Artisanal Farms is located in Amargosa Valley, a 100-year-old community with a population of only 1,500 residents that is located about 90 miles north of Las Vegas. The presence of Artisanal Farms supports the local agricultural economy of Amargosa while providing local eggs to Las Vegas. These organic eggs come from Heritage Chickens which are breeds recognized by the American Poultry Association prior to the mid-20th century and must be slow growing, naturally mated, and able to live a vigorous life outdoors.
All poultry feed in the US is based on corn and soy bean. 88% of corn and 93% of soy bean in the US is GMO. Avoiding corn and soy is expensive; therefore, we grow 100% of our own organic feed to minimize cost. The Heritage Chickens at Artisanal Farms are fed wheat, rye, barley, pistachio, and fresh greens, such as alfalfa and clover, which are all grown on site. Each of our hens has a minimum of 108 sq. ft. outdoors, compared to the industry standard of 0.8 sq. ft. per hen.