Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Local Meat, Egg and Diary Farms

Looking for places to buy grass fed meat and dairy products? What about pastured eggs? These farms have everything you're looking for, and many sell at farmers markets around the area. Others encourage you to buy a 'cow share.' Scroll down to find a list of our favorite local cheeses. Most are made from grass to finish nearby.
If your farm of choice is not on this list,
let us know!

Aults Family Farm:  
grass fed Beef, pastured pork , eggs, Thanksgiving turkeys,  chickens
Avery's Branch Farms :
eggs, grass fed poultry and beef, pastured pork, seasonal produce, and cow shares.
Broadview Ranch : 
Pastured beef, woodland pork, and eggs. 
Deer Run Farm of Amelia
Grass fed beef, pastured chickens, eggs 
Dragonfly Farm

Grass fed beef. 
Elim Springs Farm
Grass fed beef, pork, chicken, eggs
Empress Farm
Chicken, Turkey, Rabbit, Duck, Goose, Chicken and Duck Eggs. 
Faith Farm

Grass fed beef, pastured pork, chicken, eggs. 
Frog Bottom Farm

pastured pork, eggs
Furbelow Farm
Chicken, quail, duck eggs, as wells as hatching eggs,  etc.
Harmony Hill: eggs
Homestead Creamery:
Milk, non-homogenized milk, cream, butter, ice cream 
Honey Hollow Homestead: Goochland: eggs, and chicken, David Fitzgerald.
Kruize Family Farm: eggs
Mount Vernon Farm
Grass fed beef, lamb, and pastured pork
Polyface Farms : eggs, beef, pork, and chicken. Near Staunton Va. Products available in Richmond via pickup locations, Ellwood Thompson's, Whole Foods. 
Rock Run Creek Farm
Chicken, duck, and goose eggs, lamb, goat, pork 
The Rock Barn
Pork shares
Trails End Farm:eggs, and some goat
Tuckahoe Lamb and Cattle Company
Pastured chicken, eggs, turkey, beef, lamb, rabbit, and raw milk shares
Wild T Bison

Some Great Local Cheeses
Everona Dairy: Culpeper VA : Unpasteurized sheep's milk cheese, 'Blue Ridge' Blue cheese, and more.
Our Lady of The Angels Monastery: Crozet Va.  Lovely non-smoked Gouda..  
Sullivan's Pond Farm: Near Deltaville, An outstanding array of cheeses including a natural blue, ashed rind, and leaf or husk wrapped (beautiful) Including a corn husk moonshine soaked bit.    At Elwood Thompson's, and Various Farmers Markets.
Goats R Us: Delicious soft chevre goat's cheeses, various blends.  At Elwood Thompson's, and Farm to Family, Fall Line Farms and various markets. 
Oak Spring Dairy:  Elwood Thompson's carries their 2 year aged white derby style cheddar.  Its fairly sharp, and certainly delicious. And here is a link that includes a great review of their 'Bay Derby' cheese.
Mountain View Cheese:  Near Charlottesville: A variety of quality cheeses.
Meadow Creek Dairy:  Galax Va.: Meadow Creek has earned some International recognition as producers of  fine cheeses including the award winning 'Grayson'. (The Grayson is a soft, stinky cheese.) An RFC favorite is the 'Appalachian' 
Night Sky Farm:  Chevres from plain to Lemon Balm, a goats milk cheddar, Havarti, and terrific marinated fetas, and cream cheeses.



  1. Greenway Beef - selling at Lakeside Farmer's Market


  2. Thanks for the comment! Greenway beef is on the list under Clark Farms/ Greenway beef. They are at several area farmers markets, and sell beef and pork.

  3. check out Hertzler's in Powhatan!