Forbidden Fruits Farm & Vineyard
Located in idyllic Cyril, Oklahoma, we raise grass-fed beef, grapes, asparagus, fruits, nuts, and vegetables in a safe and sustainable manner, following a tradition of five generations.
Order Beef Now
We have been completely sold out, but will have more of our delicious grass-fed, grass-finished, antiobiotic-free, hormone-free beef available for pick-up on October 16. Need just a few pounds of ground beef? Or a steak for the grill? A roast for the slow-cooker? Now we can offer you retail-sized cuts! Order now to reserve yours. We also deliver to Oklahoma City weekly.
If you prefer to buy wholesale, you can also order a half or a quarter, which is a better value. A half is typically 280 lbs. or so. You will be billed for exact weight; $6.50/lb for a half; $6.65/lb for a quarter. Contact Alexis (888-210-9774) for more information and to specify how you want the beef prepared (more steaks and roasts vs. more ground beef). Don't be nervous if you haven't ordered this way before; she'll answer all your questions. And YES, you can get the bones from your own animal for making soup!
All our beef is now USDA-inspected, which means we can sell retail cuts (like a pound of ground beef or a sirloin steak)! Also, we can sell nationwide! We will have our own antibiotic-free, hormone-free, grass-pastured beef available for retail sale on October 16. Order NOW! Or just call to come by and pick some up!
The grape vines are growing like crazy! We never expected so much growth in the first year. The unusual (and welcome) rain this summer gets the credit. We will be planting another acre and a half of vines next year to bring the total up to 3 acres. Look for announcements here about next year's Vineyard Planting Festival.
Welcome from Alexis
Science Has Almost Caught Up To My Grandparents
Isn't it funny that the more science "discovers," the smarter it turns out our grandparents were? Take beef, for example. Beef is one of the foods that has been most demonized. For many years, a thick steak was the symbol of gluttony and bad health choices. Aren't we beef-eaters getting the last laugh today?
Arranged marriage with a 25-year age difference
I remember my grandmother, who lived to be 94, telling me (in Greek, of course): "Meat doesn't make you fat." Of course, she was talking about old-fashioned grass-fed meat. In reality, she probably never ate beef until she came to America at age 29. To her, "meat" was probably lamb, but the point remains the same. Real food, even red meat, raised the way Nature intended, is good for you. My grandfather, also pictured below, lived to be 95.
Happy into their Golden Years
What we are trying to do here at Forbidden Fruits Farm, is to live into our golden years, happy, in love, and in good health, as my grandparents clearly were, even though they had an arranged (!!!) marriage and a 25-year age gap. With those goals in mind, we raise our beef, grapes, asparagus, and other produce as naturally as possible, so that it arrives at the table as Nature intended, and we feel confident eating it and feeding it to our six children.
Welcome from Tim
Getting Back to the Earth
I have waited a long, long time to get my hands back into the dirt.
Some of my best childhood memories were of being on the farm with my grandparents, Ed and Clara. My grandfather first sent me to town alone, driving, when I was 12 years old. He was in the field, and he needed me to go to town, fill up the fuel tank, and meet him in the field to refill the tractor. Good weather was precious. It couldn't be wasted by the farmer getting gas. Back then, you could mostly trust a 12-year old to do that kind of thing.
I left Oklahoma in 1978 to go to medical school. Before graduating from the University of Oklahoma, I had applied to several medical schools. I just assumed I would go to OU, and if I got lucky, maybe Baylor Medical School. In the meantime, on a lark, I had applied to a medical school in Boston with a pretty good reputation. Well, as luck would have it, they let me in. So, I headed off to Harvard, not knowing it would be 33 years before I got back to Oklahoma.
Odysseus, himself, never faced the kind of obstacles I faced getting back here. My ship was blown way off course.
As much as I learned about the world in my travels (lots of countries, lots of time spent consulting, lots of fancy medical schools) schooling, and businesses, all the meaningful lessons I learned on the farm. I hope you will keep us company, join us for festivals, buy our beef, "Like" us on Facebook, bring your church group for a tour.
We are looking forward to meeting you and to sharing with you the goodness that Nature has to offer.