Yorkshire Valley Farms –Home Grown Taste

By Mary Wales- Yorkshire Valley Farms is bringing taste to Ontario’s tables – tasty chicken and turkey that is. The company processes certified organic chicken and turkey produced by 8 different farms located in Ontario.

“A lot of people are looking for a local, organic product but they are also looking for taste,” points out James Sculthorpe, the company’s President. “Not only do we value integrity and sourcing locally – we try to ensure that our products taste great too.”

Founded in 2010, the company sells fresh and frozen chickens and turkeys, as well as chicken nuggets, to major retailers in Ontario such as Loblaws, Longos, Sobeys, Metro, Highland Farms, Nature’s Emporium, The Big Carrot (Toronto) and more. To find a store in your area which carries the company’s products click here.

The company is certified organic which means that no growth hormones, antibiotics or GMO feed are permitted based on the Canada Organic Standard. In addition, the birds have access to natural light and outdoor pasture as regulated by the Standard. Yorkshire Valley Farms works with Pro-Cert, a certifying body, to help conventional farmers transition to organic farming.

“Our farmers would recommend transitioning to organic. There is a lot to learn at first, but once that phase is over there are noticeable benefits for farmers,” reports Sculthorpe.

Yorkshire Valley Farms is often looking for new farmers- preferably with the capacity to produce their own organic feed or organic grain farmers. If you are interested in learning more contact James Sculthorpe at james@yorkshirevalley.ca.





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