|Chuck and Marie Kleinhenz married in 1955, living the first few years of their life together in Chicago, Illinois. The lure of a smaller, more rural community soon pulled at them, so they packed up their family and settled in Taylorsville, Indiana. Chuck worked as a Pattern Maker at the local Engleking plant, and even though he enjoyed his work there, he felt an ever increasing desire to find a new career. His family was growing, and he knew the importance of teaching children the value of hard work and family unity. He wanted to find something that would accomplish these important goals. Chuck and Marie decided to move with their 4 sons and 1 daughter, 3 miles west of Taylorsville to a 52 acre farm so they could try their hand at various enterprises. They raised cows and pigs, and had 24 chickens. They began selling eggs to friends and neighbors. Soon, a few local restaurants were interested in buying their farm raised eggs. Chuck bought 200 more chickens to meet the increased demand.
And that is how 7K Farms was born.....
Kirk, Chuck, Marie and Jim still
run the business as a family!
||Chuck decided to coordinate the start of this new business venture on a full scale in 1975 when his oldest son Jim returned from a year at college. Two more sons had been born since living at the farm, so they named the new company, 7K Feather Farms, after the seven Kleinhenz children and signifying the fact that they were an egg company.
Thirty five years later, we have dropped the “Feather” as we are so much more than an egg company. We now stock 3500 items and carry fresh meats and produce. We work hard to make service and quality synonymous with our name. Chuck and Marie, and two of their sons, Jim and Kirk, still work each day with the same mindset that was there at the beginning of the business…a desire to serve the community with the best and freshest products available, while enjoying the benefits of working together as a family.
1955 Chuck and Marie Kleinhenz marry and live
in Chicago, Illinois
1961 Move to Taylorsville, Indiana
1965 Move to a 52 acre farm west of Taylorsville.
Purchase chickens so the kids have something
to keep them busy
1969 Marie begins door to door delivery of eggs
1972 Built a 300 ft building to house 5000 chickens
and processing equipment
1975 Jim returns from college and 7K Feather Farms
officially begins. Contract to process eggs for
1978 Chuck takes family station wagon to Wisconsin
to buy butter and cheese to add to 7K inventory
1982 New warehouse is built on Tannehill Rd. with
freezer, cooler and dry storage
2001 Purchased “Green Barn Produce Company” and
begin carrying a full line of fresh produce
Present Continues in Tannehill Rd. warehouse,
providing over 3500 wholesale food items
gal's up front ready to help you with whatever you may need!
are we located
are located just off I-65 in Taylorsville Indiana. Our
3155 W 650 N
Taylorsville, IN 47280
Taylorsville, IN 47280
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