World’s Best Eggs of Georgia, a division of Coyote Creek Organic Feed Mill and Farm, of Elgin, Texas, has bought an 88-acre farm in Monroe County, and it will be converted into an organic pastured poultry farm.
The land is located on Ga. 83 North and will include pasture land for the hens that will spend their time outside, eating grass, bugs and organic feed, according to a news release. The eggs will be sold under the label Jeremiah Cunningham’s World’s Best Eggs at Whole Foods Market stores in the South.
“We are excited to expand into Georgia, where there is a tremendous demand for organic food and a growing organic community,” Cameron Molberg, CEO of Coyote Creek said in the release.
The company will employ 11 people when it is fully operational in 2015. The land will also include an organic feed mill, which will employ 12 people when fully operational.
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“The farm and mill will complement Monroe County’s existing agriculture base as well as provide good paying jobs in our community,” Butch Copelan, chairman of the Development Authority of Monroe County, said in the release. “We look forward to it becoming an asset for family farmers in our area and throughout the South. We are proud to have it in Monroe County.”
Coyote Creek seeks to revitalize rural middle-class family farms by teaching families efficient and effective farming practices. The feed mill is the only certified organic commercial feed mill from Texas to North Carolina, according to the release. By purchasing from local family farms, Coyote Creek helps to sustain and build rural farming economies, while at the same time teaching efficient and effective farming practices to both organic grain farmers and livestock farmers and ranchers.
To contact writer Linda S. Morris, call 744-4223.