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Old 02-25-2010, 05:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am out of luck finding anything at the moment
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I'm in Richmond, not NOVA, but I know there's got to be plenty for you up there! Doesn't Sally Fallon Morell live in NOVA or DC?
Anyway, there's a great farm raising heritage breeds on pasture in Upperville. It's called Ayrshire Farms, and they also run a restaurant and butcher shop.

http://www.ayrshirefarm.com/

My local butcher shop gets some of their stuff and it's fabulous!
I'm sure there are a million other options, I just thought I'd mention the one I'm familiar with.

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Hey there! I'm in Charlottesville, and I generally use Polyface Farms for bones. They have delivery to NOVA once a month March-Nov. Their website is www.polyfaceyum.com and you can check to see about delivery schedules and locations....

Wolf Creek Farm (www.wolfcreek-farm.com) is in Madison county, but that might be about an hour from you....

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LOVE the beef and bones from Wolf Creek That's where we get our sides of beef from.

We haven't sourced out chicken yet, though I might have to check out Polyface's delivery. We're at the bottom of NoVa outside of Warrenton.

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Polyface has great broilers, and I usually get their chicken necks and backs for stock. I think broilers are about $3.69 a pound or so? They have pretty much every cut that grocery stores have, which I appreciate for variety and special recipes, but I generally just buy broilers due to cost.

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Three pastured meat producers sell at the Arlington farmer's market at Courthouse on Saturdays. My favorite is Smith Meadows Farm. Their soup bones are $3/lb or so and make great broth.

http://www.smithmeadows.com/meat.php
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I used to buy from smith meadows at the arlington market. haven't been there in a couple of years though. I was aware I could get bones there but I thought 3$ a pound for bones was steep. What do you guys think is that a good price?

I actually emailed them and they gave me their butchers contact info so I waas thinking of getting bulk bones from him without any fancy packaging or cuts

edit: btw smith used to be the only ones when I went there.. are the 2 others new?
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I think I pay around $1.50 a pound for bones.... I used to pay $.50 or $1, but they've gotten more popular so the price has risen. Darn all us TFers.

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Are you anywhere near Harpers Ferry?

My source for beef bones, beef, milk, eggs, meat chickens....all of it is there.

PM me if you want more info.

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