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 or on Facebook.

Erica Quinlan

Erica Quinlan

Field Editor