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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com. Website: www.flackfamilyfarm.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 produce our own nutritious hay from hand-weeded pastures, which is provided to our cattle in ample quantities during the Winter months. We use organic practices and meet the AWA standards for animal welfare, and the butcher we use is certified Animal Welfare Approved. Our tagline 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, southern New Hampshire, and Connecticut (see https://healthherofarm.com/beef-to-ship/). During the warmer months customers shop at our farm stand and see us at the Wednesday South Hero Farmers Market. In addition, our meats are sold through two CSAs –Jericho Settlers and Burlington’s Intervale Food Hub.
We also offer camping at our farm, which is on the shore of Lake Champlain. Reservations are handled through HipCamp (https://www.hipcamp.com/en-US/vermont/islands-base-camp/islands-base-camp), and we offer a free night's stay to customers who purchase a side of beef.
Health Hero Farm, Joan Falcao & Robert Fireovid, Mailing address: 122 Station Road, South Hero, VT 05486. Farm address: 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: email@example.com. Website: www.highridgemeadowsfarm.com.
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.
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.
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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