Eden, Cumbria, The Lake District – A natural choice for business

The Lakes Free Range Egg Co.

The Lakes Free Range Egg Co.

The Lakes Free Range Egg Company is a family owned business based in Stainton, Penrith producing and packing free range and organic free range eggs.

Set up in 1997, the Lakes Free Range Egg Company has always stuck to a simple ethos – to provide the best habitats for their 70,000 organic and free range hens. A key part of this is ‘range enrichment’ by planting trees on pasture so that more of their birds range outside. As a result ‘The Lakes’ get an average 313 eggs per bird per year compared to a UK average of around 290.

The Lakes’ environmental and animal welfare principals and quality production has enabled them to secure customers like McDonald’s, who they have been supplying since 2002, and still work closely with on animal welfare and innovation initiatives.

For The Lakes innovation is key, they are constantly looking for ways to reduce energy consumption and have designed and built a state of the art egg packing facility that is set to be the UK’s first carbon neutral egg packing factory. This has attracted new retail customers who share the same principles – including Booths, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.

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Eden’s strong agricultural heritage means we have a waiting list of potential suppliers and the infrastructure links make us very accessible for distribution to our supermarket clients. It’s a gem of a place to live and work David Brass, Owner of The Lakes Free Range Egg Company
David Brass

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