I grew up on my grandparent’s farm in Wisconsin until I was nine years old. Our farm was huge, and we actually had multiple farms around the area. My grandpa pretty much ran the entire thing and he is still the most hardworking man I have ever known. I grew up naturally with the whole milk from our cows, eggs from our chickens, corn from our fields, and the freshest, most high quality beef from our cattle. We even had sheep and pigs. We had a GIANT garden that the whole family tended together. Even with all of the whole foods we grew and raised, we still made regular trips to the grocery store. We bought the foods that we could not grow in our area, many fruits, and breads/cereals.
I think that our farm was pretty diverse overall. We grew two different types of corn. One variety was grown to be ground up into feed and stored in the silos for the cows to eat year round. The other variety was for human consumption. It is still the best corn I have ever eaten. The kernels are large, ripe, golden, and juicy, and you can taste the freshness with every bite. Our cattle was also diverse. We had the holstein cows for their milk and a variety of other breeds for beef and byproducts.
In conclusion, although we did not grow 29 different types of corn, or tons of varieties of beans, I think our farm was quite diverse. Not to mention, completely natural and healthy. I did not grow up with hormones in my milk or any processed foods. It was, in my opinion, the healthiest way a kid can grow up.