A MORE SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM IS POSSIBLE. AND IT STARTS WITH EGGS.
SAY HELLO TO ORGANIC PASTURE RAISED EGGS.
What’s pasture raised?
Pasture raised is the highest level of humane certification. It means each hen gets over 108 sq.ft of personal outdoor space (bigger than an average bedroom)—perfect for foraging, dust bathing and stretching their wings. It's a stress free, happy environment for our hens.
It’s better for animals and the planet: no GMO’s in the feed, no pesticides or chemicals in the fields or feed, no antibiotics for the hens—nothing unnecessary for a healthy, delicious egg. On a pasture raised system, organic is the most sustainable method of production.
WE’RE CHANGING HOW WE EAT, FROM THE GROUND UP.
What needs to change?
At Handsome Brook Farms, we believe the food system needs to be rebuilt. Our current system was built for scale and size only. As a result, there are too many animals treated poorly, too many chemicals on our lands and it's too difficult for small farmers to survive.
Designing a new system
By clustering small family farms in specific regions and picking engaged, committed farmers to join us—we’re able to produce more, higher quality eggs than the current system while meeting the highest standards of animal welfare and sustainability.
Our hens know our farmers so well, it’s like they’re part of the scenery. Familiarity with the flock is important in helping identify issues and maintaining health and quality.
Just about every part of our operation involves personal attention. This includes collecting and packaging eggs twice a day for shipment to our facilities.
There is no place our hens would rather be than out on the pasture in the long summer evenings. Unlike other production methods, pasture raised allows hens to act like hens.
Jeremy and his brother took over this family farm from their father. Their home is on the north side of the pasture and as you can see, they are pretty friendly with their girls.