The Jorgensen Family Foundation, Inc. was created in 1997 as a non-profit (501-c3) educational foundation committed to beef research and education initiatives that benefit beef cattle farmers and farm families in Maryland and throughout our region.
The centerpiece of the foundation is Hedgeapple Farm, a working model farm, designed to advance the education and outreach mission of the foundation. The goal of the farming operation is to showcase a working production and marketing model that is both economically and environmentally sustainable, as well as easily adaptable by other like-minded farmers.
The farm has grown to over 500 acres and is located just north of the historic village of Buckeystown, MD. All the acreage is in permanent grassland and is utilized as pasture and hay for the farm's herd of Black Angus cattle. All of our grass-fed beef is direct marketed through our on-farm retail market.
The farm's one mile of frontage along the Monocacy River makes stewardship of the soil and water resources especially important. We work hard to implement best management practices for improving the water quality of the Monocacy and Potomac Rivers, along with the Chesapeake Bay.
OUR BEEF All the beef we sell is raised at Hedgeapple Farm on a completely natural diet comprised of fresh pasture and hay along with essential minerals and vitamins and fresh clean water. We never feed grain to our cattle and we do not use feed antibiotics or growth hormones or any other feed additives or supplements on our farm.
Some of the reported benefits of grass fed beef, compared to traditional grain fed beef include: 500% More CLA 400% More Vitamin A 300% More Vitamin E 75% More Omega-3 Fat 78% More Beta-Carotene
The higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, contained in grass-fed beef, have been linked to increased cancer prevention in scientific studies.
Your support is essential and appreciated. When you shop at the Hedgeapple Farm Market you are more than a customer, you are a vital partner in our education and outreach efforts.
Every dollar you spend with us goes directly back into our foundation to help support our farm model and to further the outreach mission of our foundation. So, you not only eat well, you also contribute directly to the well-being of countless other farm families who continue to benefit from the skill, experience, applied research, and expertise provided through the Foundation!
We thank you sincerely for that!
Hedgeapple Farm is located just north of the historic village of Buckeystown, MD on Route 85. All of our grass-fed beef is direct marketed through our on-farm retail market. Every dollar you spend with us goes directly back into our foundation to help support our farm model and to further the outreach mission of our foundation. So, you not only eat well, you also contribute directly to the well-being of countless other farm families who continue to benefit from the skill, experience, ap
Our on-farm market is housed in a reconstructed 1790's era log cabin. Our hours of operation are: Thursday and Friday from noon until 5PM and Saturday from 10 AM until 3 PM year-round.
Have been shopping here for almost a decade. Never disappointed and always impressed by the quality and the customer service! I have received many comments over the years from dinner guests who can?t believe how delicious the meat is, anything from beef broth soup, tacos, steaks or roasts.... [more]
I have been sampling other sources of grass fed beef for about two years now. We were about to quit the search for grass fed beef that wasn't tough and tasteless compared with the usual grain fed beef.... [more]
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Dr. Scott is prompt and patient when answering emails, and the meat is out of this world.
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