Our farm has been in the family since 1947 when Earl's grandparents bought the farm. We are nestled in the southeast corner of Hancock County with 1 mile of Blue River and 1/4 mile of Nameless Creek on the property. Earl grew up on the farm, as his parents built a house on the property when they got married, Earl and Barb's son now lives in that house and Barb and Earl live in Earl's grandparents home. Their son, Michael, does a lot of the day to day farm work including caring for the animals. The farm is 167 acres in total. Part of the farm is in permanent pasture and woods.
Earl's grandparents and father started the dairy which was the first Grade A Dairy in Hancock County. It is no longer a commercial dairy - as the milk company said we weren't big enough for us to pick up any more. We have continued to milk and sell our milk as "Pet Food" and supplemented our hogs with the extra milk.
We started participating in Farmers Markets in 2004 by selling cheese produced by Swissland Dairy. We have since started selling eggs, chickens, beef, pork, rabbits, that we have raised on the farm. We have also partnered with many other local producers to sell their products at the markets. We always let our customers know exactly where the product come from.
We are members of Indiana Grown and Hoosier Harvest Council.
You can find us at the Farmers Market at the Fairgrounds in Greenfield, Fortville Farmers Market, Cumberland Farmers Market, the Irvington Farmers Market and the Fresh Wednesday Market in Irvington.
We sell honey from Brendle Honey Farm
The lamb comes from Viking Lamb in Shelby County
Mushrooms from Shamrock Farm in Rush County
Maple Syrup from Messer Farm in Wayne County
Cheeses from several locations including:
Twilight Dairy in Rockville - Organic Raw Milk Cheeses
Jacob & Brickford - Raw Milk Cheeses - Specialty Cheeses
Bunker Hill - a few variety that people have requested that we carry after Swissland Cheese went out of business
Amish Roll Butter from Minerva Dairy in Ohio