Our Story

Your Local Farmers.

We, Stephen and Cynthia Hunter, met during our undergraduate studies at Ball State University.  Our boys (aka. farmhands) are growing fast and we want to provide them the highest quality food we can find.  It was that desire that led us to start learning about the difference between local, natural food and the stuff that is sold at the supermarket.  

A few books and documentaries later we moved to the countryside and started keeping honey bees; raising grassfed beef, pastured chicken eggs, and pastured pork; and collecting sap for Maple syrup.  And we want to provide you with quality farm products for your table too.

A Sweet Start with Natural Honey.

It all started with a sweet tooth and a yard sale book.

It really was that simple.  Our farming journey began when Cynthia came home from a yard sale with a book about beekeeping, and Stephen later reached out to a local beekeeper and asked for some help getting started.  

And we think our bees are the bee's knees!

Bees make excellent honey.  We don't think we need to do anything else to it.  Some of the stuff available in large supermarkets is not... well it's not natural.

Our honey is collected, spun or scraped out of the comb and then passed through a fine filter to remove any bits of wax or honey bees parts.  We'll also sell it without straining if you want all that crunchy, natural goodness.  We sometimes also have whole honeycomb for sale as well.

Raising Pastured Foods.

Grassfed Beef Cattle.

Stephen became enamored with raising cattle visiting Cynthia's Uncle Hobson in southern Indiana.  He's been developing his herd on Hoosier grass and hay for over 30 years - he was raising grassfed beef before it was popular!  While participating in 4-H as a youngster he noticed that the spectacular show animals at the county fair would look sickly only a few weeks later when put out on pasture.  That's what inspired him to raise "beautiful animals with shiny coats" on grass and hay.

Simply put cattle are marvelously made to grow and thrive on pasture.  A diet of grass and hay results in leaner, healthier beef.  So we allow our cattle to do what they do best... forage in lush green pastures of grass and clover.  They have beautiful shiny coats and eat apples from our orchard out of hand.  Our cattle are rotated on pasture all year with hay provided during the colder, winter months.

We provide our cattle immunizations before weaned at seven months of age and minerals are available by free choice.  

We're not currently certified by a grassfed association but we may be in the future - right now we let common sense guide our care.

Happy Pastured Hogs.

Pigs just like mud.  They also like to run, wallow, snort, root, dig and squeal.  They weren't made to live in a small pen on a concrete pad so we let them roam around on pasture.

Hogs (monogastrics) need more than forage to thrive so we also provide a high-quality, Non-GMO feed consisting of corn, soy meal, beans, sunflower oil, minerals and vitamins.  Additional minerals are available by free choice.