Shaymus and Kirsten Smith, along with their four children, began raising livestock outside of Bondurant, IA in 2012. Shaymus was raised on a farm outside of Bayard, IA where they ran both a farrow to finish hog operation and a calving to finish beef operation. Kirsten (Cory) was raised on an acreage outside of Elkhart, IA where her family raised poultry, cattle, and farmed row crops. After starting a family of their own they knew it was important to begin raising livestock to establish a shorter and healthier food chain for their family. They then began adding to their livestock numbers as the years progressed, strongly believing all families should have easy access to locally grown food.
Our goal at Pine Grove Family Farms is to connect our local community with ethically raised, high quality, regional farm products. We want you to know where your food is coming from and how it is being raised. We want to bring back the days of going to your local farmer to purchase quality food for your families. It is time to regain control of our food system and "Bring Back Local".