About our family
Rabbit Ridge Farms has a beautiful history that tells the story of three generations of Mahans starting in the 1800s. Alan fondly remembers his younger days growing up on Rabbit Ridge Farms where he learned the cattle trade. Through the years he developed a taste for the quiet way of life. However, he recognized that there were opportunities to do things better...better for the land, better for the animals, better for the future. He also recognized there were many folks who appreciated the quality meat you can acquire from sustainable farming practices.
And so the evolution of the Rabbit Ridge Farms took motion.
Back in the flat-lands of Northeast Arkansas, Angela grew up on a row crop farm raising cotton, rice, and soybeans. In 2013, she and Alan were married; their varying farm-backgrounds gave them a unique view in their approach to farm life. And it continues to help them evolve their practices at Rabbit Ridge.
Several years ago, we vowed to feed their family only meat produced on the farm. We already raised cows so it made sense to add pigs next, then came chickens. Our goal is to be as sustainable as possible and regenerate the soil rather than take away from it.
Life on Rabbit Ridge is not a job; it's a way of life. Zack, the oldest of Alan and Angela's four children, grew up helping on the farm. Now a college graduate and out working on his own, he still enjoys helping with creating and testing new products. Maggie is well known for her athletic talents which came in handy for carrying heavy feed buckets or helping move animals to fresh pasture. Jacob has mechanical talents and has been driving a tractor since he was 8. Crafton, the youngest, has numerous daily chores like watering the pigs and feeding the dogs.
We are excited about these growing opportunities and look forward to sharing their journey with you!