One North Yorkshire egg farm has hit an important milestone. In
one week, the Potter family's Yorkshire Farmhouse Eggs business
sold over one million eggs from their Village Farm pack-house at
"We had a surge of orders that took us through the million-eggs-a-week
barrier for the first time. Mind you, we all had to work until midnight
last Friday to get the job done," says sales director Adrian
But he has had time to calculate that if last week's throughput
of eggs was laid end to end it would stretch for 42 miles, equivalent
to the length of the Lyke Wake Walk (from the west to east coast
of the North York Moors).
He reckons the high demand reflects people's growing preference
for high quality locally-produced food. "Consumers want to
know where their food comes from, and the more local the better.
It is good to see some of the supermarkets making a point of sourcing
sales director, Yorkshire Farmhouse Eggs
Karen Todd, head of local sourcing at supermarket group ASDA says,
"Our customers have been going mad for Yorkshire Farmhouse
free range eggs ever since they were introduced as part of our Best
of Yorkshire range. This is fantastic news for all the guys at Yorkshire
Farmhouse. Selling one million locally produced eggs in a week is
Adrian says the growth of the business will not prejudice the traditional
principles that the family have adhered to since their first free
range flock was established over 20 years ago.
"We are still the only significant producer in Yorkshire that
is dedicated to Lion quality free-range and organic egg production,
and with a pack house that is a no-go area for battery eggs. And
instead of amalgamating our flocks into large units, we stick with
the traditional smaller sheds that encourage the birds to roam and
pick up that all- important taste to the eggs."
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Sophie and Rebecca
We are doing about free range food in science I think that its a good idea and think that the products are fresher and claner and you feel less guilty on the animal. They also taste very nice.. =]