Livestock & Produce
Erdenheim Farm is home to 3 different breeds of award winning cattle. In addition to cattle, we have Cheviot Sheep, and Donkeys to protect the sheep. We raise egg laying Chickens, Pheasant, Turkey and Chuckar. Our orchard includes Apricots, Apples, Peaches, Pears and Plums. Last, we have several acres of many varieties of fruit and vegetables grown throughout the season. To learn more about our animals and produce, scroll below
Erdenheim Farm maintains a modest herd of less than 200 Black Angus. The breed hails originally from Scotland, and was brought to the United States in 1873. The Angus has terrific genetic qualities; it is the perfect combination of muscle and fat. As such, the Angus is revered for its exceptional taste. These characteristics, combined with traditional pasture rearing and attention to wellbeing make our Angus beef a truly delightful product.
In Scotland, Highland Cattle are spread throughout the mountainous territories, called "The Highlands." They have a long, thick coat in order to protect from the cold and wet climates of their native land. Although this breed has a friendly temperament, they have horns that can injure. The Highlands are a new addition to the farm, and are an object of curiosity to passerbys. All our cattle must be moved frequently to different pastures so don't be surprised if you can't see them.
Originally from the region of Galloway, Scotland, Belted Galloway are a rare breed. Although it is unknown how the breed got its distinctive stripe, it is speculated that the original Galloway was crossbred with a different Belted breed. The Belted Galloway, or Belties, are listed under the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. We are grateful to be a part of the conservation effort.
The Cheviot Sheep has a reputation as a hardy, practical breed. It has dual uses as an excellent producer of wool and meat. Referred to as “the butchers choice,” the Cheviot has an ideal ratio of fat to meat, and the cuts are generous in size and well defined.
The vegetables and fruit grown on Erdenheim Farm are raised from seedlings in our greenhouse and transferred to one of several small acre plots in the spring. We grow all the essentials such as corn, onions, asparagus, squash, tomatoes, carrots and potatoes as well as sweeter crops like blueberries, melons, strawberries and more. Throughout the growing season different produce becomes ripe so be sure to check in to see what's available for purchase.
Our orchard is several acres and has many varieties of delicious apples, peaches, apricots, nectarines, plums and pears. Sign up for our newsletter to learn what is available throughout the spring, summer and fall.