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Greener Pastures Natural Farm is a natural farm located in Flora, Illinois. We strive to produce nutrient-dense food which will nourish people well.

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Preparing Your Garden Spot

  A healthy productive garden doesn’t come by accident; it requires careful preparation to have a garden that’s a joy to work in. One of the first things to consider is the site for your garden. Is the soil wet all the time? Or is there good drainage? A wet spot does not work well…

Beef and Barley Soup Recipe

This is one of my family’s favorite soups. It is so filling and warming–a real comfort food. And the best part is it’s so easy to make! Beef and Barley Soup 2 lb grass-fed ground beef or stew beef 1 onion, chopped 3 stalks celery, chopped 4 carrots, peeled and sliced 1 quart beef broth…

How to Make Chicken or Beef Broth

I’ve been meaning to share my broth recipe for a while, especially since I’ve been able to carry Fox River Farms grass-fed beef soup bones here at Greener Pastures. Broth, both chicken and beef, is so good for you. There are all sorts of health-building properties in a cup of nice hot broth or a…

Animal Fat–Friend or Foe?

Let’s talk a little bit about fat. For the last 6,000 years, mankind has eaten fat–animal fat–and lots of it. And for that 6,000 years, cancer, heart disease, and diabetes were rare and, in some cultures, non-existent. Take the Eskimos for instance: Before they came into contact with civilization, they subsisted almost entirely on whale…