out there

featherhead chicks CRW_1087_JFR - Version 2 - 2005-03-20 at 18-01-42 vabf_2010-006 Poultry Tractors Kevin at the Booth

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

Happy Thanksgiving!

From all of us here at Countryside Organics, we wish you all a safe and joyous Thanksgiving Holiday. Just so you know, we will be on holiday shipping hours which means that new orders, both Fedex and LTL, will not ship until Monday. We will have limited store hours Friday from 8:30 a.m. till noon. [...]

2014 Virginia Farm to Table Conference and In-Depth Soil Biology Training with Dr. Elaine Ingham

Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia’s USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Virginia Soil Health Coalition, Virginia Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) and community partners have organized an exceptional educational opportunity for farmers, market gardeners, food entrepreneurs, community advocates, nutrition and dining service directors, technical service providers, and anyone interested in strengthening Virginia’s food system from the [...]

American Hemp Bedding Now Available

We are pleased to announce that Countryside is now distributing American Hemp’s Hemp Bedding. The product is biodegradable, 2x as absorbent as pine bedding, and less dusty.

“Hemp Bedding”, 5 cu ft bag (30 pounds)

Kevin’s recommended usage: For chickens, 1 bag for 8′ X 8′.

For horses, 3 bags for 12′ X 12′. [...]

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.

 

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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

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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 [...]

Heritage Harvest Festival

http://heritageharvestfestival.com

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 [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]