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Pastured Products Directory -Connecticut





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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 products:


 

Allen and Robin Cockerline raise grassfed beef in Lakeville CT at Whippoorwill Farm. Our cows eat only grass and hay (no grains) for a healthy, flavorful meat that is lean, yet high in omega 3 fats. No hormones or antibiotics are used.

The beef is dry aged for full flavor and tenderness, then vacuum wrapped and frozen for freshness. We also sell our own pork, chicken, eggs, and raw honey from Vermont.

We are Animal Welfare Approved.

The well stocked store is right here at the farm. We are open every Friday and Saturday year-round...OR by appointment. Check out our website, Hope to see you soon, Allen and Robin.

Allen and Robin Cockerline at Whippoorwill Farm, 189 Salmon Kill Road, Salisbury CT 06039. (860) 435-2089.
E-mail: grasscat@sbcglobal.net Website: http://www.whippoorwillfarmct.com.


Barlow Beef @ Wike Brothers' Farm. Wike Brothers' Farm is located in Sharon in scenic northwestern Connecticut. Hank and Donna Hoskins Barlow offer premium grass fed all natural beef and pasture raised eggs. Pork products from our Tamowrth, Glouster Old Spot Cross pigs will be available in the winter of 2007.

Our Hereford and Piedmontese cows are bred to our own Piedmontese bull. Calves are born on the farm and raised to 24 months, eating nothing but grass and minerals and drinking mountain spring water. We make our own hay for winter feeding. No antibiotics, hormones or commercial feeds are used. Beef is hung for 2-3 weeks to dry age.

Piedmontese cattle are "double-muscled" and mature fast, producing extremely lean meat with very high tenderness ratings. A 3.5 oz serving of full blood Piedmontese contains 36 mg of cholesterol, 95 calories and 21.2 g of protein, where the same size serving of traditional beef will have 68 mg cholesterol, 245 calories and 18.5 g of protein.

By the piece prices range from $5.50/pound for the standard crossbreed ground beef, to $22/pound for tenderloin. Full blood Piedmontese—which will be available in 2008—will be somewhat higher in cost.

The farm is open, and animals available for viewing by appointment. Contact us to order or for more information.

Barlow Beef @ Wike Brothers' Farm, Hank Barlow and Donna Hoskins Barlow, 32 White Hollow Road, Sharon CT 06069. Phone or fax: (860) 364-5765.
E-mail: barlowbeef@comcast.net. Website: http://www.wikebrothersfarm.com or http://www.barlowbeef.com..


Chaseholm Farm is a grass fed dairy farm nestled in a 350-acre patch work of pastures, crop land, woods and waterways. It is my family’s farm and my brother Rory and I are the third generation to make our lives here, tied together with the land, the cows and their milk. I took over the dairy four years ago with my partner Jordan. We produce milk with a motley crew of Holsteins and Jerseys for my brother who makes artisanal cheeses as Chaseholm Farm Creamery.

We became raw milk certified in September 2013 and built a cozy farm store next to the dairy so that we can share our milk, cheeses and other local delicacies with you! 

We practice intensive and adaptive rotational grazing with our 100% grass-fed dairy herd. We also raise pigs (pork) on pasture and grass-fed beef. All of which you can find in our farmstore.  

Chaseholm Farm, Sarah Chase, 115 Chase Road, Pine Plains, NY 12567. (518) 339 2071 – texting is a great way to contact us!
E-mail: chaseholmfarm@gmail.com. Website: www.chaseholmfarm.com


Cowberry Crossing Farm is a Certified Organic (by Stellar) and Certified Biodynamic (by Demeter) small familyfarm located in Claverack, New York. The Harrisons are committed to local, humane, sustainable farming.They have a large and varied vegetable garden. Animals found on the farm include chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, sheep, pigs, cows, horses, and bees. All are fed exclusively on organic feed and spend their days roaming freely on the farm.

Our beef is grass fed and grass FINISHED. A closed herd combined with sound, natural farming practices keeps our beef happy and healthy—no need for wormers, hormones, or antibiotics.

In sync with our own standards, our butcher is Certified Organic (by NOFA) and Certified Humane (by Animal Welfare Approved) and located within a half hour drive from the farm, greatly reducing the stress of long-distance travel on our animals. Quarters and sides (halves) of beef are a very economical way to purchase high quality meat. We charge $6.50/lb for sides of beef and $6.75/lb for quarters of beef. If freezer space is a consideration, many customers share a quarter with a friend. Please call or email for availability and pick-up/delivery/shipping information. Customers who purchase beef quarters or sides (halves) can instruct our butcher on the cuts that they prefer in their custom order or leave it to us to select a nice variety for them. Butcher costs average 0.75/lb depending on how you want your beef cut and the wrapping you select.

Other farm products include vegetables, herbs, sunflowers, eggs, chicken, lamb, pork, and raw wool fleeces. These can be obtained from the farm, by joining our CSA (pick-up on farm or at markets), or from our farm stands located at our farmers markets in Pleasantville or Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

Summer Outdoor Markets:
Pleasantville, NY Train Station: 8:30–1, Saturdays, Memorial Day – Christmas;
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY Library Parking: Lot: 8:30–2, Saturdays, June – Thanksgiving

Winter Indoor Markets:
Briarcliff Congregational Church, Briarcliff Manor: 9–1, Saturdays, January – May;
Hastings-on-Hudson Community Center: 9–1, 2nd Saturday, December – May

Cowberry Crossing Farm, Richard & Cecile Harrison, 55 Wenzels Lane, Hudson NY 12534. (518) 828-2682.
E-mail: cowberrycrossingfarm@gmail.com. Website: http://www.cowberrycrossingfarm.com.


Devon Point Farm in Woodstock, Connecticut is committed to providing delicious, antibiotic- and hormone-free All-Natural Heritage Breed PORK, All-Natural CHICKEN, and Grass Fed BEEF. We also offer unsprayed, chemical-free Vegetables and CSA Farm Shares, and carry Raw MILK, Raw HONEY and Maple Syrup at our farm store.

See our website for details and pricing on all of the following:

Our grass fed BEEF: We raise our cattle on pasture using rotational grazing and sustainable farming practices. They have access to fresh clean water, trace minerals, and round-baled hay during the winter months. Cattle are grown and finished on grass and hay only – no grain, no antibiotics and no hormones. Compared to grain-fed beef, grass fed beef has less total fat, less saturated fat, less cholesterol, and fewer calories. It also has more vitamin E, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and a number of health-promoting fats, including omega-3 fatty acids and “conjugated linoleic acid” (CLA) than grain-fed beef. The beef is humanely slaughtered and butchered under USDA supervision, dry-aged for 10–14 days, clear plastic shrink-wrapped, labeled, and frozen. For sale at our Farm Store as half beef, quarter beef, sampler boxes and by the individual cut.

Our PORK: Heritage Breed, all natural, with no hormones or antibiotics. They are fed a robust diet of vegetable scraps from our all-natural (chemical-free) vegetable share program, and supplemented with limited grain as needed. It is humanely slaughtered and butchered under USDA supervision and custom cut to your specifications. For sale at our Farm Store by the individual cut, or by half or whole.

Our CHICKEN: Our chicken is raised with no hormones or antibiotics. For sale at our Farm Store, whole or split and frozen.

We also offer chemical-free, unsprayed CSA Vegetable and Flower Farm Shares for weekly on-farm pickup, and raise heritage “ruby red” American Milking Devon cattle for sale as breedstock.

Devon Point Farm, Erick and Patty Taylor, 54 Joy Road, Woodstock, CT. 06281. (860) 974-9004.
E-mail: devonpointfarm@gmail.com Website: http://www.devonpointfarm.com.


Fox Hill Farm is 315 scenic, rolling acres in Ancramdale, New York in the foothills of the Berkshires of MA, CT and near the Taconic Parkway. We are less than 5 miles from the Connecticut border. We raise grassfed & grassfinished beef in an environmentally sustainable manner with rotational grazing of heritage breeds of British White, Murray Grey, Red Devon and crosses. They are very tame and raised organically but not yet certified.

The farm is protected from development by a conservation easement and has been in the Lampman family since 1882. The heritage breeds were chosen because of their ability to do well on grass and produce a healthy and tender, tasty product high in Omega 3 essential fatty acids.

¼’s, ½’s or whole beef custom cuts are prepared to customer specifications. We also sell and ship individual packages of steaks, roasts, burger and now terrific hot dogs (PaPa Dogs) that are all-beef, no-nitrate, with a natural casing.

All processing is done at small, local USDA inspected facilities. However, if an animal is purchased on the hoof in advance, then the most humane ‘end’ can be arranged for at the farm. Shipping is available.

Visitors are welcome.

Fox Hill Farm, Larry and Erna Lampman, 887 E Ancram Road, Ancramdale NY 12503. (518) 810-3274.
E-mail: lampman1@fairpoint.net. Website: http://www.foxhillfarmgrassfedbeef.com/


Helder~Herdwyck Farm is a holistically-managed, pasture-based diversified family farm, practicing multi-species, planned rotational grazing in our process of revitalizing tired hay fields into lush, green pastures. From our 100-acre farm and at the Voorheesville Farmers Market we offer the following:

USDA Prime rare breed Herdwick Lamb is 100% forage fed. Available December to February by ½ or whole, and by cut while supplies last. Pre-order is strongly advised. Pastured from April through December, fed hay in winter months. Our breeding ewes are sometimes provided organic, local grain for 3 weeks prior to breeding. Best lamb you’ll ever taste.

Our Heritage Hogs are raised from locally produced piglets, and have been crosses of any of the following: Mulefoot, Hereford, Red Wattle, Berkshire, Landrace, Large Black and Gloucestershire Old-Spot. USDA Prime pork, available by ½ and whole carcass 2–3 times per year, and cuts while they last. Pastured in grassy and wooded areas, we utilize our hogs' natural bull-dozing behaviors to assist in reclaiming overgrown former pastures and hayfields. We never feed our pigs bakery or grocery store produce waste. Supplemented with locally produced grains, our pork is “the best” ever tasted by our customers.

Our laying hens are pastured, dependent on the weather here in upstate NY, supplemented with locally-produced grains and housed during winter months.
Our limited number of pastured Broad-Breasted White Turkeys are supplemented with non-GMO, locally-produced grains.

The White Cornish Cross, Speckled and Robust Broiler Chickens we raise each year are available as whole birds, or if pre-ordered, get them cut up. Pastured and supplemented with local grains. We also offer Guinea Fowl for both their unique and flavorful meat as whole birds for roasting, and live in Spring at one day or 3 weeks old for tick eradication on your property.

Helder~Herdwyck Farm, Erin Bradt, 450 Long Road, East Berne, NY 12059. (518) 872-9081.
E-mail: helderherdwyck@gmail.com. Website: www.helderherdwyckfarm.com


Laurel Ridge Farm sells Laurel Ridge Grass Fed Beef which is produced from its own herd of Angus and Angus/Devon cows. Our beef is grown on the pastures of our 700 acre farm in Litchfield, CT.

Our cows are fed only fresh grass or hay and kelp (for the trace minerals a cow needs). We use no antibiotics or growth hormones, and our cows are finished on grass or hay only. We produce our own hay from our land to feed our cows when the pastures are resting.

Our beef is slaughtered and butchered locally under USDA supervision, and dry-aged for a minimum of 2 weeks. Unlike what you will likely find at the local grocery store, our meat has a grand total of 45 ‘food miles’ on it—the distance from our farm to the slaughter facility, then back to our farm.

Depending on the time of year, we may sell whole, half, or quarter cows, and we are happy to work with cowpoolers. We sell a variety of cuts depending upon the time of year. We retail the beef from our farm stand, which is located in the Windmill at 66 Wigwam Road in Litchfield. We are open Sundays from 12 to 2pm.

We also sell our beef through New Morning Natural and Organic in Woodbury, CT. We are at the Litchfield Farmer’s Market which is open on Saturdays from 10-1. (Please check www.litchfieldhillsfood.org for actual hours.)

Laurel Ridge Grass Fed Beef, John Morosani, Litchfield CT 06759. (860) 567-8122.
E-mail: john@lrgfb.com. Website: http://www.lrgfb.com.


Savage Hill Cattle Co. at Matson Farm is located in the geographic heart of Connecticut. We sell free range grass-and-hay-fed beef by the side.

We utilize Black Angus cattle crossbred with Wagyu cattle (Wagyu cattle produce the meat more commonly known as Kobe beef). This allows us to take advantage of the superior hybrid vigor traits or heterosis of a crossbred animal which makes them more hearty, healthy and naturally productive. As a result, all of our animals are kept outdoors in a low stress environment year round, sometimes with the exception of a young calf and mother in very inclement weather. Producing quality grass-fed beef is no easy task; we have found the introduction of Wagyu genetics into our operation has made an enormous impact on the flavor and tenderness of our beef. We are now able to produce an even better grass-fed product without compromising the quality you would expect from a great steak!

We are a small operation that values old fashion farming techniques and humane treatment of all our animals. We DO NOT use any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides anywhere on our property, in turn this allows a diverse group of soil microbes to improve nutrient cycling and deliver more trace minerals through the food chain and eventually to you. We pledge that we will never use artificial growth hormones, antibiotics or other drugs in our cattle.

All of the beef that we sell from our farm comes from cattle that have been born and raised on our farm in accordance with our strict husbandry practices. This eliminates the possibility of introducing animals that can be sick, diseased or not raised to our standards.

Currently our beef can only be purchased by the whole side. A typical side of beef weighs approximately 300 pounds. There is an approximate 10 day to 2 week lead time required and a 50% deposit as animals are processed on a per order basis for maximum quality.

All of our meat is processed in USDA inspected facilities. The current price of a side is $5.50 per pound hanging weight for a half and $5.00 per pound for a whole cow; this includes custom cutting to customer specifications (if desired) and vacuum sealing, however prices are subject to change as prices fluctuate.

Give us a call or send an e-mail today to place your order, we will give you a call as soon as it is ready and you can pick it up directly from the processor. When you buy from us you get the best piece of beef and peace of mind.

****WHOLE PIG FREEZER ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW ON LIMITED BASIS**** call or email for availability.

Savage Hill Cattle Co. at Matson Farm, Ryan and Kate Matson, 369 Savage Hill Road, Berlin CT 06037. (860) 655-0958.
E-mail: RyanM01@comcast.net.


Stuart Family Farm is located in picturesque Bridgewater, CT, an hour from Hartford and New Haven, and 1 1/2 hours from New York City. We raise 100% grass fed beef, pastured pork, and pastured poultry. We have been Animal Welfare Approved since 2008 and take great pride in the excellent quality of life we provide for all our animals. Our farm is free of herbicides and pesticides and we treat any illnesses or injuries holistically.

Our beef herd is comprised of Red Angus and Red Angus crossbred cattle. We purchase all of our breeding bulls from Pharo Cattle Company in Colorado, a leading producer of grass fed bulls. We choose bulls based on their ultrasound scores for marbling and tenderness, as well as fleshing ability and moderate frame size. Customers get an incredible eating experience.

We carry a large selection of cuts at our farm stand and offer a home delivery service statewide and to Westchester County, NY. Beef is available in individual cuts, or by the side or quarter. All beef is USDA inspected, vacuum-packed, and labeled. The Stuart Family Farm Stand is located at 191 Northup Street in Bridgewater. It is open Saturdays (10–4) and Sundays from (12–4) year-round.

We sell pork by the side or quarter only, and sell whole broiler chickens as well. Our pigs and chickens are raised outside in green pastures. We raise Freedom Ranger chickens, a great alternative to a Cornish-cross broiler. They are a very rich tasting chicken that is much more suited for an outdoor environment. Our customers rave about them. Our pigs are a Berkshire/Duroc cross that also thrives on outdoor pastures. They are lean with lots of flavor. When you purchase a side or quarter of pork you receive loin chops, spare ribs, ham, tenderloin, shoulder, bacon and sausage. Our beef, pork and chicken are also available at Chamomile Natural Foods in Danbury, CT

Visit our website to learn more about our thoughtfully raised products. Check us out on Facebook for the latest farm happenings.

Stuart Family Farm, Bill and Deb Stuart. Farmstand: 191 Northup Street, Bridgewater, CT; Mailing address: 38 Town Line Road, Bridgewater, CT 06752. (860) 210-0595.
E-mail: wstuartjr@aol.com. Website: www.stuartfamilyfarm.com.


TFC Health Foods – The most affordable pastured meats program in Connecticut!

  • Highest level quality, nutrition/animal handling specifications
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TFC Health Foods is on a mission to make eating the most healthful foods as affordable as possible. Their signature program is their discount pastured meats program.

TFC's primary beef, chicken and pork suppliers are Rain Crow Ranch and US Wellness Meats, both renowned for their highest quality standards. You can learn more about them on the Eat Wild site here: http://www.eatwild.com/products/missouri.html. We also feature a growing list of local suppliers such as Savage Hill Cattle Co. (Berlin CT) and Mohawk Bison (Goshen CT).

Customers order online and pick up at the store in Farmington on their scheduled date. By having customers order ahead of time, TFC can bundle orders and receive direct shipments from these suppliers, passing along substantial savings. You'll get highest quality and lowest prices – in exchange, you wait a few weeks for the order to arrive. This is a fill-the-freezer program, not a tonight-for-dinner program ;)

Their wide selection of pastured meat products include:

  • 100% grass-fed/grass-finished, organically-raised beef
  • Now offering deeply discounted sides of beef and pork!
  • Pastured chicken
  • Pastured pork
  • Organ meats, bones, lard, suet
  • Prepared items like hot dogs, sausage and bacon – free of nitrates, sugar, MSG, hormones, etc.

TFC Health Foods, Dave Mendelson, 230 Farmington Avenue, Farmington CT 06032. (860) 269-3228.
E-mail: Dave@TFChealthfoods.com. Website: www.tfchealthfoods.com/food-store.


Zfarms is a family farm located in Dutchess county in Dover Plains, NY. We are certified organic, certified grass fed by NOFA-NY, and located less than a two-hour NOFA logodrive from New York City. We raise we raise Devon cows, Katahdin sheep and Kiko goats on the green pastures utilizing rotational grazing method. Agriculture that is productive yet replenishing and regenerative to the soil and natural environment is our primary goal.

Our diversified operations also include certified organic pasture-raised poultry—chickens, ducks and turkeys, chicken and duck eggs, and a berry patch with raspberries, blackberries and blueberries.

The Ecklunds processing facility where the animals are humanely slaughtered is certified organic by NOFA-NY and is located a short 1-hour drive from the farm.

The farmstand with the retail cuts of beef, lamb, goat meat, poultry meats and eggs, as well as seasonal berries (June through November) is located at the farm and is open 7 days a week. We can deliver within an 80-mile radius of the farm.

Zfarms, Diana Zlotnikov, 355 Poplar Hill Road, Dover Plains, NY 12522. (917) 319-6414.
E-mail: zfarmsorganic@gmail.com. Website: www.zfarmsorganic.com


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