Joyce Farms specializes in heritage poultry breeds.
Joyce Farms will be adding warehouse space to the processing plant and a new hatchery. (Photo: Joyce Farms)

CLEMMONS, NC – Joyce Farms, a producer of grass-fed beef and heritage poultry products, said the company will expand its Clemmons facility by an additional 10,400 sq. ft.

The five-month project will add warehouse space to the plant and a new hatchery to the current property. Joyce Farms said the expansion will enable the company to accommodate future growth and grow its customer base. The upgrades are projected to be done by January 2017.

“Our Welcome Back to Flavor message is resonating with more chefs and consumers as we have moved back to older breeds, old world farming methods and small scale processing,” CEO Ron Joyce said in a statement. “Over the last three years, we have seen increased demand for our pasture-raised, heritage products like our slow growing chickens, one of the slowest growing chickens in the US, game birds and grass-fed beef.

“We’re thrilled by the response and look forward to making Joyce Farms available to even more chefs, restaurant goers and home cooks.”

Joyce Farms is a third-generation family owned business that specializes in Old World heritage poultry breeds and grass-fed Aberdeen Angus beef. The company’s NAKED line of chicken, duck, and rabbit is produced without the use of hormones, antibiotics, or animal by-products. Joyce Farms customers include grocery stores, chefs and restaurants nationwide.