are concerned about the food system of today and
what your family is consuming please contact us to visit the farm.
You will see a modern grazing system where soil and animal health are our #1 priority.
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