Scratch and Peck Feeds Awarded Gold Recipient of Food/Beverage Processor of the Year, Small Firms

May 7th 2018


Burlington, WA—May 4, 2018—Scratch and Peck Feeds has been selected as the gold awardee of the Food / Beverage Processor of the Year, Small Firms by the Washington’s Manufacturing Awards program from Seattle Business magazine.

Seattle Business magazine honored 14 pioneering companies at the ninth Washington Manufacturing Awards gala Thursday night at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington in Renton. The event attracted business leaders from across the state. Companies were chosen to be finalists in seven categories: Manufacturing Company of the Year, Executive of the Year, Innovation of the Year, Food & Beverage Processor of the Year, Emerging Manufacturer of the Year, Building Trades Manufacturer of the Year, and Manufacturing Nonprofit of the Year. Winners are featured in the May edition of Seattle Business magazine.

“When I learned that we were chosen as a finalist, I was grateful for the recognition,” said Diana Ambauen-Meade, owner and founder of Scratch and Peck Feeds. “Bringing attention to where food comes from, to be a part of and have control over how we eat and feed our families—these are important topics for people across the country. I’m pleased that others recognize the value too.”

A family-owned company founded in 2010, Scratch and Peck Feeds was the first feed mill in North America to become both Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. Last year, it’s full product line was recognized as Animal Welfare Approved, and the company most recently became B Corp Certified.

“The honorees are companies with outstanding products and innovative processes,” said Leslie Helm, editor of Seattle Business magazine. “They boost their competitiveness through improved manufacturing and effective marketing—and they remind us of the strength and promise of Washington’s manufacturing sector.”

“Looking back to where we started in my own backyard to where Scratch and Peck is today has been watching a dream come to life,” said Ambauen-Meade. “When I started this company, I did it for the very same reasons that our customers buy our feeds today. We are grateful for the support we have received from customers who are as passionate about chickens and homegrown food as we are!”