FARM ID: JERE
Shade structures look different from farm to farm. Jeremy built these structures all throughout the outdoor access area. Our farmers are pretty handy.
Just Hangin’ Out
As chickens roam, farmers have a fenced area to keep them from going too far. They have more space per chicken than conventional practices.
Hide & Seek
Most of the time, you'll find chickens in high grass, sitting close to the house, or under a shade structure. This makes them feel safe outdoors.
Preparing for Day 1
Regulated indoor temperature and fans, check. Fresh bedding, check. Access to water and chick feed, check. Natural light pouring in the house, check.
Sitting in Grass
Sitting in the Grass is a comfort thing. Being in the shade and cool grass makes the chickens feel safer and cooler on warmer days. Dust bath, anyone?
Growing up on the farm
The average age of a farmer is getting older and older. We pay our farmers fairly and support independence, so their farms are viable for their kids.
Running down the lane
About the farmer…
Hugged on three sides by the south fork of the Shenandoah River, Baldwin Farm sits on a patch of land in Rileyville, Virginia. Farmer Jeremy grew up working on his dad Joe’s farm and decided to make it his livelihood. Today he and his dad run the farm together, while his two children Lane and Brooks enjoy interacting with the chickens. Jeremy and Joe joined Farmer Focus because people expressed a desire for healthy organic chicken, and the Baldwins wanted to be part of that.
Jeremy and Joe spend their days walking each chicken house to check on the welfare of the chickens and ensure all equipment is functioning correctly. Each day ends with a tour of the houses to make sure all is well and the birds are happy for the night. Their other tasks include tending to cattle, cleaning out the houses at the end of each flock, and making hay. In his rare spare time, Jeremy enjoys hunting, tractor pulling, fishing, and teaching his boys about the family business.