RunningBugFarm

Better Than Organic - Eco-Friendly, Humane, Non GMO

West Union, West Virginia | 12506 Sales

RunningBugFarm

Better Than Organic - Eco-Friendly, Humane, Non GMO

West Union, West Virginia 12506 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Welcome!

Our humane products exceed the weak USDA Organic standards. Did you know that something can have the organic seal yet contain chemicals? Giant companies are always pushing for weaker organic standards. The USDA allows hundreds of non-organic additives in certified organic foods!

All of our feathers are from humanely raised birds who live outside 365 days a year free ranging on pasture the way Mother Nature intended. Our birds are raised naturally & holistically. When they are not eating bugs, grass & other tidbits they find while foraging they enjoy certified organic feed that we special order. None of our feathers are plucked from live birds. Our birds feathers are cruelty free, no kill, naturally molted, etc. We do our best to make note of their status in their listings, but we cannot always remember how all of them were obtained. We've been raising poultry for years now & have collected a lot of feathers as a result.

Our angora rabbit wool is from bunnies who are raised outdoors & enjoy our lush pastures in the spring. They are fed all natural herbs & veggies that we grow right here on our Eco-family farm. They all have toys to play with & ample amounts of hay from our own chemical free pastures. We do not deny our angora bunnies the joys of life in order to make maintaining their coats easier on us. Our primary goal is for the mental & physical health of the bunny. Besides hay, veggies, herbs & apple wood our bunnies are fed organic feed that we special order.

Our eclectic shop is a reflection of what we do on our farm. Every item is listed with consideration to the impact our actions create on future generations...

We currently do not accept custom orders or provide coupons. What you see listed is what we have & our prices are already as low as possible.

Website: www.runningbugfarm.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RunningBugFarm/

Thank You so very much for supporting us on our journey, we couldn't do what we do without you!

All pictures, designs and content are the sole property of Running Bug Farm and may not be reproduced. No part of this product listing including product, images, design or names may be reproduced, copied or used in any way without written permission from Running Bug Farm.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 14, 2018

Welcome!

Our humane products exceed the weak USDA Organic standards. Did you know that something can have the organic seal yet contain chemicals? Giant companies are always pushing for weaker organic standards. The USDA allows hundreds of non-organic additives in certified organic foods!

All of our feathers are from humanely raised birds who live outside 365 days a year free ranging on pasture the way Mother Nature intended. Our birds are raised naturally & holistically. When they are not eating bugs, grass & other tidbits they find while foraging they enjoy certified organic feed that we special order. None of our feathers are plucked from live birds. Our birds feathers are cruelty free, no kill, naturally molted, etc. We do our best to make note of their status in their listings, but we cannot always remember how all of them were obtained. We've been raising poultry for years now & have collected a lot of feathers as a result.

Our angora rabbit wool is from bunnies who are raised outdoors & enjoy our lush pastures in the spring. They are fed all natural herbs & veggies that we grow right here on our Eco-family farm. They all have toys to play with & ample amounts of hay from our own chemical free pastures. We do not deny our angora bunnies the joys of life in order to make maintaining their coats easier on us. Our primary goal is for the mental & physical health of the bunny. Besides hay, veggies, herbs & apple wood our bunnies are fed organic feed that we special order.

Our eclectic shop is a reflection of what we do on our farm. Every item is listed with consideration to the impact our actions create on future generations...

We currently do not accept custom orders or provide coupons. What you see listed is what we have & our prices are already as low as possible.

Website: www.runningbugfarm.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RunningBugFarm/

Thank You so very much for supporting us on our journey, we couldn't do what we do without you!

All pictures, designs and content are the sole property of Running Bug Farm and may not be reproduced. No part of this product listing including product, images, design or names may be reproduced, copied or used in any way without written permission from Running Bug Farm.

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About

Running Bug Farm "Better Than Organic" Eco-Friendly, Humane, Non GMO

All of this began with a desire to eat real organic foods. The more we shopped around & the more we learned about our food system the more alarmed we became. Like most folks the first step (aside from growing our own) was getting chickens.

From there things sort of took off. We always wanted our own land. We spent six years traveling around trying to find something we could both afford & use. Most properties either had houses that were crumbling or lovely homes with useless land up the side of a cliff. Eventually we found our home in West Virginia. This is our first home & it is a dream come true!

For the six years we spent searching for this place we continued naturally growing our own food without the use of chemicals or fertilizers (other than the lovely poop from our own naturally raised critters) & sourcing only certified organic seeds. We also learned about culturing our own foods. At first it was a struggle to find organic livestock feeds. With hours spent searching on line we eventually found New Country Organics in VA. We have been loyal customers ever since.

We currently raise an assortment of chickens, guineas, English Angora rabbits, & a Jersey dairy cow. We also have several house cats, & even more barn cats (one can never have too many cats).

Many of our animals are selected according to their status on the Livestock Conservancy list. We choose endangered breeds & raise them. When you support us, you are directly helping us keep these domestic livestock animals from become extinct.

Our products exceed the weak USDA Organic standards. Did you know that something can have the organic seal yet contain chemicals? Giant companies are always pushing for weaker organic standards. The USDA allows hundreds of non-organic additives in certified organic foods! FYI, organic is Non GMO. GMO's are not allowed in certified organic. This is one of many reasons why we only buy organic. Organic also insures we are not consuming crops grown with sewage sludge, irradiation, fracking waste water, genetic modification, synthetic chemicals, synthetic fertilizers, growth hormones, & more. Unfortunately when you buy a product who's only claim is that it is Non GMO, it can still contain glyphosate & the above mentioned chemicals. Glyphosate also known as Round Up Ready is used in Non GMO crops as a desiccant to help dry out crops such as wheat & other grains. Monsanto encourages it's use. When used as a desiccant, glyphosate is not washed off. If you want to avoid a toxic life, go organic. Not only is it better for your family & pets, it is also better for the environment & the workers. Nothing speaks louder to a business than how you chose to spend your money. If you buy it you support it.

All of our feathers are from humanely raised birds who live outside 365 days a year free ranging on pond & pasture the way Mother Nature intended, able to engage in natural behaviors. Our birds are raised holistically & humanely for their entire lives. When they are not eating bugs, grass & other tidbits they find while foraging they enjoy certified organic feed that we special order. None of our feathers are plucked from live birds. Our birds feathers are cruelty free, naturally molted, etc. They never live in cages, have their beaks clipped or any other barbaric conventional treatments.

Our angora rabbit wool is from bunnies who are raised outdoors & enjoy our lush pastures in the spring & early summer. They are fed non certified organic herbs & veggies that we grow. They all have toys to play with & ample amounts of hay from our own chemical free pastures. We do not deny our angora bunnies the joys of life in order to make maintaining their coats easier on us. Our primary goal is for the mental & physical health of the bunny. Besides hay, veggies, herbs & apple wood our bunnies are fed organic feed that we special order.

We grow a variety of all natural no spray, no chemicals, Non GMO fruit trees, berries, heirloom vegetables, flowers, herbs, & cotton all from certified organic seeds, plants, & trees.

We thank you for stopping by & for supporting our Eco-Farm, we couldn't do what we do without you.

Website: www.runningbugfarm.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RunningBugFarm/

Shop members

  • Jen

    Owner

    Hi! I run all the day to day tasks both inside & out. I'm the tree hugging dirt worshiper who answers your emails & processes your orders. To all of our animals I am a walking feed bag. I have the best job ever! Visit me at runningbugfarm.com 🌱

  • John

    Owner

    I take care of most the manly man things on our farm. Important stuff like posing for pictures so Jen can post them at runningbugfarm.com I'm the guy who makes sure all those packages get into the mail on time. Like Jen, I love my job!🌻

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Last updated on Oct 15, 2018
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Custom and personalized orders

We are sorry but we are not currently accepting custom order requests.

If you have any questions please contact us prior to placing any order.

Shipping & Processing

Generally if an order is placed BEFORE 7PM EST your order will be shipped out the following morning (1 day). If an order is placed AFTER 7PM EST your order will be shipped out by the 2nd day (2 days). There are NO guarantees that your order will be shipped within this time frame. Events beyond our control can disrupt our shipping schedule.

You can view the total shipping charge by viewing your cart. You do not have to commit to a purchase in order to see your total.

Once your order is completed it is ineligible for combined shipping or changes of any kind.

Please note that we have zero control or influence over the time it will take for the post office to deliver

If you have any questions please contact us prior to placing any order.

USPS United States shipping estimates

USPS SHIPPING TIMES - USA (these are ESTIMATES by the United States Postal System, we CANNOT make any guarantees that your order will arrive in the time specified by USPS.):

USPS 1ST CLASS MAIL USA: 1- 3 business days in most cases.
USPS PRIORITY MAIL USA: 1, 2, or 3 business days based on where your package started & where it’s being sent.
USPS EXPRESS MAIL USA: Overnight scheduled delivery to most U.S. destinations.

Please note that we have zero control or influence over the time it will take for the post office to deliver your package. Please insure your order.

If you have any questions please contact us prior to placing any order.

USPS international shipping estimates

USPS INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING TIMES (these are ESTIMATES by the United States Postal System, we CANNOT make any guarantees that your order will arrive in the time specified by USPS.):

USPS 1ST CLASS MAIL INTERNATIONAL: 7- 21 business days in most cases.
USPS PRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL: 6 - 10 business days based on where your package started & where it’s being sent.
USPS EXPRESS MAIL INTERNATIONAL: 3 - 5 business days based on where your package started & where it’s being sent.

We have zero control or influence over the time it will take for the post office to deliver your package. Customs can hold orders for MONTHS! Be sure items ordered are legal in your country.

If you have any questions please contact us prior to placing any order.

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Want your order shipped faster? Then please select Priority or Express shipping at check out. We cannot change an order once it is completed. Please note that we have zero control or influence over the time it will take for the post office to deliver your package. Once it leaves our possession, it is now the responsibility of the post office.

Want to protect your purchase? Then please add insurance! The postal system is responsible for lost, damaged or stolen packages. If you insured your order the post office will reimburse you for their error.

If you have any questions please contact us prior to placing any order.

Sales tax

WEST VIRGINIA residents please take note that most of our items are taxable under the state of West Virginia sales & use tax laws. When you proceed to check out you will be able to view the WV taxes you will be charged.

WASHINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA and OKLAHOMA residents are subject to sales tax. This tax is automatically taken & remitted by Etsy. We pay the fee for this.

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Sizing details

In order for us to keep an accurate inventory, our items are sorted, packaged & labeled prior to listing. These items are ready to ship. We kindly ask that you do not request something different from the item listing after you have purchased the item. For example if you ordered an item in a particular size/color please do not ask us to send you something other than what is listed. We will ship what you paid for, not something different. No exceptions.

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Gift wrapping and packaging

If you would like to give a gift, please change your shipping address to the recipients address. The address you use at checkout is the address we will ship to. If you do not change the address prior to completing your purchase we will not be able to ship to the recipient you wish to gift.

If you would like to add a special message, please leave the message you wish us to include in the note to seller during checkout.

We reuse packaging materials when possible. This means boxes, envelopes, peanuts, air pillows etc. If you don't like your items shipped in reused packaging, please do not purchase from us.

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Wholesale availability

We currently do not have wholesale options other than what is already listed in our Etsy shop.

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Coupon codes

We do not accept coupons or coupon codes, but we gladly accept Etsy gift cards.

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