We're a small family farm owned and operated by Paul and Joanne Mosher north of Monon, Indiana. We specialize in meat raised right here on our own farm with no growth hormones. We only use antibiotics at minimum doses when absolutely necessary to keep animals healthy.
When you buy from us, you know what you are eating. The grocery store may sell at a lower price, but our beef and pork are much better tasting and much better for your health. Just one bite and you'll be saying — HOLY COW!
Best of all, we're right around the corner. You know where your meat was raised, and you know who's accountable — us. We can tell you anything you want to know about the animals that provided your meat.
This year due to limitation of local processors, we will have our own On-Farm Processing available to service our customers for bulk custom orders. Our on-farm butcher will walk you through your own custom cut meats. Just one more way that we can feed families and feed them well. Holy Cow!
If you have any questions or suggestions, please email or call us! We would love to hear from you!
Joanne During Farm Store Hours
Paul & Joanne Mosher, The Farmers
Our philosophy is that healthy and happy animals produce the best quality of meat, so our animals enjoy a low-stress, fresh air, healthy lifestyle. We offer both beef and pork by the whole, half, quarter (beef only), as well as lamb.
We have been raising quality freezer beef since 1998 on our small family farm north of Monon, Indiana. After several years of selling beef locally to repeat customers, we knew we produced a quality of meat that other families wanted for dinner too — a meat that was grown with care on the farm. A vision for our small farm grew and the reaction was — "Holy Cow!" Now, the Mosher family is proud to offer Holy Cow Farm Fresh. Holy Cow Farm Fresh is the same small family farm with the same quality of farm fresh meats, but with a fun name that makes you smile.
Our animals live a very low stress happy life here in pastures on the farm. (Less stress hormones and adrenaline in the animals lead to a better tasting meat.) We spend a lot of time with all of our animals, and we know that happy animals lead to the best quality of life for them and the best quality of meat for you.
We raise crossbred beef cattle on high quality forages. We have mostly crossbred cattle, which is heavy on the Angus/Limousin breed. Our beef are pastured on the farm and given hay when the pasture grasses are growing seasonally slow. We are working to set up extremely intensive cell grazing on our home farm.
Our on-farm butcher shop typically hangs the beef to age it before processing for around 10 days, which also ensures very tender meat. We do not use hormones or antibiotics on our farm to enhance beef growth.
100% grass-fed beef: Our grass-fed beef is finished on just pasture grass and hay, NO grain. Amazingly, if you put good food in front of a beef, it will eat and grow well. Grass finishing, while more difficult and limited by the seasons, results in higher omega-3 fatty acids.
Grass-fed/grain-finished beef: At maturity, some receive our own grain, in addition to the available forages, to achieve the grain-finished tenderness and marbling that is highly prized. These beef are grown on pasture grasses in addition to the supplemental non-gmo grain.
We'll be a while building up our grass-fed inventory, but with either finishing technique, you're getting a pure, clean, high quality product you will love. Our meats are good — really good! But don't just take our word for it — please read our testimonial page.
We also raise crossbred pigs. Our pigs live outdoors in the fresh air and have a shelter for bad weather. They can come and go as they please — they are NOT raised in a confinement building (CAFOs). No Antibiotics, No Hormones, No GMOs! But, Lots of Fresh Air and Sunshine! Our pigs have been enjoying their life in the pastured and pigging out on our own non-gmo feed mixture. Just wait until you try our pork. You'll know this isn't supermarket meat.
We raise our lambs in green pastures. This enables us to harvest his lambs 100% grass-fed and grass-finished, creating a lamb that is so delicious you will be thankful for the investment. They are available seasonally by the cut and in bulk.
Paul and Joanne raise their 4 kids on the farm, where the whole family works together making it all happen through the thick and the thin, the good and the bad, the rain (and heavy rains) and the shine, the snow (and more snow) and the drought, through the blessings of Jesus.
Paul has been a farmer since 1994, when he bought his first farm land while still in high school. Paul heads up the farm, raising natural green solar panels of hay and pasture, as well and tending to all the livestock, currently cattle, pigs, sheep, and a few horses, of course(s).
Joanne earned a Masters in Agronomy from Purdue University, and is a Soil Scientist, in addition to being blessed as a farmer's wife and farm hand, as well as homeschool mom extraordinaire, and, of course, the friendly farm sales lady.
Their oldest son, Levi, is a homeschool graduate (top of his class, wink, wink), is a student in the School of Agriculture at Purdue University. He is Serving Our Country in the Army National Guard. He will be marrying soon, and his bride and him will be interning on the farm this summer before they are deployed to Kosovo for a year. Their next son, Caleb, is also a homeschool graduate (top of his class as well) and is currently at Fort Leonard Wood, MO finishing his AIT training, Serving Our Country in the Army National Guard. Lord willing, Caleb will be around the farm this summer for hay harvest, as he is a mastermind in operating equipment, trucking, and making hay deals. The girls, Gracey and Elizabeth, pick up the pace on the farm, and work hard at school, 4H, and riding their horse and pony, as well as help at the farm store.
Paul and Joanne, high school sweethearts, married on July 4, 1998, and are carrying on the farming tradition from their grandfathers before them. Paul and Joanne are constantly planning up and researching new and old ideas to improve their farm and soil for the animals, their customers, and their children's future.
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. Habakkuk 3:17-19
Grass-fed Beef ・ Natural Pork ・ Grain-Finished Beef
10498 N US 421 ・ Monon, IN ・ 219-253-8491
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