Sycamore Valley Farm

Pasture Raised Chicken, Duck, and Goose Eggs
Small batch Jams and Jellies made with heirloom and foraged Ozark Fruits.


Trying to expand into small commercial production

Posted by sycamorevalleyfarm on July 28, 2010 at 11:16 AM

I am in the process of (slowly) getting an egg handling permit. This will mean that our eggs will be able to be labeled as graded (our eggs go through the process of grading as it is, I just can't say it because I don't have a permit) and we can supply local restaurants. The state regulations are non-existent for a business of our size, so the state is making it up as they go along. Unfotunately, the cost of setting up a required egg room is just a little more than I had anticipated. The local bank is not willing to give a small (more like micro) loan, so everything will have to be saved and paid in cash. This is slowing my progress. I was hoping to have things all done by fall. So to all of my restaurant customers who are waiting, I apologize for the slow progress and you can thank the state and the bank.

If anyone has any suggestions about where to get a small loan with reasonable interest rates, feel free to email me.

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Reply sycamorevalleyfarm
12:00 AM on September 24, 2010 
As an update, I have received the money that I needed from some generous family members. I will be working on my egg room soon and hope to be selling to some restaurants in the spring! Thanks so much Joy & Derek!!!!!
Reply Samantha Hutchison
5:03 PM on November 17, 2010 
Have you tried FORGE in Huntsville?