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

 

  • Good selection when I was there. Will go back.

    Bill Compton Avatar
    Bill Compton
    3/30/2019

    Huge selection, high quality and healthy.

    Scott Young Avatar
    Scott Young
    6/07/2020

    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
  • Best around

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    Richardson Landscape Service
    3/30/2018

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

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    Naomi Joy Francis
    6/27/2017

    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
  • Mother's Day go-to stop!

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    Patty Hunt
    3/30/2017

    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

    Exceptional and prompt service today! Thank you so much!

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    Cortney Brunelle
    1/23/2020
  • Great family owned business. Plenty of everything you could ask for and more!!! Excellent service. Thank you... read more

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    Daryl S LaMore
    5/22/2014

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

    Brett C Masterson Avatar
    Brett C Masterson
    5/06/2020

    Lots of inventory, great family run business! Knowledgeable staff. Buy local!!!! 🙂

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    Cheryl Wilson Callahan
    4/18/2019
  • Love going every spring & summer for my flowers and veggies. Both Mike and I miss going... read more

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    Elena Ledger
    6/05/2016

    Great selection, prices, and outstanding service!

    Laurie Olsen Santillo Avatar
    Laurie Olsen Santillo
    5/02/2015

    Always very satisfied and happy with their plants for over 40 years. Wonderful family. I am always satisfied... read more

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    Judy O'Connor
    5/10/2019