Swallow Hill Farm

A Central/Northern Virginia Area Farm

Swallow Hill Farm occupies 142 acres of rolling Virginia countryside in beautiful Caroline County, which is located near historic Fredericksburg, VA (within easy reach of Central and Northern Virginia, the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, Ashland and Richmond). We produce grass fed beef, pastured poultry, free range chicken eggs and various other products fresh from our farm. We also have a farm store located onsite and will accommodate farm tours per request.

 

Our Commitment to Doing What's Right

Our goal is to provide health-conscious members of our local community with safe, delicious, high quality foods. No hormones, antibiotics or steroids are fed to or injected into our animals, and they are never fed corn, soy or grain. We also treat our animals with respect and compassion to ensure they have the best possible lives while on the farm.

 

Grass Fed, Grass Finished Beef

We produce great tasting Angus beef! Our cattle are raised on grass, and unlike many grass fed beef operations, we finish our beef on summer and winter annual forages. This results in added marbling, tenderness and flavor. We also handle our cattle humanely using low stress techniques, which we feel results in happy animals and happy customers.

Northern Virginia Grass Fed Beef

Grass fed vs. grain fed beef . . .
  • Grass fed beef has a lower fat content.
  • Grass fed beef has up to 5x higher in Omega-3.
  • Grass fed beef contains 2x more CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid).
  • Grass fed beef is typically 4x higher in vitamin E.

We are a family-owned farm, so customer satisfaction is extremely important to us. We produce the highest quality beef, which is USDA inspected, dry-aged, vacuum packed and well labeled. In addition to eating healthy food from a known source, you will be supporting local agriculture when buying grass fed beef from us.

Individual Beef Cuts: We reserve a limited quantity of beef for sale at our farm store. Purchasing by the cut is a good way to try our beef before buying bulk amounts. Be sure to purchase early: our premium cuts tend to sell-out early!
Grass Finished Beef: We are currently accepting deposits on whole, halves and quarters for October 2017.
Scottish Highland Beef: We have a rare treat for those interested in experiencing the unique flavor of Scottish Highland beef, which is currently available by the individual cut in our farm store. — About Scottish Highland Beef

Note: our grass fed, grass finished beef is available in limited quantities, so please reserve your whole, half or quarter today.

 

Pastured Free-Range Chicken Eggs

We produce the best eggs available anywhere! Our chickens are a true pasture-raised, free-range flock, which is best for you and the chickens. Having access to our entire farm, they are happy, healthy and have ample time outside (the only time they are enclosed is during night to avoid predators).

Northern Virginia Pastured Free-Range Chicken Eggs

While our chickens feed primarily on natural vegetation and insects, they also have access to non-GMO feed. As a result, our eggs are healthy for you and are absolutely incredible in every way! Yolks stand high in the pan, and whites do not spread! You can see and taste the difference!

Pastured Free-Range Chicken Eggs vs. All Other Eggs . . .

Mother Earth News conducted an egg testing project, and found that eggs produced by truly free-ranging hens were far superior to those produced by other methods. They found the benefits of of eggs produced by pasture-raised, free-range hens have . . .

  • 1/3 less cholesterol
  • 1/4 less saturated fat
  • 2/3 more vitamin A
  • 3x to 7x more vitamin D
  • 3x more vitamin E
  • 7x more beta carotene
  • 2x more Omega-3 fatty acids
Free Range Eggs: Our chickens are producing well, so a good supply of fresh eggs are available at our farm store.

 

Pastured Poultry: Pasture-Raised Meat Chickens

We raise Cornish Cross and Freedom Ranger chickens. The Cornish Cross is a fast-growing, large-breasted chicken with white feathers. The Freedom Ranger is a red/rust colored chicken that grows slower and has a more traditional appearance.

Pasture-raised meat chickens

Our chickens are raised humanely on fresh pasture and have full access to plenty of sunshine, fresh vegetation and insects.

Pasture-raised chickens have . . .
  • higher Omega-3 levels;
  • lower levels of fat and saturated fats; and
  • 50% more vitamin A

Our customers are positively raving about the taste and tenderness of our pastured meat chickens. Please see Customer Testimonials.

Pasture-Raised Meat Chickens: Our delicious Cornish Cross and Freedom Ranger chickens are currently available at our farm store.

 

Other Products Available at the Swallow Hill Farm Store

Local Raw Honey for Sale

Local Wildflower Honey

Honey is bottled and ready for sale at our farm store. This honey is raw and lightly filtered/strained, so it is ideal for individuals wanting local honey for reducing symptoms associated with seasonal allergies.

Pure Grassfed Beef Tallow Soap

Beef Tallow Soap

Our pure grass fed beef tallow soap is made here on the farm using natural ingredients.

 News & Updates

Grass Finished Beef - We have one half (or two quarters) available mid-June, and we are now accepting deposits on whole, halves and quarters for October 2017.

Scottish Highland Beef - We currently have a limited supply of Scottish Highland beef available by the individual cut in our farm store.

Pasture-Raised Meat Chickens - Our delicious pasture-raised chickens are currently available.


 Multi-Species Cover Crops


 Our clients say...

Shannon B. - Swallow Hill has been a God send for me! Health issues necessitate that I have grass-fed and finished beef and pasture raised eggs and chickens.  more

Scot M. - What a great place and so close. Can't wait to go back. Eggs were amazing!!  more

Andi L. - Extremely happy with the chickens!!!  more