Address: 2345 Lewiston Plank Rd., Burkeville VA 23922 / (214) 914-0323
About Us / Waverly Farms History: Produces Animal Welfare Approved chicken eggs and pork. Also raises AWA goat breeding stock. \n\nOn-farm sales by appointment; please call 214-914-0323 for details. Eggs are also available through Waverly Farm's CSA.\n\nWaverly Farms is a sustainably managed and fully integrated farm with multiple species of animals and plants. With the help of dedicated staff and interns, farmers Stuart and Patti Rosenberg raise Animal Welfare Approved laying hens and goat breeding stock. The Rosenbergs are committed to farming without the use of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, growth hormones, preventive antibiotics, or preservatives. Patti explains, “We participate in conservation and educational programs and practice livestock exclusion of our waterways, rotational grazing, composting, organic gardening, and strict animal welfare. This is our way of reducing disease, feed costs, and parasites.”\n\nAnimal Welfare Approved is part of the Rosenbergs’ commitment to sustainability, which also includes: “The elimination of harmful chemicals from food; Nurturing soil, plants and animals using natural and organic practices; Safety for animals and humans on the farm; The best tasting and most nutritious food we can raise; Honest, fair, transparent practices; and Educating others about farming and food.”\n\nStuart and Patti purchased Waverly Farms from family and have owned it for six years. Patti cites numerous influences on the couple’s decision to begin farming, including writers like Sir Albert Howard, Wendell Berry, Michael Pollan, and Barbara Kingsolver. She says, “Farming is the most intellectual challenging thing I have ever taken on – having to learn about soil, ponds, insects, irrigation, plants, disease, animals, pastures, and forestry. My knowledge comes from reading everything, asking anyone who is kind enough to offer, going to seminars, and applying for certifications like Animal Welfare Approved.”\n\nPatti initially sought AWA certification as a way to continue her agricultural education: “Honestly, I wanted to know how we rated.” She found that the process gave her a wealth of information that ultimately increased her agricultural knowledge and benefited the farm. “The application process provides one-on-one consulting, as well as a great deal of supporting information and documentation.”\n\nFor more information on Waverly Farms’ AWA eggs, pork, and breeding goats, visit www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com.