In 2012, Scratch and Peck Feeds became the first Non-GMO Project Verified animal feed manufacturer in North America and in 2013, they stepped it up to become Certified Organic, the first feed manufacturer in the nation to hold both badges. They produce organic and non-GMO feeds because they want to help lead this sustainable food movement by example.
They were born from a longing to live in harmony and stay true to personal principles. Diana Ambauen-Meade started making her own chicken feed in 2009 because she couldn’t find a high quality, organic whole grain feed in stores. It didn’t take long for like-minded folks to find out about her natural feeds and want to be able to care for their own animals the same way. Diana was on her way to realizing her dream of making the best quality whole grain animal feeds with grains grown by local farmers.
After starting production in her own backyard with a borrowed cement mixer, Diana saw that the need for quality feeds was far greater than her current capacity. So, she and her son, Bryon Meade, teamed up to start being the change they wanted to see in the food system. They began the process of building a small animal feed mill in Bellingham, WA that has since turned into a true grassroots company helping to make a difference.
Scratch and Peck Feeds has now become a family company and our family includes everyone who wants to make honest and true choices about their food and where it comes from. They’re a kinship of people who know that they’re all connected and that “you are what your animals eat.”
They’re committed to making wise choices in how they use the resources they’ve been given so customers can use their feeds with confidence. Every time they make a decision, they think about the consequences of their actions, both now and on future generations.
They don’t have a single minded focus on profit – they believe that doing the right thing is just as important. For their company, and their customers, they judge their success by three pillars of sustainable business: People, Planet and Profit. Every sack of feed they make has those values inside so you can feed your animals with pride.
They are dedicated to promoting sustainable farming practices, supporting local economies, and producing health, wholesome and clean animal feeds. Learn more about Scratch and Peck on their website: scratchandpeck.com