Reedy Fork Farm is a six hundred acre, certified organic dairy farm near Greensboro. Franklin Teague began the farm in 1950, and his son George continued to run it with his family. By 2006, however, changes in the industry had endangered the farm. George’s wife, Cherry, and daughter, Hayley, encouraged George to explore organic farming. Reluctant at first, George visited organic farms and began to see the possibilities. Soon after, he met with people from the Organic Valley co-op, who wanted to start a dairy pool in North Carolina. The co-op helped the Teagues transition to organic farming.
In 2007, Reedy Fork Farm became certified organic. They do not use antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, herbicides, or GMOs. The cows rotationally graze on lush green pastures. The family milks around 100 Holstein and Holstein-Jersey cows, selling the milk to the Organic Valley co-op, who bottles it under the co-op label or makes it into cheese, butter, and other products.
Reedy Fork Farm sells organic beef and custom organic animal feed off the farm. They also added hens to the farm, who free range on pasture and produce healthy, delicious, and certified organic eggs. Our stores carry Reedy Fork Farm eggs.
“Our farming journey has carried us full circle,” says the Teague family’s website. “We feel we are doing our part for the earth, the cows, our children, and others. This makes us happy!” Visit the farm online at http://www.reedyforkfarm.com/.