About UsOur family owned and operated farm is located in the rolling hills of central Ohio in Knox County, an hour north of Columbus, near Mount Vernon in Fredericktown. We started farming in 1987 with an eye to finding a healthful and satisfying life for our family and future generations. We have developed that small start into our current successful farm and homestead operation.
NO ADDED HORMONES
GRASS FED AND PASTURE RAISED
NO ROUTINE ANTIBIOTICS
LOCALLY PROCESSED with no water added...
The pasture base on our farm is approximately 180 acres, on which we use intensive grazing to raise our sheep and cattle.
We are now experimenting with draft horse power using a pair of half linger draft ponies named Molly and Polly. Aside from receiving excessive amounts of carrots and snuggles these girls spend their time horse logging in the winter and cultivating and hauling in the summer. We are in the process of training them to ride as well.
Through the years we have learned a great deal, not only about farming and natural, sustainable agriculture, but also about nutrient-dense food. We are continually seeking out new information and trying new methods in our efforts to improve our farm and homestead and the products we sell. We share what we know with our local community through workshops, conferences, farm tours, and working with student interns from nearby Kenyon College.
We use intensive grazing because we have found it to be the best for the animals, the environment, and the quality of meat. Our sheep and cattle
Lambs are born in February through May, in sunny, warm hoophouses (plastic covered arched greenhouses). As soon as the weather permits, the lambs and their moms
Calves are usually started by nursing at their mother's side or by our family cow.
Our lamb, beef, pork and chicken processing is done locally at an ODA (Ohio Department of Agriculture) or USDA inspected facility. Meat is frozen at the butcher and vacuum packed in clear plastic for good visibility and clearly labeled with cut and weight.
Our eggs are from free range, pastured hens
From November through April, we have selected mixed winter salad and cooking greens.
Our products are generally available year-round.