Address: 15425 Lucia Riverbend Farm, Stanley NC 28164 / (704) 827-6214
Grass - Fed
About Us / Riverbend Heritage Farm History: Worked for ten years in historic museums doing living history with a specialty in historic agriculture and gardening. Did not like the non-profit business model and many hours for low pay.
Worked as a ranch manager, landscape foreman, and truck driver while we built our personal farm up with egg layers, horses, turkeys, and gardens.
Stumbled upon Joel Salitan and his writing about his Polyface farm and decided to try his ideas.
We raised over 300 chickens and over 30 turkeys in 2013 and found a steady demand. Added two Dexter cattle then four pigs for 2014 and increased to over 1000 chickens and 70 turkeys. We started selling at Conover farmer's market in the spring and to the relocated Harvest Moon Grill restaurant in Lincolnton, NC in the fall.
We use all non GMO feed and pasture pens moved twice daily, no drugs. Plan to go full time farming in the spring of 2015.
Hope to add sheep and goats in the near future.
While we raise red ranger and Cornish cross broilers, and broad breasted bronze turkeys, we are building a flock of heritage breeds including Red Dorking, Dominique, and. Black Spanish chickens and Black Spanish turkeys.
We also volunteer and contract to do historical agriculture programming at museums.