Rensing's Pork and Beef Barn Fire

In the early morning of Tuesday, October 3, Chad Rensing's hog nursery, farrow house, and office burned to the ground along with all of his equipment, devastating his family and killing over 1,000 piglets. Though Chad and his family have insurance, it will not be enough to cover the damage, and they will be surviving without their main source of income. 

Chad's New Douglas, Illinois, farm has been operated by the Rensing family for well over 40 years. Chad is a fixture at Edwardsville's weekly Land of Goshen Community Market, and he supplies several local restaurants with his signature pork and bacon. Because of Chad's high-quality feeding regimen and smaller-scale practices (as well as great attention to detail and hard, hard work), Rensing meat has been described by chefs as being among the best they've ever encountered. Chad and his daughter spend the summers together showing their prize hogs throughout the Midwest.

We at the Goshen Market so value Chad's contribution to our community, and we are hoping that our friends and neighbors  will help contribute to rebuilding Chad's nursery.

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  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 29 mos
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    • $20 
    • 29 mos
  • Trish Oberweis 
    • $50 
    • 29 mos
  • Judy Kupsky 
    • $25 
    • 29 mos
  • Leslie Ellis 
    • $25 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jessica DeSpain 
Organizer
Edwardsville, IL
Chad Rensing 
Beneficiary
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