Whispering Dove Ranch is truly an Agri-Cultural Experience! Authentic working livestock ranch and Apiary. Don't know what an Apiary is? Call us and find out! Various farm animals are raised in their natural environment. Others interested in sustainable agriculture and renewable resources will find our high quality products worth the drive.
We are not a factory farm operation, but we are a working family ranch. Since we are a "real ranch" and not a static display, tours are not available. We have been featured in several NC publications, Farm Bureau Magazine local newspaper articles, blogs and Diane Daniel's book "Farm Fresh North Carolina."
Explore this source of homegrown, pasture-raised meats and pure, raw honey. Especially educational for those who aren't familiar with where their food actually comes from. Pick up some unique products produced with natural ingredients to take home and try for yourself. Your body will thank you!
And...don't forget the local Gold Medal winning Goat Cheeses (flavored or plain) and "fresh from the mountains" Brick Cheeses (Cheddar, Garlic, Habanero, Pepper Jack, etc.) that we carry from NC cheese producers.
We also offer a variety of homemade skin care products (soaps, natural remedies, etc.) from goat's milk, olive oil, honey and beeswax produced from amazing honey bees.
The bee hive provides many products that are beneficial both internally and externally. We provide propolis tincture and supplements for a more healthy lifestyle. Our Local, Raw Honey and Propolis is Certified Naturally Grown (CNG). Nature has the answer to everything and all we have to do is find it!
Pastured American Lamb and ranch-raised Rabbit Meat is USDA custom processed, vacuum-sealed, and fresh frozen for your convenience. The owners look forward to providing their guests with delicious, heart-healthy, and locally grown products. Our gourmet meats have been used by the lead chef and staff at UNC Wilmington, NC Culinary Arts School for the Aramark Culinary Excellence Competition. They won!
Whispering Dove Ranch & Apiary is conveniently located in the southwest area of Jacksonville, NC. Please call to set up an appointment and confirm hours of operation. Our products can be purchased from the ranch, local farmer's market (April thru Oct) and other locations in Jacksonville, NC and Swansboro, NC.
Online Shopping is now available on our store website: http://www.whisperingdoveranch.com. We ship only non-parishable items like skin care and honey products. Any meats or cheese must be purchased locally.
Certified Animal Welfare Approved, we humanely raise animals with no added hormones or drug residues. We take every step possible to assure that our Meats & Raw Honey remains safe, appealing and wholesome. As NC Certified Beekeepers we strive to keep abreast of health issues relevant to these commodities. Ruminants & Rabbits provide us with milk, meat & fiber. Without Honey Bees for crop pollination, there would be no food. Buy local, Buy Fresh, Bee Healthy!
Onslow County Farmer's Market, Jacksonville, NC. Market is located on Hwy 258 (Richlands Hwy). Saturdays from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Look for Whispering Dove Ranch & Apiary Banner.
Whispering Dove Ranch & Apiary, Jacksonville, NC
products may be purchased year round on site at the ranch. Mail order is available for skin care items and honey.
We do not ship meats or cheese. They must be purchased locally.
Days and hours of operation are by appointment only. Please contact us to schedule your visit.
I'm not a well seasoned cook, but the osso buco lamb put me at the top!(Nate was very impressed) But I know the secret was this wonderful meat : P My husband and I have not eaten meat for a month until we found Whispering Dove Ranch.... [more]
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I buy my rabbit and goat from Linda and Dale, after looking around a long time for high quality meats of this type raised sustainably as they do. This couple truly love their farm and their work.... [more]