It’s a new year and we are reviving the Mountain Run Farm blog here on the website. We’ll be posting occasional farm news and maybe some other content here and there. It’s been a while so we wanted to catch you up on a few things.

Recently you may have noticed that we stopped offering individual cuts of meat for sale and we wanted to explain why.

Some time last year, during the height of the pandemic our meat processor, Green Valley Meats, made the hard decision to stop processing animals under State inspection (for resale). It does not mean their basic processes or quality of their work has changed. It just means they have shifted their business model to not include meat for resale.

Due to this decision by Green Valley Meats we also will be shifting to only doing bulk, custom sales of our meats. This may be an inconvenience if you are use to buying individual cuts from us. But buying our meats in bulk is really the most cost effective way to feed your family with our pasture raised meats. This is your chance to stock up and save some money at the same time.

You will not find our meats in local health food stores. And we will not have individual cuts of meat for sale at the farm. But you can still get our Bedford County raised, grass-fed beef and lamb. Simply review our Custom Meats page, take a look at all the options (there’s something for every budget). Then send us a message to get the ball rolling.

In summary (with a few more bits of news):

  • We will not be offering individual cuts of meat for sale (for the foreseeable future).
  • Our pasture raised, grass-fed (grass only) beef and lamb is available for bulk, custom sales.
  • We’ve clarified out website to better explain our bulk, custom meat options and how to order.
  • Our farm store is no longer open for retail sales.
  • We no longer offer pastured chicken, pork, turkey, or eggs for sale. Check out our friends Matt and Rachel of Restoration Acres who offer pasture raised pork, turkey, and chicken – raised right here on the land of Mountain Run Farm. Looking for eggs? Check out Mark and Allison’s Mountain Run Permaculture.

The pandemic has had a huge impact on the local food movement as demand for local foods, including meat, has grown dramatically. We are thankful for all of you and look forward to serving you in this new year.