Autumn Olive Farms Artisan Pork

Heritage Breeds managed with an Artisan's touch

Featuring Patterson's Registered Berkshires

Our primary pork sales feature true Registered Berkshires. We work with our long time friends and neighbors Bill, John and Crawford Patterson to market their excellent Patterson's Registered Berkshires™. These Registered Berkshires represent high quality genetics which are raised properly and humanely. This includes a healthy diet, plenty of space, sunlight and foraging opportunities. The result is world class artisan pork. Patterson's Registered Berkshires provide excellent growth rates, marbling, flavor and yields for the customer.

The Patterson's Registered Berkshires are not just a finishing operation. They are a complete farm, combining high quality genetics, with an ongoing breeding and management program. In fact, they grow most of their feed. You will find all generations, ages and stages here. The result is Genuine Artisan Berkshire Pork. Chefs and their clients continue to extol the virtues of the Patterson's Registered Berkshire Pork that we provide them. 

"We strive to grow the highest quality livestock and crops in a sustainable mix of both old and new farming practices with an emphasis on humane and gentle treatment of our livestock" 

- Bill Patterson 

The Patterson's have a long respected history with the Berkshire breed, dating back to the 1920's in fact. They are glad to continue their faimlies legacy of raising premiere Registered Berkshires on their multi generational farm. Their 700 acre farm in the Shenandoah Valley has received numerous awards for environmentally sustainable and innovative farming practices. Our personal connection with the Patterson's and their Berkshires goes all the way back to the 1970's.

"As a child I hand raised several of the Berkshire piglets to maturity. Runts and orphans were my specialty back then! It was in fact a rich part of my childhood and development and one that will always hold a special place for me."

- Clay Trainum 



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his wife Alicia, and their two sons John and Tom, as well as Crawford acre farm has received numerous awards for our evironmentally sustainable and innovative farming practices.  We stri

Ossabaw Island Hogs

Here at Aumumn Olive Farms we breed and produce a limited supply of Ossabaw Island Hogs that are raised outdoors in an environment naturally fitting for the wildness, resiliance, and sustainability of the breed. Although slower growing, the outdoor finished Ossabaw is loaded with vitamin D and nutrients only available to animals raised in actual sun light outdoors. Also loaded with fatty acids, omega 3's, unsaturated fat and oleic acid which is predominant in olives. The Ossabaw fat is so unsaturated that it nearly turns to liquid and melts at mere room temperature. Topping off the amazing health info is that the foraging Ossabaw meat, cured or fresh is flat out and firmly established in the debate regarding the finest pork to be had on this planet. We market both inspected meat and live animals.

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Autumn Olive Farms offers whole and half hogs to fine restaurants and discriminating consumers on a regular basis.  For meat sales Contact Clay Trainum at 540-447-6958 or 

All hogs are handled and processed humanely and either state or federally inspected for retail sale. We only work with abbatoirs that show the same care and integrity that we do.