Horsmon Farm is a 4th generation farm, now under the stewardship of JR and Cathy Cosgrove, who is the daughter of Dickie and Phyllis Horsmon. JR and Cathy continue to raise the beautiful mums and pumpkins that Horsmon Farm is known for. And they've expanded the farm, adding farm raised meats and educational farm activities and tours.
The Cosgroves raise Black Angus Cattle, known to produce high quality beef. The cattle are finished on grass pastures that are planted seasonally to thrive in the unique Southern Maryland climate. To keep the cattle friendly and make the weaning process more smooth, the cattle are given "candy" (grain). Positive reinforcement is always better than stressing the animals.
The Pasture Raised Pigs are a mixed breed, generally a heritage breed crossed with a modern breed. This selective breeding helps to ensure a healthy animal that will produce the best quality tasting pork. The pigs have free choice of high quality grain feed and constant access to pasture where they are able to root and forage for their favorite treats like chickweed and acorns.