Spring House Farm

Spring House Farm

Spring House Farm

 

Spring House Farm | Taste of Blue Ridge

Spring House Farm

16848 Hamilton Station Road
Hamilton, Virginia 20158
540-822-0556
Farm Store Open Hours 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
www.springhouse.farm

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PET POLICY: At this time we do not allow pets on the farm

An interview with Andrew Crush – Owner of Spring House Farm

As someone who raises cattle, pigs, chickens and produce, one might think Andrew Crush, owner of Spring House Farm had been in the farming industry since he was a child. When he pulled up in a large pickup truck with his own children in tow, I could almost envision him as a young boy. Eagerly following his father around the farm and completing tasks. That illusion was shattered upon Andrew’s explanation of “accidentally” starting Spring House Farm in 2004.


“My wife’s still trying to figure it out,” he joked, in response to my shocked reaction of accidentally acquiring such a large project.

Why a farm business?

Growing up in Southern Virginia, Andrew lived in a neighborhood with acres of land to hunt, fish, and play on. This is a freedom that’s nowadays taken for granted by many tablet and phone-obsessed kids. Andrew wanted to make sure his children would have the same liberties he was given growing up. For the Crush family, farm ownership allows for the environment they want: a hard work, equally as hard play which equals an ultimately active lifestyle.

Andrew Crush Working on Farm

Benefits of Grass Fed vs Grain Fed

Spring House Farm’s unique approach is au natural, grass-fed diets only for all of his animals. This alone is enough to make Spring House Farm stand out from the rest. Not selling to the masses and the furthest thing from commercial, Andrew gives the animals time to mature as nature meant it to be. Cows are 100% grass fed, so you can expect lean, healthy beef. The pigs, once matured, are given room in the forest to scavenge and graze. His chickens have room to roam, unlike many commercial practices that keep thousands cooped in a space meant for maybe 100.

For those close by, Spring House offers a farm community store. Pick up local produce, eggs, dairy products, as well as Andrew’s beef and pork. Open from 8 am to 8 pm, stop by. It is a self serve. If you have particular needs, just call Andrew – 540-822-0556

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