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Pastured Products Directory - Connecticut





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The following farms and ranches have certified that they meet Eatwild's criteria for producing grassfed meat, eggs and dairy products. Contact them directly for additional information or to buy their products:


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

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

We are Animal Welfare Approved.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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, and pork.

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.
E-mail: info@cedarmeadowfarm.net. Website: http://www.cedarmeadowfarm.net.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Devon Point Farm in Woodstock, CT is committed to providing delicious, all natural, antibiotic-free and hormone-free pork, chicken, and GRASSFED BEEF. CSA Vegetable Farm Shares too!

  • 100% grass fed and grass finished only – pastured beef, no grain!
  • All natural pork and chicken!
  • No 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 acid” (CLA) than grain-fed beef.
The beef is humanely slaughtered and butchered under USDA supervision, dry-aged for 10–14 days, clear plastic shrink-wrapped, labeled, and frozen.

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

HALF BEEF PRICING: Beef halves are at special bulk pricing. Price includes USDA butchering, plastic wrapping, labeling and boxing. A half usually takes up about 10-11 cubic feet of freezer space.

‘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.

TEN-POUND BOX SPECIAL: Buy 10 pounds of ground beef or beef patties and get a discount!

INDIVIDUAL CUTS: Individual cuts available include these and more: Steaks: Filet Mignon (Tenderloins), NY Strip, Ribeye, Sirloin, Sirloin Tip, Flank; Roasts: Shoulder, Chuck, Round, Brisket; Ground & Patties: individually wrapped one-pound packages; Stew, Ribs, Shanks and Soup Bones; Liver, Oxtails, Heart and Tongue.

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.

About our chicken: Our chicken is also raised with no hormones or antibiotics. You can either order birds in advance or purchase them directly at our farm from June–October.

Devon Point Farm also offers CSA Vegetable & Flower Farm Shares 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: devonpointfarm@gmail.com 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.certified humane

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 treatment.

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 duck.

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.
E-mail: footstepsfarm@hotmail.com Website: http://www.footstepsfarm.com


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

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

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

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

Visitors are welcome.

Fox Hill Farm, Larry and Erna Lampman, 887 E Ancram Road, Ancramdale NY 12503. (518) 329-2405.
E-mail: Lampman1@taconic.net. Website: http://www.foxhillfarmgrassfedbeef.com/


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

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

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

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

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

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


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 website.

Mindful Meat, Mitzvah Meat, Maya Shetreat-Klein, (718) 514-1576.
E-mail: mitzvahmeat@gmail.com or mindfulmeat@gmail.com. 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 steak!

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

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

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

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

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

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


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.
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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 they incur.

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 Greenwich, CT.

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


WindSwept Angus LLC - Our Grass Fed, Grass Finished Angus are raised with great care in Northeast Pennsylvania. We look to AGAproduce the highest quality beef possible. Our cows are Grass Fed and Grass Finished. No steroids, growth hormones or enhancers of any type are ever used.

We raise our animals in a safe, clean and natural environment which produce healthy, happy cows and ensures the highest quality beef available.

We encourage you to call or visit our website for further information.

Windswept Angus, LLC. Steven Semkowicz, PO Box 101, East Smithfield PA 18817. (203) 803-7809.
Website: http://www.windsweptangus.com.


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