Sand Creek Farm is a medium sized Sustainable farm utilizing new technology combined with old wisdom to produce a profitable farming operation.
(click the family photo to read an article about the farm)
Farmer: Ben Godfrey, wife: Alysha, children: Abigale, Emily, Rebecca, Grace and Lillian
We provide healthy food to the growing local food demand.
We offer an exclusive opportunity to train and mentor a limited number of individuals through our our Sustainable Farming Share Cropping Program each season.
Ben Godfrey offers private consultation for profitable sustainable farming and aquaponic facilities with custom recommendations in labor, mechanization, location, product, budget, work flow, design and more. Help with utilizing the USDA new farmer loans and the NRCS equip programs can also be incorporated into these consultations if you want or need a loan or grant.
Food available from our farm:
- Bulk wholesale produce grown in the soil or aquaponics on contract
- Wagyu x Angus Grass fed beef by wholes, halves, and quarters. We also offer young dairy beef bulls at weaning time, ~500-600 lbs live weight, for Rose Beef. 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 acres in 2006.
In 2009 we sold our commerical construction company of 15 years, our "real job" in the city, and became full time farmers. We have now been farming for ~13 years and feed, mentor, and teach others to do the same.
Having made the journey from "City Folks" to "Country Folks" - let us tell you, 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.
Items that we recommend but do not have in stock:
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 belive 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. We still retain milk cows on the farm for our family and provide a few healthy cows for sale each year, see the Farm Animals for Sale page. We continue to annually test each cow in our small herd for BLV, Johnes, TB, and Brucellosis.
NOW AVAILABLE: RAW MILK DAIRY TRAINING COURSE - $500, printed materials and certificate included. Private or group course available. Email the farm for a class.
Accepted by South Dakota Raw Milk Licencensing department.
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)