At the Eaton Farm, we've taken a pledge to grow your food with integrity. Good food should nourish our bodies and heal the land. We believe in raising food in a way that promotes the health of our customers and the environment. These principles guide our farming methods. We don't cut corners on our small family farm, but use only natural, sustainable methods. We are committed to growing great-tasting, nutrient-dense meats, eggs, and produce that promote the wellness of our family and yours.
The family farm is operated by Jerry and Liz Eaton. Silas, Ira, and Abe, the three sons, are eager to help, too, and love playing in the dirt, just like Jerry. Jerry's mother, Sudie, is the egg gatherer extraordinaire.
Having lived on Scott’s Ridge his entire life, Jerry has been farming for as long as he can remember and can’t imagine doing anything else. Liz, a Cincinnati native, was not raised on a farm, but was drawn to rural life after becoming interested in local food production. The couple met at Berea College, where they both received degrees in Agriculture and Natural Resources. Jerry and Liz have had the privilege to be full-time vocational farmers together since 2008.
Located in the hills of Jefferson County, Indiana, the farm is about 70 miles Southeast of Cincinnati, OH. Consisting of several broad fields that taper off to narrow points above sloping wooded hollows, Scott's Ridge is a special place that requires careful farming to prevent erosion. Crops are tended and cultivated in the main fields, and the gradual slopes are reserved for forages for the farm animals. The steepest hillsides produce firewood and timber for the on-farm sawmill. The 115 acre farm was purchased by Jerry’s grandparents, the Scotts. About a half mile up the road stands the old homeplace, where Jerry's ancestor's were born and raised, and dates back to the early 1800’s. In addition to the farm where the produce and livestock are raised, the Eatons rent 15 acres of neighboring hay ground.