There are multiple reasons for wanting to start your own backyard chicken farming operation such as the nutritious value of knowing where your food came from and avoiding food that’s been pumped with chemicals or other unnatural items. In the past, the only options were hand-plucking, a homemade chicken plucker or an industrial chicken plucker that is not very affordable to the average backyard chicken farmer. The Yardbird Chicken Plucker is the complete package and perfect for those who choose to do it themselves.
In 1976, Frontier Co-op was founded in a small river cabin in Eastern Iowa. Their goal remains the same: produce sustainably sourced and organic products, including herbs, spices, teas, essential oils, and aromatherapy body care. Their core values also stand: a commitment to the health and welfare of both their growers and their environment, and their customers and employees. Through their stewardship and sustainability efforts, they continue to put people and planet first.
Hoover’s Hatchery has come a long way in 74 years, from starting as part of a creamery (and only hatching white leghorns) to offering a full catalog that now includes more than 100 breeds. They have a passion for backyard poultry. Most importantly, they have a passion for serving their customers and their communities. Hoover's realizes that without their customers, they wouldn’t be where they are today!
What started as a small hardware store serving the local Amish in Kidron, Ohio, grew into something much bigger than founder Jay Lehman ever dreamed. Gathering four pre-Civil War era buildings under one soaring roof, the store today is a place to embrace the past: from old-fashioned treats and sodas to practical, nonelectric goods that help you live a simpler life.
Mann Lake is the industry's leading manufacturer of beekeeping supplies. They have everything to meet your beekeeping needs! No matter if you're a commercial beekeeper or backyard hobbyist, Mann Lake has you covered!
Flock Party helps you reward your backyard beauties for each spectacular egg and every entertaining moment by providing a wide variety of tasty, high-quality protein meals and treats your chickens deserve along with coop-tastic products you desire. We celebrate knowing both you and your flock are fully satisfied.
For over 40 years, Premier 1 has been providing electric fence and netting; sheep, goat, and poultry supplies; as well as expert advice! Speak with one of the consultants at their booth and pick up informational poultry, equipment, and fencing catalogs.
Roots & Harvest brings clever tools and know-how to enable your homemade life. The brand committed to carefully crafted and selected products, as well as helpful advice and expert customer service. With their help, you can take pride in making things your way. Whether you are fermenting cabbage, churning butter, or crafting artisan cheese, Roots & Harvest offers the tools and tips that allow you to spend more time enjoying what you love doing.
Taproot is a bimonthly print magazine about food, farm, family, and craft. Each issue highlights a different theme, wherein they feature stories, crafts, recipes, photography, and art. Entirely supported by subscribers, Taproot is ad-free and independently published. Based in Portland, Maine (where they also have a market and gathering space), Taproot is distributed worldwide. Find out more at their website.
Wise Women Botanicals aims to bring health and wellness to all people through therapeutic-grade essential oils and creams, medical-grade cannabidiol (CBD) products, natural skin care products, herbal tinctures, and much more from nature's bounty. Let them help you and your family choose wellness affordably and knowledgeably. Established in 2010, they provide wholesale and retail sales from the heart of the nation. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for specials. Booths #2202
Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Eighty Four, Pennsylvania, 84 Lumber Company is the nation’s leading privately held building materials supplier. The company launched a Tiny Living program in 2016 to accommodate those who prefer a more simplistic lifestyle. Since its inception, the program has introduced four tiny house models of varying styles. More than 20,000 people have visited the tiny houses at events and outings across the country.
At Absorbent Products Ltd., organic, earth-friendly products comprise much of what we produce. With a focus on OMRI Listed products for home, garden and farm, they have natural solutions for backyard chickens and other backyard birds, stall absorbents for equine and barn animals, and various pet litters. They let their products speak for themselves in helping you create a healthy life for your family and animals. Booth #2400
C & J Equipment Sales & Rental - Associate Sponsor
An authorized Yanmar and Grasshopper dealership, C&J Equipment Sales & Rentals proudly carries a large selection of new and pre-owned inventory. When you're ready to invest in a new tractor or other agricultural equipment, their friendly and knowledgeable sales, financing, service, and parts departments are prepared to make sure your experience is outstanding. They value the opportunity to create long-term relationships with customers, and they do so by providing the best customer service available.
Privately owned Central Boiler is located in northern Minnesota. They're North America's largest manufacturer of outdoor furnaces and provide a clean, safe, efficient way to heat with renewable energy and coal. Based on a desire to create the most efficient heating products, the company’s designs and patents have established it as a leader in the industry.
For fifty years, family-owned Diamond® Pet Foods has believed that every pet deserves the very best. That's why they use only high-quality ingredients they'd be proud to give their own cats and dogs. Their family of brands — including Taste of the Wild®, Taste of the Wild with Ancient Grains and Taste of the Wild PREY® — offers a wide variety of formulas to suit different taste preferences, dietary needs and pet parent budgets. Booth #1100
RidgeCrest Herbals is an award-winning developer and manufacturer of safe and effective natural botanical formulas for a variety of specific health needs. A pioneer in eclectic herbal traditions since the 1980s, they use formulations containing ingredients from Chinese, European, Native American, Ayurvedic, and other natural disciplines. They invite anyone interested in learning more about their company and their products to visit their website, follow them on social media, or to give them a call.
ROVA is an autonomous, self-moving barn for livestock pasture farming. It brings automation to the small-scale regenerative farmer, reimagining traditional food-raising principals with today’s jaw-dropping technology. It’s not a barn, it’s not a coop, it’s a ROVA! If the absolute best and most natural farm practices are the hardest to follow, ROVA exists to make doing so easier.
Square Foot Gardening Foundation - Associate Sponsor
Square Foot Gardening creator Mel Bartholomew started the Square Foot Gardening Foundation in 1996 “To help end world hunger One Square Foot at a time.” The Foundation continues to teach gardeners by partnering with other nonprofits whose missions encourage plant-based living, self-sufficiency, and low-impact food production. The Foundation’s latest book “All New SFG 3rd Edition, newsletter and gardening email tips provide information on how to grow fresh produce without waste. For more information visit www.squarefootgardening.org
Sunsoil is on a mission to create affordable access to the best CBD products. Their core ingredients are their Vermont-grown organic hemp and organic coconut oil. They grow and harvest on their own farms, and they use a unique lipid extraction method to infuse the full range of cannabinoids from their plants into the oils. For pricing, the efficiencies realized in owning their manufacturing process allow them to offer products at an accessible price point.
Superior Sleep Experience is committed to providing you with the best comfort and best sleep experience possible, at the guaranteed lowest price! They do something that no one else does: They offer high-quality beds at a discounted price, one they guarantee won’t be beat (or they will give you the difference).
Chelsea Green Publishing is recognized as a leading publisher of books on the politics and practice of sustainable living, publishing authors who bring in-depth, practical knowledge to life, and give readers hands-on information related to organic farming and gardening, ecology and the environment, healthy food, sustainable economics, progressive politics, and, most recently, integrative health and wellness.
New Society Publishers' mission is to publish books that contribute in fundamental ways to building an ecologically sustainable and just society, and to do so with the least possible impact on the environment, in a manner that models this vision.
The School of Permaculture is a nonprofit that educates people about permaculture by combining sustainable ancient wisdom with appropriate technology and sharing it through courses, consultations and aid work.
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange offers more than 700 heirloom, organic, and open-pollinated vegetable, herb, and flower varieties, plus garlic, perennial onions, and seed saving supplies. Their mission is to ensure that people retain control of their food supply and conserve genetic resources, and they offer gardeners the option of saving their own seeds.
Storey Publishing helps readers enjoy simpler, more satisfying lives through an array of how-to books on do-it-yourself topics including gardening, cooking, well-being, crafts, farming, sustainable living, animal care, building, and home improvement.
The Livestock Conservancy works to save nearly 200 heritage breeds of livestock and poultry from extinction. Modern agriculture favors only a handful of highly specialized breeds at the expense of biodiversity. The Conservancy protects breeds that are wonderful choices for today’s small-scale, sustainable farms and homesteads.
Mountain Rose Herbs is one of the nation’s largest bulk suppliers of organic herbs, spices, teas, essential oils, and botanical goods for the home apothecary. Since 1987, Mountain Rose Herbs has been known for an uncompromising commitment to organic agriculture, sustainable business practices, and high-quality herbal products.