Our Story

Iverstine Family Farms was founded in the winter of 2010 when Galen Iverstine and his father, Jack Iverstine, purchased 65 acres in the rollings hills of St. Helena Parish in Kentwood, Louisiana. We leased the land for one year to a cattle producer, while Galen worked an internship on a farm in New Boston, New Hampshire.  After his return, Galen hit the ground running, purchasing two pigs and getting a place to live on the farm. The farm has grown steadily since, doubling in land size.

In October of 2016 we opened Iverstine Farms Butcher, a full-service butcher shop and smokehouse in Baton Rouge, to provide our local farm-raised meats directly to our customers. At the shop, every cut of meat is from an animal raised at the farm and handled in-house all the way through production.

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We produce high quality, all natural, nutritional foods for our community and we aim to respect the design of creation by working with the resources that nature has provided for us. We strive to build a relationship with our customers that gives them access to their food from the farm to the table.
Meet the Team

Galen Iverstine

Owner/COO

After graduating LSU in 2009 with a Political Science degree, Galen learned about environmental, social, and economic impacts of today’s industrialized food system; in particular, how it has marginalized farmers over the past fifty years. After researching alternative methods of farming and how to market farm products that are focused on bringing the viability of small sustainable farms back to the spotlight in America, Galen worked an internship on a farm in New Boston, New Hampshire and he and his father bought 65 acres in Kentwood.

After his return, Galen got a place to live on the land and two pigs, starting Iverstine  Family Farms.

Jack and Brenda Iverstine

Owner/CFO

Jack and Brenda were excited to get back to their family roots of farming, and more relieved Galen wasn't joining the military, when Galen approached his parents about a new business venture in 2009. Combined, they have started seven businesses after retiring from their careers. Jack and Brenda helped finance the startup of the farm, Brenda manages the books, and Jack helps with projects when he's not busy with his 5 other careers. Jack also is developing a Vermiculture enterprise to add to the offerings of Iverstine Family Farms. 

Photo by Ischelle Martin

4765 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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Phone
(225) 349-8200
Email
galen@iverstinefarms.com
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Hours

Sunday 10 am - 3 pm
Monday 9 am - 6 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 6 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 6 pm
Thursday 9 am - 6 pm
Friday 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9 am - 4 pm