Weaver Valley Farms, Strasburg, PA – 22 miles

John Stoltzfus of Weaver Valley Farms raises his cattle on pasture in Lancaster County, PA. We’re proud to support local farmers like John, who put care and time into producing meat that is raised humanely and is of the highest quality.

Weaver Valley Farm Kimberton Whole Foods

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Why did you start raising cattle?

John started raising beef to feed his family, but he quickly realized that others wanted to purchase sustainably raised, quality meat. He has now been raising cattle for two decades.

How large is your herd?

John cares for a herd of about 90 Black Angus and Hereford cattle.

Tell us about your growing practices.

The cows receive supplemental hay and alfalfa grown on the farm, and never receive hormones, antibiotics, GMO-feed, or animal by-products. John says that with pasture-raised beef, “you just can’t rush the process.”

Tell us how rotational grazing works.

Rotational grazing is the practice of moving livestock between different pastures, or paddocks, to encourage optimal grass growth and prevent overgrazing.

Tell us about the dry-aging process.

At Weaver Valley, the beef is dry-aged for 14 days before it is processed. This dry-aging process creates the most tender and flavorful beef products.

Do you still sell directly to friends and family?

John continues to sell to friends and family. “[Our customers] trust our years of hands-on experience,” he says.

10 thoughts on “Weaver Valley Farms, Strasburg, PA – 22 miles

  1. Just had some of your pork sausage for supper and it is very good. We really liked the fact that the skins were not tough. We found out about the store on May Post Office Road from the Lancaster Best Kept Secrets tour. Had the free hamburg last night made into a meatloaf which was also very good. My husband liked the fact that it was ground fine.

  2. Are all of Weaver Farms meats 100% grass fed and grass finished? Or are the animals fed grains during their lifetimes?

  3. We really like your sausage and hamburg, so decided to try your steaks. I had two of your “chuck tender steak” yesterday. I couldn’t even cut them with a serrated knife they were so tough. I was so disappointed. My husband wanted to give them a pitch, but I ground them in my food processor to see if I could salvage them in a recipe that calls for ground beef. I have a piece of your pork in the oven now, so I sure hope it’s better then the beef was.

    • Hello Harriet, Thank you for reaching out! I’m sorry to hear that you had a poor experience with this product. Can you please confirm that you purchased the steaks at a Kimberton Whole Foods location? If so, please reach out to me here: emily@kimbertonwholefoods.com Thank you!

  4. I used to buy Pepper Jam from a local produce market years ago. I believe they purchased from Weaver Valley Farms, Port Treverton. Market has since gone out of business (owners deceased). Would this be the same farm?

    • Hello Pam, Thank you for reaching out! We’re not sure about the Pepper Jam – we will actually be switching meat suppliers as the owner of Weaver Valley Farms is retiring. Pepper jam may be something that we could special-order for you. If you’re interested, please call your nearest Kimberton Whole Foods location and speak with a team member about this. Thank you! -Emily at KWF

  5. Hi! Due to allergies, I need to have only grass fed AND grass finished beef. It states sometimes your cows get alfalfa and hay. Hay is not a grain. But I believe alfalfa is. So can you please tell me if your beef is grass finished as well? I appreciate your time and concern!
    Oh, and you will be switching meat suppliers die to retirement of your current one. Can you tell me if you will be carrying grass fed/grass finished beef and also with no hormones and no antibiotics still? Thank you so very much!

    • Hello Suzanne, Thanks for reaching out! Please read all about our new supplier, Stryker Farm, here. This beef is also 100% grass-fed and grass-finished, and is hormone and antibiotic free. Alfalfa is considered a grass, not a grain. Thank you!

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