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In 2010 the Bailey family set out to prove that great food could be produced locally and made available to the community, so they started with one cow and 25 egg layers. The Farm Store was just a refrigerator in the couple hundred year old barn on the property and a few customers would come out on the weekends to get their fresh eggs.
The number of animals and the community support has grown since then, but there are a few fundamentals that will not change. When you visit and purchase from GVF you can expect that the product you are buying is better than any other, in cleanliness, nutrient density and integrity. The best part of it all is that you, the consumer has the power to make the decision to purchase after walking around the pastures and knowing everything there is to know about how the food that we produce makes it to your plate. This is the ultimate in transparency and we believe that is essential to accountability.
We rely on that relationship with the customers, who we call our "Tribe" to replace fancy labels and certifications. We are not certified organic, although our practices exceed those standards. We are not certified humanely raised, but one trip around the farm will confirm for you that there is no better life for these animals.
Over the years the farm has grown from a few dozen eggs in the old barn to a product selection of 100% grass fed beef, soy-free GMO-free pasture raised pork, chicken, eggs and turkeys and organically grown seasonal vegetables. Beyond the products grown on our farm, we have partnered with other local farms such as Rousedale Farm, Freedom Valley Farm, Third Way Farm and Wild Rose Farm to help us raise livestock. We also offer exceptional products from other local farms and artisans, so come for a visit and check it all out for yourself.
We offer three ways to purchase GVF products in an effort to make it as convenient as possible for you to support the farm. Our on farm store is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. We serve Maryland, Washington DC, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, New York and North Carolina with home delivery service.
Simply put in your zip code and we'll let you know the best way to get your order to you. Please visit our "How to Purchase" page to learn more.
We're grateful for the opportunity to serve you and look forward to exceeding your expectations.
Answers from your local farmers
How do I purchase from Grand View Farm?
Most of our customers choose Home Delivery for a convenient way to get the cleanest, healthiest meats delivered right to your front porch. Some also choose to shop at our on-farm store which is open Thursdays 1pm to 5pm Fridays from 1pm to 6pm and Saturdays 9am to 4pm. You can order online for Home Delivery or to pick up at the Farm Store. If you're not ready to order online, you're welcome to visit our Farm Store to browse the selection and make purchases in person.
How are the products packaged?
All of our meat products are packed fresh, vacuum sealed and labeled for longevity in the freezer and ease of identification.
Are GVF meat products frozen?
Yes, because of the logistics of a small farm, we choose to freeze all of our meat products after they are packed. With that said, the meat is always "new". We harvest animals every two weeks and sell the meat just as quickly. So for those reasons the meat is frozen but it isn't old. Occasionally we have fresh beef available on a limited basis, be sure to subscribe to our email list to know when we'll have fresh, instead of frozen beef in stock.
Is Grand View Farm organic?
We are not, however we know that in a lot of ways GVF exceeds organic standards. Although we are not certified organic, we do not medicate the animals, we do not spray the pastures and we feed soy-free, non-GMO, unmedicated grain to the pigs and chickens. If you dive into organic standards you'll find a lot of things that aren't good for the animals, the environment, the consumers and the farmers. We're confident that one tour of the farm will reinforce our belief that local is better than organic and the way that we farm provides you and your family with the cleanest, healthiest food.
Are the cattle started or finished on grain?
Nope, 100% grass fed all of the time. Cattle rotate around the pastures during the growing season and eat hay in the winter. Cattle are herbivores and never designed to consume a non-grass based diet.
Is the beef dry-aged?
Yes! We love that as a small farm we are able to offer dry-aged beef. This is something that the industrial beef system cannot do because of their scale, but as small farmers we can offer this superior product to our customers. Typically the beef is dry-aged for 2-3 weeks which we think is especially important for 100% grass fed beef.
Why are the pigs and chickens fed grain?
Pigs and chickens are omnivores and need more than the pasture to survive. We strive to provide as much as possible for them to lower their grain intake - such as 24/7 access to fresh pasture, daily pasture moves, composted organically grown foods such as leftovers from the garden, etc. Chickens and pigs would not survive on a farm in a production model without supplemental grain to eat.
Are the pastures sprayed with chemicals?
Absolutely not. We grow healthy pastures by using the animals and we sometimes plant perennial and annual grasses right into the pasture using uncoated seeds.
Do your products contain soy?
No, we feed a soy-free feed mix to the omnivores - pigs and chickens.
Are your animals humanely harvested?
We take great pride in the care for the animals at the farm, so we took a lot of time and care into choosing an abattoir that would show the animals the same respect when it is time for harvest. Smuckers Meats in Mt. Joy, PA harvests our animals and they are absolute professionals. They are also third party animal welfare approved.
Do your products contain nitrates/nitrites?
No - our smoked products such as bacon and hams are free from these chemicals, which we think is important. Fun fact - our bacon is also sugar free!
What breed are your cattle?
We raise a little bit of everything, working to breed the "perfect" grass fed genetics into our herd. We currently raise Devon, Hereford, Red Angus and Black Angus cattle. While there are good and bad cattle from a genetics standpoint, we see little variation animal to animal because they are all raised the same. When we do see variation, we breed for the good traits and try to breed out the "bad" traits. Certainly the nutrient density and cleanliness - the most important aspects of food - are identical.
Do you accept returns and issue refunds?
Unfortunately due to the nature of our products, we can not offer refunds or returns. On a case-by-case basis we will consider the situation and work to ensure an amazing customer experience. We always look forward to serving you and want to make sure you walk away telling everyone about your amazing GVF experience.