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Welcome! on March 14th, 2009

Our New Site is Live!

We’ve been working hard over the last few months to design a new website that incorporates all the feedback we’ve received, and in an effort to make it easier on you to navigate! Click the image to be taken to our new site!

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Welcome to This Old Farm’s (old) Website! Here we strive to bring you the information needed to make local, sustainably grown food products as accessible as possible. This Old Farm was first started in 2000 to bring good, clean food to area families from Erick and Jessica Smith’s 88 acre farm. We continue to do that today. We are small enough to care about each and every family. In an effort to make good food more accessible, we have now expanded to process locally raised meats and to represent 20 different farms through a farm alliance so that we can bring clean, local food to not only our traditional retail families but to commercial markets as well. Through the alliance, we are large enough to supply your commercial, school, or wholesale needs for good, locally raised foods. Buying local is one of the greenest things you can do and we want it to be easy to source product. It’s our passion. While you are here, sign up for our e-newsletter. We will keep you up to date on what’s new in local foods and healthy living.

Many Blessings,
Erick and Jessica Smith

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Homemade Charcoal! on July 2nd, 2015

Check out our very own Lucas Roosa, Harvest Floor Manager, teaching us how to make homemade charcoal!

Go to our website www.thisoldfarm.com and check out the video under In the News!!!

Lucas Roosa Making Homemade Charcoal!

Future Farmers on July 2nd, 2015

The importance of tomorrow’s farmers

BFI training includes practical skills needed by beginning farmers

Published on July 1st, 2015

Tess Brown-Lavoie of Rhode Island is an urban farmer who was in the inaugural class of the Institute. “The blossoming of agriculture in urban centers represents a burgeoning commitment to many of the values that we all cherish: cooperation, loyalty and hard work,” said Brown-Lavoie. “Farming, whether it takes place in an urban or rural setting, passes those important values on from generation to generation.” (sidewalkendsfarm.com)

WASHINGTON — National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson today highlighted the importance of youth outreach, leadership and skills training in production agriculture as key to the future of American agriculture and global food production.

“One of the great challenges facing modern American agriculture is its own demographics,” noted Johnson. “Combine the aging demographics of farmers in the world’s breadbasket nation with the skyrocketing global population and you can quickly see the need for a new generation of farmers and ranchers who are equipped to lead,” he said.

Johnson noted that to that end, NFU has several ongoing programs that reach out to youth in the farm and rural sector and help them hone their leadership skills. “NFU’s nearly 80 year-old All-States Leadership Camp does just that, with many of the participants going on to take the reigns of important farm organizations, both domestically and internationally,” said Johnson.

Johnson pointed out that over the course of its nearly eight decades, more than 6,100 young men and women have received leadership training in these camps. “Many of our campers have gone on to take highly-visible leadership positions in agriculture, including a U.S. senator, the president of a national farm organization, the president of an international farm organization and a director of the nation’s largest farmer-owned supply and marketing cooperative,” he said.

Another area where NFU has helped identify and train the next generation of farmers is its Beginning Farmer Institute (BFI). The Institute, modeled after successful state and regional programs, is open to men and women who are new to farming, are in the process of transferring an operation from a relative or non-relative to themselves, or are seriously contemplating a career in farming or ranching.

“BFI participants receive a year’s worth of hands-on training at little cost to themselves,” noted Johnson. “BFI is unique in that the agenda is driven by the participants, allowing them to gain information on topics that will be most relevant to their particular operations. The size and diversity of the group of participants ensures valuable interaction and learning opportunities for all,” he noted.

Johnson explained that BFI training includes practical skills needed by beginning farmers and ranchers, including business plan writing, financial planning, and researching available programs to help start up and sustain a successful operation. To date, NFU has trained 47 beginning farmers and ranchers, most of whom are now in production agriculture.

Tess Brown-Lavoie of Rhode Island is an urban farmer who was in the inaugural class of the Institute. “The blossoming of agriculture in urban centers represents a burgeoning commitment to many of the values that we all cherish: cooperation, loyalty and hard work,” said Brown-Lavoie. “Farming, whether it takes place in an urban or rural setting, passes those important values on from generation to generation.”

“For America’s farm organizations, there is certainly not a one-size-fits-all approach to educating and empowering the next generation of America’s farmers and farm leaders, but clearly the imperative is there and we all have our marching orders,” said Johnson. “Our job is clear: put in place the talent pool that will feed yet unborn generations to come, while protecting and nurturing the land that makes all of that possible.”

—National Farmers Union

New Look! New Logo! Big Advertising Campaign! on July 2nd, 2015


Introducing the new This Old Farm Logo! We are so excited about the new look and the advertising campaign that launched July 1st.

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out WTHR, Channel 13 for our new commercial! We will have a full-time link and logo on their website as well as 4 second commercial segments with our new logo floating around with their logo, saying we are the “Fresh Local Food” Experts!!! WTHR also helped create 5 testimonials that can be seen on our new website or our Facebook page, facebook/thisoldfarminc!! We are soooo excited to make this a reality after spending months working on this!

Yes, we also have a new “This Old Farm” jingle! If you haven’t heard it, check out SHINE99, 99.7 FM or WILO 1570 AM or 106.1 FM to hear it…..this has been a dream for a long time and we were finally able to make it a reality!!!

Also, as part of our Advertising Campaign, we are in the process of creating new signs for the building, road signage at major intersections helping direct all our customers to our location; we also have new pens, new shopping bags, and magnets.

NEW WEBSITE!!!! www.thisoldfarm.com Please note that the inc has been removed from our website. Please check out our new look and the new online ordering system!

This has been a great adventure that would not have been possible without the help of WTHR Channel 13, Kaspar Radio, Kidd Productions, Lafayette Printing, Phantom Signs, Rolla Creative, Joe and Kelly Mills, Don Mills, Travis Hood, Bon Appetit/Wabash College, Jason Anderson, Witham Memorial Hospital and Trina Rose. We cannot thank you all enough for all the time and energy you put into helping make this dream a reality for us!!!

This Old Farm has been blessed in receiving the Local Food Promotion Program Grant through USDA AMS that helped make this possible!!!!!

Watch & Listen on June 26th, 2015


This week we finally get to reveal all the hard work that we have been doing for the last several months!!!!

A big thank you to Kaspar Radio (Shine 99 and WILO and Kidd Production Group), WTHR Channel 13, Lafayette Printing, Rolla Creative, LLC (our Web Design & Development studio), Joe and Kelly Mills, Don Mills, Jason Anderson of Wabash College, Trina Rose of Witham Memorial Hospital-Lebanon, IN and Travis Hood of Hoods Heritage Hogs for all your hard work and willingness to help us realize this dream of our advertising campaign!

Keep a close eye out on Channel 13 and a close ear to Shine 99 and WILO to see what all the talk is about!  Also, don’t miss your chance to log on to our new website which will be announced next week!

Again, thank you everyone and thank you for all your continued support!

We Are Hiring! on June 23rd, 2015

This Old Farm is accepting applications for various positions including: Harvest Floor, Processing Room, Retail Front/Freezer Load Out, and other various positions. Pay varies based on experience and position. To be determined at hire.

If you are interested, you may submit a resume to Kris at kris@thisoldfarminc.com or stop by and fill out an application.