Organic egg producer focuses on providing for community
Mid-States Specialty Egg, an organic egg producer built around Mennonite farming families, rapidly became one of the nation’s largest organic egg producers, but its owners say providing a livelihood for the community is the main goal.
A Missouri-based farming cooperative is quickly becoming a leader in the fast-growing organic egg business. Its leaders say its specialty egg business is more about preserving a way of life than anything else.
Mid-States Specialty Eggs, based in Smithton, Missouri, was founded in 2008 by Marion Hostetler and Dale Shrock…