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.

 

Our delicious homegrown beef is humanely raised and processed. The all-natural beef at Young’s Greenhouse is sold between April and December and is available by pre-order only.

Currently we only have hamburger available. Keep checking our website for updated ordering ability. You can also email info@theyoungsgreenhouse.com

 

  • Great place, reasonable prices!!

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    Sandi Tardiff
    11/09/2018

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

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    Tina Hayes
    5/19/2017

    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
  • 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

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

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    jesse gilbert
    3/30/2017

    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
  • 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

    Excellent experience

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    Wade Brissette
    3/30/2019

    This place is more than a greenhouse, it's like a trip to a beautiful flower oasis 🌹 one of my... read more

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    Faith Hammond-Emery
    6/27/2019
  • Mother's Day go-to stop!

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    Patty Hunt
    3/30/2017

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

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    Laurie Knight
    12/05/2019

    High quality plants!! Beautiful atmosphere! Great selection!

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    Tina Kadlecik-Licata
    6/20/2017
  • Just discovered Young's this spring...my gardens have never looked so great! Can't wait for next spring.

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    Sheryl Walters
    6/14/2014

    I go here every year multiple times and always hit up the good deal they have at the end of... read more

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    Holly Ojeda
    5/30/2019

    Very impressive. I want to go back and visit/ shop again.

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    Bert Robbins
    5/25/2020