It is breeding season on the farm. Two rams have been fitted with their marking harnesses and the ewes have been brought up from the fields out back. Each week, we will bring the ewes through the chute so we can record who has been bred and what their expected lambing dates are. The farm has roughly 300 ewes being… Read More »Romeo is for Sale!
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Come help us celebrate the opening of our new Lafayette store on September 30th from 3-5pm. Radio talent Mack from K-105’s morning show will be here to help liven up the party. My brother, Jared, reminded me to stop and enjoy the work we do from time to time so here we go Brother Jared! We have invited Jordan Mirrick,… Read More »You are invited! Grand Opening September 30th.
Lafayette, I am coming home! Our first farm meat sales were at the farmer’s market in my hometown of Lafayette. Those early sales bring such good memories that I will greatly enjoy standing behind the counter of our new Lafayette Butcher Shop opening Friday September 17th! This Old Butcher Shoppe is just off Veteran’s Memorial Highway at 3623 Braddock Drive… Read More »We Did It! Opening Friday!
The freezer turned on yesterday! Over the next week our freezer warehousing space will be cooling down quite literally. It is enough space that we were told to give it a full week to get down to where we want to hold product at. I know many of our farmers and customers have recieved calls telling them that we are… Read More »It May Be August, But We are Cooling Down!
On November 13, 2009 This Old Farm went from being farm to being farm and meat processor with the purchase of a then custom exempt meat processing facility outside of Colfax, IN which was just 7 miles from our home farm. I remember that first day as all of a sudden I was in charge of paying people for their… Read More »11 Years of Wonder
From Farm to Table: Did you read that I have had my head down charging towards the red flag. Hindsight is always better than foresight, right?!? Somehow in the midst of a pandemic and the building shortages that have been part of it, I managed to get in the middle of three separate building projects which are all nearing completion.… Read More »New Growth Projects –
Many conversations start today with asking how we are doing hiring team members due to the national labor shortage. I am thankful that we have added and filled over 20 positions in the last year. These are 20 people that are dedicated to good local food and the hard work needed to put it on our dinner tables. One key… Read More »New Front End Team Members
Wow! Since March of 2020 I have had my head down and posed to charge forward just like a bull might position itself when a red flag is being waved. For me, this red flag was more than just COVID-19. It was a barn fire, it was loss of dreams while new dreams were created, it was opportunity, it was… Read More »Words from Jessica
Funding has increased for the USDA Value Added Producer Program. This year there is additional funding available for all of our farmers. In addition to it being an excellent year for applications due to additional COVID funding being available, the USDA has also lowered the needed match to 10% for a portion of the funding. All of our producers qualify… Read More »Free Processing? Bringing you Value.
Pumpkin was born on Thanksgiving day to one of our resident ewes named Nema. Her and her brother, Peanut, need a new home that will feed her because Nema is now too old to do so. With all our projects associated with helping our farmers, our plate is overly full for bottle lambs. Now before you farmers reading the post… Read More »Meet Pumpkin
Join our Good Food Team! Support our farmers by building processing capacity so they can get their livestock processed. This Old Farm, Inc is hiring for various butcher/butcher assistant and quality assurance positions! Consideration will be based upon both skill level and attitude. The desire to be part of the team and learn often outweighs the need for immediate proficiency.… Read More »Hiring!
WishTV came out to look at our processing operation and the reporter was so happy to find meat that he took some home……… Copy and paste the following link to view one of the videos….. Where’s the beef? Indiana still has plenty Hope to see you soon!