Today from 4:00-7:00PM Best of What’s Around, LLC, is coming in to sample a variety of their delicious, local, grass fed and finished beef. Their philosophy of growing is to focus on achieving an overall balance, sustainably and naturally. They currently sell beef from a herd of about 300 grass fed cattle. They are raised and grass finished on the organic grasses grown on the farms. The five-acre apple orchard, planted in 2004, has nearly five acres of trees, comprising 40 different old heirloom varieties. For all you carnivores, this is a sampling you do not want to miss.
Best of What’s Around, LLC, is a local farming operation situated four miles north of Scottsville, Virginia. Originating as six separate but contiguous farms, the property was purchased by Dave Matthews and his wife Ashley Harper in 2002. In 2003 the Matthews placed the entire 1261 acres under a protective land conservation easement, thereby safeguarding it against any possible development, and then set themselves the not-so-small task of building a certified organic farm from the bottom up.
The name of the farm, taken from a Dave Matthews Band song, emphasizes the focus and intention of the farm: growing and providing the very best of everything around, keeping to high standards of integrity, sustainability, and quality. The farm has maintained organic certification with Oregon Tilth, Inc. since 2002.