The most distinctive feature of the Mulefoot hog is its solid hoof, which resembles that of a mule. It was bred to have a solid hoof rather than the typical cloven hoof to eliminate the threat of foot rot, thus making it suitable for wet areas. They fatten quite easily and a mature hog weighs in at the 500-600 pound range. The Mulefoot peaked in popularity about a century ago, with breeders found in most Midwestern and some southern states. As the amount of area for foraging decreased and the practice of feeding hogs in pens increased, the breed fell out of favor. The Mulefoot is today the most rare of American swine breeds.
Providing tasty, nutritious pork while preserving a rare heritage breed of hog. Our Mulefoot hogs are raised naturally and humanely per the standards of the Animal Welfare Institute. For a unique dining experience, contact us to discover how you can enjoy a marbled meat that melts on your tongue.(more...)
Join us as we transform the family farm into a working demonstration farm. The goal is to create a sustainable, educational, and economically viable business to preserve the farm as open space within Fairfax County. Current and future plans include: (more...)
W Koschara & Sons farming operations was first established on Long Island New York near the hamlet of Selden in 1895 by William Koschara and his wife Gersche. William emigrated to the US in 1887 from Germany. The family farm raised vegetables sold locally, trucked to NYC and as far as Connecticut. (more...)
Three Sisters Organics Farm is an organic vegetable and flower farm and has been in business since 2004. We raise over 75 varieties of vegetables and flowers with many heirloom varieties. We also sell naturally raised lamb, pork and chicken along with farm fresh eggs and goat milk. We have a small CSA and sell at both the St. (more...)
The Poultry Hatchery is the areas leading producer of pasture raised poultry, day old chicks, started laying hens, and over 285 breeds of heritage & rare poultry. We raise all breeds of chicken, turkey, pheasant, duck, geese, freedom rangers, Cornish cross broilers, & more. (more...)
At The Dancing Farmer we grow and select our cut flowers for fragrance, color, pattern or just the simple overall delightfulness that we and others respond to. We love to be surprised by the stunning complexity of a flower or a branch, and to that end we are always trying out new types of flowers and other plants with ornamental value. (more...)