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
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.
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.
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, pasture-raised eggs, and pork products from Tamowrth,
Glouster Old Spot Cross pigs.
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.
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. (860) 364-5765.
BOTL Farm is a pasture-based, sustainability-focused livestock farm situated on 41 acres of transitional silvopasture in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut.
We run a regenerative farm performing intensively managed rotational grazing year-round for as long as weather and grass production allow.
Focusing on heritage breed animals is a natural choice for our farm and we choose breeds that can thrive in our New England climate of hot summers and cold winters. Their old-school genetics help them flourish on pasture and provides the instinct for them to graze, browse, and forage.
We have designed and developed our farm so that our animals can express their natural behaviors. The animals live on pasture all year long and are never confined; they breed according to their natural cycles and birth unassisted on pasture; and they have the room to explore and interact with their surroundings.
Raising animals in this way makes our farm sustainable compared to conventional farming practices – the animals are improving the quality and fertility of the land, not to mention their meat tastes exceptional!
We are certified Animal Welfare Approved and Grass Fed for both our Kiko goats and Icelandic sheep. Harvested in the fall, cuts of goat and lamb are available until they run out.
Our pigs (pork) are Mangalitsa/Berkshire/Large Black crosses. They are supplemented with a soy-free, corn-free, non-GMO, and organic feed. Wholes are available seasonally, while cuts and larger meat boxes are available year-round.
Our laying flock of chickens is a mix of heritage laying hens. They are supplemented with soy-free, corn-free, non-GMO, and organic feed. They are rotationally grazed behind our sheep, goats, and pigs. Multicolored eggs are available year-round and stew birds are available every few years.
We sell directly to customers at our farm (by appointment) and assorted farmers markets.
BOTL Farm, Nick Weinstock, Danielle Larese, 859 Westford Road, Ashford, CT 06278. 908-268-3192.
E-mail: nick@BOTLFarm.com. Website: http://BOTLFarm.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.
Sarah Chase, 115 Chase Road, Pine Plains, NY 12567. (518) 339 2071 – texting is a great way to contact us!
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.
Website: www.cowberrycrossingfarm.com. .
Devon Point Farm in North Stonington, Connecticut is committed to providing delicious, antibiotic- and hormone-free grass-fed, grass finished, pastured BEEF and all-natural heritage breed PORK.
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 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) vegetables, and supplemented with grain as needed. It is humanely slaughtered and butchered under USDA supervision and custom cut to your specifications. For sale at our farm by the individual cut, or by half or whole.
We also raise heritage “ruby red” American Milking Devon cattle for sale as breedstock.
Devon Point Farm, Erick and Patty Taylor, 54 Jeremy Hill Road, North Stonington CT 06359. 860-942-6292.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.devonpointfarm.com.
Essential Health – The most affordable pasture-raised meats program in Connecticut!
- Highest level quality, nutrition/animal handling specifications
- No membership fees
- No minimum order sizes
- Register your email here to receive order deadline alerts
Essential Health is on a mission to make eating the most healthful foods as affordable as possible. Our signature program is our discount pasture-raised meats program.
Essential Health only uses suppliers that adhere to our strictest standards for pasturing, organic practices and humane processing. We feature a growing list of CT suppliers plus some Midwest-sourced family farms. (See details on our website.)
Customers order online and pick up their bundle at the store in West Hartford on their scheduled date.
Our wide selection of pastured meat products include:
- 100% grass-fed/grass-finished, organically-raised beef
- Deeply discounted sides of beef and pork!
- Pasture-raised chicken
- Pasture-raised pork
- Organ meats, bones, lard, suet
- Prepared items like hot dogs, sausage and bacon – free of nitrates, sugar, MSG, hormones, etc.
Essential Health, Dave Mendelson, 74 Park Road, West Hartford CT 06119. (860) 269-3228.
E-mail: Dave@EssentialHealthCT.com. Website: www.EssentialHealthCT/food-store.
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.
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
Laurel Ridge Grass Fed Beef, John Morosani, Litchfield
CT 06759. (860) 567-8122.
Radical Roots Farm is a small veteran and female-owned family farm utilizing regenerative agricultural practices. We currently raise rare, well-marbled and high quality Lincoln Red beef, lean but tender Scottish Highland beef, Mulefoot pork (heritage breed with a lot of intramuscular marbling and real flavor), Red Wattle pork, heritage chickens and turkeys, and more.
All of our heritage breed livestock are rotated through pasture and woodlot for the duration of their lives and are able to forage freely. They are provided supplemental minerals, but are never given any antibiotics or hormones and we do not use any chemical fertilizers or pesticides on our farm. Our motto is no-waste, so we keep everything from every animal including fat, bones, skull, hide, etc. and re-purpose them for soaps, decorations, lotions, pet treats, and more.
Our farm offerings include many purchase options: by the cut, meat shares (CSA boxes of 10 or 20 pounds a month – or a sample box of 20 pounds), half animals, and whole animals.
Feel free to order by e-mail or on the website for on farm pickup, meet-up, or delivery and keep an eye out for our shipping options!
Radical Roots Farm, LLP, Alycia and Ryan Salvas, 146 Buck Hill Road, Canterbury, CT 06331. 931-241-3325 or 931-241-3326.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.radicalrootsct.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
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
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. Website: https://savage-hill-cattle-co.business.site/.
Scarletoak Farm is nestled in the northeastern hills of Connecticut's "quiet corner," about 15 minutes from the Massachusetts border. Here at Scarletoak Farm we pride ourselves on exclusively 100% grass-fed, grass-finished quality beef.
We rotationally graze our herd on lush native grasses. Our cows enjoy grass forage and always have fresh water. The health of our soil is important to us and we test it regularly, putting in only what is natural and beneficial to the land around us.
We value and honor the connections in the environment and pride ourselves on having the highest quality product we can provide as we constantly strive for sustainability. We do not use herbicides, steroids, hormones or enhancers in making our natural product.
It is important to us that our beef bovines are treated humanely from the beginning to the end. We use Meatworks of Southern New England, a state-of-the-art USDA inspection facility for our butchering practices and utilize Temple Grandin's design of stress-free handling.
We sell our product by the quarter, half, or whole.
Please call Tammy and Greg Goodwin or email us for availability at stores and farmers markets. We are happy to do farm tours.
Scarletoak Farm, Tammy Goodwin, 20 Snow Lane, Ashford CT 06278. 860-355-0172 (during business hours).
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.
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 drive from New York City. We raise we raise Devon cows (beef), Katahdin sheep (lamb) and Kiko goats on the green pastures utilizing rotational grazing method. Our primary goal is agriculture that is productive yet replenishing and regenerative to the soil and natural environment.
Our diversified operations also include certified organic pasture-raised poultry—chickens, ducks and turkeys, chicken and duck eggs. Our poultry feed is certified organic, non-GMO, no soy, locally grown feed from www.stonehousegrain.com. We also have seasonal berries—raspberries, blackberries and blueberries—and certified organic seasonal vegetables.
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 and vegetables (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 and ship UPS Ground Next Day delivery to NY, NJ, CT, MA and PA.
Zfarms, Ixtali Garcia, 355 Poplar Hill Road, Dover Plains, NY 12522. 845-877-0024.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.zfarmsorganic.com.
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