We are your farmers

We are committed to bringing you the highest quality meat.

Edmund and Garth are brothers who began Cairncrest Farm in 2010 together with their wives Normandy Alden and Alanna Rose. The four of us grew up in Bryn Athyn, PA and have made our home here in upstate NY. We have a vision of a vibrant food system strengthened with our commitment to land stewardship, healthy and delicious food, and humane animal treatment. There was really only one way to go: 100% grass-fed beef, grass-fed lamb, pastured pork and pastured poultry.

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Garth Brown

Garth has a degree in English from Columbia University. In the quieter winter months he still pursues his writting, as well as updates the Cairncrest blog and newsletter. Most of the year he spends moving our animals for rotational grazing, repairing and building farm infrastructure and managing our inventory and delivery.

Alanna Rose

Alanna has a BFA from the University of Pennsylvania and a 4 year Certificate in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She maintains a studio practice limited by the demands of parenthood, as well as doing freelance illustration work. For Cairncrest Farm she communicates with customers and serves as a manager and bookkeeper. See her paintings.

Edmund Brown

Edmund has a degree in biology from Bryn Athyn College. He devotes his time to managing the animal herds to provide optimal grazing, building farm infrastructure and keeping our inventory up to date. He is a frequent contributor to our blog.

Normandy Alden

Normandy has a M.F.A. in ceramics from the University of Nebraska. She is a studio potter and teaches part-time at Hartwick College. She manages our farm’s website, shoots and edits our photos and does occasional blog posts. See her ceramic work.

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