Great Valley PoultryManteca , CA
Great Valley Poultry was begun in 1965 by their father and grandfather, and today the family lives on the same land where they continue the family business. They love raising live animals and working for themselves; the flexibility of farming and running their own business allows them to spend time with their children.
They raise and maintain a flock of approximately 80,000 birds for their eggs. The 50,000 to 60,000 birds housed in seven houses, which total 130,000 square feet, are allowed to roam free inside the house and behave naturally. They are very thoughtful about what the chickens eat and know that a great tasting egg is a result of a healthy diet for the chicken. They have been selling at farmers' markets for many years and attend ten markets a week. Great Valley Poultrys eggs are often gathered the day before the farmers market.
Theyre proud to be one of the few family-run farms still in business and their farming philosophy is to keep things as simple as possible.