On Thursday 19 January, The Traditional Free Range Egg Company officially moved into The Egg Shed in North Cadbury, Somerset, a purpose built headquarters which will enable the business to grow and reach out to even more independent family-run farms. Comprising 12,500 square feet of production and office space, The Egg Shed provides a new and improved hub for the grading, packing and distribution of free range eggs from The Traditional Free Range Egg Company’s ever expanding network of farmers who also employ the traditional flat deck method.
The move comes following owners, Dan and Briony Wood, taking a leading role in campaigning for a sustainable future for traditional free range egg farmers, resulting in an increased demand for free range eggs produced using single tier sheds. Complete with a new egg grading machine, The Egg Shed will be equipped to process 50% more eggs than the company’s previous packing station, allowing the Woods to support a growing family of likeminded farmers across the UK and provide improved job opportunities in the local area.
Dan Wood, managing director of The Traditional Free Range Egg Company, explains;
“We’re in! It’s been a mammoth task to relocate our business after so many years in North Cheriton, but it all feels so worthwhile now the team are settling in and the first eggs are heading out the door. 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, but our new home will give us the space and facilities we need to take this to the next level. Now our move to The Egg Shed is complete, we’ll be looking to build upon our recent educational campaigns and unparalleled success in Great Taste, to reach out to more independent retailers, chefs and home cooks than ever before and shine a light on those farmers going the extra mile to produce truly outstanding eggs.”
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.
For more information about The Traditional Free Range Egg Company visit www.TheTraditionalFreeRangeEggCompany.co.uk.