Farm Fresh and Fast!
Writer / Mary Ryan
Photographer / Tambasco Photography
You might have heard there’s a new farm in town…but let’s be honest, you’ve not been keeping up on the local farm scene. However, our Greenfield neighbors have one very awesome farm that is now available right at your doorstep.
I get it. You’re thinking, “I don’t want a farm at my doorstep.” Perhaps not, but do you want local, pasture-raised, drug-free, delicious meats delivered for free? Yes please!
Meet the owner of Tyner Pond Farm, Chris Baggott. Chris comes from a software entrepreneurial background and has now dedicated his time and efforts to farming. Yep, you read that correctly. Someone left the thriving tech industry in Indy to farm! Once he read “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan, he knew it was time to show society and our Indiana friends that we deserved to eat better.
Sure, you’ll pay a buck or two more for a Starbucks or a craft beer. Why? Because it tastes better. But why do we scoff at paying more for our meat and produce? Chris shares, “Too many people think you’re an elitist when you spend more on better quality food for your family or yourself. That couldn’t be further from the truth.”
In addition to Chris’ farm to table restaurant, The Mug in Greenfield (if you haven’t been, go!), Tyner Pond Farm has launched a food delivery service bringing affordable, drug-free, non-GMO, pasture-raised pigs and chickens and grass-fed cattle to your door. The delivery area is growing and currently serves Carmel, Noblesville, Fishers, McCordsville, Lawrence, Greenwood, Indianapolis and as far as Muncie, Richmond and Columbus!
You might wonder why Tyner Pond’s food tastes so much better. Chris believes, “The big aspect here is we want them [the animals] to be able to express their natural behavior. What makes a pig happy vs. makes a pig stressed? Pigs are happy when they can be piggish. They are happy when they have a variety to eat, they can roam around and have lots of sunshine. We don’t want to do anything that makes the pig unhappy. Animals living in their natural environments don’t need antibiotics pumped into them because they are far less likely to get sick. If you appreciate quality and you want something that tastes better, treat it better.”
The completely amazing part is that if you don’t believe their claims, you can check it out for yourself! The farm is 100 percent open to guests. Head on out to Greenfield, walk the farm and meet the livestock, and while you’re there, you can check out the farm store.
Better yet, stay for the weekend. Have you ever wanted to check out a farm lifestyle? Extend your stay. Tyner Pond Farm now offers you and your family the amazing opportunity of experiencing life on the farm firsthand. You can rent their newly constructed, four bedroom, three full bath farmhouse for the weekend.
The farmhouse boasts a state-of-the-art kitchen equipped with family style dining sure to welcome great conversation and lots of memories. During your stay, start your day with a farm fresh breakfast followed by a stroll through the farm’s rolling fields while the animals start their day with you.
With the fall and holidays right around the corner, Tyner Pond has some family-friendly events coming up that you should check out. Running now through October, get ready for the Chicken Round Ups.
The kids and adults get to run around the farm collecting the chickens to give to the farmers for processing. The event runs for about 45 minutes and is sure to be a great time.
Don’t forget Thanksgiving! All year long, you can purchase gift certificates to the online or farm store, or get your holiday ham or turkey while also giving the gift of clean eating and supporting our local farmers!
Check out tynerpondfarm.com to start ordering from their online farm store or to read more about the farm and renting the farmhouse.