Why Is Souriya Happy?
Turning a passion into a business that supports his family and enriches the community makes Souriya Khamvongsa happy.
Souriya’s business, Phoenix’s Egg Farm, is one of the first of its kind. While local produce has gained traction in recent years, it’s still uncommon to find locally farmed eggs outside of farmers’ markets. Distribution pathways for a small, local, USDA-approved egg farm simply didn’t exist, so Souriya had to develop them himself.
Farming and raising hens began as a hobby for Souriya and his family, and took off as a business in 2008. But that isn’t the entire story. Souriya’s father and grandfather raised ducks in Laos. “I think there was always a farming gene inside me,” Souriya says. The tradition continues with his 7-year-old son, Phoenix, the namesake of the business, who already has four years of chicken farming under his belt.
Not only does Souriya get to do what he loves every day, he also provides an alternative to traditionally farmed eggs. His chickens eat natural feed and graze on grass, which means happier chickens and healthier eggs. The eggs are delivered within a day of being laid, so you’ll know you’re getting an exceptionally fresh, premium product.
Getting a local egg business off the ground isn’t easy—but it’s worth it. We’re proud to support Phoenix’s Egg Farm and look forward to carrying their delicious, fresh, natural eggs.