When the Tice family looks out their windows they are blessed enough to see rolling green hills with horses, cows, sheep, pigs, and chickens.
You could say their adventure started generations ago with their ancestors who were also farmers. Joe, Deana, and Jay are fourth generation farmers, while Brittany, Josh, Justin, and Cody are fifth. Joe and Jay are brothers who grew up on farmland in Anne Arundel County and are electricians by day. Deana, Joes wife, grew up in Montgomery County on land that had beef, lamb, pigs, and turkeys. She received a degree fromthe University of Maryland in Agriculture and Farming Resources.
Deana and Joe's children, Josh, Justin, and Cody, are active members in the Harwood 4-H club. Farming and livestock consumes most of their day.
Jay's daughter Brittany, joined 4-H in 1999 where her love for raising livestock began. She pursued her dreams in agricultre when she went to Texas and received her degree in Animal Industries from Tarleton State University. Upon graduation she moved home to help with the family meat and horse businesses.
The Tices will tell you that is was 4-H that got them into the livestock business. Then one day Deana decided that cows would be a nice addition to some of the empty pastures around the farm.
I don't think any of them expected for it to grow and to still be growing into the business it is today.
En-Tice-Ment Farm Raised Meats is not an organic operation but it is all done naturally. The beef and sheep are pasture raised. The pigs love there spacious pen with lots of mud and the chickens are fed GMO free grain.
Pork and Lamb are fed quality feeds from local feed mills or local farmers without the use of steroids, hormones, or other additives that are unnatural.
They offer their farm raised meats in large cuts at this time. The meats can be bought in quarters, halves, or whole animals.
The farm store is located at Joe and Deana's farm store, which is consumed by large commercial freezers.
The Tice family doesn't do this to become rich but to preserve the idea of natural livestock farming and to help the community become aware of where their meat comes from.