Standing Stone Brewing Company wants to run its own humane livestock operation as part of the business' efforts to be sustainable.
Standing Stone will lease 265 acres of unused agricultural land from the city of Ashland and start raising and processing its own chickens on the site. The company also plans to move the 70 chickens it currently uses for egg production to the parcel, which is about a mile from the restaurant, and then start looking into adding cows, pigs and sheep.
"(Meat production) would all fall under our control," said Alex Amarotico, co-owner of Standing Stone. "We have employees who are really excited about all of these things. We'd be shepherding our own herds."
Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.