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Rendering Lard from Pig Fat

LET'S BRING BACK LARD! It almost seems that in today's world, lard is one of those 4 letter words. But it shouldn't be. Lard is a fully natural, whole food that has many benefits. It can be produced easily in your home with no special equipment. Melt it. Strain it. Use it. There are actually advantages that lard [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|Pork, Recipes, Slow Cooker|0 Comments

The Best Pork BBQ

A pork hock is the lower leg of the pig and the meat from a pork hock can make the best pork barbecue you have ever tasted – the meat is so tender and flavorful. Ingredients: Pork hocks Garlic powder or salt Onion powder or salt Black pepper Salt Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce (or [...]

By | July 25th, 2017|Pork, Recipes|0 Comments

Production Partners, Small Local Farms Working Together

We have received a lot of great feedback about our farm fresh eggs included in your Home Delivery every month and we want continue to deliver them to you. Because the cost of egg production has steadily increased each year, we have decided to partner with another small local farm to provide you with fresh [...]

By | December 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments


It turns out Hog Heaven is in the forest. Raising forest-fed pigs produces meat with a unique flavor while keeping the woodland ecosystem in check.  While pigs are rooting up invasive plants, breaking down rotting logs and aerating the soil, they're also gobbling down nuts and fruits dropped from the trees. The result is healthier soil, [...]

By | June 6th, 2016|Animal Husbandry, Blog|0 Comments

Greek Pork Burgers – Family Style

As a family-owned farm, we have had the opportunity to share many good meals together; celebrating family, food, and fellowship. On a weekly basis, the Roanoke contingent of our far-flung family meets to create recipes and spend some time together. We have decided to share some of these recipes and photos with you and we encourage you to [...]

By | August 6th, 2015|Pork, Recipes|0 Comments

Lee’s Other Horse

Earlier this week Broadview Ranch was featured in The News-Gazette of Lexington, Virginia. During the Civil War, Robert E Lee’s beloved horse Lucy Long spent her final years and was eventually laid to rest on what is now Broadview Ranch. Our own Carol Atwood and horse Crimson Chrome, a look-a-like of Lucy Long are featured [...]

By | July 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Cooking Advantages of Grassfed Meat

There are many articles on the health benefits of grassfed beef but what about the cooking benefits? Cooking grassfed beef over factory or grain finished beef has many advantages - but you have to get used to it.  Stanley A. Fishman, author of "Tender Grassfed Meat: Traditional Ways to Cook Healthy Meat" wrote a great [...]

By | May 25th, 2015|Books, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Exploring Shenandoah Valley’s Farm Trail

Our own Carol Atwood of Broadview Ranch was interviewed for a great article on "Exploring Shenandoah Valley’s Farm Trail" by Catherine Komp. Carol does a great job of explaining about the natural stockmenship that we use on all of our herds of cows, pigs, and chickens. Read the full article here:  http://ideastations.org/radio/news/exploring-shenandoah-valleys-farm-trail

By | May 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cold Oven Pound Cake

This is an old fashion pound cake that goes into a cold oven before baking. It is a delicious way to use up any extra eggs. This cake also freezes very well, so go ahead and make up a couple batches. INGREDIENTS: 3 cups sugar 1 cup softened butter 5 eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla [...]

By | May 21st, 2015|Eggs, Recipes|0 Comments

Pork Kebobs with Apricot Glaze

This preparation of pork kebobs just couldn’t be simpler or more delicious.

By | May 19th, 2015|Pork, Pork Kebobs, Recipes|0 Comments