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
Caledonia Farm is pleased
to offer grass finished beef throughout the year, pastured broilers during
the summer and eggs most of the year. Our mission is to farm
environmentally and financially sustainably to assure food safety,
consumer health and long term security.
Our beef is packaged in convenient ready to use sizes
that are vacuum sealed in clear plastic and flash frozen. All of our
products are available for sale at the farm; just call or e-mail ahead
to make sure we're close by to help you.
We've been fine tuning our production systems, forage/grazing
chains and quality systems for nearly a decade to offer our customers
unparalleled quality and service. Check our web site frequently for up
to date information, news, pictures and research projects. We'd be happy
to host a tour or consult with you on any questions or thoughts you may
Caledonia Farm, David Petrovick, Barre
MA 01005. (978) 355-4519. (No early or late calls, please!)
Chase Hill Farm is an organic-certified dairy farm in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. The farm is owned and operated by Mark and Jeannette Fellows.
Our mission is to produce high-quality local food from grassfed cows using sustainable low-input practices. These practices include rotational grazing, seasonal calving, and using draft horsepower.
We milk our herd of 25 Normande cows seasonally from March to December. The cows are 100% grassfed and organic-certified.
We produce raw milk, farmstead cheeses, pasture-raised veal and beef, and whey-fed pork. The cheeses, which are all made from raw milk, include Cheddar, Farmstead (colby-style), Feta, Italian Grace (parmesan type), and Dutch Gold (edam).
Our products are available at the farm, the Amherst (MA) Farmers Market, and local stores and farmstands in the Pioneer Valley. Raw milk may only be purchased at the farm. We do not currently ship any products.
Chase Hill Farm, Jeannette Fellows, 74
Chase Hill Road, Warwick MA 01378. (978) 544-6327.
E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.chasehillfarm.com.
Chestnut Farms is a family-owned and operated
106 acre livestock farm in the heart of MA. We are committed to connecting
our community with local agriculture using traditional and humane farming
practices. We are not certified organic because we choose to support
local farmers over importing certified organic hay from Canada. Our
animals are rotationally grazed through our all natural pastures maintained
with the help of a professional agronomist who advises us on our pasture
grass mix and planting schedule rather than chemical sprays and synthetic
fertilizers. We are committed to environmentally sustainable
We primarily sell our meat in monthly "shares" and offer
a monthly on-farm pickup and bi-annual open barns to visit our animals.
We raise all natural, heritage breed, hormone and antibiotic free meats.
This includes grass-fed Hereford-Devon beef grown exclusively
on pasture and hay to ensure a rich, wonderful flavor and high levels
of Omega-3. Our York, Hampshire and Duroc pigs are pastured and
petted while being fed only a natural grain diet - never any garbage.
We use mobile pens and pasture to ensure our pigs always have fresh,
outdoor space to grow, play and live in.
Our Icelandic purebred and cross-bred lambs are
born in the spring pasture where they are allowed to nurse and frolic
with their mothers. They are harvested in September through April each
year. We also raise our own pastured poultry including turkeys and chickens in
moveable pens. This ensures healthy grazing while significantly reducing
the bug population on our farm!
Chestnut Farms offers shares in our meat CSA. Each
month members receive a mix of "daily" (ground beef, stew
meat, bacon, whole chicken, sausage) cuts and "prime" cuts
(steaks, chops, boneless chicken breasts). For more information
please feel free to visit our website.
Chestnut Farms, Kim Denney, PO Box 545, 404
Turkey Street, Hardwick MA 01037. (413) 477-6656.
Greetings from the Chicoine Family Farm.
Henry Chicoine established the farm in 1933. It was a cream and heifer
operation. He also sold ice from the ice pond for refrigeration. Henry
never used any herbicides or pesticides on the land and that remains
true today. We have built on that great foundation and now produce
high quality 100% grass raised beef.
We offer a variety of steaks individually wrapped,
2–4 pound roasts, and 1–pound packages of ground beef. Everything
is frozen and kryo-vacced. You may call us and purchase at the farm,
or visit us at the farmers markets.
Ask about our delivery services.
Chicoine Family Farm, Susan Chicoine, 116
Oliver Street, Easthampton MA 01027. (413) 527-4882.
At Christian Hill Farm, we raise Berkshire and Gloustershire Old Spot Pigs the old fashioned way; in the woods and pastures.
The pigs spend ALL of their time outside in the fresh air, and are free to roam, root, graze, wallow and play as they please. Our piglets are born here on the farm in deep-bedded huts all year round and we do not use crates or farrowing stalls. Our pigs have never had their wolf teeth broken out, their tails docked, or their noses ringed.
Our pigs are slow grown with locally mixed grain fed twice a day, supplemented with fruits and vegetables, and free access to hay (yes, they do know how) creating delicious meat for our family and yours.
Our pork is processed at a USDA inspected facility and is vacuum sealed and quick frozen for best flavor and storage longevity.
Call to schedule pick up, delivery, or to schedule a visit.
Restaurants: Picasso Restaurant, Barre, MA., B.T.'s Smokehouse, Sturbridge, MA.
Christian Hill Farm, Sean Maki, 630 Williamsville Road, Barre MA 01005. (978) 257-0178.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.christian-hill-farm.com.
Cowberry Crossing Farm is a Certified Organic (by Stellar) and Certified Biodynamic (by Demeter) small family farm 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.
Other farm products include vegetables, herbs, sunflowers, eggs, chicken, lamb, pork, and raw wool fleeces. All products can be obtained from the farm 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: 8:30–1:30, 1-2x/month Saturdays, June – Thanksgiving
Winter Indoor Markets:
Pleasantville Middle School: 9–1, Saturdays, January – May;
Hastings-on-Hudson Community Center: 9–1, 2nd and/or 4th Saturdays, December – May
Cowberry Crossing Farm, Richard & Cecile Harrison, 55 Wenzels Lane, Hudson NY 12534. (518) 828-2682.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.cowberrycrossingfarm.com.
DewGreen is a small family farm that practices humane and chemical-free methods to raise Icelandic lamb, registered Icelandic breeding stock, farm-fresh eggs, sheep and cow's milk cheeses, broiler chickens, heritage pork and Thanksgiving turkeys. We are not certified organic but our animals enjoy organic pasture. Visit us at http://dewgreen.weebly.com to see our products, 2013 breeding rams for sale, and keep up-to-date with the wild ride we have on the farm practically every day.
We also use our farm products in our prepared foods line, the Turkish Kitchen. You can find the Turkish Kitchen on this site and at www.turkishkitchen.biz.
We believe we are not stewards of the land. We are part of it, and the way we farm is in accordance with the natural laws that ensure healthy soil, forages and animals. You can rest easy knowing that the food you buy from us contains no violence to you, to the soil and its communities, or the animals who provide your food.
Farmers Markets: Ashfield Farmers' Market, Saturdays from 9am-1pm;
Burgy Farmers' Market, Thursdays from 2- 6pm.
Grocery Stores: Whole Foods, 327 Russell Street, Hadley, MA.
DewGreen Farm, Ipek Kursat, POB 3002, Ashfield MA 01330.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.dewgreen.weebly.com.
The Farm School is a non-profit educational farm. They sell grass-fed beef, pastured pork, and free range eggs, and offer a 21-week veggie CSA. Veggies can be picked up either at the farm on in the Boston area.
MARKET STYLE—From June through October, The Farm School sets up a veggie stand on Tuesday afternoons at Iggy’s Bread of the World, 160 Fawcett Street, Cambridge, or Thursday afternoons at athenahealth, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown. Shareholders can fill their bags with 7–12 items (Full Share: $625) or 5–7 items (Small Share: $400). The number of items varies with the season.
BOXED—On Thursdays, boxed Full Shares of pre-selected veggies will be left for shareholders in a fridge and can be picked up anytime at their convenience at athenahealth at the Arsenal in Watertown ($625), or right here at the farm itself in Orange ($525).
NOW AVAILABLE: Thursday's Boxed Share delivered to your home or office via Metro Pedal Power. For only $5 more per week, you can have your weekly share delivered to you if you live within our delivery range. We are working with Metro Pedal Power to make this service available to you.
Whichever option you choose will provide a beautiful selection of our excellent quality, super-fresh, certified organic vegetables.
By check: Please click here to download & print our sign-up form. Return it with your deposit of $300 or full payment to: The Farm School – Veggie CSA,
488 Moore Hill Road,
Athol, MA 01331.
The Farm School, Kim Bryant, 488 Moore Hill Road, Athol MA 01331. (978) 249-9944.
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 five miles from the
Massachusetts 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.
Website: will be up shortly.
Farm, in Tiverton, R.I. just west of the Masachusetts state line, is a 50-acre family-owned farm since 1923. We
are now raising grass fed Herford/Angus beef on managed,
rotated pastures using no chemical fertilizers, pesticides or antibiotics.
Winter feed is homegrown hay or haylage from our hayfields. To promote
healthly soil and animals, we use mostly organic practices at this
time, but we are not organic certified.
Sales are made by appointment on availibility. Processing
is done at a USDA approved slaughterhouse. Call or e-mail for details.
Gray Rock Farm, Ron and Shirley DuPonte, 148
Narrow Avenue, Tiverton RI 02878. (508) 994-5312.
Green Meadows Farm is a certified organic
farm raising vegetables, fruits and heritage breeds of livestock
(chickens, duck, pigs, sheep*, and turkey) in
Hamilton, Massachusetts. Our meat is not certified organic, but we
do offer them organic grain when available, and the animals are raised
outdoors on pasture and we follow humane care practices.
We offer a CSA and host Birthday Parties, School
Groups, Farm Festivals, Private Parties and Corporate Events.
In the Farmstand, you’ll find our own seasonal
vegetables plus a variety of natural and organic dry goods, local cheeses,
milk, meat and fun gift items for children and adults.
The farmstand is open from 8am - 6pm every day (closed
Mondays) from May through December, then Friday, Saturday and Sundays
from February through April. Call ahead to see if our meat and eggs are
available, as they sell out quickly.
Please visit our website for more information.
(*Our sheep receive a very small portion of grain–about
1%–to "grain-train" them so we can rotate them between
Green Meadows Farm, Diana Rodgers, Farmstand Manager, 656
Asbury Street, South Hamilton MA 01982. (978) 468-2277.
Hettie 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
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.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.hettiebellefarm.com.
Ridge Meadows Farm is a small, family-run farm offering organically
raised grass fed beef, lamb and chicken.
We raise Angus, Red Devon and Hereford beef. Our
sheep are purebred Icelandic which produce a lean and mild flavored meat.
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 grown food.
High Ridge Meadows Farm, Mary Moran, 1800 Chelsea
Mountain Road, East
Randolph VT . (802) 728-9768.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.highridgemeadowsfarm.com.
Holiday Brook Farm is currently offering pasture-raised pork, grass-fed lamb and beef, and eggs, maple syrup,
Our piglets are born here on the farm in deep-bedded
stalls or on pasture as weather/season allows. As soon as it is warm
enough in the spring, pigs are moved to pasture where they are may root
and wallow as much as they like as they renovate old vegetable fields,
pasture and hayland. They are an integral part of our field management
system. They are fed a supplement of locally produced grain throughout
the year, and are supplemented with plenty of farm-produced second-cut
hay in the winter time.
Our practices make for a flavorful, lean meat that
is tender and delicious. Our hams and bacon are real-wood smoked in CT,
though our slaughterhouse only has the capacity for a liquid cure. We
currently sell cuts out of our freezers here on the farm; please contact
us for an informative brochure and detailed cut price list.
Eggs are from pasture-based, heritage breed laying
hens, though their winter quarters are in the barn to keep them warm,
they still have access to the outdoors and we provide them with free
choice 2nd cut hay and locally produced grain. Eggs are sold out of farm
office and at our seasonal farm-stand on Rt. 9.
Holiday Brook Farm, Dicken Crane, 100
Holiday Cottage Road, Dalton, MA 01226. (413) 684-0444.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website:http://www.holidaybrookfarm.com.
John Crow Farm utilizes an approach for rearing
animals known as "pasture-raising." Pasture-raised
animals roam freely in a natural environment where they're able to eat
nutritious grasses and other plants that their bodies are adapted to
digest. All of our birds and animals are grass-fed in natural, non-chemically-treated
Massachusetts pastures for the duration of their lives. This is different
from “free-range”; JCF animals are never “barned” or
fed factory grains ever.
All animals on John Crow Farm are hormone-free
and treated humanely, with deep respect and genuine care. Our methods
for raising animals guarantees excellent quality, nutritious meat products,
and we are proud that our animals are 100% grass-fed in a stress-free,
We sell the following products:
- EGGS: Collected from free-range chickens, ducks,
- POULTRY: Cornish Rock Cross Chicken; Cornish Game
Hen; Heritage Turkeys (Blue Slate, Royal Palm); Quail; Partridge;
Pheasant; Duck; and Goose (by special order).
- SPECIALTY ITEMS: Turkey bacon; pot pies (turkey,
chicken, pork); poultry sausage, smoked poultry, and seasoned wings.
- MEAT: Pork, Goat, Beef, Lamb; Rabbit (Champagne
d'Argent); all cuts, as well as, hot and sweet sausage.
- VEGETABLES: Mushrooms (Portabella, Shitake,
Hen of the Woods, Buttons); Sprouts, Shoots, Pea Tips.
- DOG TREATS: Dehydrated, grass-fed meat, no additives,
used as a treat or protein food supplement.
John Crow Farm sells its products directly to the
public at several Massachusetts Farmers Markets.
Please check our website for a complete, up-to-date listing of these
markets for the upcoming season.
We offer a Meat
begins on June 1st and December
1st each year. If you choose to join the John Crow Farm CSA between
these start periods, it is possible to calculate a partial year
to begin receiving our products immediately—just ask! There are a limited
number of member slots open from year to year, so please sign up as
early as possible. For more information on how to join, please see
In addition, John Crow Farm will be launching
its own farm-stand in June 2011, located at 170
Old Ayer Road, Groton, Massachusetts. At the farm-stand, you will find all of JCF’s products
as well as specialty products from many local central Massachusetts farms.
John Crow Farm, Robert Varisco, Mailing: 93 Prospect
Street, Fitchburg MA 01420. Farm: 170
Old Ayer Road, Groton, MA 01450.
Jordan Farm's objective is to produce the highest quality grass fed beef possible;
we raise 100% grass fed Hereford cattle on our small farm in S. Dartmouth, MA.
Our animals are rotationally grazed with sound, natural farming practices that keeps our animals healthy and growing
with no need for wormers, hormones or antibiotics. We are not certified organic as we buy some of our winter feed from
non-certified fields and we do vaccinate our breeding cows. Jordan Farm is fortunate to be located in an ideal grass
farming area with mild winters, reasonable summer conditions and long falls.
We only harvest and sell our young steers, approximately
24-30 months old. All our beef is frozen in individually vacuum sealed packages and is USDA slaughtered and butchered
in nearby Rhode Island. Our beef is sold off the web site or by appointment at the farm; please see the price list on the web site.
We will also arrange for delivery in the SE Mass and RI area, including Boston.
Jordan Farm, Andy Burnes, 22 Jordan Road, South Dartmouth MA. (617) 759-1701.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.jordanfarm.com.
Kalon Farm is an integrated small farm
that raises and sells grass fed beef, lamb and pork. We
have cage-free fresh eggs, seasonal garden vegetables and berries.
We use all natural, antibiotic-free feed
for chickens and pigs. Our cattle and sheep
are grass based and fed hay/grass (No Grain).
We avoid the use of any type of insecticide, herbicide or fungicide on
our gardens and pastures.
We rely on crop rotation, on-site composting, cover cropping and rotational
grazing to build soil health.
We do not use any growth hormones or antibiotics.
Heritage breed cattle and sheep
have a natural resistance
to many of the problems large feed lot animals have. Salt, minerals,
and kelp supplements are provided free choice.
We mainly sell our items
here at the farm. Our new farm store is open weekends Noon – 4 during the week by appointment. We do take deposits and advanced orders. Please call
or send us an email to join our email list. Many items do sell out fast so first
come first serve unless you pre-order.
Kalon Farm, Keith P Kopley, 28
Corey Hill Road, Ashburnham, MA 01430. (978) 878-3239.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.kalonfarm.com.
Meadowmist Farm's grass-fed, naturally raised beef is higher in CLAs and Omega-3 fatty acids. Our cattle are pastured on about 90 acres of our farm without using pesticides or herbicides. All Angus or Angus-cross-beef breeds (not dairy cows). They are never given antibiotics, steroids, or any growth enhancing products. USDA inspected butchering.
Orders over $300 will receive 10% discount. Call for Pick Up Site or Delivery. Cash on delivery.
Prices are per pound:
Ground Beef $6.00
Stew Meat $6.00
Cube Steak $7.00
Top Round Steak $8.00
Flank Steak $8.00
Boneless Rolled Chuck Roast $7.50
Face Rump Roast $7.50
London Broil Steak $8.50
Boneless N. Y. Sirloin $10.00
Sirloin Strip Steak $12.00
Boneless Rib Eye Steak $12.00
Tenderloin Steak $14.00
Meaty Soup Bones $3.50
Sides of beef are also available for $3.70 per pound hanging weight.
Meadowmist Farm, Walter Madsen, 423 Phillipston Road, Barre MA 01005. (978) 355-4319.
Patridge Farm raises grass-fed lamb, pasture-raised organic (not certified) pork, chicken, turkey, goose and eggs (chicken, duck and "seasonal goose"). We sell piglets and Pilgrim goslings. Humane off-farm poultry processing by appointment.
Wedding or special celebration? Let us raise your chicken; perfect for small or large event of any kind (must book in advance). Organic pasture-raised Freedom Ranger and Cornish Rock broilers sold whole or "cut-up" to make your life easier. Bone-in breasts, "split" chickens--many options available. Pre-order six chickens to receive a discount. Poultry brochures available, please e-mail or call to discuss. Our wholesome poultry has wonderful flavor and texture.
Berkshire/Tamworth pork sold by the cut (fresh, smoked, and link sausage). Quarter, half and whole hogs available by pre-order. Out meat and bacon has rich, genuine flavor, very distinct and delicious. It is lean with slight marbling.
Icelandic lamb meat is fine-grained, very mild and delectable.
Holiday turkeys and heritage goose are available from November on, with bone-less breasts and legs available into the New Year while supplies last. Food lovers are discovering that goose fat has unsurpassed taste and is incredibly versatile in the kitchen. It is high in "heart healthy" mono- and poly-unsaturated fats and rich in oleic acid C18:1.
Patridge Farm is a small third generation farm. All our animals are raised and rotated with care on organic pasture--no cages--and fed organic grain along with organic fruits and veggies grown on our farm. Unlike "naturally grown" animals, all our animals are fed organic grain that contains no GMOs, herbicides and pesticides and all else that "naturally grown" are given.
Meat and eggs sold on farm by appointment. Visits encouraged. We are a mere 2 1/2 hours from Boston and 35 minutes from Hanover and Franconia, NH. Reasonable delivery fees available. We also sell at farmers markets in Rollinsford, Exeter, Lebanon and Hanover, NH.
Patridge Farm, Mary Jones, 583
County Road, North Haverhill, NH 03774. (603) 989-5589 or (603) 918-1451.
Misty Brook Farm is a diversified farm in Albion, ME committed to producing high quality staples to satisfy all the requirements of a balanced, healthy diet. We are certified organic by Baystate Organic Certifiers.
Our dairy cows are Jersey and Jersey crosses that produce rich creamy milk. The dairy cows, beefers, and veal calves are all 100% grass-fed. They graze from April to November and eat hay during the winter months.
The pigs are our land clearers and we supplement their rooting and grazing with organic ear corn, oats and whey or skim milk.
Our laying hens and broiler chickens are fed organic soy-free grain to complement what they find on pasture while roaming.
Our vegetable garden is managed using draft horses and the diversity of its offerings reflect the season upon us! We grow a variety of mixed vegetables including a great deal of winter storage crops.
Organic Raw Cow's Milk, Eggs, Pork, Beef, Veal, and Vegetables are available year round. Look for Misty Brook Farm Raw Milk Gouda and Raw Cream available regularly as well!
Over the course of the 2013 season, we are moving our farm from Barre, MA 250 miles north to Albion, ME! As of May 2013, we plan to be selling our products in three locations: our new farm shop located at 156 Bog Road, Albion, ME, a farm shop opening soon in Eliot, ME at 28 Starboard Cove Road and our farm shop in Barre, MA at 830
Springhill Road. Check our website to keep tabs on our progress!
Note that as of now, our Barre, MA Farm Shop is open and will remain so through the 2013 season!
Misty Brook Farm, Katia & Brendan Holmes, 156 Bog Road, Albion, ME
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.mistybrook.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
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.
Moon In The Pond Farm has been raising top
quality food for 14 years. We have a deep commitment to sustainability,
non-toxicity, health of people, animals, the planet, heritage and heirloom
breeds, grass- based farming, education, and our local community.
We offer beef, pork, chicken, lamb, goat, veal,
turkey, goose, eggs, honey, herbs, vegetables, and mushrooms.
All seasonal. Year-round at the farm, and May–October at the
Sheffield Farmers' Market.
We use no antibiotics (except to treat illness),
never hormones, nor herbicides, no chemical fertilizers, no confinement.
Animals are raised out-of-doors on grass.
See our website for more information.
Moon In The Pond Farm, Dominic Palumbo, 816
Barnum Street, Sheffield MA 01257. (413) 229-3092 Voice mailbox
Oake Knoll Ayrshires, a licensed raw
milk retailer, sells grass-fed, pasture-based raw milk year-round.
Oake Knoll is committed to animal welfare, sustainability
and food safety. To maintain animal health and as a part of holistic
management, milking cows are seasonally supplemented with locally grown
whole barley (2 pounds per cow per day, when needed).
In the old barn, at the family's 280-year-old farm,
visitors can also purchase eggs, cheese, grass-fed beef, maple
syrup, and homemade soap.
E-mail Terri for more information.
Oake Knoll Ayrshires, Terri Lawton, 70 North Street, Foxboro
MA 02035. (774) 219-6257.
River Rock Farm has raised grass-fed Angus beef since
1961. Animals spend 12 months a year outside on our pastures and are
fed only on our own hay in the winter. We do not use hormones or antibiotics.
We do not use chemical fertilizers.
We were certified organic in 2005. We can
sell you at least 1/4 of an animal, arrange the processing at a USDA
approved slaughterhouse in Groton, MA, and arrange local delivery. No
mail orders, please.
River Rock Farm, Paul Schmid, 236
Fisherville Lane, South Westport MA 02790. (508) 636-5586.
Robinson Farm is a fourth-generation, 100%
grass-fed, 35-cow, certified
organic dairy in Central MA. We produce five different raw,
aged, organic, washed-rind farmstead cheeses:
Robinson Family Swiss, Tekenink Tomme, Hardwick Stone (Brick style),
A Barndance and Prescott (Comte Style). These are available at
our farmstand store, on our website and at retail locations across
New England. See our website for a more complete listing. Contact us
for wholesale pricing.
Our farmstand store is open every day
from 7am to 7pm (7/7/7). We sell raw milk, our artisan, farmstead cheese,
grass fed beef, eggs, seasonal veggies and flowers,
local Capri goat cheese, honey and jams, pickles,
sauerkraut, yogurt and crackers and more!
Our cheeses are available at various restaurants
and grocery stores; contact us by e-mail or visit our
website for a complete list of locations. Some of our products are
also available at
Square Farmers Market in Boston, the Amherst and Somerville
Winter Farmers Markets, and the
Hardwick Farmers Market.
Robinson Farm, Pamela Robinson, 42
Jackson Road / PO Box 94, Hardwick MA 01037. (413) 477-6988.
Simple Gifts Farm stewards 36 acres of
community-preserved land in North Amherst, less than a mile from the
University of Massachusetts. Our animals are an integral part
of the soil fertility plan for the certified organic vegetables that
we raise for sale through a CSA and at Farmer's Market. Lamb and beef are
100% grassfed, and are available for sale by the cut seasonally. Our
eggs are certified organic and pasture-raised, and are available year-round.
Pork is also pasture-raised, and fed
organic grain. Pork shares are available in the early summer and early
winter, consisting of a one-time 20-lb. box with several different options.
Whole and half hogs are also available. Check our website for more details,
and for an easy on-line signup.
All of our products are for sale at the farm
during CSA pickup (do not need to be a member), Tuesday and Thursday
3:30 to 7:00 and Saturday 9:00 to 1:00, June through October; at the
Amherst Farmer's Market, Saturdays on the Common 7:30 to 1:30, May
through Thanksgiving; and at the Amherst Winter Farmer's Market Saturdays
at the Middle School, 10:00 to 2:00, December through April.
Simple Gifts Farm, Jeremy Barker Plotkin, 1089
North Pleasant Street, Amherst MA 01002. (413) 549-1585.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.simplegiftsfarmcsa.com.
Steady Lane Farm offers grass-fed beef,
raised without grain. Although our practices are mostly organic, we
are not certified yet. We measure success by healthy soils, happy animals,
and friendly neighbors.
The mowings and pastures on our farm in the wet,
hilly Berkshire soils are over 150 years old. We strive for full-system
(holistic) practices that build the soil food web, using our herd’s
winter manure and sawdust bedding (from untreated wood) for nutrient
and biotic replacement in the hayfields. The herd drinks from the clear
spring-fed streams of the Berkshires, and we limit their access to protect
the waters flowing downstream. Grass-based farming not only builds land
productivity, but also habitat for wild animals.
Our beef is dry-aged, which means that the steaks
are tender enough to grill. We also recommend the stew chunks, bone-in
stew cuts, shortribs and brisket for making traditional and healthy broth.
Of course, ground beef is also available and wonderfully flavorful.
We sell all year in Elmers Store in Ashfield, Debra’s
Natural Gourmet in Concord, and Idywilde Farms in Acton.
We also have a booth at the Ashfield Farmer’s Market on
Saturday mornings in the summer, where there is music and grass-fed
Steady Lane Farm, 144
Steady Lane, Ashfield MA 01720.
Steve Normanton: I am originally from South
Africa, where I worked in the livestock trade the conventional, agribusiness
way. Here in New England, I have raised grass-fed beef for over ten years,
with a focus on sustainability and holistic principles. I now raise pastured pork,
pastured chicken, pastured eggs, and 100% grass-fed beef on
65 acres on the banks of the Merrimack River, about 10 miles from the
Massachusetts state line. My pastures are certified organic by the State
of New Hampshire.
My cattle graze on pasture throughout the growing
season, and I feed them certified organic hay in the winter. They are
never fed corn or other grain, even for “handling” purposes.
I sell beef in bulk and by the cut. I harvest my cattle when they
have reached their full potential of quality, which means the largest
quantities are available in the fall. Therefore, I recommend pre-ordering
for fall delivery. All my beef is USDA-inspected and flash-frozen.
My pigs live and forage outdoors, and I supplement
their diet with organic formulated pig grain. My pork is harvested
in the fall, and is available in bulk and by the cut as long as supplies
last. All my pork is USDA-inspected and flash-frozen.
I raise my meat chickens outdoors on pasture in a
day-range system, which allows them to forage for bugs and living plants.
I supplement their diet with organic formulated chicken grain. I process
the birds on-farm (exempt from USDA inspection) June through October.
I sell fresh or frozen whole chickens (i.e. plucked and cleaned
but not cut up into parts).
My laying hens, like the meat chickens, forage outdoors
on pasture in the growing season, and also get organic formulated layer
grain. Eggs are available year-round.
Please visit my web site for current pricing, ordering
information, and more details about my farming practices.
Steve Normanton, 226
Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield NH 03052. (603) 320-1169.
Valley View Farm is a micro organic (non-certified) farm. I hand raise only a few animals a year. The pigs live in the woods under oak and beech trees. They forage on their own, and I feed them organic grains, vegetables, and fruits. Occasionally they eat non-organic vegetables.
My meat birds are free to range around my yard, foraging as much as they like. In addition, they are fed organic feed.
My egg layers are kept in an awesome tractor I designed myself. They are moved every day so that they get fresh bugs and greens, along with plenty of sunshine. I feed them organic chicken feed.
Meat orders are taken in early Spring. The pork is processed at a custom slaughterhouse, and the smoking is nitrate-free. The poultry is processed on the farm. I do not sell at farmers' markets, so eggs, pork and poultry need to be picked up at the farm.
Please email for pricing and other details.
Valley View Farm, Denise Rachel, 179 Norwell Avenue, Norwell MA 02061. (781) 659-2001.
Wheel-View Farm in
Shelburne is a family owned scenic hilltop farm in western Massachusetts
raising USDA certified natural grass-fed beef and breeding stock
from our primarily Scottish Highland and Galloway herd.
The cattle graze contentedly on our summer pastures
and are fed grass-legume hay from our fields during the winter. These
heritage breed cattle do an excellent job of maintaining open space on
land that is not suitable for grain or vegetable crops. We have chosen
this type of farming because it is more environmentally friendly, more
humane for the animals, and also healthier for the consumer.
Unlike commercial feedlot cattle that are raised
in confinement and fed a diet of grain, synthetic vitamins, growth hormones,
and antibiotics, our grass-fed animals live very different lives. They
live on pasture from birth to market. Because they live a more natural,
less stressful life the animals are very healthy and calm. We determine
the growth rate of our animals not by artificial hormones and grain but
instead by genetics and quality of the forage, resulting in a nutritious
Wheel-View Farm, 212
Reynolds Road, Shelburne MA 01370.