Tucked away among the peaceful trees of Dove Hollow Road, nestled in a valley between two wooded ridges, sits Walnut Bottom Farm. The Fansler family holds a long and rich history of farming; all four of their farms are located in Mathias, West Virginia, and all four of them produce chicken for SVO. Daniel and Ethan were raised on the Fansler family farm, and as they put it, they “loved it and never looked back.” Once other Fanslers joined up with SVO, David and Ethan followed suit. I hear there’s a Fansler toddler strutting around Walnut Bottom. I expect there’ll be a fifth Fansler farm in about 20 years.

Lynda Bostrom