We are the Heffernan family and we are Five Marys Farms. Brian and Mary are both from California agricultural families with deep farming roots and believe in raising children and animals "free-range" out in the sunshine, working hard and doing things the old fashioned way.
Five Marys Farms is named for the five girls in the family, all named Mary! Our four girls were all named after grandmothers and aunts on both sides carrying on a long standing family tradition of strong women named Mary. MaryFrances goes by "Francie" and is our 10 year old fearless leader who loves ranch life and wants to breed dogs on the ranch when she grows up. MaryMarjorie or "Maisie" is 8 and can usually be found by her Dad's side working the cattle or fixing fence, she does it all. She is a horse girl and aspires to compete in Rodeo someday. MaryJane is "JJ" IS 6 and keeps us all entertained with her daily antics and outfit changes. She is the early riser to go out with her Dad on the four wheeler to check the animals at sunrise. MaryTeresa is "Tessa" or more affectionately known as "Tiny." She is 5, the baby of the family and calls her Dad 'Babe' and follows him around trying to help all day and all night long.
We started our family farm with a desire to provide the finest quality meat from paddock to plate - after years in the restaurant business we had a lot of trials cooking with different meats from small farms to bigger names. We came to realize things like a 28 day dry hang provides the most amazing flavor and tenderness and that every day of an animals life is important in the end result. We wanted to bring this small farm mentality with no shortcuts to customers in a direct and easy way. We have worked hard to find a way to ship our meat directly to our customers, and we hope you will taste and appreciate the difference as well! Give us a try and you won't be disappointed.
Read more about our family & the ranch on www.fivemarysfarms.com
We believe in selling only the best meat and the best meat comes from animals and land that are well cared for.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT FIVE MARYS PRODUCTS....
“I HAD SOME MOMS AND KIDS OVER LAST NIGHT AND MADE FIVE MARYS BURGERS, THEY BEGGED ME TO DO ANOTHER ROUND TONIGHT TO USE UP THE REST OF MY FIVE MARY'S FARMS GROUND BEEF. I AM NOT KIDDING YOU, TONIGHT PEOPLE WERE TAKING THE KIDS HALF EATEN BURGERS AND FINISHING THEM, OFF OF RANDOM NOT-MY-KID PLATES!! I HAVE NEVER TASTED SUCH DELICIOUS BEEF IN MY LIFE.” - Carson
"All I have to say is THE LAMB!!" Wow - it's like nothing I have ever tasted before. I am a lamb lover and my husband has always claimed to not like the flavor of lamb. Well he tried the Lamb Chops at the Farm Stand and has been converted! You are right when you say it's the "chef's choice" with the breed you have - incredible." - Joy
"I've been meaning to tell you how meaningful your IG feed is to me. It's so good to be acquainted with where our meat comes from. I love getting to see those animals live such a good life. And it definitely is a good thing to be mindful of the hard work it takes to give those animals such a good life before they become food. I'm now looking for somewhere similar to get my chicken because not knowing how my food lives feels irresponsible." - Catie A.
"My husband said last night (while eating the ham) 'this meat is so good I feel like we've been missing out all this time. This is the real deal, everything else tastes fake now.' I definitely agree!" - Lauren K.
"I TRIED FIVE MARYS MEATS FOR THE FIRST TIME AND IT REALLY IS THE FINEST MEAT I HAVE EVER TASTED! THE RIB EYE STEAK WAS PERFECTLY MARBLED AND THE SKIRT STEAK WAS THE MOST MOUTH-WATERING PIECE OF MEAT I HAVE EVER HAD. I AM SO EXCITED TO GET MY MONTLY BOX FULL OF BEEF, PORK AND LAMB TO TRY NEW RECIPES EACH MONTH FROM NOW ON!" - CHRISTIE
"We have loved everything we've had so far and it’s so great to just breeze on by the butcher at WholeFoods:) It’s also so great to support y'all and the awesome life you're livin!" - Lesley G
"I was blown away by how good the breakfast sausage was - some of the best ground meat I've ever had!" - @stitchandtape
"We have my father-in-law over for dinner every Sunday night and he insists on Five Marys steaks. He said 'this is the way meat is supposed to taste, the old fashioned way.'"
"WE TRIED THE PORK CHOPS FOR THE FIRST TIME LAST NIGHT AND THEY WERE INCREDIBLE!! MY HUSBAND CALLED IT "MEAT PORN" WHEN I OPENED THE PACKAGE. GREAT CHOPS!" - MARGARET
“I think out of all the things my kids will get for Christmas, THIS will top it all. Saving the bacon and sausage for Christmas morning!” - Kristina K.
"My daughter ate half a pound of the ground beef out of the pan before I had a chance to add it to dinner, i had to cook another package for the rest of the family! It's like ground beef crack!" - Theresa
"THE PRIME RIB WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD. MY SON GOT UP FROM THE DINNER TABLE AFTER HIS LAST BITE TO WRITE YOUR FAMILY A THANK YOU NOTE FOR RAISING THIS WONDERFUL MEAT WITH SUCH CARE AND STANDARDS. WE HAVE PRIME RB EVERY YEAR FOR CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AND THIS YEAR WAS FAR AND AWAY THE BEST WE'VE TASTED. THANK YOU!" - JANE