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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Thank you for your interest in our duck eggs and our farm! We are Caroline and Kristofer (Kris), founders of Mt. Hope Duck Eggs. We believe that interest in organic and pasture raised food is not a passing trend but is an important social movement that recognizes that food was not always tainted with harmful chemicals and grown on industrial farms. We are excited to be a contributor to a movement that insists that food be whole and free of harmful chemicals for our families in the present and future generations.
We began eating organically back in 2005 to better our health. We’ve known for many years that toxic chemical like round up/glycosphate shouldn’t be used for food production (or for anything…period), but really began looking at food differently after the birth of our son. Our son’s health challenges have led us on a path and have driven us to look more closely at our food supply and we’ve used whole foods untreated with chemical to nourish and heal our son. We were forced to source food all over the country that would be safe for our son to eat and it was difficult to say the least!
The idea of safe food was so important to us that we decided we wanted to help others find quality nourishing and healing foods. And so, we hatched a plan to start Mt. Hope Ducks on our family farm in Easton, MD.
We raise our ducks on pasture that is planted with a certified organic blend or ryegrass, fescue, clover, millet, radish, buckwheat, peas, and turnips. Food for our ducks is supplemented with a custom organic feed that is milled monthly from Fresh Cut Organics in Salisbury, MD and is free from soy. Our ducks drink plenty of fresh water that is filtered through an Aquasana house filter and happily enjoy taking long baths in it too! Our custom-built duck coops feature solar fans to keep them cool in the summer and an ample supply of straw keep them warm in the winter and clean and cozy year-round!
Compared with eggs from chickens, duck eggs are higher in Omega 3s, higher in beneficial cholesterol, higher in protein (by 3 grams), and higher in vitamin D. Duck eggs also have a higher albumen content, which makes them great for baking. Duck eggs are an easy way to add a healing element to any diet. Duck egg shells are considerably thicker than chicken eggs and as such, duck eggs can last refrigerated up to 6 weeks past the labeled sell by date.
Farmer Caroline is also a Licensed Acupuncturist.
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.
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.
Randi is an avid gardener. She has been increasing her garden over the years and now has more than her family can use. She is giving back to the community by offering her excess to the Grassfed on the Hill community. She also started supplying nutritious micro greens to local consumers and members of Grassfed on the Hill food buying club.
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)
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.
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.
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.)
Oakham Farm began in the 18th Century on a road established in ancient times by pre-Columbian Americans. With the work of enslaved people, it grew into a prosperous, diversified Virginia plantation that was a microcosm of the antebellum south, a self-contained community with workshops, fields, an orchard and a mill.
As Oakham Plantation it was a hotbed of confederate partisanship during the civil war and the birth-place of Mosby’s Rangers.
During the roaring 1920’s it was the domain of a strong, progressive woman who was a leader in the community, a philanthropist, and a pioneer in preserving the unmatched beauty of the Virginia piedmont. Now, in the 21st century, Oakham is once again a self-sufficient powerhouse, fueled by the sun and by women and men of diverse backgrounds who share a vision of sustainability, diversity, sanctuary and plenty.
Clark’s Farm is a multi-generation family farm in Ellicott City, Maryland dedicated to preserving and restoring farmland. Their Angus beef is raised on 100% pasture. Farmer Nora is a young farmer returning to the land to help preserve it for future generations.
These items are delivered weekly to the regular drop sites. (Contact GrassfedOnTheHill@gmail.com for more information and to join)
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