Monday, April 16, 2012

New Website!

Hi all and happy Spring!
We are excited to share our new web home with you, . Most of our online postings and up dates will now be located there as we gradually faze out the blogspot. Check it out and let us know what you think! farm.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Winter desk time!

Yes folks, it is time! I (Jordan) have spent the entire day in the office preforming my least favorite task on the farm, paperwork, emailing and phone calling. The old axiom of "work 80 hours a week so you don't have to work 40 hours for someone else" rings true. Especially when running a farm but to be honest I enjoy every part of it, even the paperwork. For me office work is an intellectual discipline that is first necessary for survival of the farm and second, a exercise that sets plans and goals for the year. Clears my line of sight of clutter and sharpens my focus for what has to happen for a successful year.
It's a love hate relationship we have, the office and I!
entrance into one of our rental farms. Beautiful!
Winter for us is a season of relative rest ( meaning 40-50 hour weeks instead of the summer 80ish), planing our next year and catching up on all the office needs. Here are some of the items on my digital plate:
1. write content for our new website! When this launches it will be, pardon the expression.....   AWESOME! Stay tuned on this one.
2. Write animal protocols for all our animal operations. This will help our interns and employees have a written guide for how we do things.
3. Finish writing our 2012 overhead and operational budgets, sales goals etc. EXTENSIVE!
4. Write a clear filing system for our quick books expense and sales entries.
5. Write what we are calling "KRA's" (Key Result Areas) for all team members, myself included. This basically details every ones job descriptions and what defines success.
     There are others but I border on the boring. A very exciting thing is that today I ordered all of our chicks and ducklings for this year! Spring for us begins in 8 short weeks!

My office....not so beautiful. Yawn, I need a cup o' joe!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Buying Clubs

We have several buying club locations along with some new locations.  We deliver once a month, send us an email if you want to join!  Just be sure to let us know which one you want to join.

Warrenton, VA
South Riding, VA
Vienna, VA
Ashburn, VA
Downtown, DC
Petworth, DC

Your location not listed?  Want to become a host?  Send us an email.

Monday, October 10, 2011

new date for free tour

Hi All,
   We changed our October free tour to the 22nd to facilitate a promotion with the Harrisonburg Friendly City co-op. The tour will begin at 3 pm and runs about 1.5 hours. Please arrive early as the tour will begin at 3 ! These is a great experience for families searching for local clean sources of meat. See how we raise animals in an earth friendly manner and enjoy a hay ride with other like minded folks! Tour is free but please RSVP by the 20th by sending an email to . See y'all soon!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Hard to believe summer is really over. our current interns are starting to pack bags and get ready to go home! If you are interested in our program for next year check this out! :

J & L Green Farm is taking applications for intern positions in the 2012 season.  We are looking for motivated self-starters, eager to learn and not afraid of a hard day’s work. Positions are open to both men and women. We have opening for two types of internships.
      1.    Full season internships. Internship runs from march 1st through November 1st. we allow a one week variance on the start/finish date. Benefits of this internship are an experience of 3 of the 4 seasons on the farm and the different aspects of production unique to each season. Room and board provided and a monthly salary starting at $250 per month and sliding to $500 per month with progression of experience and responsibilities.
     2.    Summer season internships. Internship runs from May 15th through August 15th. We allow no variance on these dates. You need to commit to being here by the start day and staying through the end.  Benefits of this internship are a tailored schedule for college students or those seeking a summer experience. Room and board provided and a monthly stipend of $199. It will cost you approximately $300 additional per month for personal expenses so plan accordingly.

Please send serious inquiries with your name, phone number, email address and position interested in to Jordan at and a questionnaire with additional info will be sent to you. Inquiries must be received by November 1st to be considered.

          We are a Polyface style farm and produce grass-fed beef & lamb, pastured broilers & turkeys, pastured chicken & duck eggs and forest raised hogs. An internship provides unique opportunity to be a part of our team in all aspects of production, farm management and marketing. As much as you will commit to learn we will teach.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Price list

Hi all, Hope you are having a great beginning of fall! Many have been asking for an online version of our price list and here is a link! On farm price list .

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Introducing " Bundles"

Hi all,
   We are certainly enjoying the cooler weather that is moving in! Our county, Shenandoah County, is currently enjoying the fair and we have been down there every day serving up hamburgers, pulled pork and chicken. If you get a chance you should stop by and see us!

Many of you have been asking about bulk meat for the fall and we appreciate your patience. We've noticed a problem in the last few years with selling animals by the whole, half or quarter. For the sale to be legal the price is based of the hanging weight and what you actually take home is is different based on cutting and other things. This was generally causing confusion and just wasn't working to well. This is leading us to a change.

    Hopefully this will simplify things! Check out this link for a PDF. Bundle ordering sheet
We have several different bundles for each of the animals we raise, Beef, Pork and Chicken. There are bundles geared for the grillers out there and bundles for the roasters. For the folks who love a little of everything there is a mixed bundle. These are offered at significant savings off our regular individual cut prices and the best part is you know exactly what you are getting!