Chicken is back! See you at markets!

Extending the Family Farm

Pasture raised poultry, pork, and beef - raised for our family; shared with yours.

Committed to raising Real Food

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How This Works!

1 Sign Up

Create your free account and choose the pickup location closest to you. This is where we will meet you with your order.
Enter your Zip Code and select for Home Delivery, a local farmers market, or Rucker Farm pick up!

2 Shop

Browse through our ever growing selection of pasture-raised products. Add the products you like to your order.

3 Pick Up

FOR ON FARM PICKUP: Please allow 24 hours, you will be notified when orders are ready and labeled in our pick up freezer in the barn!
DROP-SITE/MARKET DELIVERY: Meet us to pick up your order at your scheduled pickup date and time! You will be notified as a reminder!

We look forward to seeing you!

Our Story

We are Isabelle and Garrett Heydt! At Rucker Farm we raise pastured beef, pork, and poultry! This is a multigenerational working family farm since 1952--purchased from Dick Rucker by Isabelle's grandfather Tommy Eastham.

Our mission is to steward the soil and grass and treat them as vital keystone players to our farms future success. This ensures a better understanding of mother nature– resulting in our animals living a quality life, one we are proud to share! 

Rucker Farm is dedicated to protecting the land for future generations,  growing food that is nutrient dense, healing, and serves a greater communal need. 

Isabelle and Garrett are raising their two young children, Toren and Sigrid. Rucker Farm is Isabelle’s childhood home and we are passionate about extending the family farm and welcome you to visit and create a meaningful and mutually respectful relationship with the land, animal, and farmer. 

A stained-glass window is hung at the end of the Rucker Farm driveway as an evolving symbol of transparency and a source of light– connecting us to the work we do, and hopefully to you! See for yourself!


Testimonials

Let Isabelle and Garrett be “your” farmers! You’ll love their friendliness, courtesy, and enthusiasm. Their dedication to nurture and regeneration of the farmscape is obvious in every bite. Enjoy meats and eggs raised with respect. Oh, and their chicken? The best farm-raised broilers we’ve found anywhere in our area. Rucker Farm—you’re gonna love it!
Harvey and Ellen Ussery
We love purchasing our chicken and beef from Rucker Farm! It is so wonderful to be able to feed our family food that is not only locally and conscientiously raised but tastes amazing. It has truly been an honor and pleasure getting to know the Heydts and share their gifts to the community!
The Fields Family
I just cooked a whole bird for my family and it was AWESOME! Thank you for taking the time and effort to provide such quality.
Andrew F.
I never knew what chicken really tasted like until I had Rucker Farm chicken. It's amazing how chickens raised with such care and intention taste so fresh and delicious. Over the past few years, my partner and I have become more aware and thoughtful of the food we eat and we feel fortunate to have found the co-op. Isabelle and Garrett not only provide us with food we trust, but they are building community we are grateful to be a part of.
Liz C.
It's nearly impossible to know where your food comes from anymore - unless you know about Rucker Farm. A brief visit assures you that every animal is well cared for and the garden is nurtured. In turn, your family is getting the best possible product and knows the source by name.
Will and Margy T.
Rucker Farm holds a special place in the hearts of my family. From the first co-op meet up to the most recent Winter Walk, we have been welcomed with open arms. The community they are building is beautiful and I encourage everyone to join in! Garrett and Isabelle care deeply for their farm and it shows in everything they do. They put their hearts into raising quality meats and you bet you can taste the difference. Their chicken is a regular item on our home menu and it never disappoints!
Brittany T.
We love being able to participate in the Rucker Farm Coop. As parents, we want to teach our children appreciation for the work that goes into their food and encourage a connection to the food that they eat. We love cooking with Rucker chicken because not only is it delicious, but because we know where it comes from and how they were raised! Thanks to Rucker Farm, our girls only want to eat meat if they "know where it comes from"and we are lucky to know our local farmer.
Alex R.
My goodness, this golden collagen filled broth was beyond my expectations. The flavor was clean and rich, and now I cannot make my soup without their chicken. I know that my family is receiving a bounty of nutrients when I use Rucker Farm chicken as they are provided the most ethical and abundant life in the pasture.
Hannah H.

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors;

We borrow it from our children.

- Native Proverb


Rucker Farm would like to acknowledge the indigenous culture of the Manahoac tribes of this Virginia Piedmont region.

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