SHENANDOAH VALLEY ORGANIC
Founded in 2014
Corwin Heatwole, Founder and CEO
Shenandoah Valley Organic is a branded and private label organic and antibiotic free chicken processor. Shenandoah Valley Organic is a locally minded company that prides itself in producing the highest quality chicken grown on family-owned farms. Chickens are humanely raised and fed a diet free from animal byproducts, pesticides, and antibiotics.
Shenandoah Valley Organic’s farmer contract model allows farmers to own their own chickens. The farmers fund the chick placement and feed for the entire life-cycle of each flock, and then sell the chickens to Shenandoah Valley Organic at a premium price-per-pound. Shenandoah Valley Organic uses the purchasing volume of its group of farmers to negotiate feed and chick prices. This allows Shenandoah Valley’s business model to function efficiently while verifying traceability for chick and feed sourcing from consolidated contractors.
Our investment in Shenandoah Valley Organic was driven by their platform model for chicken production. SVO’s model provides which are healthier for the consumer, and more humane for the animals, while providing greater economics to the farmer.