Shirttail Creek Farms

Today, the Moffett family runs the modern version of Shirttail Creek Farm - but it has a history that dates back over a century.

In the mid-1800s, Wilhelm and Mina Kramer emigrated to the US from what was then Prussia. They built a sturdy wood frame house, worked the land, and raised a family at a time when Texas was still very much a wild frontier.

Today, Carolynn and Sam Moffett continue that tradition with the goal of bringing local and wholesome beef, chicken, and eggs to people in South Central Texas (and beyond!), while raising their own family in the very same house built by the Kramers so long ago.

Shirttail Creek Farm remains completely intact after more than 150 years and sits on the rolling Blackland Prairie just outside Brenham, TX, about halfway between Austin and Houston.

The farm is a vibrant and busy place! When the Moffettes’ aren’t not working their cattle or collecting eggs from their hens, you can typically find them repairing fences or other infrastructure on the farm, stacking hay, or shredding the pastures. Sometimes, they might even take a break to crack a cold one and go fishing in the creek.

Sam and Carolynn endeavor to run their farm in the most simple, environmentally friendly manner possible. As such, they do not spray their pastures with chemical herbicides or pesticides. They also do not use hormones, antibiotics, or steroids on their animals.

Their animals are simply full of bugs, grass, and lots of sass.

See the difference pasture-raised eggs make with the dark and delicious yolks courtesy of the Shirttail Creek hens.

You can also try their products in our chef-curated meat box. Check it out here!