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Farmer and Sustainable Agriculture Advocate
Bev Eggleston is the Founder and President of EcoFriendly Foods, LLC. Before establishing EcoFriendly Foods in 2001, Bev farmed for 12 years in Mendota, Virginia. During these 12 years, he learned firsthand about the many challenges of being a small family farm within a food system dominated by large-scale, corporate-owned, industrial-based agriculture. Worst among these challenges was processing, market access, and distribution. It was in response to these three challenges that Bev created the EcoFriendly Foods model. This model offers farmers the opportunity to sell their finished animals - live - to EcoFriendly Foods for a premium price, who then handles the rest of the process: slaughter, processing, marketing, distribution, and receivables. This allows the farmer to focus on doing what he loves most and does best - farming. EcoFriendly Foods currently contracts with over 30 pastured meat producers in the Mid-Atlantic region, all of which meet their strict animal welfare standards.
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