What's in a Name?
How did we come up with the name Leach Family Farms? Maybe we were just too lazy or not very creative when choosing our farm's name.
We thought long and hard about what to name our farming enterprise. We toyed with local geographic features. Bumpass Farms, Bethany Church Farms. We toyed with more idealistic farm names. Sunshine Farms, Meadow Farms. We even tried some more unique farm names. Shekinah Glory Farms and Fathead Farms.
We wanted a farm title that would clearly state who we are and let our customer "family" members know that we were not a large corporation that chose a farm name to imply standards that we had no intention of fulfilling.
I don't know about you all but when I see a small business whose owner has put his or her own name on the title of their business, as a customer, I feel a close personal connection. I feel that if I had a problem at Bob's Tire Repair, I could call Bob up personally and discuss my concerns with him. Unfortunately, this is becoming a rarity in today's society. There is no Bob. If there ever was a Bob, it was decades ago and Bob's Tire Repair is now owned by a larger company that is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and does not care about customer service but rather, only the bottom line on the yearly statements.
We wanted to avoid this at all costs. We wanted to portray the transparency that we practice with our farming techniques. We wanted our customers to not feel as though they were customers but rather, that they were members of our extended family who just happen to eat at a different table.
We settled on Leach Family Farms. We don't hide behind a non-descript farming name. Our name is on each and every product that we produce and pass on to our "family" members. Our phone number, email and address are all readily available on our website and we invite you to come and see our farm. Try visiting a traditional chicken or egg producing farm. I doubt they would let you anywhere near their chicken houses.
We adhere to the slogan "From Our Family To Yours." It might be cliché but it is true nonetheless. If our products are not of the highest quality to be fed to our family then they are not good enough to be fed to our "family."
Welcome to Leach Family Farms!
Although we have a presence on Facebook and a Website that we keep updated frequently, we will be using this Blog for longer posts and to address questions and concerns that YOU our extended "family" have.
We began becoming more attentive to the foods that we were purchasing and eating when we began having children. Under the misunderstanding that if the grocery store was selling it, it must be healthy and nutritious right? Boy were we wrong. The more we read, watched and researched, the more confused and frustrated we became. We wanted to buy and eat the best food but what was the best? How could we tell? Fresh, Organic, Non-GMO, Cage Free, Pastured, Local, Humane, Animal Welfare rating, what did all these terms really mean? Which ones were important and which ones could be ignored?
If you are like us and wish to purchase the best food for you and your family, or simply wish to better understand the confusing terms and labels that are in the marketplace today, this is the blog for you! We will present information in an unbiased format to help you decide for yourself which products to purchase and enjoy.
We will attempt to answer these questions and more. If you have a specific question that we have not yet addressed, please feel free to email us at email@example.com. We will do our best to answer your questions in a timely manner.