Out of stock?

Yes, our regular customers know this, but occasionally we are out of certain products, so what are we out of right now? Whole chickens and pork sausage. Sausage always goes fast, but we still have bacon, center-cut pork chops, and Boston butts. As a farmer, I hate to be out of anything in the Farm Store, but it happens and I have to get over it. Our next whole chickens will be available in the Farm Store on November 30. Read More

Temple Grandin

We watched Temple Grandin last night on Amazon Prime (it’s free). I learned about her a couple months ago after my friends Tony and Betsy Brown (Longview Farms) told me they were going to hear her speak along with Joel Salatin at Polyface Farm in Swoope, VA. What an amazing woman. Her autism allows her to see everything in pictures, and the movie does a great job of describing it. There are so many special gifts God gives us inside Read More

Mechanical vs Physical

I do my best thinking during morning chores, and so I wanted to share a thought from this morning: In the mechanical world, there is a human designer and the machine does whatever it is designed to do, but it finds no joy in its work and it never gets tired (my favorite machine is our John Deere tractor with front-end loader). In the physical world, there is also a designer, but He is not human. The big problem in Read More

How is the farm doing?

What started out as a better way to feed our family has turned into a better way to feed our community. Access to local, pasture-raised meats can be an issue for many people, and so we are glad to be able to provide meats that were raised using regenerative practices. We have been doing this for four years now, and we have met so many great people; people whom we would have never met had we not been offering our Read More

Meet the farmer

My name is Jason Pope, and this my wife Karen (photo credit @sixberryfarm). We live on and farm land that has been in my family for four generations, so yes, we have deep roots here. We started farming in the Spring of 2011 with the purchase of our first four cows. Then sometime in early 2014, my pastor’s wife gave me a book title “You Can Farm” by Joel Salatin. I had never heard of Joel Salatin, but once I Read More