Growing poultry and farmers, one bird at a time
Our meat chickens and turkeys are raised by Merlin Yoder, our main farm employee as his stand-alone operation. Merlin has worked for us about six years and wants to be a farmer. He’s built himself a mobile brooder/chicken house that he moves around his pasture at home. He purchases the birds, buys the GMO-free feed from us and we buy back from him about half of his production; the remainder he sells to Crosswinds Grille. This allows him to make a nice profit that he can use as a launching pad for his own future. He also raises 8000 heads of garlic and keeps about a dozen hives of bees.
Egg Production is handled by Ron and Amanda Brannon, a young family with four boys who live a mile up the road. They care for our hens in our mobile coop with our feed. We get delicious eggs to sell and
the Brannons sell eggs to other customers as well, building working capital for their own operation. This has been a truly rewarding experience as we watch their family grow and prosper through this joint