- RHODES FAMILY FARM -
You can find Rhodes Family Farm every Saturday at the Bloomington Winter Farmers' Market.
Rhodes Family Farm is located 7 miles southwest of Bloomfield in Greene County. Luke and Arlene Rhodes started farming here in 1986, and with 6 sons and 1 daughter who help/have helped on the farm, it is truly a "family" farm.
The earlier days of the farm saw them doing a commercial style dairying with Holstein cows. In 1992 Luke started grazing his cattle out on pasture. With Holsteins not being well adapted for foraging, he slowly bred his herd over to the Dutch Belted breed. This breed served their purpose well for the next 25+ years. In 2001 the decision was made to go 100% grass fed. For several years after this the farm was certified organic. Since then, the farm's standard has risen above and beyond organic so registration isn't practical anymore. The dairy operation of the farm was sold in February 2020 and since then, the focus has shifted to increasing the beef herd to meet our growing demand of grass fed beef.
"Our 100 acre grass based farm is home to cattle, hogs, sheep, and chickens. Our products are GMO free as well as free of antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, and fungicides. At times we also raise some produce to sell, mainly snap peas."