• Bom Harris, DVM

Farm-Raised Christmas Gifts

Updated: Dec 2, 2020


This holiday season, give the gift of good food and products while supporting local farmers. These are gifts with real people and stories behind them. By supporting them, you know you’re helping family farmers and local businesses thrive. Here are some ideas for distinctive stocking stuffers and host gifts, as well as fixings for creating a delicious holiday feast:


Ashland Meat Company

Ashland Meat Company at Cross Brothers is a partnership between two local farms providing high quality, humanely-raised fresh and frozen USDA inspected meats. Additionally, Ashland Meat Company stocks a curated selection of local area provisions along with some old-school traditional favorites.

Website: www.amcashland.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/crossbrosgrocery


Bees Knees Farm

Located in King William, Bees Knees Farm produces pasture-raised pork, chicken, eggs, turkey, and goats.

Web: www.beeskneesfarmkw.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/beeskneesfarmkw


Charity Hill Farm

Charity Hill Farms specializes in providing the local community with grass fed beef, finished on a complete diet for optimal animal health and beef quality. Our product is USDA inspected and BQA certified (Beef Quality Assurance).

Facebook: www.facebook.com/charityhillfarms


Dragonfly Farms

Located in Louisa County, Dragonfly Farms specializes in providing grassfed beef and lamb in individual cuts and bulk orders. Dragonfly also sells at the Ashland Meat Company, Ashland Farmers Market and at a few retail locations.

Web: www.dragonflyfarms.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/dragonflyfarms


Harvue Cheese

Operated since 1949 by the Hardesty family, Harvue Farms milks 350 registered Holsteins and farms 650 acres of land. Harvue is dedicated to our animals and this is reflected in their high quality milk that has created high quality cheese.

Web: www.harvuecheese.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/harvuecheese


Heartswell Gardens

At Heartswell Gardens, you can find unique holiday cards and gifts featuring the original artwork of a veterinarian in Chesapeake. If caroling guinea pigs, snowy ponies and chilly alpacas aren't your thing, let her create a custom piece of your favorite animal.

Web: www.heartswellgardens.com/shop

Facebook: www.facebook.com/heartswellgardens

Instagram: www.instagram.com/heartswellgardens


Hidden Hill Farm

Located in Beaverdam, Hidden Hill Farm is a small, family-owned and -operated farm selling goats milk soap and other farm fresh products.

Web: www.Hiddenhillfarm.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/hiddenhillfarm23015


Naked Goat Soap Company

Located in Mechanicsville, the Naked Goat Soap Company produces skincare products with their own fresh goat milk, responsibly-sourced oils and the highest quality butters.

Web: www.nakedgoatsoapco.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/goatsoapco


Whispering Springs Farm

Located in Montpelier, the Whispering Spring Farm produces goat cheese, ice cream, soaps, lotions and other natural products in small batches.

Web: www.whisperingspringsfarms.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/WhisperingSpringsFarms



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