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1654 Milldale Road
Front Royal VA 22630
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Phone: (540) 636-3236

Briarmead's teeming 150 acres near the banks of the Shenandoah Riverare the result of a life-long interest in procuring and producing highquality organic foods for the health and well-being of our family ofeleven. Before "organic" was a label, Laura's grandmother was anearthy "backyard organic," and a loyal subscriber of Rodale's Organic Gardening. Grandma passed her deep passion for health foods on to us. We've beenswimming against the tide of the "diet dictocrats" ever since then,carrying whole wheat bread sandwiches to school in the 1960's - an erawhen Wonder Bread was "cool". It was this upbringing that developedour interest in, and concern for, what commercially produced meats havedone to the health of America. It led us to begin growing our own 100%grassfed beef and lamb - good clean meat, humanely raised andprocessed, that we could feel good about serving to our children,friends and guests. Since 1991, we have been providing this fine 100% grassfed beef and lamb to local health and taste-conscious customers.

As the years of raising our family on the farm passed, we naturallyadded a few other products to the mix. From our relationship with JoelSalatin dating back to 1992, we learned the genius of having chickensfollow our livestock around the farm. Since that time our childrenhave had their own egg business to run. These pastured eggsfrom free-range Barred Rocks and Rhode Island Reds are second to noneand are available as weekly or monthly orders. For gourmands weadditionally offer large, rich duck eggs; your baked goods willnever be the same! (Additionally good to know is that duck eggs areusually well-tolerated by those who have chicken egg allergies.)Succulent roast duck may become a more common occurrence on your tablewith our free-range Peking duck. Our thirteen-year-old sonoversees the duck production as his ducks roam around the farm feastingon garden bugs and scraps and laying one large egg per day. Fresh,whole duck is available to order in season. Our two family milk cows,one a Jersey and the other a Jersey-Guernsey cross, provide bountiful,wholesome milk which is naturally high in butterfat and beneficialCLA's. We offer a cow share program so you, too, can enjoy the benefits of grassfed raw milk.

Our methods with all our "creatures great and small" conform to ourdeep respect for their nature; we derive great satisfaction fromwatching our animals contentedly do as nature intended in the greatcircle of life. Facilitating a win-win-win situationfor the animals, our family as the producer, and you, the consumer,these methods also heal and enrich God's good earth, leaving our smallcorner of the world better, we hope, than when we found it. (Make thata win-win-win-win situation!)

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Date added: 17.9.2009  
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