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
A Dozen Eggs, LLC is a small family-run
farm. We sell eggs from our hundreds of pasture raised chickens,
all raised at the farm since they were several days old.
The chickens leave their coop in the morning and
come back to sleep at night. All of the new chicks coming to the farm
are shipped as day-old chicks so no other poultry is introduced. Humane
animal treatment, No hormones, no antibiotics.
We have a wide variety of local products, jams,
jellies, cheeses, seasonal fruits, and grass-fed beef from a local
USDA Organic farm.
We are 10 minutes from Brunswick, Maryland and
10 minutes from Charles Town, West Virginia. We sell onsite and deliver
to parts of Great Falls, Sterling, Reston, Herndon, Lansdown, Ashburn,
and Leesburg. Delivery fee may apply.
A Dozen Eggs, LLC., Belinda Moh, 37938
Charles Town Pike, Purcellville, Virginia 20132-2931. (703) 829-2317.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com. Website: http://www.cabincreekheritagefarm.com.
Clark's Never Sell The Land Farm offers 100% grass-fed beef and pastured pork grown on our farm in the heart of Howard County.
We manage the grazing of our cattle to enhance the growth of the pasture, the health of the soil, and the nutritional value of our products. Throughout the year the cattle eat only high-quality pasture and stored grasses in
the form of hay. We do not feed grain, soy, corn silage, or feed concentrates and we do not give the cattle any synthetic hormones, steroids, regular antibiotics or animal byproducts.
We also raised heritage breed pigs on pasture. We rotate the pigs through grasslands and wooded areas so the pigs can run, play, and root all day. In addition to what they find on the pasture we feed the pigs extras from our chemical free vegetables garden. We also offer the pigs a non-GMO (not from genetically modified organisms) blend of grains. We have the hams and bacon we sell cured nitrate-free.
Our 100% grass-fed beef and pastured pork are raised on our 540-acre farm and processed at a USDA-approved facility and available frozen at our store. You can purchase our meats at Clark's Elioak Farm, 10500 State Route 108, Ellicott City, MD 21042. The farm is open Tuesday thru Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM from April 1 through November 6. Off season, check our website for hours.
We do not sell our meat at any other location. We do not sell wholes or halves of our beef, but we do sell the pork in wholes or halves, email for availability.
Clark's Never Sell the Land Farm, 10500 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City MD 21042. (410) 730-0664.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.clarklandfarm.com.
Cristo Rey Farm – a beyond organic pastured livestock farm in Southern MD.
- Pastured Chicken – moved daily to fresh pasture, non-GMO feed
- Pastured Pork – moved every few weeks to fresh paddocks, non-GMO feed
- Pastured Eggs – flock moved weekly to fresh grass, non-GMO feed
We use rotational grazing and non-GMO feed. We do not use chemicals, hormones or antibiotics, ever. We use grass, apple cider vinegar, diatomaceous earth, fresh air and sunshine to keep our animals healthy.
We produce chicken that tastes like chicken. Our egg yolks are deeply orange and taste rich and delicious.
We sell retail, wholesale, CSA and PCSA. At Cristo Rey Farm, everyone can afford to eat well!
For more information about our chicken and farming methods:
Cristo Rey Farm, KC Schnitker, Leonardtown, MD 20650. (301) 475-8160.
E-mail: CristoReyFarm@yahoo.com Website: http://cristoreyfarm.blogspot.com/
Diamond G Farm is family-owned and operated, and located in the north end of fertile Lancaster County PA, within 5 minutes of the PA turnpike and Route 222. We offer non-GMO Pasture-Raised Broiler Chickens, and Pasture-Raised Eggs.
We move the broiler chickens out to pasture as soon as they are old enough to safely leave the brooder house. On pasture they eat a large amount of grass, seeds, and bugs and receive a locally produced non-GMO supplemental feed. We move the birds daily to a paddock of new pasture for a new supply of food and a clean environment. When it is time for harvesting, we slaughter the chickens on our farm with modern processing equipment and pack them in vacuum bags ready for your freezer.
Our broiler chickens are raised naturally. They are not fed any GMOs, and are not given any antibiotics or growth enhancers/hormones. Our pastures are not sprayed with any pesticides. We raise Freedom Ranger chickens as they are aggressive foragers on pasture and produce tender, delicious meat. The hatchery is very local to us, so the chicks do not spend any time in the mail.
Our laying hens live in a large mobile wagon with modern feed and water systems to insure they receive the proper supplemental nutrition. The wagon doors open at the crack of dawn allowing them out to a large area of lush pasture within a protective fence that keeps predators at bay. Every few days they move to new pasture. The eggs are brown shelled with nice dark orange yolks.
Fresh broiler chickens are available by ordering; eggs and frozen broilers are always available at our stand at our home. Call for current pricing, as the prices change from time to time. Our stand is self-service in a refrigerator at 145 N Line Road, Stevens PA 17578. We also have a stand on Fridays at Green Dragon Farmers Market in Ephrata.
We have hay for sale if you have horses who like hay without herbicide sprays.
Diamond G Farm, Matthew and Darlene Grant, 145 N Line Road. Stevens, PA, 17578. (717) 629-5414.
E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.diamondgfarm.com
DK Farms is a small family-run operation with primarily
Angus beef cows.
Our cows are raised naturally in a stress-free
environment on rotated pastures. They.are raised and finished from birth
on our own farm. We are committed to producing quality
grass-fed beef that aren't raised with any hormones or grain.
We sell our beef by wholes, halves or quarters. Choose from any number of cuts or just plain hamburger.
Our farm is located in the mountains of western Maryland,
only 10 minutes from Interstate 68 and Deep Creek Lake. If you have any
questions or want more information, please feel free to call or e-mail.
DK Farms, Danny Kauffman, 79
Hidden Meadow Lane, Swanton MD 21561. (301) 245-4545.
Drager Farms, located in Marietta Pennsylvania, is committed to raising happy, healthy animals in a sustainable way — chemical-free and close to the land.
All of our animals are treated humanely from start to finish, without the use of GMOs, antibiotics or hormones. We believe in being a positive change in the farming world, growing food that's GOOD FOR YOU and GOOD FOR NATURE.
Contact us for 100% grass fed beef, pastured pork, and pastured poultry.
Drager Farms, Nathan W. Drager, 1558 Old River Road, Marietta PA 17547.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.dragerfarms.com
Earth's Echo Farm is a family-owned and operated, pasture-based operation, established in 2014. We use the natural world as our model in converting what once was a row-crop and hay farm into a thriving healthy landscape in balance with its ecosystem. Come help us create something sustainable, ecological, and community oriented. Visit us online, call, text, or email us with inquiries, to arrange purchases, or to find out how you can join in our mission.
Pasture-raised chickens: We use mobile shelters that keep our birds safe from air and ground predators, provide shade, shelter, access to warm sunshine and fresh air as desired. The shelters are moved once or twice daily, pasture depending, to ensure birds are happy and getting the omnivorous diet they naturally seek. In addition to the vegetation and bugs they forage, our birds are fed locally-milled, USDA Certified Organic, soy-free, non-GMO chicken feed.
These broilers are Freedom Rangers, a reddish brown-feathered, broad-breasted breed, especially good at foraging. These are NOT the white Cornish Cross birds most commonly found in the grocery store. We think they are much healthier and tastier! We process our birds on the same farm where they spend their lives. We do everything possible to ensure our chickens have a balanced, stress-free life and a compassionate and respectful end.
Eggs: We will begin providing eggs starting in the spring of 2015. Just like our broilers, we plan to go the extra mile and give these chickens a happy, protected, omnivorous lifestyle, supplemented with organic feed.
Location: We are located on Route 3, four miles east of downtown Fredericksburg along the shores of the Rappahannock River. We are approximately an hour from Washington, DC, an hour from Richmond, and only 30 minutes from eastern Maryland via Route 301.
Earth's Echo Farm, Gini Greenlaw, Robert Greenlaw, Robbie Thomas, 960 Kings Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22405.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.earthsechofarm.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 and eggs.
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.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.evermorefarm.com.
The Ferguson Family Farm is family
owned and operated. It is located in beautiful northern Baltimore
County, only 30 minutes to Baltimore.
The mission of the Ferguson Family Farm is to
produce the most delicious yet highly nutritious foods for my
family and yours.
No growth hormones, growth stimulants, antibiotics, are fed to any of the
animals. Instead, the animals are raised naturally, moved to fresh clean
pasture daily and provided with clean fresh water and wholesome natural
feeds. The results have been absolutely delicious. Products include:
- Free range brown eggs;
- Meat chicken;
- Heritage Berkshire pork;
- Thanksgiving turkeys;
- Fresh Muskovy ducks.
Quantities of turkeys and ducks are limited—order
All Products are sold direct from the farm or at
the Highland Town Farmers Market (located off Eastern Avenue on
the corner of Conklin & Bank Street). Order by phone or e-mail.
Ferguson family Farm, Lynne Ferguson, 3443 Beckleyville
Road, Parkton MD 21120. (410) 343-1236.
Firefly Meadows Farm offers grass-fed beef, raw honey and pastured soy-free eggs on a first come, first served basis.Our farm was started out of our desire to find nutritious food for our family, and our goal is to produce the healthiest food possible. We do not use chemical sprays or fertilizers in our farming practices.
Our beef is grass fed and finished, starting from birth, and receives no growth hormones or steroids. We use breeds which finish well on 100% grass for maximum flavor and nutrition.
Our pastured eggs are from laying hens fed organic, non-gmo, soy-free feed.
Our raw honey is a product of our bees which receive no chemical treatments. This allows us to make sure your honey is not contaminated with pesticides, miticides and antibiotics. We are breeding bees which can survive without chemical treatments and may offer bees for sale in the future.
Be among the first to know when we have grass-fed beef, pastured eggs and raw honey available for purchase by signing up for our email newsletter at www.fireflymeadowsfarm.com/sign-up
Order our farm products online at www.fireflymeadowsfarm.com/store/. If you have questions about any of our farm products, please email me.
Like us on Facebook or visit our website at www.fireflymeadowsfarm.com.
Firefly Meadows Farm,
Josiah Garber, 3075 Anchor Road, Washington Boro, PA 17582.
Website: www.fireflymeadowsfarm.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/fireflymeadows
Footprints Farm is a sustainably designed - diversified - family farm that grows premium quality meats, vegetables and herbs using natural and traditional farming methods. Our team raises pastured broilers (chickens), pastured turkeys, pastured pork, all grass lamb, all grass beef and natural eggs allowing the animals footprints and presence to improve the health of the land. We grow many specialty vegetables, flowers and herbs including heirloom, micro, and garnish varieties.
Our products are available at the farm, at several southwest PA buying clubs and by special pre-order. Pre-ordering in late February allows us to custom grow to meet your special dietary needs. We also offer biweekly delivery of fresh products to local restaurants in our farm to table program.
HEALTHY LAND HEALTHY FOOD HEALTHY PEOPLE
Footprints Farm, Jeremy and Ellen Swartzfager, 184 McClellan Lane, Gibbon Glade PA 15440. (724) 329-8254.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://footprintsfarm.com.
4 Ever Moore Farm is located in Southern York County, Pennsylvania. Conveniently located just over the Pennsylvania state line off of I-83, halfway between Harrisburg and Baltimore. We are a rotational pasture-based farm that raises non-GMO meat chickens, woodland-raised 100% Berkshire Pork, non-GMO turkeys, and free-range eggs.
Our animals are raised all-natural, without hormones or antibiotics, on pasture 24/7.
On farm custom processing. Farm pick-up is preferred, but delivery is negotiable.
4 Ever Moore Farm LLC, Brian Moore and Annmarie Moore, 12293 Brillstrick Road, Stewartstown, PA 17363. (717) 676-8445 or (717) 324-3047.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.Website: www.4evermoorefarm.com
At Fox Hollow Farm, sharing our love of
farming with our neighbors and guests is our passion. We offer lamb,
goat (chevon) and eggs.
We strive daily to create a peaceful and harmonious
environment that our friends, animals and plants can thrive in. Our farm
is completely natural. We are not yet organic but we do not feed our
animals growth hormones or feeds that are supplemented in any way. We
love our animals so when they are sick we do treat them, but in the least
invasive way possible. Vegetables and fruits grown on our farm are treated
the same way. We create a healthy soil that the plants can thrive in
without using pesticides.
Our goal is to create a farm where you can visit
us and our animals and where you will have the opportunity to purchase
fresh-from-the-farm healthy and tasty things to eat. We are USDA certified
to sell our meats from the farm, and we also have a small farmers market
that gathers several times during the week. Our meats are available anytime.
Please take a moment and view our website. We look
forward to meeting with you.
Fox Hollow Farm, Stephanie Rohrer-Scuderi, 21804
Woodfield Road, Gaithersburg MD 20882. (301) 330-0165 or
Gelder Farm raises beef cows, broiler chickens, turkeys and eggs all on open pasture. No grain for the beef cows, only for the chickens and turkeys.
During the growing season, the beef cows are rotational moved twice a day, later once a day. They are given sections based on what they can eat in that time period. We also grow our own alfalfa hay to feed them in the off season on open pasture.
Broiler chickens are raised in chicken tractors on pasture for their safety from the foxes we have fed in the past. They are fed a broiler mix from a local Mill which uses local corn. They start with daily moves and later twice a day moves.
Layer chickens live in a mobile chicken coup on pasture. They have an area approximately 2500 square feet with a netted electric fence for safety. During the day they are let out of the netted area to roam freely across the pasture. Their area is moved weekly and their coup is cleaned weekly.
Turkeys are raised the same as the layers and moved weekly with the layers. We take orders in June for finished turkeys for Thanksgiving.
Gelder Farm, Greg and Barb Gelder, 4139 Rock Run Road, Havre de Grace, MD 21078. (443) 996-8451.
E-mail: Gelderfarm@gmail.com. Website: none.
Glen Mary Farm (established in 1654) is located in southern Maryland, just 2 miles from St. Mary's City on MD Route 5.
At Glen Mary Farm, we are committed to providing you with everything a local grass-fed farm stands for. We raise our Angus beef cattle and Katadin sheep in a low-stress environment, rotating them through lush pastures of clean, natural grass with plenty of shade to go around. During the winter months, we supplement their grazing with hay produced directly from our fields and free-choice organic sea kelp which is high in protein and trace minerals. We do not use antibiotics or growth hormones.
Our cattle are never given growth hormone implants, and naturally stay healthy due to strong genetics and the great environment with which we provide them.
Our Beef and Lambs are available year round to anyone in whole, side, and quarter quantities. Please call or email for information on pricing and availability.
Thank you kindly for considering to support us!
Glen Mary Farm, JD Schmidt, 46788
Glen Mary Farm Road, Park Hall MD 20667. (240) 298-4120.
Grand View Farm is a multispeciated, pasture-based farm that is focused on organically grown, local food that is produced in a way that simultaneously heals the land. Our customers come out to enjoy the farm and purchase their beef, pork, chicken and eggs from our on-farm store.
Our grass fed only cattle are rotated around the pastures followed by our egg layer chickens in a symbiotic, soil-building relationship that mimics nature. The pigs inhabit the wooded areas and pastures of the farm, adding an important element to its multispeciated aspects. Rotated like the cattle and chickens, these pigs lightly disturb the woodland floor, trim the brush and fertilize the ground. The broiler chickens are in floor-less "chicken tractors" that are lined up across the pastures and moved daily to a fresh patch of grass. The broilers arrive on the farm as day-old peeps, live their lives outdoors in clean, healthy environments until they are culled here on the farm.
Grocery Stores: The Nut Farm, 2360 W Joppa Rd, Lutherville, MD.;
Gunpowder Bison & Trading Company, 1270 Monkton Rd. Monkton, MD.; and
Chesapeake's Bounty, 6415 St Leonard Rd, St Leonard, MD.
Restaurants: Poulet, 2346 W Joppa Rd, Timonium, MD.;
Shoo-Fly Diner, 510 E. Belvedere Ave. Baltimore, MD;
13.5% WIne Bar, 1117 W 36th St. Baltimore, MD.
Buying Clubs: Friends & Farms, 9305 Gerwig Lane, Suite S. Columbia, MD 21046;
Hometown Harvest, 4635 Wedgewood Blvd, Suite #101. Frederick, MD 21703.
Grand View Farm, Nick Bailey, 1939 High Point Road, Forest Hill, MD 21050. (410) 937-2221.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.grandviewfarming.com
Hedgeapple Farm offers
natural, grass-finished Angus beef year-round through their
on-farm market. Beef is available by individual cut.
Quality carcasses result from careful genetic selection,
nutrition, and caring animal management. All animals are born and raised
on the farm. No growth implants used or antibiotics fed. All animals
are raised in conditions and using practices recommended by the American
Humane Association and under the national animal care guidelines.
Hedgeapple Farm is part of the Jorgensen Family
Foundation, a tax-exempt beef research and education foundation, operated
for the benefit of Maryland Beef Producers. The farm is located within
the quaint Federal Historic District of Buckeystown. The farm lies along
the west bank of the Monocacy River and is fully established in grass.
The farm prides itself in using innovative water and soil conservation
and land stewardship practices. Visitors are always welcome! Market hours
vary so please visit the website.
Hedgeapple Farm, 3735 Buckeystown
Pike, PO Box 237, Buckeystown
MD 21717. (301) 662-0226.
Hensing’s Hilltop Acres is a grass-based small family farm located in Howard County, Maryland convenient to Columbia and Ellicott City. We are easily accessed from I-70, Route 32 & Route 29. Our farm raises Jersey cows and sells raw milk (legally labeled and sold as pet milk). We also raise Berkshire Cross pastured/woodlot pork, sold by the whole, half or by the cut. Pastured poultry (ducks, chickens, turkeys and geese) are available seasonally. We raise 100% grass fed beef that is sold by the cut, half or whole. We will have Katahdin lamb available in January 2016.
Our animals are rotationally grazed when pasture is available. In the winter or times of drought, our animals are fed hay that we (mostly) make ourselves from fields that are not sprayed or chemically treated. Our dairy cows get a small treat of non-GMO grain at milking time. Our pigs and poultry are pastured in large fields and they also have non-GMO grain available to them. All animals are provided free-choice minerals, kelp and salt (where appropriate).
We would love to introduce you to the animals. Contact us to schedule a farm tour.
Hensing’s Hilltop Acres, LLC, Kelly Hensing, 14204 Triadelphia Mill Road Dayton, MD 21036. (704) 293-4126.
E-mail: Kelly@hensingfarm.com. Website: www.hensingfarm.com
Holterholm Farms produces
pasture-finished beef from Jersey and Jersey/Angus crosses.
The cattle are fed some grain until they reach 300 pounds, then they
receive no more grain until slaughter. Kelp is given as a natural mineral
source. No antibiotics or hormones are used.
The beef is available in November and December in
whole carcasses, halves, split halves, and quarters.
Holterholm Farms, Ron and Kathy Holter, 5619A
Holter Road, Jefferson MD 21755-8508. (301) 371-4255.
Jack Straw Farm Freezer Beef! WHAT'S IN
At Jack Straw Farm, located in Harford County MD,
we raise 100% grass fed beef—START THROUGH FINISH. Our
cattle are steroid-, hormone-, and chemical-free and raised in their
most natural environment. No herbicides are used on our pastures so
your cattle will not ingest chemicals during grazing; our stainless
steel watering system is heated during the winter and they are not
given maintenance antibiotics.
Jack Straw Farm is a small, family-owned and operated
business that sells freezer beef by the quarter (split side), half and
whole animal. We also have sample packs available for sale—custom
packaged to your liking.
Our farm is a steward of our environment that works
closely with the NRCS and private environmental groups to provide a Chesapeake
Bay friendly farm using rotational grazing and fencing our livestock
out of streams and sensitive areas. Our beef is packaged in white eco-friendly
freezer paper, custom butchered and processed in a local, family-run
Support your local economy, support the Chesapeake
Bay and buy Jack Straw Farm Beef! We also have chemical-free dog
foods, smoked and raw bones for sale.
For more information see our website, e-mail, or
give us a call. Thanks, Jack Straw Farm.
Jackstraw Farm, Debra English, 3038
Green Road, White Hall MD 21161. (410) 692-9291.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.jackstrawfarm.com.
JK Farm is located in the rolling hills of Fayette County. We are
a grass-fed grass finished beef and lamb farm. We sell beef by
the whole, half, and quarter, as well as USDA inspected pieces, and packages.
We offer whole/half/quarters, as well as USDA processed products by the piece. Please contact us for current pricing information.
The beef we raise is Angus-cross steers raised and
finished from birth on our own pastures. The animals are not treated
with hormones or antibiotics.
We provide weekly drop-off at The Black Rock Center for the Arts in Germantown,
MD. or meat is available for pick up by appointment at the farm.
The JK Farm, Jeff and Karen Graham, 322
Gilmore Road, Uniontown PA 15401. (724) 569-1021.
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.
Kookaburra Farm has its roots in raising
healthy, organic food. What began as a small market vegetable and grass
fed lamb operation in the hills of New England in 1998—has
matured into a multi-generational family farm in the Susquehanna Valley
of Pennsylvania. We sell beef at our farm and deliver
to buying groups in local PA and MD counties.
We strive to offer 100% grass fed, nutrient dense beef raised
on organically managed pastures, stored forages, minerals and well
water. The key to our management system is minimizing stress in every
aspect of our animals' lives.
Our cattle are processed at a family run USDA facility
where they are dry aged, cryovac sealed, and blast frozen. We strive
to finish mature, well fattened animals. Our beef brings a juicy, flavorful
eating experience full of the good fats that grass fed beef has to
We sell 40-pound 'Family Packs' that consist of
50% ground beef–50% steaks and roasts. We also sell our ground
beef and other excellent cuts separate from our Family Packs. We sell
beef at our farm and deliver to buying groups in local PA, MD and DE
Kookaburra Farm, Matt Rulevich, 11844
Gum Tree Road, Brogue, PA
17309. (717) 927-6654.
E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.kookaburrafarm.com.
Locust Point Farm is a small family-owned farm located in the northeastern part of Cecil County, Maryland, two miles from the Delaware state line. We raise 100% grass-fed angus beef, which we sell in our on-farm store, Locust Point Farm Specialty Meats. We also offer fresh brown eggs from our own hens, in addition to pork, and chicken.
Our poultry is humanely processed right here on the farm in our USDA processing plant. In the fall we offer naturally-raised turkeys for the holidays. These also are processed on the farm and sold fresh the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas. We begin taking holiday orders in September each year.
We are not certified organic, but we follow good, natural practices that compare to organic. Our animals are not given hormones or antibiotics, and they are allowed to roam free on their part of the farm. We also offer custom poultry processing for other small farms.
We do not ship our meat, but we would deliver if several families combine their orders to be delivered to a central place. We would be happy for you to visit our farm and store to check out what we offer right from the farm.
Locust Point Farm, Janet Sensenig, 430 Locust Point Road, Elkton MD 21921. (410) 398-8765 (farm) or (410) 392-2258 (store).
Lovell Grass Fed Cattle Company, LLC. offers Angus
grass fed beef raised on pastures certified organic by
the state of Maryland. Our animals are born and raised on our family
farm, which has been certified organic since 1998.
We practice Management Intensive Grazing on 330 acres,
which allows for successive grazing on smaller pastures. Our cattle are
100% grass fed and free range. We provide certified organic minerals.
We use no antibiotics, hormones or steroids. We rotate frequently
in order to promote better weight gain and a healthier environment. Grass
fed beef offers many benefits that include being low in fat, high in
Omega 3's and high in CLA.
We do business in a family restored historic log
house on the property located in the beautiful rolling hills of Carroll
County, Maryland. We welcome you to visit our farm, or you may place
an order by phone, email or fax. We sell by the whole or half from the
farm. We can recommend a processor and can assist you in arranging for
Please visit our website for more information.
Lovell Grass Fed Cattle Company, LLC., 232
South Springdale Road, New Windsor, Maryland 21776. (410)
Luna Chick's egg-laying flock consists of 42 hens and 3 roosters of various breeds, including Wyandottes, Brahmas, Rhode Island Reds, Delawares, Welsummers, Americana and Jersey Giants. We hatch out our own eggs every spring and offer delicious eggs and meat for sale all year long.
The birds roam daily in the grass and sunshine of our beautiful Bedford County PA farm, just a few miles north of the Maryland state line, foraging on all of the goodies that nature has to offer. We feed only Certified Organic grains to all of our animals.
We also have raised Pekin, Cayuga, and Golden Cascade ducks and offer their eggs and meat for sale as well.
Our eggs are great tasting with sunny yellow/orange yolks, laid by happy and healthy chickens. Our eggs are Animal Welfare Approved!
Our sustainable farming practices include Heritage Poultry, Kunekune pigs and honeybees.
Luna Chicks, Barb Ancypowic, 4442 Big Creek Road, Clearville PA 15535. (814) 652-0288
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.lunachicks.net
Mary's Delight Farm is an 88-acre certified
organic farm located in the Catoctin Mountains 30 minutes north of
Frederick. The farm
has been managed organically since 1988. Our goal is to provide
clean air, fresh water and green grass to our animals to make them healthy. We
use rotational grazing, cover crops, buffer zones, no till and
many other practices to improve the soil. This has helped us improve
our animals as well as the abundant wildlife around.
All of the lamb comes from sheep at the farm.
We have about 60 ewes that lamb between January and March. Our
lamb is raised on pastures and hay from the farm. They are raised
organic but we do not have a certified organic processor nearby.
We recently added steers to the farm to have
a multi species rotation. They
are purchased from a reputable grass farm and are never fed grain. They
do very well on the farm. Visitors are always welcome but
please set up an appointment so we can answer any questions you may have.
Mary's Delight Farm, Contact person: Rich, 17429
Harbaugh Valley Road, Sabillasville MD 21780. (301) 416-4722 (barn).
Mary’s Land Farm is located in Ellicott City, MD. We sell beef, lamb, pork, chicken, duck eggs and chicken eggs and offer farm tours.
After meetings with Joel Salatin and listening to lectures at PASA and the Weston A Price foundation, we realized that the best use of our land was raising superior breeds of livestock on pasture built on high quality soils. We used the expertise of the Savory Institute and the Permaculture Research Institute to improve our forages and soils.
Beef: We raise Devon cattle on grass only. Devon cattle were left out of the feedlot fad that has had a stranglehold on the beef industry since World War II. Devons have long been bred to produce succulent flavorful beef from a grass diet.
Pork: Our heritage pigs are raised out in the 40 acres of woods around the property. This healthy environment provides better forage for healthier meat with better flavor.
Lamb: Our Katahdin sheep are naturally resistant to common maladies and their meat has a great reputation. The sheep consume the highest quality grass and hay and produce the highest quality meat.
Goat: Our Kiko goats are the most worm-resistant goat breed, which means we rarely need to treat them with chemicals. Their diet consists entirely of tree underbrush and hay.
Duck Eggs: Our Sweet Emily ducks are natural high-production layers. They have a gated pasture and come into the laying house to lay eggs in nesting boxes. We do not clean the eggs to avoid wiping off the natural protection the ducks leave on the eggs when they lay them.
Chicken Eggs: Our chickens are always out in the pasture and they lay in special nesting boxes. They roost in chicken tractors which we move around the pasture.
Mary’s Land Farm, Rosy Cunningham, Thomas Cunningham, 4979 Sheppard Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042. (410) 849-4314.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.maryslandfarm.com
Mountain Valley Acres is located in southern
Washington County, MD approximately six miles from Harpers Ferry, W.VA,
in the tranquil countryside of Pleasant Valley.
We offer Cornish Cross broilers that are pastured
in a portable shelter and moved every day for fresh grazing. The chickens are
processed as whole birds, cleaned and bagged, ready to be picked up the
same day fresh, or next day fresh frozen.
Our birds average 5 pounds. The price for whole birds
is $14 each, or $17 each for cut-up birds. (Heavy roasters, minimum of
5, are available with special order.) We require a deposit of $2.00 per
bird, with a minimum of $10.00 per order.
We also offer pork. Our pigs are fed a diet
of whole grains, grass, and produce, and are free from hormones, steroids
and soy. They are fed to a live weight of 250-280 pounds, then sent to
a small family-owned, USDA inspected butcher shop. The meat is vacuum
packed to ensure quality and can be kept in the freezer for up to one
We offer whole pigs at a price of $2.75/lb. based
on hanging weight and halves at $3.10/lb. based on hanging weight. We
require a deposit, with your order, of $50.00 for a whole pig or $25.00
for a half.
Mountain Valley Acres, Darel or Melisa Myers, 2216
Rohrersville Road, Knoxville MD 21758. (301) 432-5841.
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.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.nicksorganicfarm.com.
Open 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.
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.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.openbookfarm.com.
Raised. What Does Pasture Raised Offer? The Pasture Raised portal
allows private members daily access to some of the highest quality, un-pasteurized
dairy from grass-fed cows, goats, sheep and camel.
Members also gain access to completely fresh, unfrozen pasture-raised meats of
all kinds, and a whole gamut of other nutrient dense foods, condiments
and super-foods in accordance with the research of Weston A. Price.
We are Private Club Members alongside a number of small, dedicated Traditional
Farmers who utilize completely natural growing methods. These processes include
supreme attention to the overall quality of soil-spectrum health. The farmers
promote techniques of flawless cultivation that consistently evolve beyond the
popular organic standards.
Each of the farms has been carefully selected for their exceptional methods of
traditional rearing and nurturing. A number of farmers maintain unique herds
of Jersey cattle which graze year-round entirely on grass and wild vegetation.
Alongside these cattle, a plethora of other animals are raised in completely
traditional manners. The lands contain no herbicides, pesticides, fungicides,
or any other synthetic derivatives of any sort. None of the animals are ever
vaccinated, and they never receive antibiotics, growth-hormones or stimulants
of any kind. They are never fed grains, soy or any other unnatural feed. Hay
is rarely supplemented as many of the herds graze pasture year-round.
How Does The Process Work? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to
be contacted about membership and have the opportunity to talk to a coordinator.
After being approved and turning in your signed agreement form, you will
be given password access to our website.
Ordering and Shipping: Fresh & Real
ships twice a week. Orders placed by Saturday are shipped by Tuesday;
orders placed by Tuesday are shipped by Thursday. We ship throughout
the USA and to Canada from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania by UPS or Fed
Ex. All packages contain ice packs to preserve freshness. Make sure to
specify if you absolutely will not accept frozen food. We will choose
fresh default, but if fresh is out of stock we revert to frozen. Thank
Pasture Raised, Mike Landis, Online Ordering System.
Sourced From Traditional Farmers of Lancaster County, PA.
Website: http://www.pastureraised.net or http://www.Raw-Dairy.com
Peaceful Meadows Farm is a grass-based family farm located near Milford, Delaware. We specialize in grass-fed and finished beef and pastured poultry.
Our chickens are $3.45/lb.
We sell our beef by the ¼ and ½, butchering in June and September. Orders must be placed well in advance. Our beef prices are hanging weight: front quarter $3.95/lb., hind quarter $4.50/lb., or full side $4.25/lb.
Currently, we also have beef by the pound available. Contact us for our price list.
Check out our website for our philosophy, pictures, and more information.
Peaceful Meadows Farm, Melvin and PJ Sayer, 203 SE Front St Milford DE 19963. (302) 265-2930.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.peacefulmeadows0.wix.com/peaceful-meadows
Perennial Roots Farm began in 2010 as a homestead permaculture project and has since matured to selling some of the surplus to markets. We are a no-spray operation. We use no synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides.
We are committed to natural simplicity. Our animals are supplemented with certified-Organic feed and are truly free-range. We use no antibiotics. We strive to maintain the genetic integrity of older varieties of farm breeds and growing only GMO-free open pollinated seed.
We grow many vegetables and tend chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits, and bees. We sell free-range duck and chicken eggs. We also sell duck, chicken, and rabbit meat. We are now beginning to raise Ossabaw Island hogs. We breed and sell quality stock. Inquire for availability. Eggs are abundant. Meat availability is limited.
Perennial Roots Farm, Stewart Lundy and Natalie McGill, 23421 Decormis Street, Accomac VA 23301. (757) 709-8761.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.perennialroots.com.
Pop's Old Place is a small century family farm located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Offerings:
- Pastured/Woodland Pork
- Grass Fed Beef
- Grass Fed Lamb
- Pastured Broiler Chickens
- Eggs from free-ranging chickens
We want our livestock to live in a natural environment, without the use of hormones or steroids. We feed non-GMO grains to our free ranging pigs and chickens. Our lambs and cows are raised on pastures and consume only a grass and forage-based diet. We truly appreciate and respect the farm animals and we think that will be apparent when you visit.
We raise Mulefoot pigs, Katahdin lambs, Randall Lineback cattle, free range broiler and egg laying chickens. We believe that the heritage breeds produce a much more flavorful meat and are well adapted to a pastured and grass fed lifestyle. The Mulefoot pork and Randall Beef have both won 1st place in tastings.
We currently sell all our farm products through a CSA and direct from the farm. We try to offer consistent Saturday and Sunday hours 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, plus weeknights by appointment. Please call (410-924-1646) before driving out.
Know Your Farmer – Know Their Farm!
Pop's Old Place, Darlene Goehringer/Arthur Wilson,
4657 Skinners Run Road, Hurlock, Maryland 21643. (410) 924-1646.
E-mail : PopsOldPlace@gmail.com.
Pure Indian Foods is a small family-owned
business that takes pride in making an exceptional quality Ghee from
Grass-Fed cows. Ghee is butter with the milk solids removed.
Our family has been in this business in Northern India for 5 generations,
since 1889. We make our ghee fresh, with care, in small batches,
right here in the USA. We use Grass-Fed, USDA-certified Organic butter
for making our ghee, and we are in the process of applying for Organic
Ghee has been used for its health-giving and healing
properties for thousands of years. In Ayurveda (the “science
of life”), cow ghee is considered one of the most sacred foods.
Ghee is the best cooking oil as it is stable at higher
temperatures, and it enhances the flavor of spices and herbs. Ghee is
free of casein and lactose and is suitable for people who are allergic
to dairy products. It keeps skin soft, and has anti-aging properties.
Ghee contains naturally occurring CLA, Omega-3, Vitamins A, D, E & K2.
It is free of harmful trans-fats.
Ghee is shelf-stable and we ship worldwide by USPS,
UPS, FedEx or DHL. We offer special discounts to co-ops and buying
Pure Indian Foods, Sandeep and Nalini Agarwal, 3
Richards Road, Lawrenceville NJ 08648. (877) LUV-GHEE (588-4433).
Rocklands Farm operates an on-farm market and winery which is open year-round, Wednesday through Sunday, from 11am – 6pm. Buy grass-fed and grass-finished beef and lamb, pasture raised pork, chicken and eggs, some of our 14 different wines, non-certified organic produce, and other market goods.
We host a wood-fired pizza vendor, Pizza Brahma, Saturdays and Sundays, from April through November. Come out to enjoy a wine tasting, a glass of wine with your pizza, and take home everything you need for perfect meals for the upcoming week.
Join our Meat CSA, Vegetable CSA, or Cellar Club (Wine CSA).
Book a field trip, farm tour, or private event and wedding in our historic barn. Visit our website for more information.
Rocklands Farm, Greg Glenn, 14531 Montevideo Road, Poolesville MD 20837. (301) 825-8075.
E-mail: Greg@RocklandsFarmMD.com. Website: www.RocklandsFarmMD.com
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
- Sold in bulk packages as well as individual cuts, ground beef, and
Ruth Ann's Garden Style Beef, Ruth Ann and Steve
Renner Road, Woodsboro MD 21798. (301) 845-6766 (Home and Fax).
Shagbark Mountain Cattle is a 125-acre farm
located in Petersburg, WV, with our main office in Knoxville, MD, across
the river from historic Harpers Ferry, WV. We raise Simental and Angus
cattle on broome and orchard grass, naturally without hormones or chemical
Our meat is USDA inspected and vacuum packed for
freshness by a small, family-run butcher shop. We offer whole beef at $5.00/pound, half-beef at $5.25/pound, and one-quarter beef (split-side)
at $5.75/pound. This is based on hanging weight and cut to your specifications.
This price includes processing and is available year-round.
We also have pastured pork at $575.00
per whole hog including processing. Hogs range in size from 225–300 pounds. Our pastured poultry is
$3.25 per pound for whole birds and $3.50 per pound cut up. We now have beef snack sticks made with low
We also have home made Jersey milk soap. Made with
lots of fresh Jersey milk, various oils and several lovely scents.
They make great gifts. Soap is $4.50 a bar. We can ship soap also.
Please call for prices.
Please e-mail or call is us with any questions
or for more information or order forms. You can find us at the West
Market at 800 Oak Street on Saturdays, and now you can see us on Facebook as well.
Shagbark Mountain Cattle, John Sexton Jr. or Laura
Kaetzel Road, Knoxville MD 21758. (301) 834-9808.
Spring Pastures Farm is a family-owned business in Middletown Valley, Maryland offering delicious grass-fed and grass-finished beef.
We raise and finish healthy animals on a richly diverse selection of grasses and forbs through the use of rotational grazing. We use no hormones or antibiotics, nor otherwise interfere with the natural process of animal growth. Forage is stockpiled in our pastures for winter grazing and local hay is supplemented as necessary. Our animals live outside year-round where they have access to spring or well water and free-choice minerals. We handle our animals with care in a low-stress manner.
You can buy our beef at the Middletown Farmers' Market (located just outside Frederick, Maryland) every Thursday from 4-7 p.m. May–October. You can visit our on-farm store by appointment. We sell individual cuts, roasts, steaks, ground beef, stew cubes, and organ meats. You can also purchase sides of beef cut to your specification. Inquire by email or phone for more information.
Spring Pastures Farm, Brooke Henley, Thomas Garnett, 6801 Mountain Church Road, Middletown MD 21769. (240) 490-2058
Sunny Crest Pastures provides Real milk and dairy products to Private club members. Also grass-fed beef, lamb, and goat. We also provide members with pastured, soy-free eggs, poultry, and pork, fresh or fermented vegetables, raw honey, maple syrup, and more. Our farm is not certified organic, but we do have our own organic standards, like no chemicals or antibiotics used for the land or animals, etc.
Beef and Dairy: Our cattle are 100% grass-fed and are rotational grazed with no antibiotics or chemicals used. We supplement with free-choice salt and minerals.
Poultry: The chickens are moved to fresh pasture up to twice a day and are fed a soy-free, non-GMO supplement.
Lamb and Goat meat: These animals are also 100% grass-fed on rotational grazed pastures.
Vegetables: The organically grown vegetables are grown local in season.
We deliver to drop-sites in Gaithersburg, Rockville, Germantown, Olney, Ellicott City, Frederick, Laytonsville, Point of Rocks, and Harpers Ferry, WV. We would consider starting new sites to meet your needs.
Please contact us to get your Private Membership contract to start ordering products.
Sunny Crest Pastures PMA (Grassfed 270), John Esch,
Gaithersburg MD 20878. (717) 768-0101.
E-mail : email@example.com. Website: www.farmmatch.com/grassfed270
Wagon Wheel Ranch raises beef, lamb,
pork, goat, and eggs free range on our pastures. We do
not use antibiotics or hormones.
Our pigs are raised in a wooded area with a connected
pasture where they eat weeds and grass, which give the meat a better
flavor. They are supplemented with some pig feed and raw peanuts. The
oil from the peanuts gives the meat that famous Virginia ham taste. Because
our pigs roam free they produce lean pork.
Our sheep and goats only eat pasture and hay in the
winter. The sheep are hair sheep that shed their wool so no shearing
is necessary. Hair sheep are naturally parasite resistant and do not
require frequent drenching.
Our laying flock roam the farm during the day and
return to the barn at night for protection from predators. Their diet
consists of ground corn and bugs/insects, the diet Nature intended so
that they would have the necessary oil to produce eggs. Commercial egg
laying operations that confine their chickens use old restaurant grease
as a cheap source of oil. This makes the eggs high in the bad cholesterol.
In the winter we feed sunflower seeds as their source for oil.
We raise small frame herefords and black angus. The
beef industry has bred to produce bigger cows that do not efficiently
convert grass to meat. Our cows are easy on their environment, and are
only fed hay in addition to pasture grass. Our cuts of beef tend to be
smaller than what is sold in the stores, but there is less fat.
In the summer months all our animals have free access
to organic kelp and remond salt; in the winter months the animals have
access to minerals.
Wagon Wheel Ranch is located in Mt. Airy, Maryland,
an hour north of Washington DC, 45 minutes west of Baltimore, 20 minutes
northwest of Columbia, and 15 minutes east of Frederick.
Wagon Wheel Ranch, Brian Schiner, 661 West Watersville
Airy MD 21771. (443) 271-6850.
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
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
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
Whitmore Farm, Will Morrow, 10720
Dern Road, Emmitsburg MD 21727. (301) 447-3611. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.