Our DRAPER VALLEY FARMS® Organic chicken meets the requirements of the National Organic Standards Board and is Certified USDA Organic. Certified Organic means raised in a free-range environment on certified organic farms, fed a non-GMO diet with no animal by-products and never given antibiotics.
The USDA organic seal verifies that we met animal health and welfare standards, did not use antibiotics or growth hormones,* used 100% organic feed, and provided animals with access to the outdoors.
All of these requirements have to be certified by a recognized third-party. We use Oregon Tilth, a nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture; and QAI (Quality Assurance International), a pioneer in the organic movement and a leading advocate for certified organic production. The organic certification process covers not only the end product, but also every step of the process and supply chain, all the way to market.
Of course, organic is more than a label; it's an approach to agriculture that strives to work in harmony with the earth and its inhabitants to find more naturally sustainable ways to produce food.
To learn more about Oregon Tilth please visit: http://tilth.org/
To learn more about QAI, please visit http://www.qai-inc.com
*Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones or steroids in poultry.