The Story of How Paynter Family Organic Farm Came to Be...
We, Dave and Kathy, both had grandparents that farmed in this area. We were fortunate to learn from them how to take care of the soil and enjoy the close family farm atmosphere.
We were married in 1984 and bought a tractor, some equipment and some land. In 1988 we had the opportunity to buy the farm where we currently live. We started farming conventionally but switched to organic farming in 1996. Currently our grains, which consist of corn, soybeans, wheat, spelts, oats, clover seed, rye and barley, are certified organic by Global Organic Alliance (GOA).
We have been selling organic-fed freezer beef for nearly 21 years. We sold freezer pork years ago, took a break, and now are selling certified Organic freezer pork. Our son Aaron and his wife are involved with the pork operation. We have been selling certified organic chickens for the past five years.
Five children, a daughter-in-law, two son-in-laws, three granddaughters and six grandsons later, we are all involved with selling our organic-fed beef, pork and chicken at the Farmer’s Markets in Crestline, Bucyrus, and New Washington. We have enjoyed meeting all of you, our customers, and look forward to continuing to provide you with our organic-fed beef, pork and chicken products.
This truly has become a family farm business. We feel very blessed with our family and are proud that they all want to be a part of the organic farming business that was started so many years ago.