John and Kiersten Schoen of Madison County always sold meat to their friends and family. After Kiersten lost her job, their side gig turned into a full-fledged, money-making business – Red Barn Farm Meats.
Named after the iconic red barn built by John’s great-grandfather in 1898, the Schoen’s farm gives a nod to traditional practices. Their beef is grass-fed and the piglet nursery has open bedding. Their three children – Rhett, Luke, and Leni – help with the chores, maintain fences, and much more. And like past generations, their sales are driven by word of mouth – the digital kind – through social media. [Read more…]