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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

Come See Countryside Organics at Asheville Mother Earth News Fair

Western North Carolina Agricultural Center | Asheville, N.C. | April 12-13, 2014

We will be in booth #5119. We aren’t bringing a truck with feed but we can point you in the direction of one of our numerous Asheville resellers. We are looking forward to an interesting crowd and interesting show!

Mother Earth News Asheville [...]

Countryside Organics Receives Agriculture Business of Year Award

The Augusta County Chamber of Commerce named Countryside Organics the Agriculture Business of Year in their awards ceremony, Tuesday night.

Thank you for being customers and supporting organic agriculture. We are here because of you.

Local news coverage, here.

Livestock Conservancy Veterans Workshop

From Service to Stewardship A Workshop for Veterans on Farming with Heritage Breeds of Livestock and Poultry

June 6-7, 2014, Warrenton, VA

Join Virginia Cooperative Extension, The Livestock Conservancy, and the Farmer Veteran Coalition for a two-day intensive workshop that will help transform today’s veterans into tomorrow’s farmers!

Friday: Full-day classroom with local farmers Saturday: [...]

Countryside Organics to Offer Chaffhaye Pasture-in-a-Bag

Countryside Organics will be shipping individual bags of Chaffhaye All-Natural, Healthy Forage, by the end of September. They are available now, in store, to our “Driver Dan” delivery customers, and for inclusion on bundled pallet shipments.

Chaffhaye offers significant nutritional, practical, and economic benefits over dusty hay, pelleted feeds and other high-cost concentrates. Chaffhaye guarantees [...]

Edible Fest in Orange

Join us in Orange, Virginia, Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the 2nd Annual Edible Fest in Orange. Last year’s event was a huge success. Here are some of the feature’s of the day:

Cooking demonstrations throughout the day.

Tastings and presentations from dozens of the region’s leading farms, restaurants and [...]

Nature’s Kelp Back in Stock

We have Nature’s Kelp again. Please click here.

Virginia Midsummer Sustainable Gardening Workshop

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 6:00­9:00 pm at the Virginia Tech Catawba Sustainability Center – Catawba, VA

The gardens at the Catawba Sustainability Center will be used to identify actual examples of weed, pest, disease, and other common problems, and discuss strategies for dealing with them.

The instructor is long-time VABF newsletter editor Mark Schonbeck.

Register [...]

Countryside Organics Healthy Minerals

Countryside Organics has four natural, free-choice mineral formulations for livestock.

• Healthy Minerals is intended to be fed free choice to cattle, goats and horses. Healthy Minerals contain organic kelp, naturally mined trace mineral salt, diatomaceous earth, dolomitic lime, dehydrated apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, copper sulfate, selenium and more. It has a 2 to [...]

APPEALS COURT BINDS MONSANTO TO PROMISE NOT TO SUE ORGANIC FARMERS

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 10, 2013, Public Patent Foundation

A three-judge panel at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled today that a group of organic and otherwise non-GMO farmer and seed company plaintiffs are not entitled to bring a lawsuit to protect themselves from Monsanto’s transgenic seed patents “because Monsanto

has made binding [...]

Tom Yum Local Food Innovation – Saturday, April 13, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

We’ll be at the Tom Yum Local Food Innovation Event on Saturday, April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., alongside the City Market in Downtown Charlottesville. Kevin will speak at 9:30 a.m. on, “Raising Chickens the Easy (Drug Free) Way.” In addition to the City Market there will be Chef Demos and Tastings, Food [...]