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, lamb, raw honey, free range chicken eggs and various other products fresh from our farm. We sell all of our products as well as woodland raised pork at our farm store located in Woodford, VA.

Family Owned & Operated

We are a family-owned and managed farm. Customer satisfaction is very important to us. We produce the highest quality beef and lamb, which is USDA inspected, dry-aged (beef only), 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, lamb and pork from us.

Our Commitment to Doing What's Right

Our goal is to provide health-conscious members of our local community with safe, delicious, high quality, nutrient dense foods. No hormones, antibiotics or steroids are fed to or injected into our animals. Our cattle 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.

Beef Shares (1/4 and 1/2 shares). Currently Sold-Out

We sell the majority of our beef and lamb in the form of beef shares but rarely have beef shares available to the general public due to the high demand among existing customers.  Beef shares that are available each year are offered first to customers who have purchased beef shares in the previous 12 months.  If there are unreserved shares after that offering, we will send an invitation to our entire newsletter subscriber list. 

Individual cuts of beef are currently available at our farm store. See a table listing product prices and availability here or visit our online store.

Pork is currently in stock. Sorry, we do not sell pork by shares (1/4,1/2 or whole).

Lamb: We've had difficulty getting lamb processed so we sold all our available lambs alive.  Since all lambs have been sold, we will not be restocked until more lambs are born and grow for 9-10 months. 

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 high quality summer and winter annual forages. All of the forages consumed by our cattle are non-GMO. This results in added marbling, tenderness and flavor. Our beef is dry aged for two weeks to enhance the natural beef flavors and the tenderness of our beef. We always 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.
Grass Finished Beef: Although we still have large amounts of beef available at our Swallow Hill Farm Store, we are sold out of our beef shares.
We are pleased to see that over 90% of our beef share sales were to repeat customers. We are told by many of our customers that "our beef is the best they have ever had"! We continue to strive toward producing the best tasting, naturally raised beef possible.

Note: our grass fed, grass finished beef is available in limited quantities. Our premium cuts of beef and our beef shares sell out quickly. If you have questions about the process, please contact us.

Lamb and Mutton

We also produce great tasting Lamb and Mutton! Our sheep are raised and finished on grass and other high quality forages. We always use low stress livestock handling techniques which we feel results in happy animals and happy customers.

Multi-Species Grazing

Being rich in high-quality protein and many vitamins and minerals, lamb can be an excellent component of a healthy diet.
Lamb is a rich source of many vitamins and minerals, including . . .
  • Vitamin B12 (important for blood formation and brain function)
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
  • Niacin
  • Phosphorus
  • Iron.
Individual Beef and Lamb Cuts: We reserve a limited quantity of beef and lamb for sale by the individual cut in our farm store. Purchasing by the cut is a good way to try our beef or lamb before buying bulk amounts. Be sure to purchase early: our premium cuts sell-out quickly!

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 a no soy, no corn, 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.

Woodland Pork

We have joined forces with a local producer to offer healthy, naturally raised pork to our customers. As with our naturally raised beef, our pork is processed and vacuum packed at a USDA inspected abattoir. Naturally raised pork and pork products are available at our Farm Store.

Pork shares: We do not offer bulk pork shares (halves or whole) at this time.

Young Woodland Pigs

As with our other naturally raised products, our production model is cage free, antibiotic free, hormone free, humanely raised animals. Our pork is supplemented with Amish Feed Mixes (starter/grower/finisher) and fresh unused food portions.

We now have a wide range of freshly harvested pork products available at the Swallow Hill Farm Store, including an assortment of sausages, cured and uncured bacon, loin, chops, butt roasts and smoked jowls.

Other Products Available at the Swallow Hill Farm Store

Raw Honey

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.