River Cottage Farm

“I dislike the thought that some animal has been made miserable to feed me. If I am going to eat meat, I want it to be from an animal that has lived a pleasant, uncrowded life outdoors, on bountiful pasture, with good water nearby and trees for shade.”
― Wendell Berry

Each and every day we head out to the pastures and work to support every part of the growing cycle;

maintaining the perfect balance of minerals in the soil, raising the healthiest grass to feed our livestock, and supporting our animals throughout their lives so they can live and produce well.

From start to finish, our process stays true to a single motivation: providing you, our customers, with the nutrition you need to make healthy choices and gain back the lost knowledge of The Art of Eating. 

Your choice to support our farm places you within that regenerative cycle, and we couldn’t do what we do without you.  

$5.00lb

Pastured Chicken

Our chickens are raised on pasture and fed a Non GMO feed. They live their entire lives (4 months vs. 52 days for a commercially grown bird) chasing down bugs, basking in the sun and roaming our pastures.

$6.00 – 16.50lb

Pastured Pork

Our pastured piggies spend their days rummaging and foraging through pastures and woods. Allowing our pigs to be pigs throughout their entire lives keeps them healthy and produces the healthiest, most sumptuous pork on the planet.

$7.00 – 9.00lb

Grass Fed Ground Beef

It seems impossible that one patty in a conventionally raised beef contains the meat from over a hundred cows but it’s true. Each pound of ground beef from River Cottage Farm comes from one single, pasture raised cow!

$5.00 – $25.00

Sustainable Yarn

Our yarn starts it’s journey two full years before it reaches your capable hands. The care of our lambs while still in utero determines the quality of the yarn we spin. Fleeces, roving, and yarn are available.

$5.00 – $28.00

Grass Fed Beef

Raising 100% Grass Fed and Finished beef and lamb is the hope of many regenerative farmers for the healing of our planet. Support your local farmer as we work to heal the planet, one plate at a time.

$8.00 – $10.00

Raw Milk Dairy

What kind of dairy allows cows and calves to remain together, only milks once a day, and never feeds grain in any form. We do! We utilize regenerative practices to maintain the health our our animals, our customers, our community, and our planet.

From the Pasture

100% Grass Fed Beef

Steak, Ground, Ribs, Roast, Tallow, Bones, Patties, Stew, Sausage

100% Grass Fed Lamb

Chops, Shank, , Stew Meat, Leg (Butterflied, Rolled, & Tied)

100% Grass Fed Dairy

Fresh Raw Cow’s Milk, Cheese, Yogurt, Kefir, Cream

Pastured Pork

Bacon, Sausage, Ribs, Ground, Chops, Roasts

Pastured Poultry

Pastured Eggs, Chicken, Turkey, Duck 

From the Farmhouse

Raw Unfiltered Honey

12 oz. jars

Baked Goods

Whole Wheat Bread & Gluten Free Offerings

Fiber

Yarn, Roving, and Fleece

River Cottage Farm Blog

How We Raise Your Food – Beef

When I began my journey into the world of regenerative farming practices back in the 1990s, my only meat and dairy customers were people who were sick, really sick. Most of my customers suffered from Crohn’s, lupus, cancers, and Lyme disease. Not many people had run...

How We Raise Your Food – Pork!

You are part of a cycle you can be proud of.   I dislike the thought that some animal has been made miserable to feed me. If I am going to eat meat, I want it to be from an animal that has lived a pleasant, uncrowded life outdoors, on bountiful pasture, with good...

How to Cook the Perfect Roast – Every time!

Everyone needs to know how to cook a roast to perfection - EVERY TIME - with their eyes closed.  Here's a very basic recipe and I've included some of the steps people usually leave out and why it's not a good idea to do so. If you've ever had a roast turn out tough or...

Beauty Interrupted

Beauty, in all its manifestations,  has always been important to me but the older I get the more it has become a faith, a yearning, and a guiding principle for my life. My great fortune is that the farm puts all this in crystal clear perspective, day after day. This...

Rump Roast with Green Olives and Raisins

Shredded Rump Roast With Olives and Raisins This is not your ordinary pot roast recipe. Ever since my friend, Liz, made me this roast some thirty years ago, my mouth waters, Pavlovian-style, when I think of it. This makes the most amazing Argentinian empanadas and the...

On-Farm Workshops

Fiber Workshop

The Continuous Thread What I love so much about the Fiber Arts is that, from the day a lamb is born, or an indigo seed is dropped into the soil until someone wears our labor or love, one continuous thread holds us all together. It makes me think about the creek that...

Five Day Farm Stay Workshop

We've all been there; traveling from one farm conference to the next, gathering ideas and leaving super excited about possibilities and just a tad overwhelmed thinking about the execution. Come and spend the week on our farm, working with us during the day, spending...

All About Pastured Poultry

My son, Brayden has been moving and building chicken pens since he was around 10 years of age.  I myself was the first person in Kentucky to get a slap on the wrist from the Kentucky Health Department for selling pastured chicken.  In the late 1990's I presented at...

Grass Fed Sheep 101

,This workshop will begin with learning to ask the right questions before you even set those four little hooves down on your farm.  We have a battery of questions that we are certain haven't even entered your mind and the answers to those questions will show a clear...

100% Grass Fed Dairying Workshop

How to Start and Run a Grass Fed DairyLearn how to run a small, 100% Grass Fed micro dairy on your farm.  Many people still tell us that you can't produce milk without feeding grain but we've done it successfully for the past 20 years.  You'll learn how to chose a...