Jeff Blacker and his wife Shelly own and run a 63 acre family farm with their son Brenton and daughter Bailey. JL Blacker Farms is a name you will see on many of This Old Farm’s pork and chicken products in our retail storefront. They joined our Farmer Alliance program in 2015. Living across the […]

Kristy has been with us for three years. She came to work for This Old Farm after bringing her chickens to us for processing, loving the way the chickens were packaged and labelled for her family to sell at the farmers market. She is the voice of the company, the one who first picks up […]

We want to share with our farming community current matters that will affect us, like the confirmation of Sonny Perdue as 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. This Old Farm is a member of the American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP), North America’s largest meat trade organization and their latest newsletter shared what Secretary Perdue said […]

Last week we were at several community events: 1. Day on the Farm with 900 Students. Hosted by Western Boone FFA, students preschool through 2nd grade took a field trip to Lawson’s Farm where Lucas Roosa, our Farm to Fork Manager, had a booth. Lucas taught the children about where their meat comes from and […]

Kerry Mullendore is our head butcher and he has been here for 5 years practicing the almost lost art of whole animal butchery. Most grocery stores do not hire meat cutters anymore, instead they buy prepackaged boxed meat from a pool of untraceable sources. Kerry explains that our fresh meat products start with live animals […]

Hopefully the weather will dry up soon so we can enjoy that beautiful sunshine again. We have quite a few options for our 20% May Specials whether it’s a rainy day or a grillin’ one. Pasture Raised, Non-GMO Chicken * Breasts – bone in, boneless, and strips – Great for Foil Packet dinner on the […]

In April we were very excited to have several groups come to see what we do! Purdue Veterinary students who are looking at public health as a career choice came here to spend time on the harvest floor. The USDA actually hires more vets than private practices and they had the opportunity to speak with […]

Kendra has worked here for eleven years, before Erick and Jessica bought it, when it was a not-for-sale custom processing plant. At that time, if a customer wanted to buy beef or pork they would receive industry meat without a clue about where the meat came from or how the animal was raised. Now, Kendra […]

Our new Andouille Sausage is a smoked, cajun style/dinner sausage! You really should try it. It’s delicious. Click here for the top recipes using andouille sausage, including breakfast recipes, casseroles, soups, beans, and many more. Our other new products are: Chorizo – cased and 1# pkgs , great for tacos and spicy dishes Sweet Honey […]

This Old Farm, Inc is looking for honest, dependable, and hard-working individuals to join our team. We are hiring for these full time positions: Wholesale Sales Account Specialist Farm to Fork Harvest Specialist Multiple Processing Team Members: 1. Head butcher’s assistant, trimming and packaging meat products. 2. Deboning and grinding meat products, using patty machine. […]

To learn about how to get more from the the beef you eat, check out this site, Know Your Beef, a project created by Purdue University Extension to help consumers understand different cuts of beef, how to select them at the market, how to handle them safely, and how to cook them properly so you […]

Check out some of our new products: Andouille Sausage – smoked, cajun style/dinner sausage Chorizo – cased and 1# pkgs , great for tacos and spicy dishes Sweet Honey Ham Jalapeno brats – BRAND NEW!! Sample batch only. Italian crumbles – great for pizza topping! It tastes like diced pepperoni and makes the perfect pizza […]