our organic manifesto

WE ARE ALL ORGANIC.

Organic doesn’t mean trendy or cool or pretentious. Organic doesn’t have to mean expensive. Organic simply means living in ecological balance. Living real life. Real life sustained by real food.

We are complex organisms living in an increasingly complex world. Our lives are complex. Our clothes are complex. Our food is way too complex. Bigger, more complex corporations are controlling and complicating our food supply.

Fortunately, we– as eaters, as parents, as responsible citizens of this planet — are rising to the challenge. We are living our lives by making better choices. We are taking back the food supply one egg at a time. We are putting just as much good into the ground as we harvest from it. We control what we eat and what our food eats before us. More importantly, we’re teaching future generations the beauty of simple, high-quality, organic living. Day by day, acre by acre, block by block; we are building something better.

WE ARE NEW COUNTRY ORGANICS.


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WHY FEED YOUR ANIMALS

NEW COUNTRY ORGANICS?


Our feeds are formulated with the best health of the animal in mind. We do not change our nutritional formulas due to cost fluctuations of specific ingredients, so your animals receive the same feed throughout their feeding cycle. We do not utilize “least cost” formulations.

Our feed is fresh. We grind and mix in milling runs designed to keep just the right quantities on hand – stocked to maximize freshness while ensuring there is always ample feed to meet increasing needs.

We believe certified organic grains are healthier, safer and more nutritious for your animals and for the products you and your customers consume from them. New Country Organics is soy-free. Multi-grain formulations provide a complete amino acid complement.

More information on feeding your animals organics.

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Soy

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WHY SOY FREE?

Soy is in everything. It’s an industrial food ingredient. If it comes in a box and it is supposed to be edible then chances are high that soy is on the ingredient list. And the likelihood is that the soy is transgenic, genetically modified. Unless it says Organic Soy. Look for the organic seal. 96% or more of the soy grown in the US is genetically modified. Americans eat more soy than traditional soy consuming cultures. We don’t want soy to be in everything.

New Country Organics is entirely soy-free for good reasons:

  • Soy is high in phytic acid. Monogastric animals like chickens, pigs and humans don’t produce the enzyme phytase. Without phytase, phytic acid can block uptake of vitamins and minerals. Not only is this a waste, but it’s creating pollution problems.
  • Soy is high in phytoestrogens. Our children are entering adolescence earlier and earlier.
  • Soy is high in trypsin inhibitors. Trypsin is an enzyme that helps to break down many different proteins. Inhibition of trypsin contributes to allergies.

MEET OUR TEAM

Real live people who know and are passionate about organics, that’s us.
We are a Virginia-based team dedicated to supplying organic goodness
and helpful advice on how to make your organics better.

Web. Email. Phone. In Person. Jim, Kevin, Steve, Lisa, David, Rebecca, Jillian, Bill, Austen. We have you covered.

chicken_layer“I use New Country Organics layer feed. They’re right here in Virginia. And organic. “ – Lisa of Fresh Eggs Daily
NCO_Customer-Reviews-Image(Egg)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 Eggs Make Happier Customers

I have been a consistent customer for several years now and I think what you guys are doing is great! I would like to see you add some online classes in the future, such as beekeeping, chicken keeping, etc. This would work well for all of your customers, like myself, that are several hours away or further. Thanks for what you’re doing and keep up the great work!

– Kristi, Dry Fork, Virginia

“I want to let you know I just love your feed for my chickens. I have had trouble in the past with store bought “complete” feeds causing vitamin deficiency in my Silkies. Since I’ve switched to your feed I have not had any problems and I’m very thankful for that. 

– Lynnette from California

I just love the fact you can ship to my front door. I live all the way in California and in my area you cannot buy a good organic feed, it’s just not available.. For my flocks’ health and me it’s absolutely worth the shipping cost. Your prices are very reasonable so I don’t at all mind the extra shipping.”

– Lynnette from California

 

Your questions answered by our experts

Q: How do I get my urban chickens to lay more eggs more often?

Farmer Kevin,

The Organic Oracle

Feed our feed. It’s the best thing for them. What else? Reduce and eliminate stresses on the birds. Comfort, warmth, bugs, clean water. Garden scraps. Kitchen scraps. Safety. A life free of predators. A happy, healthy, well-fed hen is going to produce eggs. Winter will bring a slow down. Keep your hens warm. Add a light in the morning to extend the day. Hens are photosensitive. We use kelp in our feeds to add nutritious green to the diet. Fresh greens in the winter are a healthy treat.

Q: Who do you trust on food?

Organic Education Center,

Learning Community

You, right?  You can grow food better than you can buy. We want you to be the one you can trust on food. We are here to help. Come to the organic education center and learn more.

Q: Can I teach a course on New Country Organics Online Organic Community Education Center?

Organic Education Center,

Learning Community

We would love you to share your organic knowledge with our community. Want to chat, answer questions, write blog posts, be on a panel, take on a special organic farming subject, more?  If you’re interested, please send us an email and tell us what you have in mind. Need a kick? Don’t be shy. Be an organic mentor. Give back.

Q: Are your feeds non-GMO?

Organic,

Not Conventional

We answer to a higher authority. We are ORGANIC.

To fully understand the vast difference between non-GMO versus ORGANIC, please take a moment to look at the nifty chart we’ve prepared that illustrates how close conventional farming and non-GMO practices are. ORGANIC is a strict set of guideline and rules that help promote sustainability, reduce soil depletion, improve the land, and eliminate harmful, toxic from farming. Frankly, it is shocking at how lax the rules are regarding non-GMO.

Q: How long do I need to feed my chicks Starter Feed?

Farmer Kevin,

The Organic Oracle

4 to 5 weeks and then you should move onto Grower Feed. Check out the Chicken Chart which will help guide you through the process until you are an expert: LINK to FEED CHART.

Q: How long do I feed the chicks Grower Feed?

Farmer Kevin,

The Organic Oracle

Up to 16 weeks. The chart will help, so check it out: LINK to FEED CHART

Q: What comes after Grower?

Farmer Kevin,

The Organic Oracle

At 16 weeks or first egg it is time for certified organic, soy-free Layer Feed.

Q: How do I get my urban chickens to lay more eggs more often?
Feed our feed. It’s the best thing for them. What else? Reduce and eliminate stresses on the birds. Comfort, warmth, bugs, clean water. Garden scraps. Kitchen scraps. Safety. A life free of predators. A happy, healthy, well-fed hen is going to produce eggs. Winter will bring a slow down. Keep your hens warm. Add a light in the morning to extend the day. Hens are photosensitive. We use kelp in our feeds to add nutritious green to the diet. Fresh greens in the winter are a healthy treat.
Q: Who do you trust on food?
You, right? You can grow food better than you can buy. We want you to be the one you can trust on food. We are here to help. Come to the organic education center and learn more.
Q: Can I teach a course on New Country Organics Online Organic Community Education Center?
We would love you to share your organic knowledge with our community. Want to chat, answer questions, write blog posts, be on a panel, take on a special organic farming subject, more?
Q: Are your feeds non-GMO?
We answer to a higher authority. We are ORGANIC.
To fully understand the vast difference between non-GMO versus ORGANIC, please take a moment to look at the nifty chart we’ve prepared that illustrates how close conventional farming and non-GMO practices are. ORGANIC is a strict set of guideline and rules that help promote sustainability, reduce soil depletion, improve the land, and eliminate harmful, toxic from farming. Frankly, it is shocking at how lax the rules are regarding non-GMO.
Q: How long do I need to feed my chicks Starter Feed?
4 to 5 weeks and then you should move onto Grower Feed. Check out the Chicken Chart which will help guide you through the process until you are an expert: LINK to FEED CHART.
Q: How long do I feed the chicks Grower Feed?
Up to 16 weeks. The chart will help, so check it out: LINK to FEED CHART
Q: What comes after Grower?
At 16 weeks or first egg it is time for certified organic, soy-free Layer Feed.

THE NCO LOGO

The New Country Organics logo has a story behind it, just like our name.

The elegant golden spiral sits at the center of orbiting green obelisks. The colors are easy: meant to convey sun, earth, soil, and life.

But look more closely for hidden meanings: the spiral is of course the famous Fibonacci sequence renowned in mathematics as the code found everywhere in nature from sunflowers to pineapples. Even our conception of beauty is anchored in this mathematical sequence – often called the Golden ratio.

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So the logo speaks to the deeper meaning in nature, and what we’re trying to do at New Country Organics to support it.

Our Partners

The organic community is a vibrant social web of farmers, families, educators, ecologists, heritage historians, activists, foodies and more. It’s a noisy and hungry bunch. At New Country Organics we take pride in the fact that our customers see us as partners and that we all see ourselves as being in this together.

We believe in the Certified Organic program. We work hard to find the best products. Products that we use ourselves and products that we know will be appreciated by our customers. Because they trust us. And we value and honor that bond.

It’s a great community.


Our Education Community Partners:

We think the best way to keep what is good about organics is to give it away. We believe that by helping one another learn and grow, we all benefit. This is not a pre-Iron-Curtain zero-sum game, but a system that rewards those who lend a hand.

We have developed a platform for like-minded organic pioneers, educators and leaders. We have established the Organic Educational Center (OEC). And we are tapping our network to bring best in class resources to you. People who know their manure. Next we build it out. 

 


 

Our Vendor Partners: