Welcome To Apple Creek Farm!
Delivering Quality
From Our Farm
To Your Table
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We are committed to providing you with only the finest.

All Natural

We are committed to providing the best quality and safest products. We are proud to share our products with you!

Delivering Results

Meet us at the farmers market or contact us for other delivery options!

Farm to Table

From our farm to your table! If we wouldn't eat it, we won't sell it!


Check Out The Latest From Apple Creek

Basic - $300

Bart and Grandpa

Pro - $650

Grandpa Thueninck and Bart III

Custom - $1200

Grandpa Thueninck and Bart III 1967.

Retainer - $30/hr

Custom work and updates.

How much meat will I get?

An easy to read explanation of meat yield per hanging carcass.


Shear Design


Our Pledge To You:

  • 1. Natural

    Apple Creek Farm produces all natural lamb. No growth hormones, no antibiotics, no GMO feeds. All our lambing is done on pasture during spring green up, in sync with nature.

  • 2. Freedom

    Our sheep are never confined or kept in a feed lot. They are moved to fresh pasture every day or two, always using low stress stockmanship skills as taught by Temple Grandin and the late Bud Williams.

  • 3. Diversity

    We use intensive rotational grazing to promote healthy soil and pasture diversity, striving for a sustainable relationship between soil, plants and livestock. We don't use chemical sprays or artificial fertilizers, but rather use a holistic approach to maintaining pasture growth and variety of plant species.

  • 4. Community

    Our Sheepdogs live with our flocks around the clock, always keeping a watchful eye to protect from prey animals. With that said, we have chosen to allow the local Coyote population to coexist as they haven't preyed on our sheep and are a valuable asset to keeping other prey animals out of their territory.

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Leading Our Future, Learning From Our Past


Farmer - Rancher

I grew up on a farm in Michigan, milking cows and haying with my brothers for our landlord, as well as raising and milking goats for our family.

Bart met and married his wife Trish, and together they raised five daughters. Hired on as a foreman on a ranch in Colorado, Bart attended Ranching for Profit School, which changed everything he had known about ranching and livestock management. This gave cause to relocating to a more productive part of the country, Iowa.

After joining Practical Farmers of Iowa, Bart met John and Shirley Waite, and is helping to transform their farm from conventional farming to an all forage based livestock enterprise.

"Our goals are sustainable grazing practices, holistic management and all our products should be 100% all natural, with an emphasis on good land and animal stewardship."

Future plans include adding beef, poultry, pork and other on farm product sales, as well as helping to teach other farmers/ranchers and school aged children the possibilities of sustainable farming practices.

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