Serenity Farm is run by Brad and Tiffany Dilts and our eight children.
Our 40 acre farm is located 3 miles west of I-135 between Newton and Wichita, near the town of Sedgwick, Kansas.
Until about 20 years ago, it was farmed conventionally, though it has never had GMOs on it. Since then, we have been working on healing and regenerating the soil through use of cover crops and crop rotations.
We were certified organic for commodity crops but dropped the certification due to cost and complexity. We do still use organic (and beyond) methods. We now grow chemical free fruits and vegetables, started from non-GMO seeds and grown using regenerative methods without the use of chemical pesticides or herbicides.
We believe in growing high quality, nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables not only for our family, but for yours as well. All of our livestock is raised on pasture with minimal grain (never GMO) and organic when possible. They are free to roam, root, and graze as God intended them. We look forward to meeting our members and feel blessed to have you join us!
We grow only the finest of fruits and vegetables that are started from organic, non-gmo, and mostly heirloom seeds. We start our seedling in high quality growing medium (Happy Frog) to get them off to a healthy start. We grow over forty different vegetables and have a small fruit orchard with peaches and pears.
During the spring season we offer several lettuce varieties, spinach, peas, kale, swiss chard, broccoli, cabbage, and more. In the summer, the wonderful bounty of summer squashes, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and more will satisfy your desire for summer to go on forever! In the fall, root vegetables and winter squashes will fill your belly when made into delicious soups and stews to keep you warm on the cool fall evenings. Through the winter we provide delicious, fresh greens all season in our high tunnels. There may be snow on the ground, but we have plenty of greens to keep you eating healthy all season long!
The chicken or the egg?
Nothing beats the beautiful, dark orange colored eggs of chickens foraging out on pasture. The eggs of pastured chickens are amazing in their nutrient density and flavor, taking on the subtle hues of the season as the insects, grains, and grass vary.
Periodically, we raise Freedom Ranger Chickens for butchering. Freedom Ranger chickens are a slow-growing broiler that has a rich flavor and pleasing texture you just can’t find in the grocery store. Our chickens are fed organic, non-GMO grains and are moved to new pasture daily so they can eat fresh greens and nutritious insects, all the while helping to improve the fertility of the pasture and gardens as they go.
The typical chicken you find in a grocery store is a Cornish cross breed, which grows at exceptionally rapid rates and are slaughtered at 6-8 weeks. This allows producers to raise more birds throughout the year, but it results in birds with leg defects, poor genetics, and bland flavor. Our slow-growing birds are slaughtered at 12-14 weeks. A slower growth rate means Freedom Ranger birds are healthier and stronger. Being raised outdoors on pasture means they’re getting plenty of sun, exercise, and environmental nutrients, thus building flavor and texture into their muscles and giving them the succulent yellow fat of a grassfed animal. We have raised this breed of chicken for many years for our own family and have been very pleased with the results. The flavor of a pasture-raised, free-range chicken is undeniably the best.