Down on Shenandoah Valley Organic farms, the birds have plenty of outdoor space to roost and romp.
Our commitment to bringing you, our customers, the highest-quality and best-tasting chicken in the land led us to Harrisonburg, Virginia and the rolling hills of the Shenandoah Valley, where a coalition of 18 family-run farms (all lying within a 40-mile radius of each other) raise chickens the way they should be raised: humanely and free from antibiotics, animal by-products, grains grown with chemical fertilizers, synthetic amino acids, GMOs, pesticide treated grains, and steroids. (We know that’s a long list, but it’s an important list).
The secret to SVO’s success is undoubtedly their innovative business model, which treats farmers as partners (founder Corwin Heatwole is a farmer himself). This means the farmers own their chickens and sell them to SVO at a premium price, something that’s not always guaranteed when selling to a larger poultry processor. Another benefit of this model is that SVO can verify traceability for both chick and feed sourcing.
All chickens from SVO are USDA certified organic, which means they’re only ever fed organic feed (no nasty chemicals or antibiotics) and they have guaranteed access to the great outdoors. But SVO farms go beyond organic in respect to the welfare of their chickens because they are also certified humane. This requires that the flocks live in a healthy, uncrowded, and low-stress environment with access to shelter, food, and water. So while the farmers thrive the animals live a happy life.
When chickens are treated humanely and free from stress they will be better for you, and most importantly taste better—the way premium chicken should: plump, succulent, and juicy. Even better? You won’t find fresher. SVO chickens are delivered directly to us for you to order—no middlemen or third party distributors—so go ahead and make a deliciously tender, quicker chicken dinner tonight.
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