Joyce Farms, Winston-Salem, N.C., announce expansion plans for its USDA-inspected processing plant in Clemmons, N.C. The farm will add additional warehouse space and a new hatchery to help the company accommodate future growth.

“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,” says CEO of Ron Joyce, president. “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 U.S., 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.”

Birds will continue to be individually processed by hand from start to finish, allowing for precise inspection. The plant also maintains a 100% score in animal welfare by a third-party auditing company.

The expansion is projected to be completed in January 2017.