Meat of the Matter – Peace Valley Poultry Relies on Community, Innovation

meat-of-the-matter-peace-valley-poultryBy Jill Henderson
Acres USA Magazine March 2017

In the heart of the Missouri Ozarks the little village of Peace Valley wakes to another beautiful sunrise, revealing the rolling hills and hardwood forests that Jim and JudyJo Protiva call home. It is here in this small, but tightly-knit community that a former Grand Canyon guide and a Rocky Mountain Ranger decided to settle down to raise a family and grow food in a way that honored God’s creation to the fullest. Over the next 21 years, the Protivas turned their passion for clean, healthy food into Peace Valley Poultry; perhaps the oldest pastured poultry operation in the state. Read the entire article in PDF

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6 responses to “Meat of the Matter – Peace Valley Poultry Relies on Community, Innovation

  1. Great story!

    Dayna McDaniel SeedSavers-KC daynakmcdaniel@gmail.com 816-356-9892 “Teaching a skill is a lifetime gift, be generous.”

  2. Great article Jill! jim

  3. Good article on these folks. Lots of details on equipment, fascinating.

    • Hi Alex. Glad you enjoyed the story. The Protivas have been at this a long time and are doing great work. Jim gives a pasture walk in the fall for those interested in how they rejuvenated their soil.

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