The following farms and ranches have certified
they meet Eatwild's
criteria for producing grassfed meat, eggs and dairy products.
Contact them directly for additional information or to buy their
Applecheek Farm is a sustainable organic
grass based family farm, located in Hyde Park, Vermont. We sell a variety
of organic pasture-raised products: heritage breed turkeys, chickens,
eggs, stewing hens and veal.
The heritage breed turkeys are raised on fresh pasture.
Currently we are raising White Holland turkeys, a breed that originated
Mexico and was introduced to Europe in the 1500’s and in the
USA in the 1800’s. This breed of turkey is very rare. Turkeys are
butchered on the farm for Thanksgiving. Very limited supply.
Pasture raised organic chickens includes broilers
and stewing hens. They are available retail at the farm in limited supply,
best purchased during summer and fall. We also custom raise chickens
for our customers, call us for details.
Organic pasture-raised eggs are available year around.
During the grazing season our laying hens are moved daily following the
cows with a chicken tractor. During the late fall and winter they are
fed an organic diet rich in omega 3 and beta-carotene.
Our organic grass and milk fed veal is sold on limited
supply in the fall. These calves are raised seasonally on fresh lush
grass and fed nutrient rich spring and summer milk.
We strive to live a simple life close to the land,
producing healthy foods and services for the community while maintaining
a sustainable farm for future generations. We invite you to come and
visit our farm and see first hand our way of farming, which is good for
the land, good for the animals and good for the people.
Applecheek Farm, John and Judy Clark, 567
McFarlane Road, Hyde Park VT 05655. (802) 888-4482.
Back Beyond Farm is a family-owned and run
farm in Tunbridge, Vermont. We raise certified organic, grassfed
beef and certified organic pastured chicken and turkeys.
We are certified by NOFA-VT. We also raise all-natural pork.
Our pigs are not fed routine antibiotics or hormones
and are not fed meat or meat byproducts. Our hogs are allowed to run
on grass in the summer.
Our chicken, beef and pork are available year round.
Chickens are sold whole; beef and pork are sold by the cut or by the
whole or half.
Customers can pick up at the farm or buy our meat
at the Norwich Farmer's Market. We would be amenable to establishing
a buying club and delivering pork and beef.
Please visit our website to learn more about our
Back Beyond Farm, LLC., Ray WIlliams, 9
Glen Road, Chelsea VT 05038. (802) 889-3211.
Chandler Pond Farm grows seven acres of organic vegetables everything from B(eans) to Z(uchini).
We also have organic pick your own strawberries and blueberries.
We manage three green houses of heat-loving crops so you can get your organic tomatoes and peppers and eggplants in early summer right here in the Northeast Kingdom of VT.
We have pastured pork, broilers, and turkeys. We have a small herd of organic grass fed Devons, for raw milk and beef, and eggs from our free ranging everywhere hens.
We have an old fashioned maple sugaring operation, with buckets, oxen, family, and friends.
We invite you to visit our beautiful 600 acres of fields, forests and pond.
We are a family farm operated by Rob and Tamara Martin using organic practices. The Martins are committed to small scale sustainable production of a wide diversity of vegetable, dairy and meat products.
Our farm stand is open from June-October. In the winter, frozen meats, root vegetables, maple syrup, eggs, and surprises are available. Visit our website to see what we are up to and when the next event is: maple sugaring, xcrountry skiing, open farm day, harvest festival and garlic planting, farm tours and cooking events. It also has information about joining our CSA and when and where to find us at the Lyndon and St. Johnsbury Farmers Markets.
Chandler Pond, Rob and Tamara Martin, 528 Burroughs Road, South Wheelock VT 05852. (802) 626-9460.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.chandlerpondfarm.com.
At Dayspring Farm we raise Grass-fed Katahdin lambs because
this American lamb breed which is a hair sheep naturally produces mild
tasting lamb meat. We have found this sheep breed, if properly
managed, has the ability to grow and finish efficiently from grass
and stored grass feeds. Our cattle are raised naturally on pasture
grasses, legumes and forbs grown on the hills of our farm in Southeastern
Water for our animals is provided from a dedicated underground spring
or from our driven well which is the same water source we use at our
home for drinking. Both of these water sources are rich in minerals
from deep in the earth. The grass we grow is from re-mineralized soils
which we see as the source of health for our stock, plants, and ultimately
for ourselves and others who enjoy our special meats. In addition we
supplement our stock with organic kelp meal (seaweed) which is a complete
source of trace minerals as well as with mineral salt.
Our sheep and lambs are provided with a healthy and peaceful environment
with plenty of fresh air, sunshine and exercise. We take pride in how
we husband our stock and endeavor to be good stewards of the land and
animals, treating both with respect and care.
Breeding stock is sold when available and meat
regularly by appointment at the farm. We also sell and ship frozen
meat to customers in New England and eastern New York. Orders can be
placed on our online store by visiting our web site.
Farm, Rod Hewitt, 217
Darby Hill, Rockingham VT 05101. (802) 463-2205.
Earthwise Farm and Forest is a certified organic, draft-animal powered farm and forest that applies dowsing, organic, biodynamic and ecological principles for the purpose of creating healthy, vibrant food and forest products. The emphasis of our farming enterprises is to develop a functional relationship with the land-base and the infrastructure to support a self-sufficient 'whole farm organism', using motive power (draft animals), renewable energy (solar and wind power), nutrient cycles, lumber, heat, food, and vital soil resources. We are certified organic through Vermont Organic Farmers (VOF).
Products for sale include, organic heritage turkey, organic chicken, organic raw milk, and non-organic pasture raised eggs (we compliment their pasture diet with organic grain and non-certified food scraps). We also market organic vegetables and non-edibles including: garlic, potatoes, cut flowers, wreaths, fuel wood and hard/softwood lumber. Consulting services include grazing management, horse logging, and educational workshops.
Earthwise Farm and Forest, Lisa McCrory, 341 Macintosh Hill Road, Randolph VT 05060. (802) 234-5524.
E-mail: Earthwise@myfairpoint.net. Website: www.earthwisefarmandforest.com.
The Flack Family Farm produces
pasture-raised and finished lamb on certified organic fields.
The lamb is available for sale at the farm and at the Onion River Co-op
in Burlington. It is also featured at a number of local restaurants.
The meat is available as whole lamb, cut to your
specifications, or in individual cuts. Sausage and salami can be ordered
as well. The lamb can be shipped anywhere in the United States.
The Flack Family Farm, 3971 Pumpkin Village Road, Enosburg Falls VT 05450.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.flackfamilyfarm.com.
Grazin’ Acres is a small, family farm located in Argyle, NY, not far from the Vermont state line. We raise grass-fed, grass-finished beef, pastured pork and pastured chicken. Our animals live happy and healthy lives naturally.
We are proud to offer high quality meat to local markets. Our farm is Animal Welfare Approved and our beef is certified Grassfed by the American Grassfed Association.
We currently sell our products by the piece at the Greenwich Farmers’ Market and from the farm. We also sell beef by the quarter, half or whole and pork by the half or whole. We take special orders for large quantities of chickens.
You can see our ad on LocalHarvest.org.
Grazin' Acres Farm, Meghan Kubiak, 99 Gilchrist Road, Argyle NY 12809. (518) 879-8108.
Head Waters Farm consists of 250 acres of fields and forest located in the high country of Newbury and Topsham, Vermont with striking views of the White Mountains to the East.
We have two maple orchards totaling 2,500 taps, which produce sap that flows through pipelines to our sugar house. There it is boiled over a wood-fired evaporator until it reduces to syrup. This year we produced 726 gallons of syrup, which we send by U.S. mail to customers in all corners of the United States.
We also produce lamb and beef in the most natural and sustainable way we know how. Our animals receive no grain, hormones, antibiotics nor chemical dewormers. We have been raising Katahdin sheep for 25 years so we have had plenty of experience growing tender, delicious lamb. For five years we have been developing a herd of Devon cattle. This breed does very well on a grass only diet, producing lean, tasty, tender beef. Our animals are slaughtered and butchered at a small, state inspected facility we chose because of the humane treatment they provide the animals and because of the skill of their butchers.
We rotationally graze our cattle and sheep together in what we call the “flerd” – part flock of sheep and part herd of cattle. Every few days we move them to a new pasture, a system which is good for both the animals and the land. In winter the animals are fed hay we produced the previous summer and have a choice of being inside the barn or out in the weather.
Please consider buying a whole lamb or a quarter of a beef at what we think you will find to be very reasonable prices. We don’t ship meat as we prefer to sell locally, however we can sometimes meet you half way. If you come to the farm to pick up your order, we may be able to give you a tour.
Head Waters Farm, LLC., Charlie, Sarah or Sam Calley, 244 Swift Road, Newbury VT 05051. (802) 584-3769.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://headwatersfarmvt.com.
Health Hero Farm produces high-quality 100% grass-fed beef year-round. Our tender, highly marbled and delicious beef is made possible by our lush pastures and our intensive grazing practices, which guarantee that our cattle enjoy lots of fresh, nutritious grass and forages. We also produce our own hay, which is provided to our cattle in ample quantities during the Winter months. Our motto is “We Love Our Cattle, You’ll Love Our Beef!”
We focus on direct sales to consumers, who order online via our website (https://healthherofarm.com/buy-direct/), and we offer free delivery throughout much of northwest Vermont. We also ship to customers in the greater-Boston area and southern New Hampshire. In addition, our meats are sold through two CSAs – Jericho Settlers and Burlington’s Intervale Food Hub. During the warmer months customers can shop at our farm stand and see us at the South Hero Farmers Market.
Customers in Massachusetts can enjoy a 10-pound box of our frozen steaks. There is a $15 charge for postage and $10 for the insulated box, freezer packs and handling.
Although we no longer do the paperwork required for organic certification, we still use the same organic practices. We used to be certified Animal Welfare Approved (AWA), and still meet the same AWA standards on our farm. The butcher we use is also certified Animal Welfare Approved.
Health Hero Farm, Robert Fireovid, 350 West Shore Road, South Hero, VT 05486. 802-378-5246.
E-mail: HealthHeroFarm@gmail.com. Website: HealthHeroFarm.com.
Belle Farm is a pasture-based family farm raising 100% grass-fed beef,
100% grass-fed lamb and organically-fed pork, chickens, ducks and turkeys. Our
product is available through our meat CSA with distribution sites in
Keene, NH, Northampton / Florence, MA and Brattleboro, VT and here on
the farm in Warwick, MA. Meat and poultry with a guarantee from our
family to yours!
$600 CSA shares are comprised of a total of 60+ pounds
of farm product distributed over 5 monthly pick-ups (November – March)
of roughly 12 pounds each. In total, members can expect to receive:
15 pounds 100% grass-fed beef
20 pounds organically fed pork
10 pounds 100% grass-fed lamb
10 pounds organically fed chicken (equal to 2 whole roasting chickens)
6-9 pounds organically fed duck (1 whole duck).
The open land we steward is central to our lives
and business. Our cows and sheep are 100% grass-fed. They have as much
of mama’a milk as they want, are moved through our pastures daily
May-November, and fed local hay throughout the winter. Our pigs are pastured
in a huge forested area where they root day and night. Our chickens,
ducks and turkeys are entirely free-range. Our poultry and pigs are fed
certified organic grain to complement the generous pasture space they
are provided. All of our animals are 100% antibiotic and hormone free.
These are very content, extremely healthy animals that truly thrive in
their natural environment and are always handled humanely. We believe
meat raised in this way, naturally tastes better, and provides healthy
essential fatty acids and an important guarantee to customers.
Our vision is grounded in a strong belief that livestock
can live healthy, natural lives and families can maintain a humble life
farming with the rhythms of the seasons. We believe that to really change
the food system, we need small farms in every community raising crops
and livestock with intention, care for the earth, and a cultural sensitivity
that reflects local values. Come join us by becoming a member!
Hettie Belle Farm, Jennifer Core and Olivier Flagollet, 28
WInchester Road, Warwick MA 01378. (978) 544-6241.
High Ridge Meadows Farm is a small, family-run
farm offering organically raised grass fed beef, lamb and chicken.
raise Angus, Red Devon and Hereford beef. Our sheep are purebred Icelandic
which produce a lean and mild flavored meat. Our animals are
pastured on our certified organic pastures, rotationally grazed, and
are fed certified organic hay in winter from our hayfield.
All our meat
is processed at a local USDA inspected slaughterhouse and is
sold by the cut, frozen and cryo-vac sealed. If you are interested
in pre-ordering a side of beef or a quarter, please call or email
us for pricing, cut sheet and more info.
We are very proud to have received organic
certification for beef, lamb, hay, and pasture by VOF in 2010, and for chicken in 2011.
Preserving the farming history and beautiful mix of mountains, forests,
and fields that is so unique to Vermont, is very important to us, as is
returning to healthy, nutritious, organically and naturally raised and
High Ridge Meadows Farm, Mary Moran, 1800 Chelsea
Mountain Road, East
Randolph VT 05061. (802) 728-9768.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.highridgemeadowsfarm.com.
The Hill Farm of
Vermont specializes in organically certified, pasture-raised beef.
(To qualify for organic certification, animals must get 100%
organically grown feed and cannot be treated with drugs,
hormones, or wormers.)
Beef is sold by the whole, half, and quarter, based
on its hanging weight. Halves range from 160 to 220 pounds and take up
about 4 cubic feet of freezer space. Hamburger and stew meat from older
animals is available at a lower cost. Large quantities of beef are available
in October at the farm or direct from the butcher. Our "Hamburger
Special" is available at various times throughout the year.
Hill Farm of Vermont, Peter Young and Nancy Everhart,
RD 1, Box 740, Plainfield
VT 05667. (802) 426-3234.
Jericho Settlers' Farm is a small
family farm in Vermont. We raise a diversity of livestock
and poultry on pasture. All of our animals are drug free:
no chemical wormers, no antibiotics or hormones are given
to the animals or put in their feed.
Our lamb and beef are 100% grassfed and rotationally
grazed. The laying hens and roasting chickens are raised on pasture following
our livestock. Our heritage breed of Tamworth and Berkshire pigs are
bred and raised outdoors year round. The beef is a Devon-Angus cross
with genetics well suited to finishing on grass. We sell whole chickens, eggs and lamb,
beef and pork by the half or whole.
All of our products are available at our farmstand,
and our farmers markets. We also offer a Summer and Winter CSA, sheepskins,
100% lard from our pasture-raised pigs, and fine handcrafted Windsor
chairs and Shaker inspired furniture.
We grow and raise food because we believe a thriving
local food system is essential to a sustainable community—both
our human-community and the other animals, plants, and the land that
share this space with us. We strive for real work in which we find joy,
wonder and accomplishment each day, as well as the continuous opportunity
to learn and meet challenges. Our aim is to provide real nourishment
for you and your family.
Jericho Settlers' Farm, Mark Fasching, 22
Barber Farm Road, Jericho VT 05465. (802) 899-4000.
Kingdom Hill Farm is a sustainable,
diversified farm specializing in grass-fed beef and
located in the remote hills of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.
Our beef is pasture raised and finished on our certified
Our herd never receives grains, growth hormones,
or antibiotics. Our animals are never confined indoors and are raised
in a natural, low stress herd environment.
We offer USDA inspected, Cryovac-frozen retail cuts
as well as custom orders for quarters, halves and wholes. We sell "on
farm" by appointment, on the internet, and via phone orders. Additionally,
we grow and sell certified organic garlic and asparagus.
Kingdom Hill Farm, Vickie and Michael Connor, 2907
Chilafoux Road, Brownington VT 05860. (802) 754-6530.
Larson Farm and Creamery is a 100% grass-fed farm in Wells, VT, very near the NY border. We have a herd of 25 Jersey cows that are rotationally grazed for the pasture season, and kept in a bedded pack for the winter where they are fed only grass and clover hay or baleage. We will be certified organic the fall of 2016. We have been managing organically for many years. Our passion is to remineralize the soils, to provide the healthiest soil, then the healthiest grass/clover, then the healthiest cows, then the healthiest food.
We currently sell raw milk in returnable glass jars at the farm store, which is open all daylight hours. We also deliver milk to farmers' markets in Dorset, and Rutland. We are a VT State-inspected Tier 2 raw milk dairy, which includes milk testing for bacteria and somatic cell count twice/month. Our counts always reflect very high quality milk. We are currently building a creamery, where we will be adding products like butter, yogurt, skyr, gelato, and mozzarella. We expect to be operational early summer of 2016.
Larson Farm also has a 100% grass-fed Devon herd, and we sell beef by the cut at the farm store and farmers' markets, and by the quarter by arrangement.
Larson Farm and Creamery,
Cynthia Larson, 661 South Street, Wells, VT 05774.
Maple Wind Farm is a diversified, pasture-based livestock farm located in the Winooski River Valley of Vermont. Using regenerative practices and alternative energy inputs we produce 100% grass-fed beef and pasture-raised, daily-move, non-GMO pork and poultry for direct and wholesale markets in Vermont, NY and greater New England.
We use high value compost produced during winter months from our cows, pigs and poultry to continue building vibrant, biologically active soils. All our pastures are certified organic through Vermont Organic Farmers. In addition to the poultry we raise ourselves we have four farm partners that pasture-raise broiler chickens for meat. Each farm follows our strict daily-move pasture protocols and feed only non-GMO feed, and we have a small, on-farm USDA poultry processing facility which processes up to 40,000 birds each season.
How to buy our pasture-raised daily-move chicken, turkey, pork and 100% grass-fed beef:
- We sell directly from the farm. Order from our website and pick up on Thursdays.
- You can also get your meats Home Delivered within our delivery area. See our website for details.
- We ship throughout New England and New York.
Check out our wide variety of farm-recipe pork and chicken sausages.
Maple Wind Farm,
Beth Whiting and Bruce Hennessey,
1148 East Main Street, Richmond, VT 05477.
North Hollow Farm offers fresh
or frozen naturally raised beef and pork at
the farm or mail order. Both are available by the cut or
by the side or whole.
All our animals are humanely raised, in a very stress-free
environment. Beef is 100% grass fed and hormone- and antibiotic-free.
Pigs are raised on certified organic grain in large pens and outside
All cattle are fed on pasture for the green months
and hay and silage that we raise for the winter. The only purchased feed
is minerals and salt. We have been using Red Devon and British White
bulls for the last three years to help produce a better grass fed product.
North Hollow Farm, Mike Bowen, 2124
North Hollow Road, Rochester VT 05767. (802) 767-4255.
River Bard Farm is a small family farm in Deerfield, Massachusetts, situated along the Deerfield River. We raise heritage breed Icelandic sheep and Gloucestershire Old Spot (GOS) pigs.
We practice rotational, multi-species grazing to make the most of our land and keep the soil healthy. We don’t use pesticides or herbicides, and our animals are not confined to barns. We know all our animals by name, and their welfare is our highest priority. Our lambs are not weaned or separated from their mothers, and our pigs are free to roam, root, and farrow on pasture. We personally transport all our animals to a USDA, humane-certified processing facility that treats them with care and respect.
We sell whole and half lamb and pork shares at a bulk price, custom cut to your specifications. Individual cuts are also available (current prices on our website). All cuts are vacuum packed and frozen for pick up on our farm (by appointment only). We offer free delivery within a 30-mile radius on orders over $300, but do not ship. Specialty cuts, including smoked bacon, ham, shoulder roasts and linked sweet Italian and bulk breakfast sausage are available most of the year.
Grass-fed Icelandic Lamb. Perhaps the mildest, most delicious lamb you’ll ever taste! Icelandic lamb is prized by chefs the world over for its mild flavor and delicate grain. Our lambs grow on dam’s milk and pasture only (no grain, ever), and are free from artificial growth hormones and antibiotics. Our lamb is as healthy as it is tasty.
Heritage Pastured GOS Pork. Gloucester Old Spots produce generously marbled pork with rich, succulent flavor, creating moist, tender roasts and chops. Our pork is raised free-range on pasture and woodland, without artificial growth hormones, antibiotics, or feed with animal by-products. They are handled daily and enjoy back scratches and vegetable treats from our garden.
River Bard Farm, Georg and Angela Burwick, 194 Lower Road, Deerfield, MA 01342. 413-774-7135.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.riverbard.com.
Shuttleworth Farm, LLC is located
in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Our critters are raised
on the lush pastures in the shadow of Jay Peak. We raise
Devon and Angus cattle, along with Horned Dorset and Il d'
France sheep—breeds chosen for their heartiness and
ability to perform well on a pure grass diet. We believe
very strongly that healthy animals provide us with healthy
food, and healthy animals are raised on grass alone, the
way nature intended.
Though our beef and lamb are not currently
certified organic, they graze only certified organic pastures and we
do not use any antibiotics or added hormones. We sell beef and lamb by
the whole, half, quarter and a limited selection of special cuts. Please
contact us for more information, or to arrange a farm visit!
Shuttleworth Farm LLC, Todd Shuttleworth, 649
Loop Road, Westfield VT 05874. (802) 744-6431.
Vermont Natural Beef operates on over 500 acres of rolling pastures and meadows in the lower Champlain Valley of Vermont. Starting in late April, our 165 yearling beef feeders begin a 6-month-long managed pasture rotation, culminating in a well finished, naturally raised beef by October or November. These animals are never confined and are systematically rotated through lush regrowth pastures of clover, alfalfa and grass. They live and grow the way Mother Nature intended for large ruminants to live.
In the fall we market our beef, primarily as whole beef or sides (1/2 beef), for freezer stock directly to our customers in New York and New England. Demand is greater than supply so we sell on a first come, first served basis. Since 80% to 85% of our customers reorder every year and we get a lot of referral customers from existing customers, there are not a lot of extra sides available, so if you are interested please call as soon as possible. We will be happy to answer any questions and if you order, we will help you fill out a cut sheet to specify every detail of the cutting and packaging process that takes place at a local, family owned USDA-inspected butcher shop.
From the field to the vacuum-packed cuts delivered to your freezer, when you deal with Vermont Natural Beef you deal with the owner and his family because no one else works there! When you finally meet your meat we will make sure the pleasure is all yours! Visit our website or give us a call.
Vermont Natural Beef LLC, Bob Stannard, 1943 Stage Road, Benson VT 05743. (802) 537-3711.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.vermontnaturalbeef.com/.
Willow Hill Farm handcrafts
award-winning farmhouse cheese. With eight generations
of grass-based cattle ranching behind them, we strive to
provide the utmost in nutrition by grazing all animals on
native grasses, herbs, and forbs, in the Green Mountain of
Vermont. The farm offers sheep's milk cheese, cow's milk
cheese (made from rare Dutch Belted cows), lamb, free-range eggs, pork and
soon—beef. "Have a visit!"
We raise our animals using organic methods, but we
are not certified organic, except for our blueberries, which are certified
organic by NOFA-VT.
The diverse products are offered at farmer's markets,
through our website, in restaurants, co-ops, and shops throughout the
USA. Please contact us for a list of locations. The products can also
be shipped to you Fed Ex. Visa/Mastercard accepted.
Willow Hill Farm, 313
Hardscrabble Road, Milton VT 05468.
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