Things don't always turn out the way you plan... Sometimes they turn out better. When we were deciding on the name for our business I felt inspired that "Farm" should be plural, although not really knowing why. It has proven to be prophetic. Traditional Family "Farms" has evolved into an amazing group of farming and ranching families working together.
* Traditional Family Farms is able to provide a greater variety of quality products.
* Working with other families gives me the time needed to focus on the customer and offer home delivery.
* Providing the infrastructure to market products blesses many farm and ranch families as well as my own.
* Working with other ranching and farming families provides a wealth of talent, knowledge, experience and resources.
* Most important, it gives my family the opportunity to raise animals, which we love. Also, it allows me to still have time to be a mom!
The Producer of Traditional Family Farms' Goat Cheese
Elizabeth grew up on a cattle ranch outside of Rock Springs. Her and her husband, Zech, have 7 children. They moved to Farson in 2015. Elizabeth is an extremely capable woman. She homeschools her children, is involved in the community and her church and still has time for her little farm. Her Goat Cheeses are amazing! Elizabeth also makes our Homemade Breads and Desserts.
Elizabeth raises Nigerian Dwarf Goats. She feeds them a mixture of oats, barley, black sunflower seeds, goat mineral and balancer. She does not use any corn products.
The producer of Traditional Family Farms' Pork
Paul grew up in Shoshoni, Wyoming on the family homestead. They raised sheep and cows. He and his wife Michaela have 6 children. They started raising pigs to sell in 1994 and expanded in 2006.
The Downey's raise Hampshire, Berkshire and American Spot pigs. Recently they have also added Duroc and Hereford cross. The boars and sows are fed alfalfa hay, whole corn and whole barley. Ron finishes his pigs on ground corn, wheat, barley, oats and soybean meal. Ron's pig operation is hormone and antibiotic free.
The Producer of Traditional Family Farms' Beef
Ron and his wife Lisa grew up in Colorado. They have two sons Landon and Emry. In 2004 they moved to Wyoming to manage a ranch in Pinedale which they did for 18 years. In 2015 the Rhyne family decided to go off on their own. They currently run an Angus Cross operation with Hereford and Black Angus Bulls. In their spare time, the Rhyne's enjoy hunting, fishing, team roping and rodeo.
Ron's cattle are grass fed and grain finished on alfalfa and a silage corn mix. They are hormone free and doctored as needed.
The Producer of Traditional Family Farms' Fruits and Vegetables
Jordan grew up working on the family orchard in Payson, Utah. Him and his wife, Carlie, have two daughters, Frannie and Willa. Jordan graduated from college with a degree in education and taught for a year but missed the farm life. Eventually Jordan and Carlie moved to Perry, Utah where he runs his own operation.
Jordan's family produces Peaches, Tomatoes, Plums, Apricots, Cherries, Apples and Nectarines. I have enjoyed being on Jordan's farm and working with him. One thing that has touched my heart is being there when the men pull into the shop with a trailer full of fruit they had just picked and then load me up. I admire their hard work. I feel humbled to bring it straight from their hands to yours.
The Producer of Traditional Family Farms' Honey
James Hodder moved to Farson, Wyoming when he was 12 years old. He and his wife Susan have 3 children, 4 grandchildren and 6 great-granchildren. They started producing honey in the '70's. With 50 years of experience, they have accumulated a vast knowlege of beekeeping.
The Hodder's have Italian and Carniolan bees. The bees summer in Boulder and Farson, Wyoming. They will then spend three months in winter storage in Blackfoot, Idaho. In late January they go into almond pollination in Northern California. And finally, the bees are moved to Oregon before coming back home to Farson. .
The Producer of Traditional Family Farms' Goat's Milk
Megan is a native of Farson, Wyoming. Her and her husband, Michael, have a daughter named Kaylie. Megan is an amazing Veterinarian and Farson is lucky to have her.
Wind River Kinders started in 2018. Megan wanted a breed of goat that was easy to handle and was efficient with food. She ended up choosing the Kinder (German for kid) because of their mid size, dual purpose nature and their high butterfat tasty milk. She has a small herd sourced from excellent breeders across the country. They are fed alfalfa hay from the Eden Valley and supplemented with grain from Idaho.
The Producer of Traditional Family Farms' Homemade Breads and Desserts
Stacia grew up in Portland, Oregon. Her and her husband Cole have 5 children ranging in ages 9 to 0. They currently live in Bedford, Wyoming. The Suter's love the outdoors and spending time as a family.
Stacia's love of baking came from baking with her Grandmother. Most of the recipes Stacia uses today came from her. Stacia's grandmother always had a freezer full of baked goods for the grandchildren to enjoy. Infact, even at age 90, you can still find her freezer full of yummy baked goods. Before moving to Bedford, the Suter's lived in Farson. And I can tell you, Stacia was known in Farson for her amazing baked goods!
The Producer of Traditional Family Farms; Cow's Milk and other Dairy Products
Loreen grew up on a cattle ranch in Montana. She loved ranch life and especially love training horses. Loreen moved to Farson, Wyoming in 2007 when she married her husband Butch. They have a son named Rueben. It was at that time that she started milking cows. I can attest to the fact that Loreen is passionate about what she does and the health of her animals and the integrity of her milk.
Loreen raises Jersey/Brown Swiss A2A2 cows. Her cows are fed naturally with alfalfa and Barley, Oat and Pea Hay. All of Loreen's feed is non-GMO. Her cows are not given hormones or antibiotics while being milked. If antibiotics are required that cow is pulled off the milking line. She also feeds apple cider vinegar as an antibiotic along with minerals containing kelp.
The Producer of Geese Eggs and Turkeys
Tyler Duncombe grew up in Utah and his wife Amanda grew up in Green River, Wyoming. They both grew up raising small animals and loved it. Tyler had the prize winning Turkey at his local fair. After they were married they moved to Farson where they followed their dream of having their own farm. When my children were little we would visit the Duncombe Farm "Petting Zoo" for birthday parties. I think Amada has at least one of everything and I can personally attest to the fact that she loves each one.
The Duncombe's feed their geese a high protein grain and sweet feed which consists of corn, oats, barley and molasses. Their geese are also free range and diet on grass as well.
The Producer of Lamb
Marvin is a native of Riverton, Wyoming. He grew up raising lambs. He married Sheila, a farm girl from Lovell. Besides raising lambs, Marvin enjoys antique tractors and cruising around on his Honda Goldwing. Sheila enjoys teaching during the school year and her flower garden in the summer.
Their lambs are pasture fed on grass and corn stubble. They are finished on alfalfa and corn. Marvin's lambs are all natural.
The producer of Homemade Breads and Desserts
Brianna grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. Her and her fiance, Kyler, have 4 children. She recently moved to Green River and since being there has discovered a love for cooking. Brianna's family is active in their church, love food challenges and like to do a weekly activity together.
Brianna uses Traditional Family Farms' products in her baking, along with her own homemade butter. She also uses unbleached flour.
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