WHAT IS HANDSOME?
A COMMITMENT TO A MORE SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM.
WHAT IS HANDSOME?
A COMMITMENT TO A MORE SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM.
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SMALL FARMS

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Room to Roam
At 400/acre—not 150-300,000/barn like some cage free hens, our girls wander in fresh air and forage on mother nature’s bounty.

 
Regenerative Farming
Our regenerative farming initiatives include pasture rotation, reseeding, and tree planting to improve soil health and sequester carbon. We never use toxic GMOs.


Better for Small Farmers
Handsome Brook’s small farmers can pay extra attention to their hens while still earning a good living.


The Winning Combination
Turns out, extra space & love plus high quality land & feed is a winning formula: our hens live longer lives, produce more eggs and have lower mortality rates than comparable conventional hens. That’s Handsome.

Farmer

Meet Rhoda

For Rhoda, farming has allowed her to spend more time with her husband Dave. They often walk the barn and pasture together in the afternoon when they aren’t together in the egg room.

 

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Meet Vernon

Vernon is new to the Handsome Brook network, but all in on eggs. His barn was built with Handsome Brook’s help and, set midway up a hillside, gives the hens a pretty amazing view of the valley floor below.

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Meet Allie

Allie is one of our flock supervisors. She visits our farmers every week and makes sure they get the help they need from experts in the field to keep their hens healthy and happy.

 

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Meet Jeremiah

Our smallest farm also features one of our cutest farmers. When not in school, Jeremiah spends enough time with our hens that they are comfortable hanging out in his lap.

 

Transporting eggs

Meet James

James, also known as “Dink,” is one more important link in our network. He helps transport the eggs from farm to packaging facility, a delicate job he is pretty proud of.

 

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Meet Nelson

Nelson’s farm and its blue barn overlook the Finger Lakes just north of Ithaca, NY. The hens share the rotated pasture with a flock of about 50 goats. Nelson’s children help out on the farm after school.

BIG HEARTS

Our Farmers

Handsome Brook farmers are true stewards of the land and believe that organic pasture raising is the most sustainable and humane way to produce eggs.

 

Our Supportive Community

As part of a regional group, each farm is supported by farm supervisors and experts, to create a community of mutual support, education and logistics.

 

Our Commitment to Stewardship

The Handsome Brook family, from field to HQ, links the regional networks to create a vibrant fabric stretching across 10 states. It‘s part of our culture of stewardship.

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Big Impacts Start Small

Our choices of how to treat our hens—what to plant on farm, what not to spray, what to feed and how to care for our hens—is at the foundation of Handsome Brook Farms.

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Increased Impact Through Connection

We use organic and regenerative practices to improve the long–term resilience of the land and we connect these practices in a network to increase the scale of our impact, making individual farms part of something much larger.

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Rebuilding for Tomorrow

By aligning what’s important, we can keep our planet cleaner and more resilient, rebuilding our food system to be sustainable. It’s the right thing for our hens, our farmers, our people and our planet and it’s the beginning of a brighter future for all of us.