Hello beautiful peeps,

Wytheville Farmer’s Market WILL BE OPEN on Saturday and operating in similar manner to last time. There will be stringent safety measures in place and purchases are TAKE OUT ONLY. Check out the Wytheville Farmer’s Market Facebook page.  More information will be posted there. Place your order ahead of time with your favorite vendor or place your order at the uncovered entrance — pay and pick up on the covered side. I’m not sure about the veggie side of things, but the meat and eggs folks are selling out fast.

Along those lines, I have received several calls regarding beef and/or lamb. We have both. Due to demand, I have separated the beef into smaller, 25 pound packages. If you are having trouble finding beef, get in touch with me asap. I can bring your purchase to the market on Saturday or deliver to your home if you would prefer not going out at all.

Herd Share Peeps, as before, I will be in the parking lot across the street for pickups. Look for my burgundy Subaru Outback. I believe I have everyone’s jars. We are in full milk production and weekly pick up is available if you are willing to come to the farm on the off week. Yogurt is also available. And as always, cheese and butter. Starting with the last market in April, weekly pickup will be available at Wytheville Farmer’s Market, but feel free to let me know if you would rather come to the farm. The crowd is much smaller 🙂 — nonexistent actually.

Let’s keep each other’s safety in mind and maintain safe distances if someone else is there with me picking up product. I’ll be in full PPE with mask and gloves and/or using hand sanitizer between each of our interactions. If you have concerns about picking up, please let me know so we can make other arrangements. Above all, I want you to be comfortable and feel safe.

New herd share opportunities are coming up soon. Contact me via email (melanie@peacefulheartfarm.com) or phone (276-694-4369). More shares will be available soon.

Please go HERE to learn all about Herd Shares and get on our waiting list.


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Products Available to Herd Share Owners

Choose 1 per week 1/2 Share Whole Share
Raw Milk 1/2 gallon 1 gallon
Yogurt 1 quart 2 quarts
Butter 1/4 pound 1/2 pound
Ararat Legend 1/4 pound 1/2 pound
Peaceful Heart Gold 1/4 pound 1/2 pound
Pinnacle 1/4 pound 1/2 pound
Clau d’ville Cheddar 1/4 pound 1/2 pound

Products Available to the General Public

Beef Price / Pound
25-lb beef package – $200 $8.00
1/4 Beef (approx 100 lbs) $7.00
1/2 Beef (approx 200 lbs) $6.50
Whole Beef (approx 400 lbs) $6.00
Ground (approx 1 lb) $7.00
Lamb Price / Pound
Lamb Loin Chops $18
Lamb Rib Chips $18
Lamb Kabobs $12
Ground Lamb (approx 1 lb) $10
Whole Lamb (approx 40 lbs) $9.50
1/2 Lamb (approx 20 lbs) $10
Chev (Goat) Price / Pound
Ground Chev (approx 1 lb) $12

Let’s Get Together

As always, we’d love to meet you in person.  You can find us at the Wytheville Farmers Market the 2nd and 4th Saturdays in April as long as the market is able to be open. Hours are 10 am to 12 pm.  

As always, you may visit us at our dairy farm in Claudville, Virginia Tuesdays from 10 am to 12 noon and Saturday afternoons from 3 pm to 5 pm. Find out how we raise our animals and why you will love the taste of tradition that is inherent in all of our products. Herd share holders will be able to see up close how their cows are cared for and where the cheese is made and stored. 


Peaceful Heart FarmCast

This week’s podcast, COVID19 – In the Year of Our Lord 2020, is me rambling on and on about our life here and providing some uplifting support for you and your families. Please let me know if there is anything you need.


Free Downloads

I want to follow up on my previous FarmCast, The Taste of Cheese where I talked about developing your expertise with using descriptive words. The FREE downloads of Classifying Cheese by Type and Category and Expand Your Cheese Vocabulary are still available at our website. Please stop by and get your FREE resources. 

You can LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HEREOr, if you have an Alexa device, just say:Alexa, play podcast Peaceful Heart FarmCast.

And don’t miss an episode! Subscribe to the Peaceful Heart Farm podcast on Apple PodcastsAndroidTuneIn, Stitcher or Spotify


Recent Recipes

Click the links and check them out. All of my recipes are printable.

chocolate peanut butter protein shakeLemon Cheese: Lemon cheese is a very simple fresh cheese that you can easily make in your kitchen. It is a moist spreadable cheese with a hint of lemon taste.

If you make it in the evening, this rich and delicious cheese will be ready to spread on hot biscuits, toast, muffins, bagels or croissants for breakfast in the morning!

greek meatballs with yogurt-mint sauceGreek Meatballs with Yogurt-Mint Sauce: Slow-simmered in a rich tomato sauce and served over rice with a tangy yogurt sauce and crumbled feta. Yum, yum. The recipe includes ingredients and instructions for the meatballs, the tomato sauce, and the yogurt-mint sauce.
moroccan seasoned meatballsEasy Barbecued Beef: Meatballs Seasoned with a Moroccan-style blend of fresh mint, cinnamon, coriander and cumin and simmered in tomato sauce, these tender lamb meatballs make a flavorful change from their Italian-style cousins.

These delicious meatballs were a hit at the farmer’s market. Lamb is a delicious alternative to beef.

easy barbecued beefEasy Barbecued Beef: This easy barbecued beef recipe takes advantage of your traditional slow-cooker. It’s great for any cookout or potluck dinner. Chuck roast makes delicious shredded beef sandwiches. The recipe calls for ketchup however, you may substitute tomato paste for a slightly less sweet dish. In any case, this barbecued beef is sure to please your family.

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Saturdays:  3 – 5pm

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224 Cox Ridge Road, Claudville, VA 24076

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