Flavor. Authenticity. Nutrient-rich simplicity. Trust in the food you choose for your family. Turning back to the land. Embracing the fullness of life.
Whatever reason you choose organic ingredients, it’s satisfying to find delight in the natural world and the bounty it brings.
At Scratch and Peck Feeds, we celebrate the movement towards organic agriculture that so many embrace, along with the sustainable practice of raising more local, community-focused food. We support these endeavors and look for opportunities to foster that momentum. Our yearly resolution is to increase our outreach efforts about the importance of going organic from the start – from the start of your day, from the start of your grocery list, or from the start of your food chain. Wherever it makes sense for you, we hope you join us. It’s a goal we’re passionate about, and we’re putting out the rallying cry to our loyal retailers and customers to join us in our endeavor: Let’s nourish to flourish.
You’ve heard us say “you are what your animals eat,” which starts from the beginning. Feeding our animals organic from the time they are born is just as important as feeding them organic when they are viable, healthy, food-producing adults. Whole health for our animals means whole health for ourselves and our families.
What does whole health look like for our animals? Just like us, our animals deserve clean water, fresh air, natural supplements, and unprocessed or minimally processed organic food that is free of additives, fillers, and preservatives. For our chickens and ducks, whole health includes lots of daylight with space to roam and forage naturally year-round. Whole health practices for our flock also embrace holistic natural care, such as organic herbs sprinkled on their food and apple cider vinegar and garlic added to their fresh water for extra boosts of preventative care. And whole health nutrition evolves around nutrient-dense foods such as raw whole grains that can be sprouted or fermented for even more nutrition for your flock.
Essentially, raising our animals organic from day one is getting back to our roots before hormones and pesticides became common practice in agriculture and animals were treated as commodities rather than living beings. We’re taking back our food system, and we invite you to join us.
If you’re starting a new flock of chicks or ducks this spring, feed them organic from day one with one of Scratch and Peck’s Organic Starter Feeds. Our raw, whole-grain Starter Feed shows off the premium grains our company is known for. Our Starter Crumbles include the same whole grain ingredients compacted into tiny bite-sized pieces that are ideal for picky chickies who eat their favorite loose ingredients and leave the rest behind. Both formats contain the appropriate level of protein to aid each of your birds in healthy development. Each feed is certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. There are no medications in any of our feeds, which is why we encourage people to practice holistic care with their chickens and ducks through clean living spaces and natural supplements.
By raising your own chickens and ducks organic from day one, you’ll gain down-to-earth know-how, trust the food on your plate, and know your farmer (you!) You’ll also be part of the clean food movement toward 100% organic agriculture where hormones, pesticides, and GMOs would no longer be used, water quality would be preserved, and soil nutrients would remain strong and increase nourishment in our food. Ultimately, the health and welfare of ourselves and our animals would be better protected. That’s a victory worth fighting for.
We look forward to having you join us in our goal to Nourish to Flourish. Cheers to simplicity, whole health, and beautiful tomorrows.