Our organic eggs are approved by the Soil Association – they come from small, happy flocks that spend most of the day outside. We don’t discriminate based on size, so your punnet will contain a variety of fresh eggs for you to poach, scramble, fry and appreciate.
Soil Association-approved organic farms guarantee the best standard of welfare for laying hens; better even than free range. To learn more, visit our blog post on organic vs. free range eggs.
Watch our video to see one of our egg farmers, Jerry Saunders, and his hens (Jerry won a Gold Award for his eggs at this week's Food and Drink Devon Love the Flavour awards ceremony)
The Soil Association's organic standards are much higher than those set by the European Union and the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The birds have a balanced, natural diet and from time to time some of our suppliers may feed their hens organic vitamins, derived from organic fruit only. It is believed that smaller flock sizes and access to fresh grass considerably lowers the risk of disease and infection in hens. Most of our suppliers will only ever use homeopathic remedies should a bird fall ill, but we're pleased to say their high levels of husbandry have meant they have never needed to use this form of treatment. The farmers who supply us with our mixed eggs have various flocks at different ages. The hens produce different sized eggs so rather than rejecting some sizes, we put mixed eggs into a punnet with a minimum total weight.
For more on Soil Association eggs see their website www.soilassociation.org