A Family Business
Joyce Farms was started in 1962 by Alvin Joyce and is still a family-owned business today, with Alvin’s son, Ron Joyce, and his two sons, Ryan and Stuart, at the helm. They are located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and most of their partner farms are also located in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Virginia. Joyce Farms has come a long way since the company was founded in 1962. They have gone from just selling chickens to raising the very best all-natural poultry, beef and game for the top chefs, artisan butchers, and educated consumers across the U.S. How and why did that happen? They saw the need for something better.
The more Joyce Farms traveled the world and learned about culinary matters, the more they realized that Americans were missing out on a rich array of culinary class poultry. Their search took them to Europe where they have been cultivating slow-growing heritage breeds for generations. Joyce Farms found the nest of these to bring home, reviving traditional raising methods to produce specialty poultry and game that impresses even the most discerning chefs with its quality and flavor. They call this their Heritage Poultry – chicken, French Guinea hen and pheasant of exceptional texture and taste.