THE OWNERS OF HEARTWAY FARMS SHARE THEIR STORY
PLANO–The McElroy Family stands by..."And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Unselfishly love your neighbor as yourself." Mark 12:30-31
Josh and Annie own and operate Heartway Farms in Plano with their six children: Julianne (13), Marie (12), Elise (10), William (8), Tabitha (5), and Jesse (4).
“The Lord has blessed us with this home/farm and we want to share that with others,” Josh says. “Our goal is to provide our local community with fresh, farm raised, quality products. Our family values knowing where our food comes from and we love sharing what we have with the local community.”
After years of research they have discovered that the only way to KNOW your food is nutritious and healthy is to grow/raise it yourself; so, they are trying to do that as much as possible on the farm. They are also very conscious of their cleaning products, bath and body products, as well as makeup, knowing your skin is your largest organ, so you better take care of it.
The family enjoys interacting with neighbors, attends a local church, and stays busy at home with farm chores, homeschooling, and welcoming people into their home regularly.
“It's our desire to honor the Lord through all that we do, even if it means a lot of hard work,” Annie says. “Josh and Will are in charge of the Katahdin sheep (Grass-Fed Lamb), general farm projects and upkeep; I take care of the Guernsey cows/milking; Julianne runs the rabbit breeding business; Marie is my hard working chicken/duck girl; spunky Elise manages the dog and cats; and Tabitha and Jesse usually just find a buddy to help out with.”
Farm is where the heart and health is. -Kristen Kucharski, Photos Submitted
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