Locally-sourced ingredients are more important than ever to Kentuckians. One family has made producing grass-fed, ASH-Free, humanely-raised, local beef their life’s work at Six Ridges Farm in Paris, Kentucky.
“Our farm focuses on sustainability and humane welfare practices,” explained Shannon McGuire, who co-owns Six Ridges with her husband, Brian. “We do not use chemical fertilizers, commercial pesticides or herbicides on our 785 acres of rolling pastures.”
Six Ridges’ herd is raised ASH (antibiotic, steroid and hormone) Free. The cows enjoy a 100% grass-fed diet via rotational grazing habits. In the winter, the farmers supplement the cows’ diets with stored grasses.
For Shannon, producing organic, grass-fed beef is important. Shannon and her husband Brian have three children, Maddie, Katie and Owen, and each help out with the farm chores. “We want to provide the finest quality we would expect for our family to the local community,” she said. “Our farming decisions are made with the thought that we are borrowing the land from our children, and need to ensure it continues to produce for generations to come.”
Brian is a 4th generation farmer. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in Animal Science in 1993. He has a passion for genetics. “Our vision is to breed, raise and finish animals from birth to harvest; to know and communicate the history of each animal produced and to offer flavorful, healthy and ASH-free beef that you feel confident feeding your family,” he explained.
“Our Mission is to maintain integrity in animal and land health, and to provide a better product to the local food movement.”
Enjoying Kentucky Proud beef from Six Ridges Farm is easy. Their online store delivers to the Bluegrass Region for just $5 and to Louisville and Cincinnati for $10. For frequent shoppers, they have a number of discount opportunities, including a Buying Club program, referral credits and bulk options. In addition to purchasing the beef online, you can shop in person at the Six Ridges Farm Store. They will be traveling to regional farmers’ markets in the 2017 season, as well!
Looking for other meats? Six Ridges offers all-natural pork from a partner farm in March. In May, they will offer pastured broiler chickens and eggs! Check their website and social media for the latest updates.
Six Ridges Farm, LLC
760 Austerlitz Road | Paris, KY 40361
859.953.1050 | SixRidgesFarm.com