What’s Faces of Farmers?
Alleghany Meats is a partner with the Faces of Farmers project, which was created by the non-profit The Highland Center and is a FREE website marketing service that allows local farmers to list and profile their farm on an online directory so consumers can find local food products easier! Learn more about Faces of Farmers here.
How can I get my farm on Faces of Farmers?
Contact The Highland Center at 540.468.1922 or email Faces_of_Farmers@htcnet.org
Alleghany Meats’ Farmer Focus – Puffenbarger Farm, Blue Grass, Virginia
Alleghany Meats also highlights livestock producers from Faces of Farmers that also use Alleghany Meats. We are currently featuring Puffenbarger Farm in Bluegrass, Virginia. Check out their farm below!
Farming in Highland runs deep with Doug and Terri Puffenbarger – the family has been farming in the area for three generations. “It’s our way of life,” Doug Puffenbarger says. When he’s not driving a the local school bus or taking photographs of the valley, he’s farming – helping his parents make maple syrup just down the road at Puffenbarger’s Sugar Orchard or caring for his herd of angus cows. His wife Terri, helps Doug out with paperwork and keeps him going. She also babysits and substitutes at the school.
Though the Puffenbargers have raised their own beef for the family for as long as Doug can remember, it wasn’t until recently that they decided to sell their beef publicly. “When Highland County got the USDA inspected facility, Alleghany Meats, I decided to sell our Angus beef to the public,” says Doug. “I took action and filled out the papers and got it rolling! The name “Puffenbarger’s Farm” came to be! It’s been very successful!”
The farm is located in the heart of the Blue Grass Valley. Their Angus and Angus cross cattle are bred, birthed and finished on the mountain pastures and fresh spring water at the farm. In the winter, this is supplemented with hay, hay silage and corn silage all straight from the farm. They use a small amount of grain-feed to produce a quality product with good marbling while still keeping the cows happy and healthy. Their cows are raised without growth hormones, animal by-products or unnecessary antibiotics.
Their beef is available for sale by individual steaks, roasts and hamburger by calling or e-mailing. Larger orders, by the quarter, half, or whole beef are also available.
Faces of Farmers’ Livestock Producer Profiles
Below are our other livestock producers that are featured on Faces of Farmers.
Berriedale Farm – C. Nelson Hoy, Williamsville, Virginia
Church Hill Produce – Michael and Kari Sponaugle, Doe Hill and McDowell, Virginia
Cress Farm – Betty and Brian Mitchell, Blue Grass, Virginia
Healing Farm – Caroline and Doug Smith and Steve Rogers, Mill Gap, Virginia
Ginseng Mountain Farm & Store – SKE and Deborah Ellington, Monterey, Virginia
High Road Farm – Martin and Julie Macqueen, Bath County, Virginia
Meadow’s Pride Farm – Jon and Patricia Donaldson, Monterey, Virginia
Mountain State Trout Company – Thomas Wimer and Courtney Ratliff, Franklin, West Virginia
Puffenbarger’s Farm – Doug and Terri Puffenbarger, Blue Grass, Virginia
Pillow Farm – Chezley and Nicholas Pillow, Hot Springs, VA
Riven Rock Farm – Chuck and Lou Ann Neely, Monterey, Virginia
Roaring Rock Farm – Paul and Debbie Trible, Blue Grass, Virginia
Three Oaks Longhorns – Burl Burns and Mary Mann, Hillsboro, West Virginia