On The Farm

A Young Girl’s Dream Flourishes Into Cattle Business

Not many 17-year-old girls would choose a heifer over a new car. But, not all teenage girls are Gemma Young.

Gemma – the youngest daughter of Jacqueline and Glen Young – did just that, effectively starting her flourishing cattle business on the farm at Young’s Greenhouse.

Gemma first found her passion for raising livestock in 1999 while participating in 4H. During that time, she raised market lambs and steers to both show and sell at Oxford County Fair, Fryeburg Fair, Windsor Fair, and The Big E. When she graduated high school, her parents bought her a heifer, instead of that car. Since then, her love for cattle and this business grew into her own herd of more than 25 head of cattle, with new calves being born every winter and spring.

Gemma’s beef is humanely raised and processed. It is a combination of grass-fed and grain-fed Maine-Anjou and Chianina cattle. The Chianina cattle – an Italian breed of cattle mainly raised for beef – is the largest and one of the oldest cattle breeds of the world. The Maine-Anjou – imported into North America in 1969 – is originally from the northwestern part of France.

20 years since getting her first cow, things have come full circle. Gemma’s nieces and nephews help her raise the steers and, just like their aunt, show and sell them in 4H at the Oxford County and Fryeburg Fairs. What started as one girl’s goal to raise top-quality show beef cattle and market beef has transformed into a true family affair.

Order Your Fresh Beef Below

On The Farm

Our delicious homegrown beef is humanely raised and processed. The all-natural beef at Young’s Greenhouse is sold year round.  

Pre-Order a whole, half or quarter cow.  We process our beef between December and September each year and take orders year round.

We always have hamburger available.  You may order it online to pick up or stop by the farm during our seasonal hours. You can also email us at info@theyoungsgreenhouse.com

  • Mother's Day go-to stop!

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    Patty Hunt
    3/30/2017

    Great place to get all your gardening needs

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    Roland R Hebert
    4/25/2020

    Always awesome the family atmosphere. For this Community.. priceless

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    Donna Butterfield-Loopley
    11/29/2018
  • So much fun to walk through the greenhouses. So much to choose from. All nice healthy plants. Beautiful mixed hanging... read more

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    Bret Chalupa
    5/24/2020

    Go every time I need or want something. Friendly and very knowledgeable.

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    Tina Hayes
    5/19/2017

    Amazing selection available!! Very friendly, happy, knowledgeable staff. Looking forward to getting these peppers in the ground among other things... read more

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    Seth Nareff
    5/17/2020
  • Great place, reasonable prices!!

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    Sandi Tardiff
    11/09/2018

    I've gone back twice this spring already!!! Always have what's on the list and what I didn't know I needed... read more

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    Amanda Lanham
    6/13/2017

    Great place to get Xmas trees, and flowers in the summer

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    jesse gilbert
    3/30/2017
  • My very first visit this spring with my granddaughter. Every corner I turned there was someone there asking if I... read more

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    Mary Doak
    5/13/2019

    Wonderful place and amazing family!

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    Amy Nickerson Chicoine
    12/08/2018

    Excellent customer service!! My mom and I met the owner Glen he was sooooo nice!!!The prices were great and the... read more

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    Laurie Buck
    5/28/2019
  • beautiful product, friendly service

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    Patricia Chandler
    4/14/2020

    I come here every year to get flowers and veggies. Nice quality plants . Nice variety ! They are very... read more

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    Lindsay Crooker-Mazariego
    5/16/2019

    Great green house. Little low on garden plants & herbs at this time but kinda late for them. Lovely plants!!

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    Larry Paterson
    6/17/2020