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Farm News

Our Fainting Goats are listed on the Goat Kids for Sale page.


Our Monticello neighbor, and long-time business owner, Hal Bennett has come upon a great bargain for those of you interested in buying beef from whole steers. Hal is the owner of Johnston’s Meat Market and is running a Farm to Family promotion right now. Buy a whole, half or quarter cow and save a lot […]

Questions and (Few) Answers

Mayhaws and Color Does the dark red jelly taste best? We have a large number of trees with variances in color from gold to deep burgundy. Color also depends on collecting at the beginning and at the end of their season. There are more green berries (which produce a natural pectin) in the beginning, of […]

Lamb and Goat Meat

Available May 8 We have recently harvested and the product will be available from the Country Store and through Red Hills Online Market. All the product is USDA processed. The packages are vacuum sealed and fast frozen to maintain the fresh taste. A full selections of cuts will be available. Most of the packages are […]

Making Mayhaw Jelly at Golden Acres Ranch – New Video

The first jelly-making video produced at Golden Acres Ranch was in 2011. Stars were local gentry David and Charlie Ward with a fleeting guest appearance of Jack Carswell and Fred Golden. The video was done by David Neck and you can see it on our Mayhaw Pond page. It is titled “Making Mayhaw Jelly” but highlights […]

Farm to Table Dinner Update Info

A celebration of local, natural farming and cooking October 20, 2013 5:30 PM 704 Barnes Road, Monticello, FL 32344 Folk Singer Caleb Vaughn Caleb will start the evening with some instrumentals in the background. During desert and coffee plan to sit back and join him in song. He wrote this modest bio for us… “I […]

Farm to Table Dinner

A celebration of local, natural farming and cooking October 20, 2013 5:30 PM 704 Barnes Road, Monticello, FL 32344 Musical Entertainment Arrive at five for a hayride tour of the farm. Join us for a lovely outdoor evening combining fine dining, live entertainment and beautiful scenery while supporting your local sustainable farming and food community. […]

Chili Challenge

February 22, 2013 Monticello Opera House   Open to the Public 6pm – 8pm  It’s time for the 4th Annual Monticello-Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Chili Challenge. I know this is late notice but give it some thought. I’ll be there with my Cabrito Chili. It will be a lot of fun and with all these cold […]

Pet Boarding and The Country Store

Changes and more……. What a surprise, we’re making some changes and additions. We’ve been pet boarding for several years and love it. It all started with the suggestion from a good friend. It has been happening for nine years now. We decided we need to be a little more sophisticated (like the dogs care) and […]

THE MENU – Farm to Table Gourmet Dinner

Everyone’s been asking and it’s finally here! The menu for the Farm to Table Gourmet Dinner. STARTERS Appetizers and complimentary glass of  Muscadine Wine from Monticello Vineyards and Winery to be poured by Cynthia Connoly. Boiled Peanuts (you can throw the sells on the ground) – Fulford Farms Grilled Little Neck Clams – Alligator Point […]

Think Fall Weather and Your Favorite Team

This morning I went to Johnston’s Meat Market to meet with Hal, Katrina and Andrea to watch the marinating and placing of a lamb on a spit. The lamb is from Golden Acres Ranch and it was processed by Johnston’s for Katrina and friends. It will be roasted today on a charcoal spit –  hand […]