I’m very excited to report that beginning this week, we will be the first Melbourne retailer to supply Jindi (Genuine Pastured) Free Range Eggs. We will be dealing directly with the farmer (Will and Harley Allgood), there is no middleman for them to pay, so more money for the farmer.
Their farm has a stocking ratio of only 200 hens per hectare, which is way below the CSIRO’s Model Code of Practice, which says there should be a maximum of 1,500 hens per hectare on an outdoor range.
The recently introduced government standard allows producers to pack 10,000 hens into a hectare and still call their eggs “free range”. This “government standard” has no mandate for hens to actually spend time outdoors, just an open door at each end of a very very long shed.
Harley and Will’s “Happy Hens” sleep in specially built mobile sheds (caravans) that are shifted around the pasture on a weekly basis. They even eat leftover cauliflower leaves supplied by Micky Booth.
Have a great week,
P.S. Early Bird Discount Code
Just a reminder, if you order online Sunday for a Tuesday or Wednesday delivery, or on a Tuesday for a Thursday or Friday delivery use the weekly coupon code for a 5% discount. This week’s discount code is CC99.