About Holen One Farms

The whole Holen family

In 1970, Mike and Renee Holen embarked on their first adventure together of raising five children on their family farm. Knowing that farming, much like golf, is a game of skill vs. opportunity, the name and slogan were born: “Holen One Farms – it’s a long shot”. 

Nearly thirty years later, when the children had grown, Mike and Renee decided to retire from farming and brave another long shot— the food concession business. They spent that winter building their concession trailer, perfecting their menu, and polishing their golf game. In the spring of 1999, the next phase of their adventure began.

Catering an event in Arizona

They spent the next decade traveling throughout the Midwest sharing with their patrons what their family has always known:

A good meal combined with a good story among good friends is truly the best adventure of all.

During this time, they had so many customers that wanted the secret behind their tender and juicy Steak-on-a-Stick and pork loin, that the idea to sell their Original Recipe Marinade began.  They soon added the BBQ Dipping & Glazing Sauce and the unique Java Rib & Roast Rub to their select line of Holen One Farms Products.

Loaded up to re-stock stores

Though no longer on the road with their concession business, Mike and Renee still travel extensively promoting their BBQ products, catering both large and small events, and spending time with their ever-growing family.