The following directories are wonderful resources for finding farms in your area.
Local Harvest Search for farms or products by zip code or state.
Eat Wild State-by-state guide to local farms and their product offerings. Promoting the benefits—to consumers, farmers, animals, and the planet—of choosing meat, eggs, and dairy products from 100% grass-fed animals or other non-ruminant animals fed their natural diets.
The following are just a few of the many farms using sustainable and humane practices. We will continue to add to our list. The Websites listed above are very good places to start while we grow our lists nationwide.
BEEF, PORK, LAMB
Amazing Grazing Directory from Future Harvest Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. Local Sources for Grass-fed Meat, Poultry, and Dairy Products in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia
Nick's Organic Farm Buckeystown MD Produces grass fed beef, organic pastured chicken and turkey, free range eggs, ground poultry feed, grains, hay, vegetables, and corn, soybean, cover crop seed.
Smith Meadows Berryville VA Smith Meadows' mission is to create a healthy farm environment, thereby producing healthy and contented animals. Their cattle, pigs, goats sheep and chickens are regularly rotated to a fresh paddock of grass. "Grass-fed animals produce naturally leaner meats with the added benefits of beta-carotene, Omega-3 fatty acids and CLA. The anti-oxidant Vitamin E, which is derived from fresh pasture, is a bonus for our customers." Forrest Pritchard, Smith Meadows
Sunny Knoll EcoFarm Lovettsville VA An eco farm designed with a diverse collection of heritage animals and heirloom plans that complement each other, requiring minimal inputs. They produce artisanal food and quality breeding stock.
Ayrshire Farm Upperville VA A certified organic farm, specializing in rare and endangered breeds livestock and heirloom fruits and vegetables. It is a working manor farm, historically a place of efficiency, sufficiency, and serenity. Ayrshire Farm uses Certified Humane®, organic, sustainable farming methods, preserving genetically viable herds of the various rare breeds, and contributing to seed pools for heirloom plants.
Babes In The Wood Farm Dillwyn VA Rare breed, forest fed. "Producing the best tasting, environmentally sustainable and humanely raised pork."
Hold On Farm Canton TX A "multi-species, polyculture grass farm, specializing in 100% grass fed/finished beef and lamb." They also raise pastured chickens (for both meat and eggs) along with pastured hogs. They do not use chemicals or antibiotics on their animals or land. They practice "Holistic Mob Grazing" management techniques to mimic a natural environment to promote healthy immune systems in a low stress environment.
Willowsford Farm Ashburn VA This farm community grows vegetables and small fruit, raise laying hens for eggs and meat birds. They use organic farming practices for naturally grown produce that the sell at their farm stand. Livestock is raised on pasture and without hormones, antibiotics or GM feeds.
DAIRY & CHEESE
Trickling Spring Creamery Trickling Springs Creamery’s mission is to serve communities with the finest artisan dairy foods while promoting healthy happy cows, farmer sustainability, employee wellness, environmental stewardship, and quality food.
Chapel's Country Creamery Chapel’s Country Creamery is Maryland's first producers of Raw Milk Cheese. Chapel cheese and yogurts start with fresh raw milk produced on our family's Grade A dairy farm in Maryland.
Big Picture Farm - A Vermont Goat Dairy and Farmstead Confectionery
POULTRY & EGGS
Creekside Natural Farm Minooka IL This small Certified Humane farm grows a large variety of vegetables and also have brown eggs from pastured hens. Everything They sell is grown on their property. They do not buy from other growers, so they will only have vegetables and fruits that are “in season”. They do not use any chemical sprays or fertilizers.
Belle Meade Sperryville VA Belle Meade is a grass-based, sustainable farming operation that produce grass fed and finished beef, pastured pork and poultry, including turkeys for Thanksgiving, and eggs from pastured hens, as well as a wide variety of organically grown vegetables.
Paris Barns Paris VA An historic working farm offering chicken, duck, turkey and emu eggs.
New Morning Farm Hustontown, PA Growing certified organic vegetables, berries and herbs, using sustainable practices, in the picturesque mountains of south-central PA for over 40 years. They can be found at markets in and around DC.
Miolea Organic Farm Adamstown MD An ecologically sensitive, small certified organic farm growing native fruits, certified organic vegetables, herbs, berries and free range eggs.