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happy horse and cass IMG_2351 - Version 2 - 2005-05-24 at 14-47-49 Compost Operation Cattle Strategy Alicia Kristin & Paula Barkley Fensom w/Kevin Discussing the Day's Events

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

Listen in with Kevin and Bill on 106.1 The Corner’s Backyard Revolution

9:00 a.m., Friday, August 15. Adrienne, Brad, Kevin and Bill on issues of organics, the true value of conventionally produced non-GMO feeds and some fun.

http://1061thecorner.com/

Pescetarians Take Note: Are You Eating Irradiated Seafood?

From Rodale News: “To combat filthy conditions, the U.S. government is going to allow irradiation of certain seafood favorites, a food safety watchdog group says. Effective immediately, some of your favorite seafood picks will be allowed to undergo radiation treatment in an attempt to kill more pathogens lurking in the food supply.”

Complete Story Here.

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Livestock Conservancy Veterans Workshop Now Open to Non-Veterans

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! Non-veterans welcome, too!

Friday: Full-day classroom with [...]

Getting Started with Chickens

Whether a micro-flock or a larger endeavor, starting chickens is easy. You need heat, shelter with clean bedding, water, food, and, of course, chicks.

Heat. 90-95º F to start. No drafts. Use a heat lamp for a heat source and elevate it above the floor or ground of your shelter. For day-old chicks start at [...]

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.