Little Mountain Farm & Cattle Co. – The Goodness of Generational Farming

Shopping local takes on new meaning at Little Mountain Farm & Cattle Co. in Sherrills Ford, as one family honors their legacy in the most honest, intentional way – by keeping generational farming alive and well in the Lake Norman area.

Lucky customers reap the delicious rewards of their labor, savoring 100% pasture-raised, grass-fed and grain-finished USDA Angus beef. But, the mission behind their dedication means so much more to parents Jeremy and Georgina Verzal, daughter Kelsie Hove and her husband, Mason, and son Robbie Dye and his wife, Ashley. Add in adored grandchildren Paisley, Jaxon, Levi, Ava and Lilly-Rae, and the daily blessings around Little Mountain Farm are plentiful.

“To be honest, if you asked us a few short years ago if we would be working together as a family building the farm, we wouldn’t have believed you,” shares Robbie. “Being a husband and father to three children, my entire life focus has shifted to ‘how can we create a lasting impact that ripples into the next generation?’ Agriculture is one of the few industries where family is a common thread. I can show up to any work meeting with my six-year-old son or five-year-old daughter, and it’s just business as usual!”

This entire family is committed to building and sustaining an agriculture business that fosters community connection and enables each person to utilize his or her God-given gifts. Along the way, they’re also preserving the rich history of farming and ranching, while educating consumers on where their food comes from.

“Our children have the opportunity to be part of the building blocks of our family farm, and they are beginning to understand that it’s much bigger than ourselves,” adds Robbie. “Whether we’re on our farm, at the farmer’s markets meeting other producers or visiting our neighboring farm friends, they experience the reality that food doesn’t grow on grocery store shelves.”

From youngest to oldest, the family finds joy in simply hanging out at the farmer’s markets together, and it’s now a joke that those outings are basically “staycations” they look forward to each weekend!

“It’s one of the few times we can hang out together for a few hours in an environment that doesn’t involve work on the farm,” says Robbie. “It forces us to slow down and reflect on all God has been doing through this business and our family unit.”

With different last names, finding the perfect farm name was a bit of a family challenge, but one Robbie explains had the perfect outcome.

“Since we’re off Little Mountain Road, we landed on Little Mountain Farm. It feels inviting, and people love the brand!” 

One motto of this authentic farming family goes like this: By getting to know your farmer, you know your food! 

“I am a strong believer that the general public desires to be more connected to their food than ever before,” Robbie shares. “They want to better understand what goes into growing it, who grew it and feel good about keeping their hard-earned dollars within the local economy.”

With that in mind, Little Mountain Farm offers access, convenience and fast service to customers ordering their beef, which makes shopping local the easiest, smartest choice! You can currently place an order online for beef (sold frozen and vacuum-sealed) and arrange local pickup, seven days a week, at The Red Barn Marketplace and Lakeside Farmers Market (who also retail their products in-store), and at Lake Norman Area Farmer’s Market in Denver, on Saturday mornings during market hours. 

Since opening in January 2024, Little Mountain Farm has served nearly 1,000 families with pasture-raised products. With much more goodness to come, Little Mountain Farm & Cattle Co. is beautifully situated right off Little Mountain Road in Sherrills Ford, NC. You can reach the farm directly at 704.251.5014, visit to shop their top quality beef and follow them on Instagram @littlemtnfarmco for news and events.


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