Oksana's Produce Farm is a small scale farm located in Chestertown Maryland, growing a diverse mix of vegetables and herbs on 6.5 acres. In addition to rejecting agricultural chemicals, they are searching for better ways to farm. They feed their soil, by working on soil quality using various strategies to regenerate top soil. They pay great attention to diversity by implementing a cover crop system, rotating crops, and recycling unused plants back in the soil in the form of compost.
Okasana's Produce Farm is famous in Maryland for their amazing fermented veggies and pickled veggies. Be sure to try the mushroom salads!
At Next Step Produce they believe in growing food in harmony with nature. Heinz, Gabrielle and their three daughters live and work on their certified organic vegetable and grain farm in Southern Maryland. Flours are freshly milled on site in small batches per order.
These items are delivered MONTHLY to the regular drop sites. Products will be available to order a week ahead of the deadline. (Contact GrassfedOnTheHill@gmail.com for more information and to join)
A small, unique family farm and bakery located in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Our beef herd is 100% grass-fed for multiple generations and is naturally adapted to this environment. They are moved several times a day during the growing season to ensure top quality feed and exceptional beef.
Our pigs are fed grass-fed skim milk, veggie scraps and a GMO-free, soy-free grain mix.
They are raised in a loose housing environ-
We have our own sows, too. So far all our pork was born and raised on our farm.
Dutch Meadows Farm is a certified organic farm (for the past 20 years) in the beautiful low hills of Paradise PA. They go way beyond the organic requirements, taking pride in farming holistically with nature, including protecting the environment and wildlife.
Their name comes from the special Dutch Belted cow breed that they have. Dutch Belted are a heritage breed. They work to actively protect and conserve the breed's genetics. Dutch Meadows takes seriously their responsibility to support local and regional communities. Included in this, they are active participants in working to create laws and regulations favorable to small-scale family farmers.
All the products from Dutch Meadows are grass fed, organically pastured, humanely raised and FREE FROM soy, artificial hormones, and antibiotics.
While this is a multi-generational farm, it is currently mostly run by Ray and Fannie Mae Stoltzfus and Ray's brother Dave.
Natural Hope Herbals (NHH) is a place where rich herbal traditions of the past are coupled with current scientific knowledge to create quality herbal products. Our primary goal is to create safe and potent herbal products for your family’s health and vitality.
NHH is located on an 80 acre certified organic farm in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania, just east of the Appalachian Mountains. On a typical summer day one might find one of the farmers in the field planting, weeding, or harvesting vibrant fresh herbs and preparing them for the extraction process. Dedicated staff may be mixing, pressing, testing or bottling herbal extracts.
In addition to herbs grown on-farm, NHH partners with a variety of wild crafters, growers and suppliers, who provide some of the best quality herbs available. The quality of the finished product reflects the high quality of the fresh or dried herbs used.
Because NHH cares about sustainability and conservation of the plants God has given us, they support the work of United Plant Savers and are careful in their use of At-Risk herbs.
From herb to extract, products are made following current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) at NHH’s FDA inspected facility. High quality herbs, careful attention to detail, and many quality checkpoints from raw herb to final product ensures amazing herbal products that your family can use with confidence.
Named after their picturesque home base location in eastern Lancaster County, Welsh Mountain Apiaries is a locally thriving wild forage beekeeping operation. What began with one beehive as a Wenger family project in 2014, has incrementally grown to currently more than 140 production hives. To the happy delight of their growing list of discerning customers, they work tirelessly to ensure their honey is free from pesticides and GMO pollen. With great attention to detail, the Wenger’s keep their hives on organic farms, forests and wild meadows…allowing them to harvest and bottle local raw honey that is fresh and unfiltered.
Wild for Salmon is a family owned fishery practicing sustainable fishing methods. The family spends a few months each year on their fishing boat in Alaska. They distribute their product from their store in PA.
We live on a 15 acre Farm located in Honey Brook, PA. We have a heard of Saanen goats. Our products are chemical free, GMO and soy-free. A healthy choice for you and your family! We offer a variety of goat milk cheeses--both raw and not raw, goat Greek yogurt, and goat milk soaps.
The Saanens are originally from Switzerland and are a fun breed to have around. They are always white or cream color with upright ears. They are welcomed in all climates or weather and produce a high volume and high quality of milk.
Dimitri Olive Oil comes to us from the Dimitri family farm in Southern Greece via their store and warehouse in Baltimore Maryland.
These fine oils are cold presses daily upon harvest during olive season. The infused oils are created in their Baltimore kitchen where they work with local, organic farms for the additional ingredients.
All organic, biodynamic and soy free chocolates!
Pacari is recognized for producing some of the world's best chocolates. They have received international awards for quality and taste. It is established as a leader in the organic and biodynamic agricultural movement with noted emphasis on social responsibility in Ecuador.
Pacari works by the hand of 3500 small scale organic cacao farmers, in a strong relationship defined by equality, justice and an overall love for the environment.
All products are soy free.
Hansel Hill Farm is a small, start up farm in Maryland. They are growing veggies and some fruit trees. They raise chickens for eggs and bees for honey.
As they start, they are offering some cottage industry value-added items such as freshly roasted coffee, vanilla extract, and other small items.
Alpine Heritage Creamery uses only raw organic milk from 100% grass fed cows. The herd is fully grass-fed and is 100% A2-A2. The cows come into the barn twice a day for milking and this is the milk that is used to make the cheese. The creamery is located right on the farm where they have full control over the process beginning from the cows diet, the milking process and then the producing and ripening of a healthy delicious cheese. The ingredients for all our cheeses are: milk, cheese cultures, traditional rennet, pure salt and organic seasonings for the flavored cheeses. The aged cheese is cured ad the cave located right on the farm.
Goot Essa Cheese began in 2001 with a group of Amish dairy farmers who worked together to produce high quality cheese with some of their milk. Our goal is to keep our families on the farm. Our cheese and other products are made with the same ingredients and intense care we provide for our own community.
We have chosen to work our fields in the traditional way. Our farms are small, but each acre and animal is cared for with love and respect for the ways of nature. Ours are true family farms where each member of the family has chores and contributes to the good of the farm and the whole community.
Our goal is to offer products made from the freshest, highest quality, all natural ingredients. We want you to experience food straight from the farm. We offer foods with real flavor, made by hand in small quantities, with individual attention that makes a purchase for your table or a gift for a friend so much more meaningful.
In the German language, “Goot Essa” means “good food” or “good eating.” We hope our guests enjoy their meals, so we wish them “goot essa” before eating. It seems natural to name our group “Goot Essa” because we want you to share in our love of good, old-fashioned, country-style food.
that’s our Story...
-The Goot Essa Family
Steel House Farm is a small family farm in Gerrardstown West Virginia. The diversified farm, with chickens started in 2010, is run by Tim and Genevieve Yates and their two children, Silas and Sadie. Sadie does a lot of the care for the chickens. After a short brooding period, they are raised out on pasture in floorless shelters that are moved each day to a fresh patch of grass. After 6 weeks they are moved twice a day. For the chicken feed, they use Homestead Harvest, locally grown and milled in Clear Spring Maryland. The feed is tested for both GMO and Glyphosate contamination. The corn and soybeans are tested separately by getting a random sample from the bins. The Glyphosate test is a test of a sample from a random bag of feed. The result is a delicious, juicy chicken perfect for grilling, frying, or roasting. The parts provide a great base for stock. (Feed labels and test results available upon request.)
Gap View Homestead is a small family farm and fermenting kitchen. They grow many of their own organic veggies for the fermented veggies and source what they don't grow from other local growers.
Their on-farm, commercial kitchen is where all the magic happens for the fermenting. Try one or try them all. These are great condiments to have with every meal.
The Queen's Honey is a small, local apiary run by Kimberly and Mike Mahalik in Laurel MD. They are long-time beekeepers and teachers about all things bees. They have taught me a tremendous amount about the lives of bees, how to care for them, and the scientific properties of honey. Want to visit the bees? I can help arrange that.
One of the best things is that they are hyper local to the DC area so all the plants and pollens that are in this environment, are present in the honey as well.
Shepherds Manor Creamery produces artisan sheep cheese specializing in raw sheep's milk cheese. The farm is located in the beautiful countryside of Carroll County, Maryland.
Sheep milk cheese is lactose issue friendly! Easier to digest than cows milk cheese, it is creamy, rich in protein, and high in nutrients.
The farm and creamery are run by Colleen and Michael Histon. When they began this journey, they traveled to several sheep dairy farms and decided to embark on raising dairy sheep and producing farmstead sheep's milk cheese. They purchased lambs in Virginia and Wisconsin. Colleen is the main cheese maker. Farm tours are available as per their website.
Other cheese options they make are available through Grassfed on the Hill upon request.
Triadelphia Lake View (TLV) Farm is a diversified 5th generation family farm in Howard County. Well-known for their cut-your-own Christmas trees, this farm is a staple in the community. While they own about 90 acres, they support other local farms through leasing land to grow hay, feed, and to pasture some of their animals. Turkeys are all raised on pasture once they can go outside at 6 weeks old. They are supplemented with a soy-free ration that is all GMO-free. Turkeys are processed on farm. Parts are available year-round and whole turkeys available seasonally. Farmer Jamie has the capacity to grow a lot of turkeys and prices them for large sales volume. So we get great turkey for a great price!