Vanguard Ranch

Vanguard Ranch (Renard and Chinette Turner): Renard and Chinette Turner of Vanguard Ranch Natural Gourmet in Louisa County, VA believe that “farming is an act of liberation.” Seeking a more sustainable, self-sufficient lifestyle, they left D.C. and moved to the countryside to start their farm in 1995. Vanguard Ranch Ltd. is a small, diversified family farm. Owned by husband and wife Renard and Chinette Turner and assisted by Richard Yates (all senior citizens, by the way!), they are committed to providing the highest quality organically grown product and food products. Vanguard Ranch also raises several kinds of animals, all of which are tended naturally and allowed to range freely, resulting in high-quality, delicious products like their famous goat burgers and kabobs. (Gordonsville, VA)

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Building a sustainable foodshed from farm and fishery to table