Our self-serve Farm Store
is located at the Red Barn.
Mondays – Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Please call us before visiting the Farm Stand for the first time. Return customers may stop by any time during regular hours to pick up eggs, milk shares or other products as available. During the winter, we recommend calling ahead to make sure we have what you are looking for.
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We offer ownership shares in our grass-fed and organically managed Brown Swiss dairy cow herd. This is the only way raw milk may legally be obtained in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Share owners receive a percentage of the herd’s milk production each week, an average of 1 gallon per week per share. One share in the herd costs $100 up front, and then owners pay a boarding fee of $40/month per share for the daily care, feeding and milking of the herd. Owners must also make the commitment to pick up their milk weekly at the farm. Milk is available year round, and your one-time purchase of a share is good indefinitely. Our cows are tested A2/A2 milkers and TB, Brucellosis, Johnes and BLV free. We also regularly test our milk for safety and quality. Brown Swiss milk is very rich in butterfat and proteins and is prized by cheesemakers for its excellent yield and qualities. Please call us for more information about our dairy herd share program.
We are pleased to offer Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. In the spring we also offer started herb and vegetable plants for your garden.
New for 2016: Sign up for our weekly “Harvest List” emails and pick up fresh garden produce at the Farm Stand. We use only organic growing methods for all of our crops.
Available year round. Chicken eggs – $5/dozen. Duck eggs – $7/dozen.
Why is it so important to choose products from only organically fed animals? Conventionally fed meats, eggs and dairy are some of the most pesticide-laden foods because toxic residues in their feed build up in animals’ bodies over time. Our hens are supplemented with Certified Organic soy-free grain feed, and never receive antibiotics or chemical dewormers. They free-range in open grass pastures and shady wooded areas. In short, these are happy chickens.
Our chickens are raised on organically maintained pastures, moved to fresh grass each day, and fed only Certified Organic soy-free grain feed in addition to the natural forage they consume on pasture. Our chickens are allowed to roam the pasture freely every day and are only confined in pens at night for their protection. Free roaming chickens consume more natural forage, grow slower and develop superb flavor over those that are confined to pens full time.
- Whole Cornish roasting chickens, 3-5 lbs: Available through CSA and in limited quantities by request at the Farm Stand for $5.75/lb from May through November.
- Heritage Dorking chickens, 2.5-4.5 lbs: $6.75/lb. Available in summer and fall. These are bred, hatched and raised entirely on our farm. The Dorking won first place in a Livestock Conservancy blind taste test of several chicken breeds.
“Although I know you know, these chickens are very good. People kept asking me for the recipe, the marinade, the sauce. And of course, I did nothing to them: just roasted them with a little lemon juice and a sprinkling of thyme. No butter, no oil, no nothing. As I told them: “first get a truly pastured chicken, then roast them with a little lemon juice. Enjoy.” –Sylvie Rowand, Laughing Duck Gardens & Cookery
Update 11/1/2016: We are now accepting paid reservations for Thanksgiving turkeys. Please carefully read the ordering information below and then contact us to reserve your turkey.
What’s special about our turkeys?
Our turkeys are heritage. We breed, hatch and raise only American Standard Bronze turkeys, a type of domesticated turkey that has been around since the colonial era. They take twice as long as commercial type turkeys to reach butcher size, do not grow as large, they fly, breed naturally, and live their lives outdoors. American Bronze turkeys are recognized for their superb flavor by the Ark of Taste.
Our turkeys free-range. All of our turkeys are hatched and raised entirely on our farm. They spend their first eight weeks of life in the cozy protection of a brooder shed, and then they live outdoors full-time, roosting in trees at night as is their preference. They are given time each day to roam the entire farm, grazing and foraging. Dogwood berries, acorns and kale are among their favorite foods.
Our turkeys are Certified-Organic, non-gmo, & soy-free fed. Each day our turkeys are given a ration of feed that is 100% Certified-Organic, non-gmo and soy-free. Often we soak their organic grains in buttermilk from our own raw milk dairy. Raw dairy is an excellent supplemental feed that has been used to raise healthy turkeys for hundreds of years.
Our turkeys were featured on Voice of America. You can read the article and watch the video by clicking here.
How to Order:
Our Thanksgiving turkeys are $11.00/lb + tax. Hens average 8-12 lbs, and toms average 12-18 lbs. Reservations are $50 and will be applied to the final price of your turkey.
Our turkeys will be processed fresh for Thanksgiving and must be picked up at the farm on Saturday, November 19 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Because we raise only a small number of turkeys, we cannot guarantee the size of your turkey, but you may choose your turkey when you come to pick up on November 19. Come early for best selection of sizes.
Turkeys will be sold by paid reservation only. Call or send us an email to be placed on the list and your reservation is complete once we receive your $50 deposit. We accept cash, checks and credit cards. Turkey deposits are non-refundable except in the unlikely event that we cannot supply a turkey for you.
We offer pure maple syrup from New Hampshire, where Kevin’s family has been sugaring for generations. If you’re looking for authentic, old fashioned maple syrup, this is the real deal! Try it in your coffee or combine with our eggs for some delicious egg nog! Sign up for our mailing list so you’ll hear when Kevin makes his annual trip to the Great North Woods at sugaring season.
We also offer raw, unprocessed honey from our next-door neighbors at Silk Ear Farm. Our own honey bee colonies are getting established. We love having these valuable pollinators in our gardens and orchard.
The Story of our Soaps…
Waste not, want not. Pure soap is made from a base of natural fats or oils be they from animals or plants. It was common place for our ancestors to make their own soaps from the extra fat of their livestock. Today, most “natural” soaps are made from a base of coconut and/or olive oils which must travel thousands of miles from other regions of the world. By making soap from the extra fat of our animals, we are reducing our carbon footprint by using a renewable resource literally from our own backyard, and honoring the lives of our animals by making use of every part, wasting nothing. We are able to provide for the soap needs of our household, and income from the sale of our extra soap is an important contribution to the permaculture system of our farmstead.
Thank you for buying local, sustainable, eco-friendly soaps and reducing your carbon footprint!