Stony Mountain Ranch is a small family owned and operated farm tucked away in the lovely hills of Schuylkill County, PA. We moved to our farm in 2008 with a desire to live closer to nature and to raise our family of 8 children in a healthy and wholesome environment caring for animals and plants the way God intended as stewards of the earth.
We developed an interest in Piedmontese Beef by accident about 12 years ago when we purchased a whole beef for the freezer from a local farmer who told us almost apologetically that it was part Piedmontese. We had no idea what that meant, but it turned out to be the best beef we had ever eaten. We never found any again.
When we moved to our little farm in 2008 with the desire to get into some wholesome food production, our memories were stirred about that good beef we had had. Upon further research, we discovered that the Piedmontese breed of cattle is indeed very special - and blessed we were to have tasted it! We pursued getting a few and acquired our first five head in May of 2009. In December 2009 we had an opportunity to purchase a herd of about 30 Piedmontese breeding animals and their calves. We moved forward and today are breeding and raising those cattle on our own farm and some land we are renting from neighboring properties.
We firmly believe in treating our land and animals very well and strive toward natural methods of care in everything we do. All of the children get to help in caring for our animals which also include chickens, pigs, horses, goats and of course a couple of dogs! We love our farm and we love producing wholesome food that can bless others.
Weather permitting, we will attend the Tucker Square Greenmarket each Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm. We will attend the St. George Greenmarket every Saturday from 8 am to 3. We will attend the Union Square Greenmarket each Wednesday from 8 am to 5 pm. We will attend the Bartel-Pritchard Greenmarket every Wednesday from 8am to 2pm. Weather interruptions, when they occur, will be posted the evening before or you are welcome to call us at 570-754-3104 to confirm.