The Farm's History
Ronald "Ronnie" Stewart
One could say Deer Run Farm would not exist today if it weren't for Ronnie. Many, many years ago Ronnie had a dream to own a farm one day and in 1996 he turned that dream into a reality when Annie and him purchased the farm. He never dreamed the farm would be as big as it is today, but he enjoys watching it grow. Customer's will often times see Ronnie working away making feed or preparing equipment in the driveway when visiting our store. He has a solid collection of Allis Chalmers tractors that he upkeeps and still uses on the farm today.
Annie is the engine of the farm. Without her the Farm wouldn't go. She's our keeper of the schedule, meal maker and Grammy! Because of her, we can farm late into the evenings when we're behind on harvests and know there will still be a warm meal to come in to. We can trust that Carmen is safe and being taught all the necessities of life while we do the hard farm chores. We won't miss a butcher date or a doctor's appointment all because she cares enough to keep us on track when the farm becomes overwhelming from season to season.
Son of Annie and Ronnie, Josh is the 2nd generation farmer of Deer Run Farm. He's the farm's main muscle and usually has the final say to all farm decisions. He currently has a full time job off of the farm as a Project Manager for a general contractor, but spends most evenings and every weekend working hard to keep things going on the farm. Josh's main function of the farm is managing crops to ensure the farm maintains enough product to be able to meet the feed needs of the animals we raise. Josh is super excited to be able to offer our homegrown chicken feeds to customers in 2024.
Head chicken tender of the farm, Allison, is most likely the one customers will have contact with. Allison is the full time farmer of Deer Run Farm and manages the majority of the day-to-day on the farm. She is a walking chicken encyclopedia and works hard to keep her flocks healthy and conforming to their standards of perfection. She has a degree in graphic design and frequently uses her design abilities to maintain a fresh take on our farm's brand.
When not farming she can be found on the soccer field or off dreaming up her next travel plans out of the country.
The newest addition to the farm and the beginning of the farm's 3rd generation is Carmen! Carmen has only just started her life on the farm in January of 2023, but has already developed a love for the animals we raise here. She's an avid treat giver and enjoys observing how chores get done on the farm. One of her most favorite things to do on the farm is ride on the Polaris to help with miscellaneous tasks. Friends can follow along with Carmen's life on the farm by following her instagram account!
Lieu & Sarge
Lieu (pictured in the front) and Sarge (pictured in the back) are Deer Run Farm's trusted guard dogs and night owls. They regularly keep watch over our 65 acres we keep our chicken flocks on. They keep foxes, raccoons, coyotes, opossums, hawks, bald eagles and all other unwanted predators away so that our chickens can free range 24/7. They can be very skeptical of strangers so they do a good job of keeping intruders away too.