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

 

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

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    Tina Kadlecik-Licata
    6/20/2017

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

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    Bert Robbins
    5/25/2020

    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
  • Huge variety with great prices!

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    Laura Knight
    6/17/2020

    I just returned from a trip to Young’s greenhouse. The selection was great, everything is so healthy. I had a... read more

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    Wanda Salvas Pike
    5/09/2019

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

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    Cheryl Wilson Callahan
    4/18/2019
  • 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

    Huge selection, high quality and healthy.

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    Scott Young
    6/07/2020

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

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    Tina Hayes
    5/19/2017
  • 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

    Love Young's! Great selection of plants. Wonderful customer service.

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    Sibyl Peterson
    5/26/2020

    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
  • Thanks so much for giving my son all the plants for his salsa garden for his senior project. Its all... read more

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    Karen Gilbert
    5/30/2015

    beautiful product, friendly service

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    Patricia Chandler
    4/14/2020

    Thanks so much for giving my son all the plants for his salsa garden for his senior project. Its all... read more

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    Karen Gilbert
    5/30/2015