LITTLE RIVER FARM

Little River Farm is located in the western mountains of North Carolina in Alleghany County along the banks of the Little River.The farm has been in existence for generations and with good farming practices has supported several of the Edwards families with a livelihood. The farm has been through the normal changes of progress, from horse drawn equipment and extreme manual labor to modern equipment and labor saving techniques. This farm land has produced excellent horses, dairy and beef cattle for the past century. The farm was voted Farm of the Year in the late 70′s. 

We are proud of our land and the quality of the products and services we can provide. We invite you to give us a call at 336-657-0164, or come by and visit us here at Little River Farm.

MEET THE OWNER

100% GRASS FED BEEF

AQHA & APHA HORSES

CUSTOM FARM WORK

Bulldozing & Heavy Equipment Operation

Hunting & Fishing

Contact

(336) 657-0164

MEET THE OWNER

I was born in the mountains of northwest North Carolina in 1953. My childhood was absolutely wonderful for a boy that just wanted to be outside. We were far from being rich but we had what we needed. I was blessed with parents that wanted us to have things that I know now was tough on their tight budget. Dad was a dairy farmer and mom a homemaker. Almost all our food was grown or raised right there on the farm. We had dairy and beef cattle, sheep, hogs, chickens, and always a large garden. We killed our own beef, hogs, and sheep. The garden was canned or frozen for year round use, and there was always cold fresh milk. We were taught from a young age to value what you had and not to waste.

I attended Sparta Elementary School and then went to Alleghany High School. By the time I graduated from high school my interest had turned to cars. So, I enrolled in the Auto Mechanics program at Wilkes Community College. The knowledge I gained in that program proved valuable in the future operation and efficiency of the farm. After college I came back home and went into a partnership with my dad on the family dairy.

In 1976 dad retired, and I took over the dairy and expanded it to a 300 cow operation, milking 3 times a day. This was continued until 1994 when milk prices and government buyouts and regulations led me to the decision to sell the dairy cows and convert to beef cattle.

From 1994 until now we have increased our herd by hand picking our best heifers for replacement and culling cattle less desirable. As a result, we have a productive herd of cattle for our grass fed beef operation.

Farming is more than what I do, it’s who I am. It is all I have ever known. There is nothing in the world I would rather do. I am honored to continue the legacy that was started in my family over 100 years ago. I am proud to be a farmer.

God Made a Farmer

100% ALL NATURAL GRASS FED BEEF

​The grass fed beef we have for sale is raised here on the farm. We do not purchase outside cattle except for the normal rotation of the herd bulls every 3 years. Our cattle are primarily Angus and Beefmaster. The hay that is fed during the winter is grown and harvested here on the farm. The cattle are on rotational grazing which produces meat with an excellent lean / fat ratio. The beef is processed at a USDA facility and we have NC Meat Handlers License. You can be assured of a healthy great tasting cut of meat for your family.

AVAILABLE CUTS OF BEEF

WHAT THEY SAID

100% GRASS FEED BEEF: AVAILABLE CUTS

Little River Farm - 100% Grass Fed Beef

Beef Tenderloin

Little River Farm - 100% Grass Fed Beef

Beef Sirloin Tips

Little River Farm - 100% Grass Fed Beef

Beef for Stew

Little River Farm - 100% Grass Fed Beef

Beef Tip Roast

Little River Farm - 100% Grass Fed Beef

Beef Rump Roast

Little River Farm - 100% Grass Fed Beef

Ground Beef Patties

Little River Farm - 100% Grass Fed Beef

Beef Round Steak

Little River Farm - 100% Grass Fed Beef

Beef Tenderized Steak

Little River Farm - 100% Grass Fed Beef

Ground Beef

Little River Farm - 100% Grass Fed Beef

Beef T-Bone Steak

Little River Farm - 100% Grass Fed Beef

Beef Ribeye Steak

AQHA & APHA HORSES

We have several quality horses for sale at all times. Call or come by to see what we have and if we don’t have it we will find it. We have saddles and tack for sale.

Little River Farm also offers horse transport and pickup for any of your equine needs.

CUSTOM FARM WORK

We can provide fence building, custom hay work, hauling cattle and horses, and other specialized services. Call for more information: 336-657-0164.

BULLDOZING & HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION

We offer bulldozing service for land clearing, site preparation for homes and buildings, clearing fence rows and building roads. We can also transport your equipment. If you need dirt or gravel hauled just give us a call.

HUNTING & FISHING

Little River Farm offers year round hunting and fishing. There are spring turkey hunts and fall deer hunting. We also have year round coyote and groundhog hunting.

You can also fish in the Little River which borders the farm. It has smallmouth bass, trout, and other species for your enjoyment.

875 Osee Road - Sparta, NC 28675

(336) 657-0164

info@littleriverfarmnc.com

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