Why Highland Hollow?
At Highland Hollow, our goal is simple: produce the highest-quality meat products you can buy anywhere… at any price. That’s a lofty goal, but we’ll let our results speak for themselves.
Most commercial meat comes from breeds chosen because they are easy to raise in large quantities. We choose heritage breeds because the meat just tastes better… and we think that’s worth a little extra work.
Industrial-scale farming can’t afford the time and effort to provide individualized care. Our animals are raised and processed only one way: the RIGHT way. This simple approach yields consistently superior results.
We are committed to forging long-term, personal relationships with each of our customers. We believe that if we provide you with high-quality products and treat you fairly, we’ll have a customer for life.
Highland Hollow is not some huge commercial meat factory… we're your next-door neighbor family farmers. We're the Raylinsky family, and farming is our passion.
We come from a long, proud lineage of real working farmers and butchers. Dave Jr. is a fourth-generation farmer and third-generation butcher. He’s learned his craft, as well as a number of trade secrets, from his farming parents, Dave Sr. and Kim. Benaye is a mom to farmers-in-training Oscar and Olive, plus the farm manager and animal midwife.
Together, we followed our dream, took the plunge, and founded Highland Hollow. We built our farm and our business from the ground up with blood, sweat, and tears. We began on the site of a historic 1788 stone farmhouse in Feura Bush, NY. When we outgrew that location, we moved to a beautiful 102 acre farm in the Schoharie valley in March 2016.
Our philosophy is simple: we want to feed you the same way we feed our own family. Our animals are raised organically and naturally with care and respect. We treasure our heritage breeds and proudly carry on the traditions of farmers and butchers that preceded us. We work tirelessly to ensure that each and every piece of meat you purchase from Highland Hollow will be the best you've eaten.
We offer both grass-raised/grass-finished and grass-raised/grain-finished beef. Why? Because some people prefer one over the other. And all of our beef is dry aged for 21 days. We don't HAVE to do that, and it's more work for us, but we do it anyway... because the result just tastes better.
Highland Hollow is a certified USDA Inspected Processing Facility. Translation: we raise it, process it, package it, and sell it... all by ourselves... all on premises. It doesn't get any more farm-to-table than that!
Our farm is filled with cows, chickens, pigs, lambs, and ducks – roaming free around the pastures of our home and farm in Upstate New York. You’ll need a map to find us – but that seclusion gives us rolling hills of pure green grass and clear ponds on which our animals live and feed every day.
We are proud of our farm and love to share it with you... stop by and say hello!