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Our Father’s Farm

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At Our Father’s Farm, we first strive to raise faithful, responsible and mature young people, who will be useful for their master’s service.   After being in Africa for 7 years we saw that the farm was a great place to do this.  Our Father’s Farm animals are raised naturally, on lush grass pasture ensuring the healthiest, best tasting food around.  We subscribe to natural old time farming techniques that cultures have used for generations around the world.  We don’t use hormones, animal by-products, synthetic chemicals, or antibiotics.   All of our products at Our Father’s Farm are hormone and antibiotic and chemical free.  We raise the animals naturally, giving them an environment which allows them to live the way they were created to live and grow.  Please drop in and visit us.


Contact Person:Jack Fuhrmann

Address: 2664 Deer View Rd.

City: Gretna, VA/24557

Phone Number: 434-656-1188

Months of Operation:  Year round with delivery to Roanoke and West Lake on Fridays.

Hours of Operation On Farm Wednesday and Saturday, sunrise to sunset.

Roanoke & West Lake Friday delivery.

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Waterbear Mountain Organic Farm


Waterbear Organic Farm


Waterbear Mountain Farm


WaterBear Farm Operates a serve yourself, choose your own veggies, buffet style CSA. Members sign up in spring to receive 26 weeks of fresh picked veggies.



Contact Person: Richard Ursomarso

Address: 477 rain dance rd ne

City:  Floyd

State/Zip Code: a. 24091

Phone Number:  540 577 9178

Months of Operation:  may 1st thru dec 15th

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Answer: We use Bio Dynamic Practices, Grass Fed, Antibiotic free, Grown without pesticides, Certified Organic

Flatwoods Farm


Providing farm fresh, free range, pasture fed eggs to our customers. We also raise whole roaster chickens that taste better than any store bought chicken!

We pride ourselves on farm fresh, free range, pasture raised eggs with a delectable orange yolk full of flavor. We also produce whole roaster chickens as well as boneless, skinless breasts. They are all raised and processed on our farm. Our chickens taste better than any roaster bought in the store!

General Information:

Eggs are $4/dozen or $5/18ct
Chickens are $20 for whole roasters and $5/lb for breasts

  • 1837 W Wind Rd
  • Fincastle, Virginia 24090
Phone (540) 473-1781


Shawsville Farmers’ Market

Shawsville MarketShawsville Farmers’ Market is located on the grass at the corner of Rt. 460 and Alleghany Spring Road (where the turn lanes are), outside Meadowbrook Center and Meadowbrook Public Library in Shawsville, Virginia, between Salem and Christiansburg. Open 9 a.m. – 12 noon, each Saturday, May 5 – October 27, 2012. Fresh produce, eggs (chicken and duck), herbs, honey, baked goods, grass-finished beef (inside), vegetable plants, and locally-made crafts and artwork, as available.

Contact Person
Answer: Sandy BirkenmaierCity

AddressPhone Number
Answer: 540-381-1856Months of Operation
Answer: May Through OctoberHours of Operation
Answer: Saturday, 9 a.m. – 12 noon

Answer: 267 Alleghany Spring Road

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Red Feather Farm

At our small family farm, we take great pride in providing beyond organic” chicken and turkey. We sell produce grown without pesticides and herbicides at the Martinsville Farmers’ Market. Poultry and eggs are pre-sold.  Please call to check availability or schedule a farm visit. Come see us!”

Gary and Jessica Sturm
1480 George Taylor Road
Spencer VA/24165
Call our farm for a visit.

Sunray Growers

unray Growers is a small, family run farm specializing in organic free-ranged pastured poultry, eggs, pick-your-own asparagus, & blueberries, as well as some other organically grown vegetables. (Our pick-your-own products are still young plants so supplies are limited at this time.)

Ann Hollins
1054 Little Cuba Lane
New Castle, Va 24127


Months of Operation
Answer: March thru November

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Rose Lane Farm

Rose Lane Farm, built in 1873, is a family operated farm owned by David and Julie Jeavons.  We are raising bees for honey, sheep for wool and meat, llamas for fiber, and chickens and ducks for eggs and meat.
Located just south of Rocky Mount and southwest of Smith Mountain Lake, we have expanded our farm to include many seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs all grown using organic growing methods. Throughout all four seasons we offer fresh food available for the local community plus educational tours.  In addition, we provide home baked cookies, cakes and pies,  using fresh fruit in each season as it is available.  Our raw wool, llama fiber and handspun skeins of yarn dyed with our natural plant-based dyes are also available.  Come visit soon.

 David and Julie Jeavons
 4101 Sontag Road
Rocky Mount, Va 24151
Months of Operation
Answer: May – October
Hours of Operation
Answer: Thurs., Fri., Sat., 10:00-6:00



Harvest Moon Food Store

Harvest Moon

Representing local farmers, artisans and producers of gourmet food and specialty items including: produce, meat, eggs, cheese, wine, locally roasted coffee and gifts.

Margie Redditt or Morgan Ohland
mailing address: P.O. Box 220
Floyd, VA 24091
physical address: 227 N. Locust Street
Floyd VA @4091
Open All year
9am – 6:30pm Monday through Saturday & Noon – 6pm Sunday

New River Lamb and Goat

New River Lamb and Goat

New River Lamb & Goat is a family-run business in Giles County, Virginia. All of our animals lovingly cared for. They are primarily fed a grass-based diet, which yields a flavor that can’t be beat and also offers numerous health benefits.

Christy Gabbard 
 424 Orchard Hill Lane  
 Newport    VA/24128
(540) 558-8010

Buffalo Creek Beef

buffalo creek beefAll Natural, grass fed, grain finished cattle

Buffalo Creek Beef  



For seven generations the Potter family has been a family of farmers. From the oldest to the youngest we all have a hand in tending to the animals. We are very passionate about the beef industry and excited about local consumers enjoying our beef.
 Chas Potter, Charlie Potter, Marnie Caldwell  
 109 Churchview Ln.
  Lexington    VA

Tags: Antibiotic Free, Natural-Hormone free

Sinking Creek Grass Fed

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  Sinking Creek Grass Fed offers all-natural grass fed Angus beef. Located in Local Roots, Three Pines Center, Natures Outlets, Catawba Farmers Market and at the farm
Tracy L Roberts
603 Poorhouse Farm Run
New Castle 2412
facebook: Sinking Creek Land & Cattle llc

Operations: All year,  Open M to S by appointment.


Weather Top Farm

weathertopWeathertop Farm is a small family-owned and operated farm dedicated to holistic sustainable animal husbandry.. The main business of Weathertop Farm is raising and selling pastured chickens, rabbits, pigs, turkeys, eggs and ducks. No antibiotics or hormones are used in the custom-mixed feed from the local mill, and all livestock eat from pasture that is free of pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers. Please visit our website for ordering information.

Sarah & Cedric Shannon
963 Eanes Rd NE
Check VA, 24072 
540 651 2010
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Operations: May-November by appointment only

Black Diamond Ranch, LLC

Black Diamond RanchBlack Diamond Ranch, LLC
, is an All Natural Grassfed Beef producer. We are a family farm located in the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia in a region known as Virginia’s Western Highlands. We are conveniently located about 30 minutes from Blacksburg and one hour from Roanoke, Virginia, and surrounded by the Jefferson National Forest.
We are committed to producing healthy great tasting grass-fed beef. Our cattle herd is exclusively Red Devons. Arriving in America in the 17th century, the Devons genetics have remained remarkably pure. The Red Devon genetics have been maintained from the beginning to naturally produce the highest quality beef, raised and finished on grass.
Our promise and practices include:
• Humane animal treatment
• Rotational grazing
• Naturally maintaining nutrient-rich soil
• No hormones, no antibiotics
• No grain feeding
• No chemicals
Our grass-finished Devon beef is sold by the quarter, half, or whole based on packaged weight. When available we also offer a variety of family packs.

Stephen W. Bartlett
,5237 Johns Creek Rd.
New Castle, VA. 24127.
(540) 864-6692. E-mail:

Operations:Jan – Dec

RTS Farms

RTS FarmsRTS Farms handles every aspect of our all natural beef operation except for final processing and sells DIRECTLY to you. We are committed to keeping the path from pasture to plate as short as possible RTS Farms’ cattle are born on our family farm. We track our cattle from birth to processing to ensure they conform to our “natural specifications” which includes:
No hormones or antibiotics or steroids, never fed animal by-products, primarily grass fed, free roaming and never experience feed lots, preservative free, USDA Certified, vacuum sealed, frozen, labeled with weight and cut of meat in clear wrap. We have earned the right to display the distinctive Virginia’s Finest Logo which is reserved only for top-quality Virginia produced agricultural products.

Contact: Ray and Joanne Snyder
Directions: 199 Gravel Drive
                   Troutville, VA 24175
Phone: 540-529-7786

Grayson Natural Foods

Grayson Natural FoodsGrayson Natural Foods is a company formed by 5 cattle producers from Grayson County Virginia with the goal of returning more revenue to our farms and eventually to the greater community by creating a superior product that is demanded by a growing number of people. Our Angus cattle are natural, no hormones or antibiotics, with a primarily grass diet and are always on open pasture. These cattle are owned by us from birth to harvest. Grayson Natural is currently selling beef and Lamb to several Universities as well as restaurants in Washington DC and North Carolina. Our farms are open to our customers for visits so you can know where your food comes from and who grew it, we want a relationship with our customer.

Contact: Gary Mitchell
Address: 5630 Wilson Hwy, Independence, VA 24348
Phone: 276-773-3712


Border Springs Farm

Border Springs Border Springs Farm is nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Patrick County, only 10 miles north of the North Carolina Border and 20 minutes from the picturesque Blue Ridge Parkway. Border Springs Farm is a small family farm raising Kathadin and Texel sheep, Heritage Turkeys, as well as working Border Collies.

Whe raise natural lamb on our pastures and do not sell any processed lamb ever treated with hormones or antibiotics. Texel wool is generally available to spinners and can certainly be reserved.

We welcome visitors essentially anytime. We lamb three to four times a year, Thanksgiving, New Years, and again in March into April. The Border Collies work every day doing chores or tuning up for their next sheep dog trial, and the livestock guardian dogs never take a vacation. They are always on patrol. The horses, chickens, and turkeys add a little additional color to the farm. When we are not doing chores, we train dogs, which sometimes looks more like play. Basic obedience and agility lessons are available in the evenings and weekends, and stockdog training (herding) and instruction can also be arranged.  If you have never had the pleasure of farm fresh lamb, please check out our lamb page and order some today.

Please enjoy your visit and we hope to see you at Border Springs Farm soon. Border Springs Farm LLC produces the finest lamb served in some of the country’s most prized restaurants in Roanoke, VA and from Washington DC to Charleston, SC, Atlanta and Birmingham. We also raise Heritage Turkeys which graze without fences or borders on our entire farm. Please stop by and visit if you are in the area.  The directions are here.

Border Springs Farm LLC
Contact: Craig Rogers
Address: PO Box 58 Patrick Springs, VA 24133


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