Vernal Vibe Rise
Vernal Vibe Rise
Contact: Quincy McMichael
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. The animals that live here on VVR teach me 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 in the shade, 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.
We choose to avoid artificial chemicals on our farm and do not use chemical methods to keep the animals free of parasites; instead, we offer them garlic, black walnuts, food-grade diatomaceous earth, herbs, and other natural options. All supplemental feed is GMO-free and 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.
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!
Please 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.