We became Farmers to provide healthy foods for our family and to empower you and the next generation to do the same. We wanted foods free of chemicals, free of antibiotics, free of hormones, free of GMO’s, free of soy, and full of nutrients, so we bought a farm, moved out of the city and started growing and producing our own food.
After 2 years of “hobby” farming on 40 acres we moved to our current farm of 169.94 acres in 2006. In 2009 we sold our commercial construction company, our “real job” in the city, and became full time farmers. We have been farming for ~13 years and feed, mentor, and teach others to do the same. We built a diversified farm, feeding 150 families a week on average over the years. The farm consisted of some of the first commercial aquaponic systems in Texas, the first raw cow milk dairy, pastured hogs/broilers/turkey/laying hens, rotational grazing for dairy/beef cattle, and small creamery for making farmstead cheese/yogurt/kefir/dulce-de-leche. We bred and raised draft and riding horses/ponies for work in draft and pleasure riding. And we outsourced quality products from other trusted farming families to provide items that we did not produce, such as strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, sweet corn, additional vegetables, more grass fed beef, goat, and lamb. All organically and/or sustainably grown with organic practices, of course.
Having made the journey from “City Folks” to “Country Folks” – if we can do it, anyone can do it! If you need help, we can teach you what we have learned. email Ben Godfrey for private, custom consultation.
If you are looking for a raw milk dairy, try www.realmilk.com. If you are looking for local food, try www.eatwild.com, www.localharvest.org, and www.farmmatch.com.
Sand Creek Farm is for sale and the Sand Creek farm family is willing to farm sit your farm in Europe in 2019 if you would like a vacation. We plan to be available Spring – Summer – Fall to travel Europe. We prefer to settle somewhere for a week or more to really get to know the area and people. If you have room for a family of 8 on your farm, and want qualified care givers for your home, farm and animals … contact the owners of Sand Creek Farm, Ben and Alysha Godfrey, to discuss dates.
Sand Creek Farm Sale Information:
Many people ask why we are selling Sand Creek Farm. The answer is simple … God called us here to do some work for Him, now He is sending us somewhere else. The farm is located in Milam County, Texas USA; this is a lovely part of Texas with rolling hills, good rain fall, and the farm sits on top of an aquifer. It is very peaceful and many people have come here to rejuvenate, relax and learn. We have managed the land as we believed benefits the future generations … organically – sustainably, and now we will pass it on. The farm is eligible for re-certification of both organic and GAP.
While we are here, we will continue to grow in the commercial aquaponic facilities, teach aquaponics as well as sustainable/organic faming for the aquaponics/greenhouses/fields, help people appropriately mechanize their farms, design farm plans, council on business plans, teach about raw milk dairies, provide farming equipment from our Sustainable Farm Supply business, and rent our personal cottages via airbnb.
Ben Godfrey, consults on many aspects of Organic and Sustainable Farming. He offers private consultation for profitable sustainable farming, small farm mechanization and aquaponic facilities with custom recommendations in labor, equipment, location, product, budget, work flow, and design. He can help you utilizie the USDA new farmer loans and the NRCS equip programs for grants.
– Aquaponics, from backyard to commercial operations
– Farming in the soil
– Mechanizing your farm with size appropriate machinery
– Business set up
– Growing for a Truck Patch, Farmer’s Market, Large Wholesale sales, CSA models
– Raw milk cow dairy consultation for grass only, or grass with 10# or less of grain/cow/day
– Designing a functional farm
Sand Creek Farm was the 1st raw Cow Milk dairy in the history of Texas, beginning with our license in 2004. We closed our dairy to public production in Aug. of 2016 and no longer offer raw milk for sale. However, we are happy to share with you the pros/cons of a raw milk dairy, and the profitable way to run a raw milk dairy if it is a jouney on which you are led to embark.
Or, if you believe that having your own home milk cow is the direction you would like to go, we will also happily teach you to have success in this venture as well.
Accepted by South Dakota Raw Milk Licencensing department.
Items that we recommend but do not have in stock:
Read some fun articles about the farm in the following publications:
Acres USA, Jun 2014
USDA-NRCS by Randy Henry, Jan 17, 2013
Texas Farm & Home, Oct 2010
Waco Tribune-Herald by J.B. Smith, Aug 3, 2008
Sand Creek Farm * 1552 CR 267 * Cameron, TX 76520
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Information: email us (fastest way to reach someone at the farm)