Not only does Good Life Ranch produce clean, healthy animal protein but also fresh, "beyond organic" produce! We have many gardens in which we grow a bounty of fruits, nuts, berries, and vegetables every year.

Our garden soil is created here on the farm from existing top soil, compost, manure, leaves, cover cropping, and green manure. It is truly healthy soil that teems with microbial life and earthworms and needs no chemical fertilizers. We practice rotation growing methods just like we use rotational grazing with our animals so that our soil never becomes depleted and we keep pest organisms in check.

"Organic" is another term that has been co-opted by Big Agriculture so much recently that it has lost most of its original meaning. Certain herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides are perfectly acceptable to use in an "organic" operation under the current federal laws because Big Ag has effectively lobbied for their use in "organic" systems. Since this has led to the term "organic" not meaning much in actual practice, Good Life Ranch has opted to not pay thousands of dollars to become Certified Organic.

However, we believe in the original meaning of the term and practice completely organic growing methods. The only purchased fertilizer we will use is fish emulsion, and we only use that on crops that require a lot of nitrogen, such as sweet corn. The vast majority of our soil's fertility comes from compost, manure, and other organic methods of gardening. We do not spray our crops with any pesticides, fungicides, or herbicides and do all of the planting, weeding, pruning, and other garden maintenance by hand.

The prices of our produce vary by season and type of produce. Here's a list of the crops we produce throughout the season. We don't sell produce independently, but produce is generally available with meat purchases. Prices vary by type and variety.

† indicates a heritage variety developed prior to 1940
indicates a variety found on the Slow Food USA Ark of Taste
W indicates a wild variety found here on the farm

Apple, Arkansas Black
Apple, Gala
Apple, Granny Smith
Apple, MacIntosh
Basil, Cinnamon
Basil, Genovese
†Basil, Mrs. Burn’s Lemon
Basil, Sweet
Beans, Black garden
†Beans, Calypso
◊Beans, Christmas Lima
†Beans, Kentucky Wonder Pole
†Beans, Kilimanjaro Speckled
†Beans, Pencil Pod Golden Wax
†Beans, Tiger’s Eye
W Blackberries
W Blueberries
†Broccoli, Calabrese
†Cabbage, Early Jersey
Carrots, Danvers
Carrots, Dragon
†Carrots, Paris Market
†Corn, Bloody Butcher
†Corn, Blue Jade
†Corn, Daymon Morgan’s Kentucky
†Corn, Floriani Red Flint
†Corn, Golden Bantam
†Corn, Texas Honey June
Dill, Mammoth
Eggplant, Florida High Bush
†Eggplant, Rosa Bianca
Figs, Brown Turkey
†Garlic, Elephant
†Garlic, German Red
◊Garlic, Inchelium Red
†Garlic, Nootka Rose
†Garlic, Spanish Roja
◊Ground Cherries, Aunt Molly’s
W Ground Cherries
W Hazelnuts
†Kale, Red Russian
†Leeks, Musselburgh
◊Lemons, Meyer Coastal
Lettuce, Flame
Lettuce, Tango
◊Lettuce, Tennis Ball
Limes, Mexicanasparagus
†Melons, Emerald Gem
†Melon, Petit Gris de Rennes
Mustard Greens, Indian
Mustard Greens, Mizuna
Parsley, Forest Green
Parsnips, Harris Model
W Pawpaws
Peaches, White
Peaches, Yellow
†Peas, Amish Snap
Peas, English Sweet
Pears, Bartlett
†Peppers, Aji Dulce
†Peppers, Ancho Gigantea
Peppers, Jalapeño
Peppers, Sweet Bell
Popcorn, Benningfield family variety
†Potatoes, Carola
†Potatoes, Peruvian Blue
†Potatoes, Yukon Gold
†Pumpkins, Seminole
†Pumpkins, Tennessee Vining
Radish, Purple Plum
Raspberries, Golden
Raspberries, Red
†Squash, Table Queen
Squash, Waltham Butternut
Squash, Yellow Summer
Sweet Potatoes
†Swiss Chard, Five Color Silverbeet
Swiss Chard, Rhubarb Red
◊Tomato, Amish Paste
◊Tomato, Brandywine (Sudduth Strain)
Tomato, Cherokee
†Tomato, Gold Medal
Tomato, Beam’s Yellow Pear
W Walnuts, Black
◊Watermelon, Amish Moon and Stars
†Watermelon, Chelsea
Zucchini, Black Beauty