Chris & LeAnn Benton – C&L Farms Grows, LLC
C&L Farms Grows is a new farm north of Carrollton off of Hwy 113. The farm is located on 8 beautiful acres with lots of potential. Each morning there are deer browsing the pasture among wild rabbits and a lone hawk circling overhead.
All of our produce is grown with natural methods, meaning that no chemical fertilizers, sprays, or pesticides are used. Our main focus is our microgreens (pea, sunflower, radish, salad mix, cilantro, broccoli, and shiso) but we also grow a Spring salad mix as well as herbs. We are expanding into more root vegetables such as carrots, beets, white turnips, and radish. We are stewards to the land and will begin to focus our efforts on our permaculture walking trail food forest.
Our mission is to foster social and environmental change through the production of local food, and to help, teach, and empower people to start growing their own. We believe that our transition from a petroleum based society is inevitable and how we chose to perceive that potentially devastating event is entirely up to us. At C&L Farms, we see that as an opportunity to create the world we want to live in, and while we move from a society and food system that is energy intensive, environmentally destructive, and socially inequitable, we can have fun, eat good wholesome food, get some exercise, and reconnect with the soil and our community at the same time.