Ox Hollow farm is a diversified, family operated farm nestled at the gateway of Litchfield County. Established in 1993 by Mark Maynard with the mission of providing hormone and antibiotic free products to consumers, Mark has utilized his education and upbringing to produce all-natural, pasture raised Angus beef as well as high-grade pork and poultry. Mark’s 30+ years’ experience raising beef has been entrenched in his belief in conservation and obtaining maximum crop yields.
Mark raises all stock on the farms acreage utilizing rotational grazing to expose animals to full pasture spring thru fall months. During the winter months the animals are housed in an open housing with a free environment offering hay, and corn silage, all grown and processed at Ox Hollow Farm.
Ox Hollow Farm’s all-natural Angus beef, high grade Duroc and Hampshire pork, free-range chicken (seasonal turkeys), and brown eggs can be found at several local area farm markets, as well as various local natural food markets.
Ox Hollow farm is a diversified, family operated farm nestled in Roxbury, CT. Established in 1994 by Mark Maynard with a mission to providing hormone and antibiotic free products to consumers, Mark has utilized his education and upbringing to produce all-natural, pasture raised beef as well as high-grade pork, lamb and poultry. Mark’s 20+ years of experience raising beef has been entrenched with his belief in conservation and obtaining maximum crop yields.
Mark raises all stock on the farms acreage utilizing USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’ rotational grazing schedule to expose animals to full pasture spring thru fall months. Mark has continued to work with the NRCS, Steep Rock Association and Roxbury Land Trust for 10+ years on fencing installation to promote additional grazing management, erosion control, and land use upgrades on current pastures. Mark has also complied with de-brushing and re-seeding as the NRCS has recommended during site visits and assessments of cattle and pasture conditions.
During the winter months the animals are housed in an open housing with a free environment offering hay and corn silage, all grown and processed at Ox Hollow Farm. Starting the growing season in 2016, all corn grown for consumption of the livestock will maintain a Non-GMO certification. Mark is working toward 100% sustainability as we currently grow grain crops as well, and supplement the diet of the animals through the winter months with home grown grain in addition to a grass fed base diet.
Throughout the last 2 years, Ox Hollow Farm has shifted to utilizing minimal spray (to none in some instances) when managing crops. Mark and Stephanie are currently studying for their National Pesticide Applicator Certification and plan to earn this certification in the spring of 2016. Ox Hollow Farm has expanded vegetable production, utilizing organic and Non-GMO retail sources when purchasing seed for use within vegetable gardens.
Ox Hollow farm currently has two CSA programs for individuals to partake in to enjoy our products year round. The first CSA features a protein-packed “Meat-Share” offering different cuts of Beef, Pork, Chicken and Lamb 1x monthly, and the Second CSA is a 20 week feature of Ox Hollow Farm’s vegetables and eggs.
Ox Hollow Farm works closely with Nonnewaug High School to give students the opportunity to work in an agricultural setting and provide credits towards Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education programming.
Ox Hollow Farm’s all-natural Angus beef, high grade Duroc and Hampshire pork, free-range chickens (seasonal turkeys), and brown eggs can be found at several local area farm markets, as well as various local natural food markets. Ox Hollow farms products are available year round via our CSA meat share as well as online/phone orders.
It’s important to know what you’re eating. And it’s even more important to know what you aren’t eating. We want you to know that all of our products are pesticide-free. We strive to make sure that you and your family can sleep easier knowing that our produce is not only locally grown, but we also ensure safe and green production and processes.
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. For many years, local farms have utilized CSA’s to encourage consumers to seek goods from their local farmers rather than commercially grown items.
CSA’s are a great way to provide a Monthly account of locally grown all natural, farm-raised products to your home. With a Monthly CSA from our, you will be receiving our own Beef, Pork, Chicken, and Lamb all season long. (5 Months)
We Participate in Farm Markets year round, from litchfield to fairfield county. We also partner with local stores and have a seasonal farm stand where our products can be purchased
Our farm is managed by our family, so it is a 24 hour a day 7 day a week, 365 day a year job. All or our animals are raised on pasture, we grow our own feed and ensure adequate nutrition year round
We are a family run farm and you can trust that we are the ones working the land to ready it for harvest. We take pride in how we get our land and crops ready for you and your family.
We plan our garden year round, and work hard to provide a vast variety of seasonally ripe vegetables. By hand-picking all of our produce, you are ensured fresh, and ripe, foods.