Tyner Pond Farm in Hancock County fills fresh meat gap

Posted at 8:17 AM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 08:17:27-04

HANCOCK CO. — We know that many businesses have struggled during the ongoing pandemic.

But for one business, the last two months have been a boom because grocery stores have had problems keeping fresh meat on their shelves.

At Tyner Pond Farm in Hancock County, the supply can't keep up with the demand.

"We're up almost five times what we were this time last year," Chris Baggot, owner of Tyner Ponds, said.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a positive impact on Baggot's business.

"It's really accelerated the move for people to buy online," Baggot said. "We deliver for free, and that business has just exploded."

The business has grown so much that the farm is now partnering with other farms so they can fulfill orders and help other farmers in the process.

"A lot of farmers are in a little bit of a jam. For example, one of our partners is Gunthorp Farms, they're a great poultry operation, and they have amazing products, but they tend to target restaurants so now they have all this restaurant package product that they can't sell," Baggot said.

The farm delivers for free, contact-less, and the drivers wear N-95 masks.