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Vegetable Share - All produce in the Vegetable Share, with the exception of sweet corn and strawberries, is certified organic by Midwest Organic Services Association. Fruit Share - Our fruit is grown by the Klug family near St. Joseph, Michigan. The Klugs use a growing system called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Farmers who use the IPM approach conduct extensive monitoring of insect and disease problems to ensure that a synthetic pesticide or fungicide is only used as a last resort and only in the smallest quantity necessary. This approach minimizes the impact on the natural environment. Egg Share - The egg share consists of one dozen brown eggs per delivery. Our chickens are fed a wholesome, diverse diet of grains, vegetables and fruits. We encourage them to graze on grasses, green plants and bugs. They can move around freely with plenty of access to clean water, fresh air and sunlight. Meat Share - All meat included in the share comes from our farms in Grayslake and Brodhead and from three other partner farms in Southern Wisconsin. Animals raised at Sandhill Family Farms and by our partner farms live in a healthy and humane environment. They have access to the outdoors (except in inclement weather), and they are encouraged to express instinctive behaviors such as rooting, grazing and nesting. Sheep, chickens, cows and pigs eat a mixed diet of pasture grasses, grains, and surplus produce from our vegetable operation. With the exception of the meat chickens, the feed our animals receive is not certified organic. All feed is free of artificial growth hormones, antibiotics and animal byproducts. Dairy Share - Each dairy share includes butter, yogurt and cheese made by licensed Wisconsin dairy artisans located in the beautiful countryside surrounding our Brodhead farm. Your participation in the dairy share supports family-scale dairy farms and small creameries in southern Wisconsin.