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.
We are Animal Welfare Approved.
The well stocked store is right here at the farm.
We are open every Friday and Saturday year-round...OR by appointment.
Check out our website, Hope to see you soon, Allen and Robin.
Allen and Robin Cockerline at Whippoorwill Farm, 189
Salmon Kill Road, Salisbury CT 06039. (860) 435-2089.
Barlow Beef @ Wike Brothers' Farm. Wike
Brothers' Farm is located in Sharon in scenic northwestern Connecticut.
Hank and Donna Hoskins Barlow offer premium grass fed all natural beef and
pasture raised eggs. Pork products from our Tamowrth,
Glouster Old Spot Cross pigs will be available in the winter of 2007.
Our Hereford and Piedmontese cows are bred to our
own Piedmontese bull. Calves are born on the farm and raised to 24 months,
eating nothing but grass and minerals and drinking mountain spring water.
We make our own hay for winter feeding. No antibiotics, hormones or commercial
feeds are used. Beef is hung for 2-3 weeks to dry age.
Piedmontese cattle are "double-muscled" and
mature fast, producing extremely lean meat with very high tenderness
ratings. A 3.5 oz serving of full blood Piedmontese contains 36 mg of
cholesterol, 95 calories and 21.2 g of protein, where the same size serving
of traditional beef will have 68 mg cholesterol, 245 calories and 18.5
g of protein.
By the piece prices range from $5.50/pound for the
standard crossbreed ground beef, to $22/pound for tenderloin. Full blood
Piedmontese—which will be available in 2008—will be somewhat
higher in cost.
The farm is open, and animals available for viewing
by appointment. Contact us to order or for more information.
Barlow Beef @ Wike Brothers' Farm, Hank Barlow and
Donna Hoskins Barlow, 32
White Hollow Road, Sharon CT 06069. Phone or fax: (860) 364-5765.
Website: http://www.wikebrothersfarm.com or http://www.barlowbeef.com.
Cedar Meadow Farm is a small family-run
farm located in the Town of Ledyard, in southeastern Connecticut. We
specialize in the production of grass fed chickens, turkeys,
Our philosophy is simple: We believe your food should
not contain antibiotics and growth hormones, or be shipped hundreds of
miles across the country and handled by countless individuals. We oppose “high-throughput
factory farming” and are doing our part to provide a fresh and
healthy product to our patrons.
Unlike commercial farms, our turkeys and broilers
spend most of their lives out on pasture. This is not a new idea to animal
husbandry. In fact, it is a step back in time to the way our forefathers
cared for their land and livestock.
Today’s commercial farms rely on breeds that
aren’t always well suited to an open environment such as ours.
At Cedar Meadow, we believe it is our responsibility to ensure the future
of those breeds that were once familiar and commonplace across the New
England landscape. We’ve dedicated much of our resources towards
maintaining heritage breeds. Because of their genetic profile, heritage
breed animals tend to grow at a much slower rate then their commercial
cousins. This requires a greater investment in both time and money, but
we think you will agree it is well worth it!
Please visit our website to learn more about us or
drop us an e-mail. We look forward to hearing from you!
Cedar Meadow farm, Julia Cronin, 12 Erin's Way, Ledyard
CT 06339. (860) 608-7442.
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.
Devon Point Farm in Woodstock, CT is committed to providing
delicious, all natural, antibiotic-free and hormone-free pork, chicken, and grassfed beef.
- 100% grass fed and grass finished only – pastured
beef, no grain!
All natural pork and chicken!
- No growth hormones • no antibiotics
- All natural – naturally & humanely raised
About our beef: The cattle are raised on pasture using rotational
grazing and sustainable farming practices. They have access to fresh
clean water, trace minerals, and are fed round-baled hay during the
winter months. Cattle are grown and finished
on grass and hay only – no grain, no antibiotics and no hormones.
When compared to grain-fed beef, grassfed 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
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.
HALF BEEF PRICING: Beef halves are at
special bulk pricing of $7 per pound. Price includes USDA butchering,
plastic wrapping, labeling and boxing.
Typical halves yield 200–240 pounds of meat and cost from $1,400
to $1,680. A half usually takes up about 10-11 cubic feet of freezer
‘SAMPLER’ BOXES: Our beef “Sampler’ Box
features a mix of cuts which may include roasts, steaks, burger,
shanks, stew meat, short ribs, fajita steaks, etc. Boxed beef is $400
for a 35-pound box.
TEN-POUND BOX SPECIAL: Our 10-pound box
special features 10 individually wrapped one-pound packages of ground
beef for $70, or 10 individually wrapped one-pound packages of four
quarter-pound burger patties for $75. (A $5 savings per box!)
INDIVIDUAL CUTS: Individual cuts available include these and
Steaks: Filet Mignon (Tenderloins), NY Strip, Ribeye, Sirloin, Sirloin
Roasts: Shoulder, Chuck, Round, Brisket
Ground & Patties: individually wrapped one-pound packages
Stew, Ribs, Shanks and Soup Bones
Liver, Oxtails, Heart and Tongue
See our website for our individual cuts price list.
About our pork: Our pork is all natural, with no hormones or antibiotics. Fed a robust diet of vegetable scraps from our all-natural (chemical-free) vegetable share program, and supplemented with limited grain as needed. It is humanely slaughtered and butchered under USDA supervision and custom cut to your specifications. Whole pigs are $5 per pound dressed weight. Half pigs are $5.25 per pound dressed weight. For more details, visit the "pork" menu on our website.
About our chicken: Our chicken is also raised with no hormones or antibiotics. We sell our birds for $7 per pound. You can either order birds in advance or purchase them directly at our farm from June–October.
Devon Point Farm also offers Vegetable & Flower Farm Shares (CSA)
for weekly on-farm pickup and raises heritage “ruby red” American
Milking Devon cattle for sale as breedstock.
Devon Point Farm, Erick and Patty Taylor, 54 Joy Road, Woodstock,
CT. 06281. (860) 974-9004.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.devonpointfarm.com.
Footsteps Farm in Stonington,
Ct is a small family based farm.
Of the 4,200 farms in the State of Connecticut, FootstepsFarm
is the FIRST and ONLY farm to receive the prestigious
“Certified Humane” Certification for their Turkeys, Layer
Chickens and Broiler Chickens.
Of the 2,100,900 farms in the United States, Footsteps
Farm is one of 55 farms so honored with the Certification.
The Certified Humane Raised & Handled Label
is a consumer certification and labeling program. When you see the Certified
Humane Raised & Handled label it means that an egg, dairy, meat or
poultry product has been produced with the welfare of the farm animal
in mind. Food products that carry the label are certified to have come
from facilities that meet precise, objective standards for farm animal
We raise heirloom breeds to help save endangered
species such as Tamworth hogs, Scottish Highlanders, Delaware Chickens,
Bourbon Red, Narragansett, Royal Palm and Blue Slate Turkeys, all are
pastured, and are rotationally grazed. In 2007 we will introduce pastured
Our birds are processed by us by hand to insure no
fecal soup and the highest of standards. A small farm air chill system
is currently under construction to eliminate any water baths and insure
the freshest and cleanest of products.
Footsteps Farm, Craig Floyd, 55
Laurence Eleanor Street,Stonington CT 06378.
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) 329-2405.
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.
The Mitzvah Meat and Mindful Meat food
co-op provides glatt kosher, halal and non-kosher beef and lamb that
has been grass-fed and finished, raised without chemicals,
routine antibiotics, or hormones, and slaughtered humanely.
Our farms are naturally or organically certified (NOFA),
but all hold to the same high standards of care of their
animals stated above.
Our humane slaughter takes place in a small USDA-certified
slaughterhouse that allows for compassionate care of each animal preceding
and at the time of their slaughter, rather than assembly line killing.
We provide 15-20 lb prepaid packages of frozen meat
through deliveries in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts
areas. We are also able to ship overnight to anywhere in the country.
Our packages typically have an assortment of ground meat, chops, and
roasts. Special cuts as well as fat, hides, and organ
meats are available by request.
Our meat is currently available only through our
Mindful Meat, Mitzvah Meat, Maya Shetreat-Klein,
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website: http://www.mitzvahmeat.com and http://www.mindfulmeat.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.
Savage Hill Cattle Co. at Matson Farm, Ryan Matson, 369
Savage Hill Road, Berlin CT 06037. (860) 655-0958.
Stuart Family Farm has been raising
cattle in Bridgewater, CT since 1929. Our Hereford, Red Angus,
and Black Angus cows are mated to bulls that have superior
grass-fed genetics such as marbling and tenderness. This
allows our customers an incredible eating experience from beef raised
entirely on a diet of grass and hay.
We are certified Animal Welfare Approved by
the Animal Welfare Institute. Stuart Family farm is free of herbicides
and pesticides and our cattle are treated holistically for any illnesses
We carry a large selection of cuts at our farmstand
and also offer a home delivery service state-wide. You can also find
our product at Chamomile Foods in Danbury, CT, New Morning
Natural and Organic in Woodbury, CT, and Thyme
& Season in Hamden, CT. For a night out, try our products
at Elms Restaurant in Ridgefield CT, or Boxcar Cantina in
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.