As part of its continuing commitment to supporting independent family-run farms, using the traditional flat deck production method, The Traditional Free Range Egg Company has announced that it will be moving from its current location in North Cheriton, Somerset, to a new home in North Cadbury from January 2017.
Determined to ensure that traditional free range egg producers can enjoy a sustainable future for generations to come, owners Dan and Briony Wood believe that their new premises will better equip the company to play a central role in helping smaller farms to thrive in a rapidly changing marketplace. Aptly named, The Egg Shed, The Traditional Free Range Egg Company’s new headquarters in Somerset will provide a modern, purpose-built hub for the grading, packing and distribution of its free range eggs, coming from the Wood’s own birds, as well as their network of family-run farmers who also employ the traditional flat deck method.
With an impressive haul of awards this year, including its Waddling Free duck eggs being named in the Great Taste Top 50 Foods and a Good Egg Award from Compassion in World Farming, the free range egg producer and supplier remains dedicated to shining a light on those farmers going above and beyond to produce exceptional quality eggs.
Dan Wood, managing director of The Traditional Free Range Egg Company, explains; “We’ve gained some fantastic momentum this year in our efforts to support likeminded farmers using traditional methods, so as consumer awareness grows this move is a logical next step for us. We’re as focused as ever on our mission to enable people to make an informed decision when buying their free range eggs, but educating them on the difference between traditional flat deck free range egg farming and other more modernised methods is just one part of this. Another crucial aspect is behind the scenes, ensuring that we have the facilities and environment required to develop the business and expand our work with independent family-run farms. Our new home in North Cadbury will allow us to grow and reach out to more farmers who are still employing methods that can be traced back to the roots of free range egg production, as we believe that their knowledge and experience is too special to lose.”
The Traditional Free Range Egg Company’s free range eggs are available exclusively from independent retailers, including delis, farm shops, butchers and grocery stores across the UK.