“We focus on producing sustainable chickens, eggs, and hogs.”
Rustic Roots Farm grinds and mixes their own feed rations which are carefully monitored to provide exactly what each species of animal needs based on age, temperature and season. They make their own compost which is used in all facets of growing on the farm, including their own custom potting mix. They use block making tools in the greenhouse to avoid too much agricultural plastic. Building soil was the theme of our conversation.
They have cattle, but not for sale. The cattle are used to eat and stomp down forages, and to spread their manure over the pastures so Bobby and Mindy can grow high quality forage for their poultry and hogs. Their passion for sustainably raised food and constant research are evident throughout the farm.
Visit our Farm!
4947 Titchenal Rd.
Brighton, IL 62012
Shop with us.
Land of Goshen Community Market
We also supply over 20 restaurants in the region.
About our Farm
- 70 pigs
- 5000 broiler chickens
- 3000 laying chickens
- Pasture-Raised Eggs
Grind and mix own feed with a combination or organic and non-GMO grain
- Broiler Chickens: rotated daily
- Laying Chickens: rotated every other day
- Cover crops
- Nutrient Management Plan
- Grazing Management Plan
- Integrated Pest Management
- Riparian Herbaceous Cover
- Field Borders
- Fencing and Livestock Exclusion
- Biodynamic Systems
- Soil Testing
- Product own potting mix
- Soil Blocking to reduce plastic use in seedling production
- Grind and mix feed rations (using a combination organic and non-GMO grains)