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

  • This is my go-to greenhouse every spring for both flowers and vegetables. The stock is very healthy, the service... read more

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    Rita LeBlanc Durgin
    5/30/2015

    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

    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
  • Mother's Day go-to stop!

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    Patty Hunt
    3/30/2017

    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

    This is a beautiful place to shop for your favorite flowers, you are sure to find what you are... read more

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    Adrien Dumais
    5/14/2016
  • Glen , Jackie & Family are great ! Love the plants ....wanted to move into the greenhouse yesterday and play... read more

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    Tracy Swissler Littlefield
    4/27/2018

    A LOT OF HOSPITALITY!!!!!

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    Janet Blasioli Leger
    11/09/2020

    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
  • Family run business every one very helpful plants and related first rate ! Ed D Riley

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    Edward Riley
    5/12/2017

    Good selection when I was there. Will go back.

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    Bill Compton
    3/30/2019

    Beautiful place and great prices!!! Will recommend to others to come check it out!

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    Heidi Strout
    5/29/2017
  • Young's Greenhouse is Awesome! So much to choose from and the prices are great!

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    Denise Downs Donahue
    5/24/2015

    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

    Had a wonderful experience and Young’s buying perennials and annuals for our garden and containers. Prices and selection were outstanding.... read more

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    Brett C Masterson
    5/06/2020