Autumn Olive Farms is an award winning small family farm located north of Waynesboro in the central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Since 2008 AOF has been synonymous with quality, consistency, integrity, and innovation. They cross the purebred Ossabaw Island and English Berkshire to several ratios to achieve particular outcomes. One outcome is that the Berkabaw brings many of the marvelous qualities of the Ossabaw into the marketplace. On the Ossabaw they add depth of body, a smaller bone that improves the meat to bone ratio and efficient hard fat development that has an amazing flavor and texture. With the Berkshire they gain length of body, gentleness/manageability, terrific yield, great fat to meat ratio, short muscle fiber (tenderness) and accelerated growth.
We get primal cuts of loin and belly in and hand cut these on site into tenderloins, chops, sirloin roasts, ribs, and belly. We also render down in the fat into lard. We also carry their Nitrate and Nitrite free hot dogs, as well as their sage, chorizo, and curry sausages.
Chef constantly looks for the best quality meat and locally sourced from farms and meat companies in Virginia if at all possible. Our beef is graded Choice and aged for 21 days. We cut our steaks and chops on premises.
Our ground beef, ribeyes, strip steaks, brisket, flat iron steaks, and many more products are from the Seven Hills Abattoir and Meat Company in Lynchburg, Virginia. They source their beef from Virginia family farm raised Angus beef and process it in the largest independent slaughterhouse (abattoir) in Virginia. This facility was built over 100 years ago for this purpose, but has been updated with the most modern meat processing technology. Bottom line is that you can taste the difference.
Located in Surry County Virginia, Edwards has been the premiere supplier of hams, sausage, and bacon since 1926. We carry their smoked and pepper bacon, smoked and unsmoked link sausage, country ham, and their award winning Surryano ham.
Border Springs Farm is one of the top producers of lamb in the country and 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 as well as working Border Collies.They raise natural lamb in pastures and do not sell any processed lamb with ever treated with hormones or antibiotics.
We carry their lamb racks, loin chops, and ground lamb.