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Therefore all 50 lb bags purchased
on this website will be reduced to 45 lbs.
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Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, St. Louis area of Missouri, Minnesota,
North and South Dakota, and eastern Nebraska which are in the Spee
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All the grains we sell are non-GMO (many are
certified organic and heirloom) and raised on our farm.
We store and clean them here to be able to control quality and
We stone grind flours, meals and grits (or roll oats) in small
batches on the farm so our supply is fresh.
Most products are available in quantities from 1 or 2 lbs. to
pallets of 50 lb bags. A few in bulk semi loads.
|My wife and I have a small
family farm, in Grundy county Illinois where we raise organic and
non-GMO grains. Unhappy with the introduction of GMO's and the
direction agriculture was taking in the 1990's, I started
experimenting with organic methods. We raised our first certified
organic sweet corn in 2007, starting small, and have expanded to
include organic oats, wheat, popcorn, peas, soybeans and buckwheat.
When selecting varieties for food crops, I try and choose taste
first; this leads to using older, many times, heirloom varieties. We
save our own seed whenever possible. We have various products also
being sold at restaurants and stores from St. Louis to Chicago and
some farmers markets (Green City: Lincoln Park (Saturdays), Oak
Park, Champaign, Plainfield).
|Does it make a difference
if the farmer and miller are the same person? I think so. By seeing
the product from start to finish, it makes me think more about how
the crop is raised. The type of ground the crop is raised on, where
in the multi-year crop rotation it falls and the fertility used can
affect it's taste. How it was harvested and stored affect each other
and the crop's quality. It also can change how and when it's
cleaned. What I mill and sell also have to fit into the farms
overall crop rotation. It thus turns it into an art, seeing the crop
from start to finish, from the seed all the way to your table.
Enabling me to control and change even small things along the whole
chain to make something I'm proud to put my name on.
||Sometimes people ask "Why do you have a
horse as your emblem if you don't even raise horses?" The answer is
simple. When I first started farming on my own, my grandfather came
out to my farm with iron tracings of horses that hung on his barn.
"You've got to hang these up on your barn", he told me. When I asked
him why, he said, "Because my father had them hanging on his barn."
The answer was, tradition. Doing things the way our grandfathers and
their fathers did them. Not that that applies to everything. I like
combines and tractors and everything else. But to try and grow the
crops and varieties they grew, that tasted good (because that's what
they ate), without chemicals or GM's (because that's what they fed
their families) using methods that have been used for hundreds of
Brian Severson Farms
8430 S Dwight Rd.
Dwight, IL. 60420