Why SVO Chicken?
We Care About the Quality Organic Food That We Provide
Shenandoah Valley Organic is proud to be the first major organic poultry company in Virginia. “We are the city’s newest employer in the poultry industry”, says the thirty-something year old founder, Corwin Heatwole. “It is exciting and fulfilling to provide jobs to the local workforce and give the best poultry protein to those who love to eat chicken. And to be able to provide a more profitable opportunity to my fellow farmers with our new dynamic Organic supply model is a true blessing”
With Rockingham County being the largest poultry producing county in the state, it would be only natural for the region to be home to the first ever major Organic chicken complex. Over the last several decades, it is this valley in Virginia that has become rooted with some of Agri-business’s biggest corporations.read more
SVO prides itself in producing the highest quality organic free range chicken. USDA Organic food products have met the U.S. Federal requirements for inspection and certification as defined for the “USDA Organic” label. Though the federal definition of “organic” is very complex, one of the most important regulations is that animals must be fed a 100% organic, all-vegetable diet. In addition, our poultry is given:
In short, we sell chicken the way it supposed be...Chicken and nothing else!
A Certified Humane label assures the consumer that the animal has been raised in a healthful and low-stress environment necessary for a good quality of life. Among the many things that SVO ensures as part of their Humane Certification:
Access to shelter
Our Chickens have constant access to shelter, food, and water.
Chickens under Certified Humane treatment are fed a diet free from growth hormones and antibiotics.
Flock conditions (densities, handling, loading, transport, etc) and handled within the Human guidelines.
no stress & pain
Our Chickens are slaughtered according to strict humane procedures to guarantee that the birds are subjected to minimal stress and pain.
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