Our Story


Family owned and operated by Jason and Amanda Hand, MKONO Farm had its beginnings with the unique responsibility of producing small batch exclusive heritage products for Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland. Our farm was birthed on the fertile banks of the Patuxent River in Southern Maryland, where we used our natural environment to raise, grow, and harvest food that is as nature intended: healthy and delicious.


In August of 2021, we moved the farm to Southern Indiana. Going back to our home state and roots after 20+ years is something we are thankful we have the opportunity to do. It is time to reconnect with our family, and perfect our small batch farm products in Indiana on a bigger farm.


While serving in the US Navy, Jason did multiple tours in Kenya and was greatly influenced by the Swahili culture. “MKONO” (Swahili for Hand) is taken from the phrase “Mkono wa Bwana” or “the Hand of God”. Through the Hand of God we have seen His works and they are great.

MKONO embraces the idea that it is in HIS strength and not ours that keeps, sustains, and provides.

What He has given, we will be faithful stewards of.


We are fully committed to the ethical and humane treatment of our animals and environment.

Taking our “farm to table” stewardship seriously, our animals are free to roam, socialize, and eat at their pleasure making them happier and thus creating a perfectly delicious harvest.

Our flavorful products are sustainably produced FREE FROM hormones, antibiotics, GMOs, and other junk.

Our Vision

The vision of MKONO Farm is to (1) raise healthy heritage pork and lamb in a natural environment without the use growth hormones, synthetics, or chemicals of any kind, (2) continually develop a nature-sustaining life style and farm methods that regenerate the land, and (3) produce customer value through consistent quality.

“Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good.”
— PSALMS 34:8