Farrar Out Farm
An Interview with Colby Jones from Farrar Out Farm
How many years have you been in business? Since 2001, so 21 years.
How long have you been at Kirkwood Farmers' Market? 2001 21 years
Tell us a little bit about yourself: My name is Colby Jones and I bought Farrar Out Farm in February 2010 at the age of 20. I had worked on the farm for over 5 years before having the opportunity to buy it. Since buying the farm, I have added beef and lamb to the list of products that we raise and sell.
What do you sell?
Beef: We raise Black Angus grass-fed beef.
Pork: Our pigs are a Berkshire cross which are pasture-raised but also get a non-GMO feed supplement.
Lamb: Our lambs are a Katahdin and Dorper cross which are also grass-fed.
Chicken: Our chickens are Cornish Cross. They are pasture-raised in the sheep pasture. They are happy and free chickens that also get a non-GMO supplement diet along with a bug and grass diet.
Turkeys at Thanksgiving.
Seasonal Vegetables, Local MO Maple Syrup, and Eggs
Where is it grown/ produced? And, what growing practices do you use? Farrar Out Farm is located in Frohna, Missouri approximately 90 miles south of St. Louis. We are a small farm raising a variety of meats and vegetables for local farmers markets in the St. Louis area. All of our animals are free-range and “grass pasture” raised.
What makes your business unique? What is unique with Farrar Out Farm is that we make your standard and specialty cuts of meat and processed from a USDA inspected butcher. We also do Whole, Half, and quarters of beef. We also sell whole and half hogs. We also sell whole Lambs. Turkeys at Thanksgiving.
Why should I buy from you? What sets you apart from your competition? We are grass fed and grass finished, with no growth hormones and no antibiotics. What would you like for dinner? We can Help you.
Is there anything you’d like to add? Grass fed and we are grass finished! Sustainable!
One of our favorite recipes is our Farrar Out Farm meatloaf:
I cook it in a crockpot but you can cook in oven
Ingredients are as follows:
1-2 lbs. of hamburger
A whole package of crackers
Salt and Pepper (light or heavy)
A splash of Milk
¾ of a onion finely chopped
A package of brown gravy mix
Mix all together
Top with brown sugar and Ketchup
In oven bake for 1 hour at 375 degrees
Or, In crock pot cook for 6 to 7 hours and wallaaaa, done!