The following farms and ranches have certified
that they meet Eatwild's
criteria for producing grassfed meat, eggs and dairy products.
Contact them directly for additional information or to buy their
Back Creek Bend Farm provides quality grass-fed beef, pastured chicken and pork.
Our beef, chicken and pork are rotationally grazed on pasture.
We strongly believe in the ethical treatment of our animals and are proud to rescue them and our customers from feedlots! We are only about 1.5 hours west of Washington, DC and Baltimore. Our customers pick up our products on specified delivery dates.
Our farm is historically significant, having once been a tavern that George Washington visited, and you are welcome to look around and enjoy the history and beauty around you.
Please contact John Gonano for more information.
Back Creek Bend Farm, John Gonano. (304) 867-4368. Hedgesville, WV.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.grassfedbeefwv.com
Berriedale Farms is located in the Cowpasture River Valley of Virginia. Nelson Hoy and Lizzie Biggs together have made life-long commitments to preserve the unique grass-fed genetics of Red Poll cattle – recognized by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy as a threatened heritage breed. We endeavor to raise the healthiest and the most flavorful, tender and juicy grass-fed and grass-finished beef anywhere east of the Mississippi River. Our vision is to become the small family farm of choice for 100 households.
- Red Poll cattle at Berriedale Farms are raised on native grasses, legumes and forbs, and further, finished on grasses.
- Berriedale Farms does not give our Red Poll cattle growth hormones, prophylactic antibiotics, or insecticide implants.
- Berriedale Farms ensures that our Red Poll cattle have free access to the same cool, clear and pure water that Nelson, Lizzie and our guests drink at the farm house.
- Red Poll cattle at Berriedale Farms have free-choice access to essential minerals and salt.
- Berriedale Farms treats its Red Poll cattle in a humane fashion – i.e., we do not use herd dogs or electric cattle prods, or separate individuals from their herdmates. Additionally, we patronize a certified humane meat processing plant.
- Red Poll cattle at Berriedale Farms are given the best veterinary care possible, including: vaccinations, antibiotics, surgeries, and multifaceted fly control measures.
- Berriedale Farms allows its Red Poll cattle the time, space and forage necessary to achieve their natural physiological maturity. In other words, we do not rush to market and sacrifice grass-fed beef quality for the economy of throughput.
Nelson and Lizzie are conservationists. The farm and forest lands, water and river, and heritage livestock breeds of Berriedale Farms are governed by a progressive conservation easement held by The Nature Conservancy.
Berriedale Farms, Nelson Hoy or Lizzie Biggs, 10245
Cowpasture River Road, Williamsville VA 24487. (540) 925-2308.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/berriedale. Website: http://www.berriedalefarms.com
Cabin Creek Heritage Farm is a family owned and operated farm, committed to producing highly nutritional products using sustainable, synergistic, and environmentally friendly production methods. We are located in Prince Georges county, 15 miles east of Washington DC, in the Annapolis/Bowie/Upper Marlboro area.
We currently offer:
- Woodland Pork
- Pasture Raised Chicken
- Pastured Eggs
- Grass Fed Lamb
- Grass Fed Beef
- Grass Fed Veal
- Organically Grown Produce
- Heritage Thanksgiving Turkeys
- Homemade Goatmilk Soap
- Homemade Preserves
- Keep an eye on us! We are always expanding and adding new product
We never use growth hormones, antibiotics, or implants in any feed supplement provided to our livestock. We raise our livestock on rotated pastures. Our pastures are free of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.
We follow natural sustainable farming practices (including rotational grazing). Grazing on open pasture helps with the general health of the animals: they get to exercise and play, absorb sunshine, and breathe fresh air. They seem happier that way, and we are, too.
We have several options when purchasing our products for your freezer including retail cuts, CSA shares, selling at Farmer's Markets and in our farm store, and whole/half animals. Check out our website for price and availability and to see what's coming for CCHF.
We would love to see you down at the farm!
Cabin Creek Heritage Farm, Doug Hill, 18235 Clagett Landing Road, Upper Marlboro MD 20774. (301) 520-2116.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.cabincreekheritagefarm.com.
Evermore Farm is a small, family owned
and operated livestock and produce farm. We are located in Westminster,
MD with easy access from Baltimore, MD; Washington, DC; Frederick,
MD; and south-central Pennsylvania. Although we are not certified
organic, we run our farm in a sustainable manner. We support local
food systems, better stewardship of our land, and raising animals
with respect. We offer seasonal shares of our produce, meats, poultry
We raise fork-tender Dexter/Belted Galloway beef cattle,
wonderfully mild tasting Katahdin lambs, and flavorful heritage
and Berkshire hogs. We have fresh eggs from Rhode Island
Reds and produce free-range broilers March-November. We promote
an intelligent husbandry that supports a more sustainable farming
and food system. Our lambs and beef are grass-fed and all our animals
are raised hormone, antibiotic, and steroid free.
We follow natural sustainable farming practices,
including rotational grazing. Grazing on open pasture helps with
the general health of the animals: they get exercise, absorb sunshine,
and breathe fresh air. They seem happier that way, and we are, too.
All of our meat is USDA inspected for quality.
You have several options when purchasing our meats and poultry for
your freezer. Multi-Season CSA meat, poultry and egg shares available.
Check our website for price and availability.
We are a small family farm, so quantities are
limited. Please call or email with any questions.
Evermore Farm, Ginger Myers, 150
Rockland Road, Westminster MD 21158. (443) 398-6548.
Fresh and Local CSA serves pastured meats to the DC Metro-area.
We are sensitive to the needs of individuals following the recommendations
of Robb Wolf and the Paleo Diet.
Fresh and Local CSA is a family farm located in Shepherdstown, West
Virginia. We are located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, a few
miles from Antietam Battlefield, from Harpers Ferry and from the
Potomac River. We raise all natural grass finished beef, humanely
raised rose veal (milk and meadow beef) and spring lamb (pregnant
and lactating ewes do receive a portion of grain, but not the lambs
themselves). We raise heritage hogs on pasture with supplementation
with local grains and biodynamic produce. We sell pastured eggs from
heritage breeds. We are also a biodynamic vegetable
We use registered Dexter cattle and Dexter/Angus
cross. Our sheep are registered Katahdin sheep. We breed and raise
our animals with the biodynamic methods. We use no antibiotics, no
hormones, no vaccines, and no chemical wormers. We fertilize with
compost and rock powders. We raise our animals on lush nutrient-dense,
high BRIX grass.
We offer individual cuts, along with 1/4, 1/2, or whole. We ship.
We enjoy working with restaurants. Our processing is done by a USDA
We are currently taking orders for June lambs.
Fresh and Local CSA, Allan Balliett, PO Box 3047, Shepherdstown
WV 25443. (306) 876-3382.
Website: http://www.freshandlocalcsa.com.: http://www.kolfoods.com/goodforkfoods
Hollin Farms is a three-generation
family farm in Fauquier County, Virginia, about 45 minutes
from the Washington DC/ Virginia beltway.
Our "Natural Angus Baby Beef" comes
from yearling steers and bulls that are about 800 pounds as compared
to industrial feedlot steers which weigh about 1200 pounds. Angus is
the name of the breed—a black English breed renowned for its beef
"Natural Beef" is from animals that have
received no antibiotics in their feed and have no growth implants. These
yearling beefs are slaughtered at 800–900 pounds, which is 300–400
pounds less than industrially raised cattle. Because they are younger,
the beef is generally more tender and leaner.
Price includes slaughter and vacuum/freeze packing.
Sold in quarter, side, or whole units only. Customer picks up at Gore
Custom Meats in Stephens City, Virginia.
Hollin Farm, Tom Davenport, 11324
Pearlstone Lane, Delaplane VA 20144. (540) 592-3701.
It's Only Natural Farm, (ION Farm for short), is located in southern MD, approximately 30 minutes south of Washington DC. We raise Texas Longhorn Beef Cattle, Heritage Tamworth Hogs, Layer and Broiler Chickens, Boer Goats, Muscovy Ducks, for sale to the public for meat. We use no hormones, antibiotics, or steroids.
We practice sustainable agriculture, common sense economics, and the 'all natural' raising of livestock. Although we realize the eventuality, we treat our animals as our pets. They reflect this caring in their calm manner and their desire to be petted and rubbed. We employ "Management Intensive Grazing" and the "Leader Follower Program" with all of our animals. As in nature, every animal has a job and serves a purpose in the "all natural" maintenance of the farm.
Our Texas Longhorns are natural foragers and are raised on pasture and in the woods.They are great foragers and eat a larger variety of plants and grasses than many other breeds. In addition they are naturally leaner in fat.
Our Heritage Tamworth pigs are raised on pasture and finished on acorns in our woods, giving the meat a hint of nutty flavor. These pigs produce leaner pork and are known as the 'bacon hog' due to the extra length of their bodies. The Tamworths graze pasture after the cattle, eating what the cattle choose not to and helping the process of turning manure into the ground.
Chevon is gaining popularity by the day. Goat meat is similar in protein with less saturated fat and cholesterol than most meats—even chicken. The taste is very mellow with no game flavor. Our Boer Goats are a part of our "Leader Follower Program." They clean up the fence lines and keep down the weeds.
Our poultry is either free range or in a chicken tractor helping to maintain the pastures. In addition to eating grasses, plants, and bugs, after the other animals are finished, the birds scratch around and mix the manure with the soils to fertilize the farm in an "all natural" manner. Our Eggs, Broiler/Fryer Chickens, and Muscovy Ducks are naturally higher in Omega 3s.
Meat is available by reservation as 1/4, 1/2, and whole beef, 1/2 hog and whole hog, bar-b-que hog, and whole goat. Poultry and fowl are sold by the whole bird.
Beef and pork is processed at a USDA Inspected Facility and vacuum packaged with our farm label, description of the cut, and the weight of the package.
We are a working farm but welcome prospective customers to the farm by appointment.
We are members of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, the Tamworth Swine Association, the American Boer Goat Association, and we support the American Farmland Trust.
We look forward to providing you and your family the freshest in all natural meats.
It's Only Natural Farm, Lee and Tasha Anthony, 9645
Ironsides Road, Nanjemoy MD 20662. (301) 643-1563.
KOL Foods provides Kosher and Halal 100% grass-fed beef and lamb and pastured poultry online. We ship across the country.
Honest and Healthy. Sustainable and Humane. Deliciously Mouthwatering. We help balance modern and traditional values. Our products connect. They connect folks to tradition, to the land, to a sustainable future, and to good health for friends and family.
KOL Foods, Devora Kimelman-Block, 7981 Eastern Avenue
Spring MD 20910. (888) 366-3565.
Liberty Hill Farm, located in Berryville, Virginia, in the northern part of the Shenandoah Valley (60 miles west of Washington DC) provides the very best pastured-raised chicken, eggs and raw milk for you and your family.
Our broiler chickens live on pasture to enjoy pesticide-free grass and insects, their natural diet. We supplement with the highest quality non-genetically modified feed and they are never given antibiotics or hormones. They are moved to fresh pasture regularly. At about eight weeks they are butchered on-site at Liberty Hill Farm in a sanitary, humane, and ethical way. Whole chickens and specialty cuts are available.
Our laying hens live on pasture and are moved as needed to fresh pasture Their feed is also non-genetically modified and are not given antibiotics or hormones. The result is an egg that has a deep orange solid yolk that is the the most nutritious and delicious that one can find.
Raw milk is available from our herd shares. We have Jersey cows which graze on fresh lush pastures. We offer shares by the half gallon and the gallon. This milk is so healthy and delicious. Contact us for more details on the herd shares.
Yarn is available from our Romney sheep. The yarn is 3 ply and comes as natural colors of the sheep. Brown and white are available.
Our baked goods are all whole grains which are milled on site prior to baking. We offer freshly milled whole wheat breads as well as bread from spelt grain and more.
Farmers Markets: Purcelleville Community Market is located on main street beside the Purcelleville Market Place store (Saturdays from 9-1, year round). Winter hours are from 10-1pm on Saturdays. Middleburg Farmer's Market is located across the road from the Middleburg community center, May thru October, 8-12 noon, Saturdays.
Farm Store: We have a Farm store that is open Monday thru Saturday, from 8am to 6pm.
Liberty Hill Farm, Ken Matich, 400
Auburn Road, Berryville VA 22611. (540) 955-6220.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.libertyhillfarmva.com.
Nick's Organic Farm, located in the fertile Frederick Valley, raises tender delicious 100% grass-fed Angus beef, pastured chicken and turkey, and free-range eggs. We also sell organic poultry feeds, feed and food-grade grains, seed and hay. We are certified organic by the Maryland Department of Agriculture.
100% Grass-Fed Beef: Our cattle are never fed grain, hormones or antibiotics. We move our herd frequently to fresh pasture so they have the best forage. We sell beef by the whole, half, quarter, eighth, and by the cut. Our beef is dry-aged over two weeks, and it is cut and frozen in a USDA-inspected, small, family-owned facility. We also sell beef sausage, liverwurst, jerky, organ meats and soup bones.
Organic Pastured Poultry: Our turkeys and chickens graze on our pastures. They are also fed organic grain, grown on our farm. They receive no hormones or antibiotics. We process our poultry on our farm. Our standard and heritage breed turkeys are available fresh for Thanksgiving.
Organic Free-Range Eggs: Our hens are free range and they rotate among the pastures so they have a natural organic diet.
Organic Commitment Since 1979:. Since we began commercial production in1979, we have been committed to quality organic products and constant improvement in our farming methods. We conduct on-farm research with federal, state and non-profit agencies. We have cooperated with USDA's Agricultural Research Service and other experts to improve our crops and pastures, and to breed and manage our herd so that it has maximum natural resistance to disease without the use of any synthetic chemicals.
Convenient Pick-Up: Our pick-up locations in Buckeystown and Potomac, MD, are convenient to our customers in Washington, DC, Central Maryland, Northern Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Farm Tours: Check our website for our farm tours the third weekend in October.
Nick's Organic Farm, Nick Maravell, 8565 Horseshoe Lane, Potomac MD 20854 (301) 983-2167 (main office); 2733 Buckeystown Pike, Adamstown MD 21710 (301) 874-4854 (farm office).
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.nicksorganicfarm.com.
Book Farm is a small, diversified livestock and vegetable farm
nestled in the Catoctin mountains northwest of Frederick, MD. We
offer real grass-fed pork, chicken, turkey, and eggs, as
well as a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, and small fruits.
We never use any herbicides, insecticides, or
fungicides on or near our crops, nor do we use any hormones, antibiotics,
or parasiticides on our livestock. We maintain optimal health - of
both plant and animal - through natural practices like multi-speciation
and rotational grazing.
Please contact us for more information about
buying clubs and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) offerings.
We offer on-farm pick ups, but we also deliver to Washington, D.C.
and its suburbs.
Our farm is open 24/7 for anyone to inspect.
Please visit our website for information about availability, growing
practices, and much more.
Open Book Farm, LLC, Mary Kathryn and Andrew
Barnet, 10430 Rum
Springs Road, Myersville MD 21773. (240) 457-2558.
BARNS at Liberty Farm is an historic working farm in majestic
Paris, Virginia about 50 minutes from Washington, DC. While we
are not yet certified "organic," we are truly Beyond
Organic. No Pesticides. No Herbicides. No chemicals. No GMOs.
Vegetables: Seasonal bountiful vegetables. Harvested
only with Love and Sunshine. See availability at http://www.localharvest.org/paris-barns-@-liberty-farm-M46744
Herbs: Fresh and Dried Herbs All Year. Everything
from Lavender, Basil, Thyme to Lemon Verbena and more!
Eggs: Pastured, Cage-Free Happy Hens that
enjoy wonderful pastures. They even enjoy herbs and garlic too! High
Omega 3s. We have Chicken and Duck Eggs as well as sparkling
large Green Emu Eggs (equal to 10 to 12 chicken eggs).
Buy at the farm store on site, or call us to
deliver. We also have home-made dog treats, goat's milk soaps, fresh
baked goods and jams. Member Slow Food USA.
PARIS BARNS @ Liberty Farm, Farmer Joe, 1037
Gap Run Road, Paris VA 20130. (571) 839-1143.
Natural Foods Cooperative provides "Rappahannock Real-real
food from real farmers."
The RNF Coop is a small farmers’ coop
formed with the idea of allowing customers in the Washington DC area
to shop at one reliable source for all their local and natural farm
products. We stand behind our products as being locally produced
and humanely processed in a local slaughter house.
The RNF Coop enables customers to shop for beef,
lamb, pork, goat, chicken, eggs, produce and fruit all
in one convenient place—either in our Sperryville, VA. farm
store or on the web. Through the Coop, you can buy from the member
farm of your choice and your purchases will be delivered to you
on a weekly basis at your home or a convenient drop off point.
To accommodate different tastes, we offer a
variety of products, from certified organic to plain and natural.
But whatever the diet, you will find it specified in the farm section.
And it is all local. (Note: In addition to their grass fed beef and
lamb, the Coop also offers beef and lamb which had a supplemental
diet of grain, but still roamed around freely in the pasture. These
products are clearly labeled both at their farm store and online.)
Our members are mostly small farmers from Rappahannock
and surrounding counties. Their families have been farming the land
for untold generations, some going back as early as the 1700s. All raise
their livestock in a humane and natural way without the use of hormones
or unnecessary antibiotics. They grow their produce and fruits without
unnecessary and harmful pesticides. Cows roam freely in green pastures,
chickens scratch for grubs and seeds around the barn, pigs stroll
outside or roll in the mud as they please, and lambs dart around
in the clover.
To ensure that our products are what we say they
are, the Coop visits and inspects each of its members’ farms
on a regular basis. We have one non-farming board member from the
city who represents our customers and helps us to better understand
our customers’ needs.
Rappahannock Natural Foods Cooperative, Jerome
River Lane, Sperryville VA 22740. (540) 987-9699.
Ruth Ann's Garden Style Beef is
produced on a 140-acre "all-grass"
farm about an hour from Washington, DC and Baltimore and
20 minutes northwest of Frederick, Maryland. We are the
third generation to manage the farm, which has been in the
family since 1938.
We practice management intensive grazing, a pasture
system that utilizes multiple smaller pastures with frequent animals
movements. This allows better weight gain and is more environmentally
friendly, resulting in a much healthier and nutritious pasture. Ruth
Ann's Garden Style Beef is:
• Naturally fattened, dry-aged beef grown on a succulent "garden"
of grasses, legumes, and forbes
• Healthy, tender grass-fed beef
• Tasty, with a bold, robust flavor
• Free from added hormones or antibiotics
• High in Omega 3 fatty acids
• High in CLA
• USDA inspected
• Aged for 3 weeks to promote tenderness (beef in grocery stores
is not aged)
• Sold in bulk packages as well as individual cuts, ground beef,
Ruth Ann's Garden Style Beef, Ruth Ann and Steve
Derrenbacher, 11051 Renner Road, Woodsboro MD. 21798. (301) 845-6766
(Home and Fax).
Smith Family Farm raises grass-fed beef,
pastured poultry (seasonally), free-range eggs, and
free-range pork. We don’t take shortcuts, we don’t
rush the process. Our animals are treated humanely, not raised in
feed-lots, not housed in crowded buildings, not given harmful drugs
of any kind. We also sell horse-quality hay and cattle hay.
Throughout the year, we participate in several
farmers markets throughout the metropolitan Washington, DC area.
For those living near the Gainesville, VA area, we encourage you
to visit the farm and see for yourself how the animals are raised.
We have no trade secrets, we have nothing to hide.
We're a 5th generation working farm conveniently
located near the Manassas National Battlefield. For years now we've
produced healthy, great tasting grass-fed meat, eggs, and much, much
more. We're USDA inspected. We're also a Virginia quality-assured
beef producer. The farm has been owned & operated by our family
for more than 100 years, claiming Prince William County's only "Century
Other services: manure removal, bush hogging,
general hauling, and much more!
Smith Family Farm, Leigh Smith, 5770
Artemus Road, Gainesville VA 20155. (571) 220-0017.
Smith Meadows Free-Range Meats, located
near Winchester, VA, offers free-range, grass-fed beef, pork,
veal, goat, lambs, and eggs. We also offer turkey seasonally,
as well as certified organic handmade pastas. Products are
available year-round, by the cut, frozen, vacuum packaged, and USDA-inspected.
Our on-farm store is located 60 miles west of the Washington D.C.
beltway. Please visit our website for directions.
Additionally, we attend the following farmers
markets in the Washington D.C. area:
Arlington Courthouse: Saturdays, 8–Noon, year-round
Takoma Park: Sundays, 10 am to
2 pm, year-round
Del Ray/Alexandria: Saturdays, 8–Noon,
April through early December.
Smith Meadows Free-Range Meats, Forrest or Nancy
Pritchard, 568 Smithfield Lane, Berryville VA
22611. (877) 955-4389.
SunnySide Up Farm provides
pastured chickens six months of the year (during warm weather)
with sales on the farm and at area Farmers' Markets, including Fredericksburg,
Richmond 17th St., West Point, and Irvington.
In addition to chickens, Pearce and Lori Gardner
raise pastured turkeys for Thanksgiving, pastured geese for
Christmas, and pastured pork and rose veal. All the
animals are fed Fertrell's supplements and feed formulas, which contain
no antibiotics, hormones, or animal by-products. All grains used
are certified non-genetically modified.
SunnySide Up Farm, Pearce and Lori Gardner,
558 Bowlers Road, Tappahannock VA
22560. (804) 443-1010.
Website: http://users.inna.net/~bwana/ Farm
E-mail Newsletter: http://www.egroups.com/group/SunnySide_Up_Farm
West Wind Farm produces
grass-finished MOUNTAIN PASTURED BEEF. Our beautiful mountain
farm is located near Grassy Meadows in Greenbrier County, WV. We
market our beef in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. (See website for
more inforrmation about delivery locations.)
Our Black Angus steers are finished for 5–6
months on our farm's rich grass and clover pastures, supplemented
only with a natural kelp mineral mix. We feed no hormones, antibiotics,
steroids, animal byproducts, GM feeds, or grain. We lead the animals
to fresh pastures every one to three days. We do not send them to
feedlots. Our steers are processed by a respected, family-owned,
custom slaughterhouse in Lewisberg, WV. We believe in managing our
animals gently and our pastures organically, for the optimum health
of our environment, our animals, and our consumers.
In winter and spring, MOUNTAIN PASTURED BEEF
is available in 10–12 lb. mixed-cut sampler packets and/or
2-pound (8 patties) hamburger packs. In summer we invite advance
orders for custom-butchered halves or split halves (quarters) for
fall delivery. All our meat is USDA inspected, aged for at least
2 weeks, and flash frozen.
For ordering details, see our website or
contact Martha Holdridge.
West Wind Farm, Martha Holdridge, (301) 229-2813.
Whitmore Farm specializes in pasture-raised,
heritage breed chickens, turkeys, sheep and goats.
Our animals spend their time on pasture and produce high-quality
products which can be bought on-farm and at farmers markets in the
Metropolitan D.C./Baltimore area.
We also take special orders for lamb, eggs,
chevon and vegetables in the spring, summer and fall.
Many of our products are certified-organic by
the Maryland Department of Agriculture, and we feel our animals are
treated very humanely.
Pasture-raised animals have better flavor, are
more nutritious, and are better for you and our environment.
We encourage farm visits and look forward to
seeing you soon!
Whitmore Farm, Will Morrow, 10720
Dern Road, Emmitsburg MD 21727. (301) 447-3611.