Riven Rock Farm

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Riven Rock Farm

Located in beautiful Highland County, Virginia.  Riven Rock Farm is 700 acres of mountain meadows and laurel-laced hardwood forest. Riven is an old celtic word meaning split or shattered.  And "Riven" perfectly describes the large rock outcroppings and stones that populate the farm.  Our 100 acre forest is an appalachian hardwood ecosystem and is complimented by an additional several hundred acres of high, sweeping pasture and meadows. We (Chuck and Lou Ann Neely) work to promote biodiversity and find a balance between our wild forest and sustainable, organic farm practices.  

We strive to be good grass farmers, wildlife stewards, woodlot managers and producers of excellent farm products.  We produce grass fed beef using only organic practices.  We have an excellent herd of purebred, heritage, Galloway cattle along with Katahdin sheep and pastured, Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs.  We also employ free range laying hens on our farm.  These chickens give us great soil, control parasites and produce delicious organic eggs.    

In Riven Rock's upland hardwood forest, we are starting several timber stand improvement and habitat projects to help our resident wildlife. Deer, turkeys, grouse and even a few bears call Riven Rock home. We have miles of woodland trails that meander through the farm.  These trails are great for nature hikes and wildlife viewing. We also manage our timber with the help of our farm's sawmill.  We saw our own lumber and timbers for farm structures and welcome doing custom sawing for customers.

Most of all, Riven Rock is a place to relax, reflect, and enjoy the simple pleasures of life in the true Highlands of Virginia.

 

 

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