Scratch and Peck Feeds has helped to promote the SV Tour De Coop 2018 event by providing samples of their chicken feed to all of our 2018 Coopsters!
About Scratch and Peck Feeds: We manufacture our Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified animal feeds, supplements and treats with a much more "hands on" approach than most feed mills. Our employees work hard to receive, measure, grind, mix, package, and sell every bag of feed we produce. Our system allows us to accurately track and record every bag of feed that gets sold with a lot number that can tell us every detail about each ingredient that went into that product. By utilizing small batch production runs, we can ensure accurate and safe quality control. Staying true to our core philosophy of producing only the freshest, most wholesome, organic feeds available, we do not over-process our animal feeds into pellets or use any unnatural additives or medications in our products. Pelleted feeds have become the norm in the animal feed industry because they solve the age-old problem of fine particle waste. However, the process of making pelleted feeds uses incredibly high pressure, moisture, and heat to bind ingredients together into a digestible pellet. Unfortunately, these conditions often destroy or otherwise alter the natural nutritional aspects of the feed. Because we don't make pelleted feed, you may notice a bit of dusty powder left over in your chickens' feeder. Try some of our feeding tips or ferment your feed to help them clean up their plate: https://www.scratchandpeck.com/some-more-feeding-tips/ https://www.scratchandpeck.com/feed-and-fines-maximizing-the-value-with-fermented-feed/ Our Founder and Owner, Diana Ambauen-Meade, started making her own chicken feed in 2009 because she couldn't find a high quality, organic whole grain feed in stores. It didn't take long for like-minded folks to find out about her natural feeds and want to be able to care for their own animals the same way. Diana was on her way to realizing her dream of making the best quality whole grain animal feeds with grains grown by local farmers. After starting production in her own backyard with a borrowed cement mixer, Diana saw that the need for quality feeds was far greater than her current capacity. So, she and her son, Bryon Meade, teamed up to start being the change they wanted to see in the food system. They began the process of building a small animal feed mill in Bellingham, WA that has since turned into a true grassroots company helping to make a difference. In 2012, Scratch and Peck Feeds became the first Non-GMO Project Verified animal feed manufacturer in North America and in 2013, we stepped it up to become Certified Organic, the first feed manufacturer in the nation to hold both badges. We produce organic and non-GMO feeds because we want to help lead this sustainable food movement by example. We are a family company and our family includes everyone who wants to make honest and true choices about their food and where it comes from. We're a kinship of people who know that we're all connected and that "you are what your animals eat." We are dedicated to promoting sustainable farming practices, supporting local economies, and producing healthy, wholesome and clean animals feeds. Finally, for the Coopsters: As our way of saying "thank you," for promoting urban agriculture you'll find some of our most popular feed and treat products in the package arriving next week - Organic Naturally Free Layer Feed 10lbs, Cluckin' Good Grubs 20 oz, Scratch and Peck chicken feeder, plus one of our stylin' trucker hats. We will also include a product brochure that contains information on feed fermentation- something we are very passionate about. We hope you try fermenting your feed and share your thoughts with those who attend the tour. We hope you and your birds enjoy the goodies! I also wanted to share that Scratch and Peck has an amazing Brand Ambassador Program which consists of outgoing folks who are passionate about raising healthy chickens. Ambassadors will help share educational information about the importance of using high quality, whole grain feeds that are Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, and Animal Welfare Approved. If you would like ambassador support for a local event that is urban ag, homestead, sustainability, organic living, or livestock related drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you are passionate about our company and are interested in joining our ambassador program check out the job description: https://www.scratchandpeck.com/job/brand-ambassador/ *Note: Our very knowledgeable ambassador, Eve Scott, will be available during the tour at Chick' n' Bees to educate customers on feed fermentation, sprouting whole grains and many of our other Cluckin' Good Treats and Supplements. Feed Availability: A quick search on our website found that many stores carry Scratch and Peck products in your area, I chose a few to display here however you can find the full store listing using our store locator map at https://www.scratchandpeck.com/store-locator/ Chick n Bees 15695 Los Gatos Blvd. #CNB Los Gatos CA 95032 Pets Delight 390 State Street Los Altos CA 94022 Pet Food Depot - Redwood City 1281 Veterans Blvd Redwood City CA 94063 Pet Food Express - Palo Alto 3910 Middlefield Road Palo Alto CA 94303 An Jan Feed and Pet Supply 1633 Monterey Highway San Jose CA 95112 Sam's Downtown Feed 759 W. San Carlos St San Jose CA 95126