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Locust Point Cattle Co. opens at Central Market
Central Market’s latest vendor sells grass-fed black Angus beef.
Locust Point Cattle Co. processed its first steer just last October and has since provided its grass-fed black Angus beef to restaurants and markets in York County and Maryland.
“We wanted to return to Pennsylvania and have a family business,” co-owner Leigh Moul said.
Central Market’s latest vendor is the company owned by Moul and her husband, Chris, who moved with their two daughters from Los Angeles County, California, to farm country in Dover.
Moul said her daughters can learn many virtues in their new environment. Working in and possibly running the business in the future is “something that our daughters could grow up appreciating,” she said. “So I thought it was a good move for the family.”
Locust Point’s cattle are entirely grass-fed and live in open pastures in Dover. The cows are never given antibiotics, pesticides, growth hormones or genetically modified organisms, according to Locust Point’s website.
Leah Moul said she met her husband while they were both pursuing undergraduate degrees at Penn State. Chris is from Dover, and Leigh is from Boalsburg, near State College.
“He worked on his uncle’s farm (in Dover), and he loved it,” she said.
Central Market: “It’s exciting,” Leah Moul said of the stand's recent opening. “We’ve had a good response. People are excited to see this kind of offering in Central Market.”
She said that there is no other vendor providing their grade of beef and added that it is a refreshing addition to the market’s selection.
“I think people are looking for a local, quality product,” she said.
Leah Moul is also optimistic about the new businesses opening within the city.
“What I like about York City is that they’re really trying,” she said. “They’re working so hard, and I believe they’ve been successful at rejuvenating the city and bringing people into town.”
While Leah Moul is excited about their opportunities in York, she is, at times, nostalgic for California.
“I think we all miss it, but we needed to be back here for family,” she said. “Really, this is a better quality of life.”
For more information on Locust Point Cattle Co., visit its website at www.locustpointcattlecompany.com/