…the first batch of Scratch and Peck chicken feed was mixed with a borrowed cement mixer in the backyard!
We were born from a longing to live in harmony and stay true to personal principles. 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’re committed to making wise choices in how we use the resources we’ve been given so our customers can use our feeds with confidence. Every time we make a decision about our feeds and their manufacture, we think about the consequences of our actions, both now and on future generations.
We don’t have a single minded focus on profit – we believe that doing the right thing is just as important. For our company, and our customers, we judge our success by three pillars of sustainable business: People, Planet and Profit. Every sack of feed we make has those values inside so you can feed your animals with pride.
We are dedicated to promoting sustainable farming practices, supporting local economies, and producing healthy, wholesome and clean animal feeds.