The Amish & Mennonite farmers we work with know that cows do best when they harvest their own feed from the pastures around them. Open pastures allow cows to engage in their natural behaviors. These pastures may contain one, two, or up to dozens of species of plants and grasses that change throughout the season. Thus, our cows’ diets range from fresh pasture grasses such as Indian grass or switchgrass in early summer to orchardgrass, ryegrass, or clover in mid-summer. Most surprising choice in fall? Turnips!