A perfect mix of Northern Ontario flavours and traditions.

Penokean Hills Farms (est. in 2005) was born out of the necessity and desire to grow what had become a declining (agricultural) industry in Algoma. Originally it was made up of a group of Algoma farmers who wanted to preserve their way of life better by offering a premium niche product that consumers could purchase directly from area farms. With new demand for local foods in the marketplace, much thought was put into how these area farmers could work together in crafting a high-end, consistent end product and get it to market. It would need to be a system that would benefit the farming community, its consumers and also have a positive affect on the life of the cattle and the environment. What has transpired since that time is a locally crafted brand of Angus beef, all-naturally raised in Algoma which supports many different area farms, an abattoir, restaurants, butcher shops and of course retail consumers for a truly direct farm-to-table experience.

Where did the name Penokean come from, you ask? In short, it is a geological name for the rolling hills throughout the Algoma District. As part of the Canadian Shield, Penokean Hills Farms rests in these hills above the clear northern shores of Lake Huron. Its a largely untouched but ideal area for farming, but relatively unknown to the larger urban centres

— we think its our best kept secret.

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Meet Some of Our People

Mike Tulloch
Mike TullochOwner/Farmer
A 3rd generation farmer in Algoma, with his roots from Thessalon, ON. An engineer by trade, Mike takes the lead on cattle management and new infrastructure.
Chris Gordon
Chris GordonOwner/Farmer
A 3rd generation farmer from Echo Bay, Ontario. Chris also heads up the management of the abattoir and farming financials.
Nick Gordon
Nick GordonSales and Marketing Manager
Nick manages all marketing and creative as well as the management of working with wholesale clients and product inventory flow.
Tyson MacFarlane
Tyson MacFarlaneHead Butcher
Tyson takes the lead on our abattoir production team, heads our kill floor and looks at workflow for the retail/wholesale work.
Earl Myerscough
Earl MyerscoughHead Butcher
Earl comes to us originally from Wingham, ON and runs our cut floor, oversees the smokehouse/kitchen. If we have a question, Earl gives sound answers.
Jayne Baxter
Jayne BaxterAdministrator
Jayne works as our receptionist, retail manager, keeps us all organized. A jill of all trades. If you need something done, she makes it happen.