The Egg Shed expands, as demand for traditional free range eggs boils over

The Traditional Free Range Egg Company has expanded its purpose-built headquarters, The Egg Shed in North Cadbury, Somerset, allowing it to reach out to even more independent, family-run farms. With demand for its multi-award winning free range eggs at an all-time high, the additional 6,000 square feet of production space will be equipped for grading, packing and distribution, allowing The Traditional Free Range Egg Company to partner with even more farms using the traditional flat deck production method.
 
Owners, Dan and Briony Wood, have long campaigned for a sustainable future for traditional free range egg farmers, with growing awareness leading to a substantial increase in demand for free range eggs produced in single tier sheds. This latest expansion will allow The Egg Shed to process 50% more eggs, helping satisfy consumers’ growing appetites and allowing the Somerset-based free range egg producer and supplier to continue building its network of likeminded family-run farms.
 
Dan Wood, managing director of The Traditional Free Range Egg Company, explains: “Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of where their food comes from and how it is produced, which is great news for us small independent family-run farms, but we need to ensure that we have the capacity to get these eggs out the door and into the hands of ever more consumers. We’ve done everything we can to support traditional free range egg producers over the past few years and raise consumer awareness of the difference between flat deck free range egg farming and other more modernised methods, so it’s incredibly rewarding to see traditional free range eggs rising up the pecking order, with everyone from chefs in professional kitchens to home cooks looking for a better quality of egg.”
 
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. Rambling Free hens eggs and Waddling Free duck eggs are also available for nationwide doorstep delivery via Milk & More.

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