Vandele Farms on Cedar Creek is a livestock operation on 60 beautiful acres in Lake Lure in Rutherford County, NC. This land has been in their family for decades, and they plan to raise and process livestock here for years to come.
Starting as a small-scale pasture-raised pig operation in 2010, Vandele Farms quickly grew to meet increased demand in North Carolina for local, sustainable, and humanely raised livestock. In 2013 the couple expanded their operation by adding a NCDA certified processing facility to the grounds. Most recently, they added grass-fed beef to their farm’s offerings.
The farm is co-owned and operated by Larry and Kathleen (Kat) Crocker. Larry and Kat have been raising livestock together in the mountains of North Carolina for over a decade. Larry has been involved with raising livestock his entire life. He was raised on a farm and started working at a local dairy at just 14. Kathleen is a Western Carolina graduate who became a CHA Clinic Instructor in Equestrian. She has loved animals all of her life.
The couple’s goal is to provide quality pork and beef for their community while also serving as good stewards of their family land. They believe as farmers, their duty is first to the land, then to the animals, then to the customer. Luckily, for our farmers market customers, they take their duty to the land and their animals very seriously!
Vandele Farms is a farrowing to finish pork operation. Their pigs lead happy lives! Their pigs are ALWAYS on pasture and offered an all-vegetarian feed containing no preservatives, no growth hormones, and no antibiotics.
The Vandele Farms team manages every aspect of production: raising, processing, packing, and fulfilling special recipes for wholesalers. This total control over the entire cycle gives them the confidence to provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee. The farm also offers Grass-fed Angus beef that’s processed at their facility.
Their product offerings include bone-in pork chops, pork bratwurst, St Louis ribs, pork tenderloin, ground pork, ground beef, and so much more!
To learn more about Vandele Farms visit the Rutherford County Farmers Market, visit their website, or follow them on social media (Facebook & Instagram). Customers can purchase both pork and beef products on Vandele Farm’s website or in person at the market.