Old World Rabbitry and Farm
Eric Shevchenko grew up in a Ukrainian Family. He spent most of his youth cooking Eastern European dishes and helping tend the family farm. The Michigan native learned about these Old World Traditions from his Dedushka Shevchenko.
From there his passion for sustainable living led him to study Natural Healing , nutrition and herbology for over 15 years. He has also worked with animals all his life. From being a Veterinary technician working with large carnivorous animals at a zoo to training sled dogs for the iditarod and yukon quest.
His journey has brought him full circle bringing his knowledge of tradition and farming to the Heart of Northern California’s wine county where he established the roots for Old World Rabbitry. Upon extensive research to create the highest quality and sustainable rabbit meat, it has brought Eric into working along side with some of the top chefs and restaurateurs in northern California and beyond .
This loan is special because:
More about this loan
We raise Rabbits and Poussin for some of the best restaurants in the United States.
Rabbits At Old World Rabbitry we raise old heritage breeds of rabbits. They are fed a very seasonal diet. It includes barley, buckwheat, dill, and local forged plants. Poussin Our Poussin is the best. They are fed a diet of lacto fermented grains and Buffalo Milk whey which enhances the flavor of these amazing little birds. They are 23 to 28 days old and weigh an average of 18 to 22 ounces.
What is the purpose of this loan?
We will be able to expand our production of Rabbits and Poussin to meet our high demands. We have a wait list for our products and are selling out every week. This will also help us get into local farmers markets and supply new restaurants. We also have a fertilizer product ready for the garden industry. Its been tested and register in the state of California. We have a wait-list for this as well.
Years in operation: 3 years – 5 years