May 21, 2024

On-farm store brings local meat to the community

M5 Family Farms

M5 Family Farms is proud to have an on-farm meat shop.

CARTHAGE, Ind. — From farm to freezer, the beef from M5 Family Farms is known for being high quality.

In 2017, the Muegge family launched an on-farm meat store.

“We carry meat by the cut in our freezers at the store,” said Linda Muegge. “We also sell butcher beef, if someone wants a quarter, half or whole.

“We started our own little farmers market once a month May-September — to bring in local meats and products from other farms within a 5- to 10-mile radius.”

On the last Wednesday of the month, folks can shop for milk, chicken, pork, eggs and other fresh foods. Guests enjoy live, old-fashioned music while they shop and get to know their neighbors.

The family also supplies beef to Leo’s Market and Eatery.

Those interested in buying meat at the on-store farm can learn more on Facebook.

“We’re on Facebook at M5 Family Farms,” Muegge said. “They can message me on Facebook to order. We’re typically open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. But it’s pretty much appointment-based. I’m not busy enough to have someone out there all the time.”

The farm is located at 3824 S. Binford Rd., Carthage. Muegge can be reached at lmuegge@myninestar.net or on Facebook.

Erica Quinlan

Erica Quinlan

Field Editor