Grassfield Farm is owned and operated by the Bendele Family in Hondo Texas. Fohn, Jana, and their four children raise livestock the old fashioned way. Our cattle graze on a variety of grasses from start to finish and we never use antibiotics, hormones or grain. Our ranch is certified & audited annually by the American Grassfed Association and we are Animal Welfare Approved. This means you can be assured we do everything we say we do.
Fohn & Jana are fifth generation farmers and their family has been farming in Medina County since the 1800's. They are both passionate about treating the land and their animals with care and respect. Managing the grasses growing in the fields where the cattle, pigs and hens forage results in sustainable nutrition year around.
FOHN AND JANA
Fohn Bendele and his wife Jana started Grassfield farm
25 years ago when they got married. Fohn and Jana feel very
blessed to be able to raise their family on a sustainable
farm. They find great joy in providing the highest quality
grass-fed meats and eggs for their likeminded customers.
You can catch them by phone several days a week while they
are out making deliveries in the San Antonio area. As you can see from the photo, they are proud
of their German heritage : )
Krisann is a recent graduate of Texas State University and just made the move to Austin. She is in charge of our advertising and marketing, as well as the Austin area sales and deliveries. She and Caroline work together to keep our website up to date with new photos and content.
She's currently starting her own business and managing the Austin area sales.
William is now a sophomore at Texas State University studying Agriculture; consequently, Fohn has lost his right hand man, who usually had a list a mile long of things to get done on the farm. Driving tractors and building everything from chicken houses to BBQ pits since he was little, William has the knowledge and experience it takes to be the official "Fix it and make it work" guy that we rely on!
Caroline is the official photographer on the ranch and can be
seen several times a week driving off on her golf cart with all of the dogs and a camera. When she's not cheering on the sidelines, she is sorting and packing our orders for sale. She's always providing Krisann with new photos to work with, too!
Brad (Caroline's twin) performs a variety of tasks that include inventory control, packaging and shipping. On a weekly basis, he helps move our cattle to new pastures. During his free time, he enjoys playing tennis!
Junior has been helping us since 2000, and everyone
agrees we couldn't do it all without his help. Taking care
of the laying hens is one of his most time consuming tasks.
Other things requiring his careful attention are checking on the piglets, farm construction, and keeping the barn organized and well stocked. Our farm dogs LOVE Junior and wait every morning for him to serve breakfast. He's known to share an egg or two!
Our four rescue dogs, Ollie, Kit, Toby, and Sam, work
hard protecting and patrolling the pastures from any
predators. Our livestock is so thankful for such a