We Care About the Food That We Provide
Why choose Shenandoah Valley Organic Chicken? Choose SVO because you care about the food you eat.. and we care about the food that we provide. When animals are treated humanely, and not submitted to stress, hormones, and antibiotics they will taste better, and be better for you.
SVO prides itself in producing the highest quality organic chicken available. 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. Food animals may not be fed meat products, antibiotics, or steroids to be eligible for the label of “organic”. Also, no genetically modified food products or ingredients, chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers are allowed.
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: - Chickens have constant access to shelter, food, and water. - Chickens are not debeaked at birth. - Birds are slaughtered according to strict humane procedures to guarantee that the birds are subjected to minimal stress and pain. - Flock conditions (densities, handling, loading, transport, etc) and handled within the Humane guidelines. - Animals under Certified Humane treatment are fed a diet free from growth hormones and antibiotics.
Access to shelter
Chickens have constant access to shelter, food, and water.
Animals 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
Birds are slaughtered according to strict humane procedures to guarantee that the birds are subjected to minimal stress and pain.
We are a locally minded company
Our Mission is to provide the highest quality organic chicken
Our Mission is to provide the highest quality of organic chicken that is humanely raised.. Free of all growth hormones, pesticides, and antibiotics– just the way mother nature intended!
Shenandoah Valley Organic is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, in the middle of the Shenandoah Valley. SVO is supplied by it’s sister company, Shenandoah Processing, which is the first processor in the State of Virginia to focus on All Natural, Organic, and Humanely Raised chicken. SVO is a locally minded company, and sources all of its food products from local farms.
Corwin HeatwoleGeneral Manager
Corwin Heatwole was born in the Shenandoah Valley, and raised on a dairy farm. At the age of 19 Corwin started his first business: a dairy cow hoof-trimming venture. He also began purchasing and running his own poultry farms, with the hopes of eventually being able to process and distribute the chickens himself. Corwin is the majority owner of Shenandoah Processing, and serves as the General Manager for Shenandoah Valley Organic. Corwin lives in Singers Glen, Virginia with his wife and 3 children.
Wayne BillhimerSales Manager
Wayne Billhimer was born and raised on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley. Growing up, Wayne was always involved in Agriculture, and served as FFA President in addition to farm work in high school. After working briefly as a mechanic, Wayne became a Game Warden, working the State of Virginia with his trusty side-kick Justice, a K-9 Conservation Police dog. Wayne is part owner of Shenandoah Processing, and serves as Sales Manager for Shenandoah Valley Organic. Wayne lives in Broadway, and raises cattle in addition to his busy SVO schedule.
Jefferson Heatwole was born and raised on a dairy farm in the Shenandoah Valley. Jefferson worked on a farm growing up, and transitioned into the construction industry shortly after graduating high school. Jefferson works as the Estimating Manager for a granite company near Washington DC, as well as assisting in Sales for Shenandoah Valley Organic. He lives with his wife in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he is also a Planning Commissioner.
Shenandoah ProcessingSister Company
SVO is supplied by it’s sister company, Shenandoah Processing, which is the first processor in the State of Virginia to focus on All Natural, Organic, and Humanely Raised chicken
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