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

  • 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

    their selections are hugh and they are a friendly business and their prices are great 💜

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    Laurie Knight
    12/05/2019

    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
  • Very nice selection of everything and extremely competitively priced.

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    Kathy Pickett
    5/22/2017

    We took a Sunday drive from our home in South Freeport with really no plan of direction !... read more

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    Patricia Latham
    6/27/2018

    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
  • High quality plants!! Beautiful atmosphere! Great selection!

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    Tina Kadlecik-Licata
    6/20/2017

    We got a great deal and our flower box is beautiful 🙂

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    Naomi Joy Francis
    6/27/2017

    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
  • Tons of beautiful plants! I was impressed with how many houses they had and that they were full!

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    Jessica Polvinen
    5/28/2019

    I get my double petunias here every year. Always great quality plants!

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    Kelly Henry
    6/24/2020

    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
  • I love the Perennials! I have a big yard with lots of wonderful plants I got from Young's Green House... read more

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    Darleen Walker
    7/24/2017

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

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    jesse gilbert
    3/30/2017

    Absolutely the best!!! And everyone is So very helpful and courteous!!! Katie Heino Pomerleau

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    Catherine Pomerleau
    5/12/2017