The Red Thistle Farm
started with a crazy dream, a handful of ducks and a few chickens.
In 2018 my partner David and I mustered up a big dose of sheer nerve,
packed up our youngest teenage daughter, left our city life in
midtown Tulsa and moved to a small plot of almost raw land.
Many of what we call our "Ricky & Lucy" escapades followed...
I wrecked the tractor. David encountered a snake every time he turned around.
The pigs ran off to the neighbors. The neighbor's pigs then moved in with us.
We lived on top of each other in a vintage RV with a teenager,
four dogs and a cat for almost two years.
Hawks killed the chickens and I killed the tomatoes...
So many failures & hard lessons. And we are still learning everyday.
So yes our fledging farm is a work in progress.
Last year we found a better fit for our family and now
we ethically raise Heritage Pork on pasture and Free-range Chicken
and Ducks for eggs on a small nine-acre farm,
situated on a 600 acre cattle ranch, in Stroud, Oklahoma.
It's beautiful out here and we have killer sunsets. We love it.
In 2021 we added organic vegetables to our line up and plan to
add meat chickens, turkeys & quail soon.
I desperately want a dairy cow but I haven't sweet talked David into it yet.
Everyday is a new adventure. Some are idyllic. Most are really hard.
But we wouldn't have it any other way. Come see us t the farm! --- Chef Hope
*At this time we do not offer vegetables, pork or eggs for sale to the public,
everything we we raise and grow goes onto the plates for
Red Thistle Catering Co & for our Farm Dinners here at the farm.