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thought for the day:

organic = sustainable

what customers are saying:

I left Countryside for cheaper, "All-Natural" feed. When my customers started COMPLAINING about the taste of my eggs I came back to Countryside!

— Better Feed Makes Better Eggs, Better Eggs Make Happier Customers

Online Store: Certified Organic, Soy-Free Feeds

Welcome to Countryside! We are here to help. Micro-flock keepers? Market farmers? Family farm? Organic homestead? Grass farm? What can we do to make your ecological, healthy and sustainable farming better? If you have questions we would like to help. Call 1-888-699-7088. Or email info@countrysideorganics.com

Click Here for Countryside’s New Online Store



Welcome to Countryside Organics

Welcome to Countryside! We are here to help. Micro-flock keepers? Market farmers? Family farm? Organic homestead? Grass farm? What can we do to make your ecological, healthy and sustainable farming better? If you have questions we would like to help. Call 1-888-699-7088. Or email info@countrysideorganics.com

Click Here for Countryside’s New Online Store

Luv-Nest Products Now Available

We are pleased to announce that Countryside is now distributing Luv Nest 100% organic nesting herbs and their new treat product for chickens “Nibbles”, along with our organic soy free feeds and other healthy products.

You can find more information about Luv Nest at www.luv-nest.com and on our new online store.


Gut Biosphere Survey

A survey of interesting recent articles on the gut, allergies and nutrition.

Reason Behind Increasing Food Allergies Discovered

Genetically Engineered Foods May Cause Rising Food Allergies — Genetically Engineered Soybeans

Allergy Buster

American Gut Project

 Some of My Best Friends are Germs

Help Save a Working Heritage Farm

Help Neil Perin save a working family farm dedicated to saving heritage breeds and dedicated to non-toxic, biological, organic farming.

Here is the Kickstarter Page:

Arcadian Acres – Preserving Heritage Animals & a Family Farm

Read the FAQs and watch the video to understand how Arcadian Acres, a successful organic farm, doesn’t meet USDA standards for financing. He’s getting $8/lb. for his heritage Red Wattle pork but the USDA will only let him claim $0.60/lb. Help save Arcadian Acres!

More information on Arcadian Acres:






Heritage Harvest Festival


Celebrate the harvest and the legacy of revolutionary gardener Thomas Jefferson at the 8th annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello, September 12-13, 2014. Thomas Jefferson, America’s “founding foodie,” championed vegetable cuisine, plant experimentation and sustainable agriculture.

Taste a bounty of heirloom fruits and vegetables and learn about organic gardening and seed-saving during this fun, affordable, family-friendly festival — unlike any other — held on the breathtaking West Lawn of Jefferson’s Monticello.

1st Annual Harvest Conference Presented by Organic Growers School

Savor the abundance

Friday & Saturday, September 5-6, 2014, Asheville, N.C.

Season Extension • Home Cooking • Fermentation • Preservation • Self-reliance • Homesteading Skills • Wild Ideas • Seed Saving • Herbal Medicine • And so much more!

Click here for more information and registration.

Central Virginia Meet Yer Eats Tour – Monday, Sept 1

Market Central’s 6th Annual Meet Yer Eats Farm Tour is on Labor Day, Sept. 1 from 10 to 4. The tour is about getting to know your farmer, and getting to know your food.

Over 1, 000 people are expected to hit the backroads surrounding Charlottesville for a local food enthusiast’s ultimate food field trip: the Meet Yer Eats Farm Tour.  In its 6th year, the tour highlights producers from the Charlottesville City Market, and 12 farms will open their fields, barns, and greenhouses to visitors this year.  By presenting the tour annually, Market Central aims to strengthen the relationships between producers and consumers, and encourages support of local farmers as key to economic, physical, and environmental vibrancy in our area. The Charlottesville area has emerged as a prominent force in the local foods scene owing at least in part to growers’ willingness to be transparent in their operations.

A $15 car pass admits everyone in your car on tour day to all of the participating farms, and most visitors will see 3 or 4 farms on tour day.  Each farm has a special program, lecture and/or demonstration scheduled between 10 and 4.  

2014 Participating Farms

BellAir Farm CSA
Babes in the Woods
Brightwood Vineyard & Farm
Caromont Farm w/The Rock Barn
Cygnet Hollow Farm
Grubby Girl @Meeting House Farm
Everona Dairy
Forrest Green Farm
Little Hat Creek
Sharondale Farm
Radical Roots
Vintage Virginia Apples

If you’re not doing anything for Labor Day, get in your and visit a farm!  It’s one of the best ways to honor those who work so hard for us.  For more information about programming and to purchase a car pass online, please visit our website at marketcentralonline.org

Seeking Military Veteran-Farmer

Land Opportunity

Seeking a Veteran-Farmer to establish farm business on 41 acres in a supportive farming community in central Virginia, minutes west of Charlottesville. Applicant shall have recent military experience with an honorable discharge,
be drug-free and have a comfort level with small-scale farming.

Owner will consider options for farm production from vegetables to small-scale livestock, farmed organically or as close to natural as possible. Ideas
for alternate enterprises are also welcome: native plant production, beekeeping, medicinal and culinary herbs, mushroom cultivation and/or farmed flowers.

Owner will provide free use of the land or minimum-fee lease arrangement.
This is not a farm management offer, rather an opportunity for a young farmer/farm couple to build a business on this land and be willing to settle in the Charlottesville area. Owner is seeking a recent military veteran, but will consider serious offer from other, non-veterans, who may be willing to provide agricultural training for veteran interns at some future date.

Only individuals with experience in farm business and/or farm management will
be considered. Candidates should be willing to start-up a farm business, provide
a business plan and source labor for creating farm on the land that shall be leased. Must be enthusiastic and demonstrate willingness to work hard. Farmer shall provide own housing, machinery, farm tools, and animals. Owner is open to negotiations on building construction as needed for barn, packing and storage shed, high tunnels and washing station.

An initial two-year lease will be offered with an option to renew for long-term lease agreement. The fine points of lease agreement shall be negotiated between select candidate and owner, including option to live on the land.

Please send cover letter, resume and 2 references (name, phone, and email) to: Laura Farrell, templehill1790@gmail.com.
Inquiries received until September 15, 2014

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Countryside Organics Reseller Lotus Farm and Garden

Check out Lotus Farm and Garden in Asheville, NC. A Countryside Organics reseller, Lotus Farm and Garden is moving full speed ahead with foddering systems. Check them out at:

Lotus Farm and Garden
455 Ste-8 N. Louisiana Ave
Asheville, NC 28806

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