Address: 16410 N 800 East rd, Bloomington IL 61704 / (309) 963-4932
Grass - Fed
About Us / Dearing Country Farms History: Mission/Vision
Dearing Country Farms is a small, family owned and operated farmstead, growing and harvesting an abundance of seasonal produce, trees, fruit, berries, melons, flowers, and herbs. We utilize and implement best practices in sustainable agriculture, organic production gardening, humane livestock management, natural resources/ wildlife habitat development, agriculture education and community outreach. We also specialize in raising cage-free / pastured turkeys, chickens for meat and eggs, Jersey beef cattle for grass fed beef as well as several goats for meat and milk. Located just west of Bloomington, IL, our farm follows USDA Organic Program, Certified Naturally Grown and American Humane Certified standards and guidelines. We care about the environment, wildlife and our livestock, so we adhere to sustainable agricultural practices and treat our animals humanely and with respect. Our products can be purchased directly from off the farm, local farmers markets, and at several health food stores in the region. For more information and products available, visit our website, www.DearingCountryFarms.com.
In 2003, Brad and Jackie Dearing purchased 31.4 Acres in Dry Grove Township with the goal of designing their own rural property with a custom home and recreational lands. After designing and building their dream home, plans changed due to their loss of twin boys in the winter of 2004. Priorities changed and the decision was made to have Jackie leave her corporate job at Country financial in Bloomington in order to be a stay at home mom and raise a family when expecting their daughter in 2006. Income however was still an issue as the only household income was through Brad’s teaching salary at University High School in Normal. An idea was brought up to raise a small backyard flock of production chickens for eggs and utilize organic methods in order to meet a niche market in the area. 300 chickens were purchased and a coop was c