Meet: Farmer Focus Organic Chicken!
Founded in 2013 by a farmer on a mission to revolutionize his industry, Shenandoah Valley Organic is a family-run organic chicken company headquartered in Harrisonburg, Virginia. SVO prides itself on having the highest standards for raising chickens and treating farmers with dignity and respect, as well as compensating them for their work at nearly twice the rate that conventional chicken companies offer.
The agricultural heritage of Virginia alone offers a smorgasbord of earthly endeavors – from personal family farming to livestock and vineyards, the meadows of the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains are prime real-estate for farming of all kinds.
Why Organic Chicken?
SVO farmers raise their chickens with the highest quality standards in mind. All chickens are certified as non-GMO, certified humanely raised and certified USDA organic. The belief at Farmer Focus is that poultry can and should be raised in the most humane way possible because doing so creates better product for consumers and growers alike.
- Farmer owned and raised
- Free range
- Certified Humane, Sustainable
- No Antibiotics Ever
- No Animal Byproducts
- Non GMO Project Verified
- The code on the label tells you the farm where the chicken was raised
Farm-raised chickens are a safe and healthy alternative to factory-formed poultry and eggs since there is no mystery behind what goes into it. From their strictly controlled diet to freedom to range naturally, farm-raised chicken has significantly less calories than conventional chicken and, many would argue, is better tasting than non-organic.
How Is The Price So Good?
Land is cheaper and more available in Virginia, with poultry farms being inexpensive to start and maintain with a fast return on investment. In fact, certain breeds of chicken are ready to be processed within seven to nine weeks, meaning that after paying only two months of feed costs, farmers are ready to sell wonderful, organic USA-grown poultry. With the growing demand for organic meat, poultry and eggs, business is booming in Virginia! As a result, we get the best price in town on top-quality organic chicken, it’s only fair you do too!
Shenandoah Valley Organic’s “Farmer Focused” Business Model
“At Shenandoah Valley Organic, we believe that sustainable farming combines tradition, innovation, and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships, resulting in a good quality of life for all involved.” Contrary to other companies that sell product for nameless farms, Farmer Focus farmers are the owners of their birds and farms. This freedom allows them to run their farm as they see fit as long as they adhere to SVO’s organic and humane standards of quality. The result? Happy chickens from happy farmers!
Careless farming practices come at a steep cost to the environment. Organic and humane certifications and standards not only protect the chickens, but the environment and the consumers. Chickens get to roam outdoors and eat high quality feed. Adherence to the Clean Water Act ensures that SVO and their farmers are responsible stewards of the land. All SVO farms are free of antibiotics, synthetic pesticides, GMOs and other toxic substances.
When you buy Shenandoah Valley Organic chicken, you know that you are supporting a local farmer, protecting the natural world and ensuring a high quality of life for chickens.
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July 27, 2018