My family first started farming organically in the year 2005. Why exactly we decided to go the organic route was due to many factors. One of my sisters has a developmental disorder and my parents didn't know what to do; they believed it was vaccine related but no one else believed them. They began to take her to a natural-path who changed her diet, and we began to see very clear improvements. It was at this time that we began to realize that what is in our food really matters. Dad never like spraying and having to work with all that poison, especially with the kids around, and he wasn't super keen on the direction that conventional agriculture seemed to be going, with the "get big or get out" mentality. There had to be a better way! We had a few relatives and friends at the time that were already organic farmers who helped open the door to the organic world for us. We decided that we wanted to move in the organic direction, but Dad realized that this would mean developing a totally different way of farming and having a totally different mindset. This can be hard to change when you have spent your whole life farming a certain way. There was going to be a lot to learn. While our family decided how would be the best way to get into organic farming, we were approached by"Organic Meadow", who asked if we would like to ship organic milk to them. With this great opportunity before we jumped head first into organics the next spring. What followed was four extremely stressful years of transitions. It was not only a transition from conventional to organic agriculture, but the transition of a mindset about what a farm is, and what it should be.