Welcome to Amber Oaks

Welcome to Amber Oaks Ranch, a 70-acre homestead situated just south of Thorndale, TX, only 35 miles east of Austin. Established in December 2015 by John and Molly Pantalone, the ranch serves multiple purposes. Our goal is to secure a sustainable future for our family and community by practicing regenerative agriculture. At our ranch, we offer a range of wholesome experiences for visitors to enjoy. Our high-quality meat products are available for purchase on-site or at local farmers' markets.



At Amber Oaks Ranch, we raise grass-finished beef using a rotational grazing system. Our cows are moved to fresh, pesticide and chemical-free pastures every day, allowing them to graze on a diverse mix of grasses and legumes. Our calves are raised on an all-natural diet of only grasses and legumes, ensuring that the meat you purchase from us is of the highest quality and as healthy as possible.



We raise our chickens on a true pasture-based system. Our flocks are free-range and moved to fresh, chemical-free grass daily, allowing them to forage and thrive in a natural environment. This results in a healthier and more flavorful meat for you to enjoy.

3 Red Wattle Pigs on Pasture


Our pigs are raised in a chemical and pesticide-free environment. They live on pasture and in woods foraging for food all year round. Our pigs have access to everything they need to live a healthy and stimulating life, including shade, shelter, wallows and vegetation. Our pigs are able to live in a natural and sustainable way.



We take pride in raising lamb that is not only delicious but also ethically and sustainably raised. Our lambs are raised on chemical-free pastures, where they are free to graze on a diverse array of natural grasses, herbs, and flowers. We rotationally graze our herd, and we never use hormones or antibiotics. This not only results in meat that is more flavorful and nutritious, but it also promotes biodiversity and helps to improve the health of the land.

Our Buyers Club boxes are a great solution for those who don't have enough freezer space for bulk meats. As a member, you'll receive a monthly delivery of high-quality meat at your local farmer's market the first week of each month. Plus, you'll get a 10% discount on all other purchases. With a membership, you'll have the peace of mind that you'll always have access to your favorite cuts of meat - our club members' boxes are filled first to guarantee availability. Sign up now and never worry about running out of delicious, high-quality meat again!

Take advantage of our great deal on our pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb, and chicken when you buy in bulk!

All of our prices are based on hanging weight. When you place your order, we will discuss the different options for packaging and cut selection with you.

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Farmers Market Sechedule:

Check out our calender for the most current Farmers Market schedule.

Order for delivery to local farmers markets!

We deliver to all the markets listed on our schedule on the Market Page. Use the link to complete an order request. We'll be in touch within 24 hours with an estimate.


Nadia S
Nadia S
November 2, 2022.
John & Molly are passionate regenerative farmers. I have been purchasing their grass fed and finished beef for years on end and it doesn't get much better
Kelli Foulkrod
Kelli Foulkrod
July 30, 2022.
Stellar ranch run by wonderful people! You can't go wrong with their approach to regenerative farming. Do yourself a favor and find them at the local Texas Farmers market!
Shane Mayeaux
Shane Mayeaux
September 10, 2021.
I found Amber Oaks at the Pflugerville farmers market, and started off with some ground beef. I was truly amazed at how much beefy flavor it had so I had to go back for more. I went for the lamb, eggs, and some beef roasts... And now I'm signed up for regular orders! Its also pretty cool to get to talk to John and see why I enjoy what he produces so much. He's got a great vibe and clearly enjoys what he does.
Duke Duong
Duke Duong
June 17, 2021.
We usually get their eggs and meat at the Pflugerville farmers market. Every time it's always a pleasure interacting with John and Molly! Their eggs are super rich and dark yellow. Signs of healthy hens! And their meats are always fresh and tasty. Also their ordering process for custom pickup really helps during quarantine. And I love how transparent they are about their homestead and methods in their newsletters. It's nice to be connected to your local producers.
Sonet Greyling
Sonet Greyling
November 4, 2020.
Always friendly service. Meat is always fresh and the best quality. Great variety of meats.
Alonda Elliott
Alonda Elliott
August 23, 2019.
My children and I were warmly welcomed at Amber Oaks Ranch this spring as we visited and learned about how the grass fed/pastured meat we order from them is raised. The ranch where our food is grown is beautiful in it's simplicity and it's complexity. John and Molly are passionate and knowledgeable about what they do. They make ordering and picking up our meat so easy and are willing to go the extra mile. I would recommend highly Amber Oaks Ranch to people wanting high quality meat with great customer service!
duane voth
duane voth
August 13, 2019.
Local sourcing for grass fed beef, pork, turkeys, and chickens sold weekly at farmers markets in Pflugerville, Hutto, etc., this family run ranch serves up the best beef (including organs) I've tasted here near north Austin. (and believe me, grass fed liver is *completely* different from even "organic" store bought). Call or email in a pre-order; Molly and John are happy to work directly with you.