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.

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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 and have added special cuts of beef as well.  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 the best greenhouse in the area! I got everything on my list, and some besides. Very healthy plants... read more

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    Martha Jackson
    5/30/2015

    beautiful product, friendly service

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    Patricia Chandler
    4/14/2020

    Always a pleasure shopping there.Associates are always VERY helpful and knowledgeable

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    deb vines
    6/09/2021
  • Looking for ornamental grass. Very nice gentleman showed me what they had. It wasn't what I was looking for.

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    Tere Porter
    3/30/2019

    love this place huge greenhouses with extremely large variety of plants beautifully organized/ displayed in multiple sizes,great prices -Friendly. staff

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    Debra Williams
    5/27/2020

    Had a great time!!

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    Lynda Lary
    6/06/2021
  • This Greenhouse has great service and great workers 🙂

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    1/02/2021

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    Marilyn Em Donnelly
    3/30/2019

    Very nice selection of everything and extremely competitively priced.

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    Kathy Pickett
    5/22/2017
  • Best around

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    Richardson Landscape Service
    3/30/2018

    Well worth checking out 🙂

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    Tina Olin
    5/22/2021

    Beautiful plants and great service. Spend hours just looking and choosing.

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    Debra Dunham
    5/24/2017
  • Amazing place and amazing people♡ Best flowers around !!!!

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    Amandalyn Sunshine
    4/07/2017

    their flowers are beautiful and their prices are great and they have a very informitable crew and very friendly

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    Laurie Knight
    7/16/2019

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

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    Tina Hayes
    5/19/2017