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Automated Egg Washer & Custom Printed Cartons

by YundWell Pastured Poultry
Automated Egg Washer & Custom Printed Cartons

To scale their pasture-grown egg operation, YundWell is raising funds to purchase an automated egg washer and custom-printed egg cartons.

Project Summary
  • Location: Canaan, NY
  • Products: Poultry
  • Loan Term: 60 months
  • Interest Rate: 8.00% APR
  • Repayments Begin: 3 months after disbursement
100% of $13,500

Funded on 05/07/2021


At YundWell Pastured Poultry in Columbia County, New York, meat birds and laying hens live roam free in the open air pasture, gaining flavor and nutrients with years, and rebuilding the soil with their manure and scratching. Protected from both aerial and land predation by a team of guardian dogs--Nellie, Esther, and Roscoe--YundWell’s pastured poultry are never confined. Owners Mike Yund and Michelle Maxwell offer their chicken, eggs, and Thanksgiving turkey at their farm stand and through many local grocers, farm stores, and CSAs.

Use of Funds

YundWell’s nutritious, tasty, and ethically raised meat and eggs are building demand in their community. To support the growth of their business, they’re raising funds to purchase an automated egg washer and custom-printed egg cartons. With those in hand, they’ll be able to expand the size of their laying flock and maximize efficiency in their work. 

Regenerative & Sustainable Practices

YundWell prizes the health of their birds and building the life of their soil. Unlike so many other poultry operations, their birds aren’t bred in large warehouses and kept packed together, unable to move. Mike and Michelle utilize a number of regenerative practices in their operation:

  • Animals are raised entirely on pasture, moving them strategically from field to field, allowing them to supplement their feed with wild clover, grasses, seeds, and bugs. The birds’ manure and scratching helps rebuild the soil structure and fertility of the pastures.

  • Bird welfare is centered in their practice. By regularly moving them to fresh pasture, the birds are never overcrowded, and by protecting them with guardian dogs, the birds are never confined.

  • YundWell raises slower-growing chickens (compared to industrial Cornish Crosses) from Moyer’s Chick in Quakertown, PA. Their birds live nearly twice as long as industrially raised birds, developing richer flavor and having lower fat content.
  • May 13, 2021

    Funding Complete!!!

    Thank you so much for participating in our Steward loan. We’ve already ordered the egg washing machine and had the cartons designed while waiting for the funding to be completed. They should be here later this month!

    You can keep abreast of our progress through our website YundWell.com. Sign up for our mailing list and find our social media links to keep up with farm happenings.

    Thanks again for supporting sustainable agriculture.

Egg washer: $8,500

Custom-printed, bulk egg cartons (25,000): $5,000 

Total Budget: $13,500

This loan will be made to YundWell Pastured Poultry LLC, a New York State limited liability company, which grows and sells pastured poultry products.

This loan will fund a new automatic egg washer and custom-printed egg cartons.

The total loan amount is $13,500, which will assist YundWell Pastured Poultry to grow and expand its business.

Loan terms are set at an 8% interest rate, with a 60-month term, and fully amortized monthly payments beginning 3 months after funds are disbursed.

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