TGIF! This week's spotlight is all about Brown Bros. Farms, LLC. Their free-range poultry operation allows for happy and healthy birds AND consumers! We spoke with them this week to gain more insight on what goes into running and maintaining a poultry farm.
Q: What's the story behind your business, and how did you get started?
A: Brown Bros. Farms, LLC is the result of a high school FFA project that I started in 2011 at the age of sixteen. After the project was completed, I saw the potential to continue to build a business off of this model. I decided to continue the project through the rest of my high school career and see where it could go. Business has continued to grow and we have continued to expand our product line and have increased our customer base around the state of Ohio. Now with three semesters left of college, I hope that this business will continue its growth and provide me with the opportunity to farm full-time after I graduate in December 2017.
Q: What makes your products unique?
A: Our products are unique because we raise our birds naturally and offer them full access to a pasture. This allows the birds to have the decision of whether or not they wish to stay inside for the day or wander our pasture. We feed non-GMO grain in addition to the natural diet that the birds receive from the pasture. This is healthier for the bird and healthier for the consumer.
Q: What do you like about being part of the Celebrate Local family?
A: I have enjoyed the friendly and helpful staff that make up the Celebrate Local family. I like that I know I have a physical location in the Columbus area that I can direct my customers to when they wish to purchase my products. I look forward to continuing this relationship with Celebrate Local and growing together.
You can find Brown Bros. Farms' products at our Easton retail store!