- About Fields of Athenry
- Side Saddle Cafe
What Customers are Saying
Can't wait for Thanksgiving. Your turkey will be the hit of the meal."
– Thanks, Paul
"We love coming out to the country and I can't wait for the weather to be warmer to enjoy your beautiful farm. Thank you for all you do. We are grateful. Your cat was very glad to be our friend and was having a grand time on the roof of our car. We have the cutest paw prints too. She was most hospitable but seemed to want to come home with us. She hopped in our car several times. And purred. She was so sweet. We did manage to finally drive away without her. Can't wait for her to greet us next weekend. Once again, thank you."
Everyone raved about the lamb. My daughter Amanda had cut it up in about 1.5" pieces and marinated it. Charity and I put it on bamboo skewers, and Adam roasted the lamb on the grill. It was delicious and very tender. So Fields of Athenry got lots of good press. We are delighted in the good work you are doing."
"Hi Elaine! I got the beef stew for the first time yesterday, and it is delish! Skye and I had it for an early lunch today, and she loves it, too. I don't think I've ever seen her eat quite so much beef! It makes me so happy to see my kids eat well, so thanks!!"
"I just wanted to tell you that we tried your sandwich steaks for the first time recently. We made Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers. Here's the recipe: http://pinterest.com/pin/235313149251790862/.
They were delicious! My kids, who are not big beef eaters, absolutely loved the sandwich steaks prepared this way and asked me to make them again the next day."
We will be making these again for sure!"
Thanks, – Julie
It was wonderful speaking to you on the phone earlier! so glad to be getting the individually cut pieces of filet mignon. I did not know that I could order them that way, but since you told me, I checked your online order form and I see that you are correct – they are listed directly underneath the whole cut filet! I’m really glad you made this “mistake” because now I am getting what I really wanted to begin with. Thank you!
Also, I wanted you to know how delighted and honored I am to order meat & cheese from your farm! I am a long-time animal-welfare activist and absolutely DESPISE factory-farms. I tried vegetarianism many years ago, but it only lasted 3 years ... it just wasn’t for me. I had almost lost hope that there were small farmers who practiced sustainable, humane farming ... until I found you. What a blessing you are!
My husband had different concerns, mostly related to health and providing “clean” meat for our 2 growing boys. That’s why we made the switch. We will NEVER go back to grocery store meat! As long as we live in this geographic area, we will remain your loyal customers ... and we plan on frequenting The Lost Rhino, along with any other restaurants that use your farm products.
Thanks again for your dedication, impeccable farming methods and healthy food!
"The beautiful Turkey Breast we got yesterday... another hour on the grill, can't wait!! We had a great time [at the farm] yesterday ... so nice to see you, your husband and your fury friends!"
– Thanks again ... Betsy
One of our customers wrote in suggesting that when you're using a great cookbook (like The Inn @ Little Washington Cookbook written by Patrick O'Connell, one of the great chefs in the country) you use our Fields of Athenry chicken stock as a base. Not a bad idea! (Thanks for the tip, M.J., hope your Inn at Little Washington Veal Medallions with English Peas, Country Ham and Fettucine was a hit!)
"Elaine ... baked (300 degree oven) some halibut and salmon over the weekend. Simply brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper. It was delish! Baked at 300 for about 12 minutes. Thanks for introducing it to your customers!"
"Dear Elaine: Thank you for what you are doing!! We as a [family] love you and your farm so much! Remember before Christmas Holiday, I bought friends over to share how good the meat you have from your farm, you gave me a Bernies Beef Broth ... it was so good, I can't believe how nice [a] job you did with your love.
Thank you ... love you and thank God for what you are doing for others!!"
"Elaine, you are so kind to remember! It went fine and the dr. found nothing wrong - thanks be to God. I was worried, as you could tell. And your beef broth absolutely sustained me for the prep day. I drank the whole quart throughout the day and never felt hungry. So feel free to recommend it for anyone having to do clear liquids for any reason. It was so rich that I was kind of waiting for the dr. to ask - what did you eat? But he said everything was all clear so it can definitely be used for medicinal purposes :). Thanks so much for coming to my rescue!"
Take care, Stacy
[Posted on a recent online discussion: Where is the best place to buy 100% grass fed beef/poultry?]
"I get all my beef, poultry, pork, and eggs, etc. at Fields of Athenry in Purcellville, VA. They have a lot of other good products like chicken broth and baked goods. I've tried a few other farms' meats at the farmer's market but this is by far the best and very reasonably priced. They have a few drop offs (one is in Reston) but I drive the hour from my house to go to the farm. Everyone there is very friendly and helpful (even the resident dogs are great!). If you have kids, it's worth the visit for them to see all the animals. Their website is www.fieldsofathenryfarm.com. Sign up for the mailing list to get the latest updates on when to pre-order and any bulk specials."
My name is Randy, I was there for the Dr. Petitt lecture last week (not my first time :). My 7 year-old son, Erik, no longer takes ADHD medication thanks to the nutritional knowledge I have learned from going to your Farm. Erik's Mom and I saw the movie Food Inc. last night. Great show, very informative. They had the owner of PolyFace Farms on there, and I have to say he reminded me a lot of you; larger than life, out there, on a mission! The movie is only showing in Bethesda and D.C. right now, however it is worth the trip!"
– See you soon, Randy
Oh my goodness, your lamb is so good! I recently bought six racks of your lamb for my Christmas dinner, preparing them with a mix of olive oil, garlic, pepper, salt, thyme, rosemary and oregano. It was a treat for everyone, even my nephew and niece (10 and 8)! My nephew who doesn't eat anything ate five pieces and last night my niece told me lamb was one of her favorite foods. That was the first time they ate it! I usually get lamb (not often) from Whole Foods. This was my first experience with yours and it was very pleasant. Not too "lamby" ... just perfect! You will be my source from now on! By the way, the Amish butter was delicious too. I'm still working on it - I think I have a pound left from the five that I bought!
Thank you, Elaine and everyone at Fields of Athenry, for providing this delicious and healthy food."
– Kim S.
"I’m a personal Pilates trainer and have been reading nutrition books that explain the many health benefits of choosing “clean” meats. One of my clients informed me about Fields of Athenry. I decided to visit the farm with my daughter.
The farm is very beautiful and I enjoyed shopping and speaking with Elaine. I purchased beef, chicken, lamb, pork, eggs, Colby cheese, butter, honey, tomatoes, and fresh basil."
My family and I are enjoying all of the delicious food. It feels great knowing that we are eating the best quality, local food.
I will let all of my clients know about Elaine and her wonderful farm. Thank you very much Elaine!"
Thanks to all for your support. Please send your testimonials to ElaineBoland1FOA@aol.com.