Vernal Vibe Rise (VVR) is a small, permaculture-focused farm in Renick, West Virginia. We raise a variety of heritage animals within our Field and Forest™ land rotation system, and our land also supports the growth of a variety of edible perennial plants. The animals that live here with us teach us more each day about how they want their lives to be; they all enjoy being outside and eating fresh grass, nuts, and roots at their leisure. The animals love the freedom to roam the pasture, rest under the shade of great oaks, and interact with one another as they choose. As we dedicate our time and energy to provide these animals with everything that they need, they, in turn, offer their best gifts to us. Please peruse our website (www.VernalVibeRise.com) and consider visiting us at Vernal Vibe Rise in Renick, West Virginia so you can see firsthand the care that we take with our plants, animals, and land. Feel free to call Quincy (304.992.2922) for more information about VVR, farm tours, or meat products.
We use clean and natural animal husbandry methods to raise rare Gloucestershire Old Spots, Ossabaw, Tamworth, and Berkshire heritage pork from farrow through finish. The pigs live in the woods and on rolling pastures on our 20-acre farm. The heritage turkeys, geese, chickens, ducks, and other poultry that live here on Vernal Vibe Rise are also given wide range to promote balanced, healthy growth. We utilize the same careful breeding and birthing practices that we use with all of our animals when raising our Giant Chinchilla and American Chinchilla heritage rabbits in field houses on pasture in order to give them the most natural lifestyle possible. Our small flock of heritage Hog Island Sheep, a rare and hardy breed found off of the coast of Virginia, enjoys the expanse of back pasture through rotational grazing practices. We are able to assure our customers of the quality and purity of Vernal Vibe Rise Field and Forest™ meats because the animals have lived their whole lives on our farm, under gentle and constant care.
Here at Vernal Vibe Rise, we choose to avoid artificial chemicals on our land and in our home. We do not use chemical methods to keep the animals free of worms and ticks; instead, we offer them garlic, black walnuts, and food-grade diatomaceous earth. Any supplemental feed is carefully chosen with an eye for quality, locality, and true nutrition. Similarly, the perennial fruits and vegetables that grow at VVR are never treated with any artificial pesticides or chemicals. We produce rich compost and manure for use on our pastures and gardens. Thus, the animals feed the plants just as the plants feed the animals.
True perennial sustainability is our keen aim on Vernal Vibe Rise. Our animals enjoy shade and sun, grass and water, and lots of regular attention. The pigs flop down and roll over for belly rubs whenever they see us, and we each often have a trail of chickens, turkeys, ducks, and the like as we travel from pasture to pasture throughout the day. On Vernal Vibe Rise, we can speak with assuredness about the quality of the products that we sell, as the animals and plants that have offered up these foods were planted, born, and raised here on our farm. We spend every day of our lives working with the plants and animals here, and what a blessing to do such work!