I blogged last week about my conscious consumer project, so if you haven’t read that yet, be sure to do that first.
Alright. Preamble complete. Here is my first post on the topic: Honeysuckle Farm!
I visited Honeysuckle Farm last week, had a fantastic chat with Leanne, and snapped some photos to share with you! My family always buys our veggie plants and garden flowers from Honeysuckle, and we were delighted when they started selling eggs this year. Their eggs are pretty perfect from a nutrition and culinary perspective, the yolks are bright, stand tall, and the whites stay together like they should. They also taste spectacular. I am certain this is because Leanne gives the chickens so much love and feeds them all of their favourite foods.
Anyway, when I arrived at the farm, Leanne was out plowing snow in her Bobcat and I was greeted by two wonderfully friendly pups who sniffed me and the baby thoroughly before bounding back into the snow. Leanne’s cheeks were red from being outside in the cold, and she positively glowed when she showed me around the farm. She led me to an old barn that was built by Viola Strimbold’s dad, Esbjorn Johnson. As she opened the door, I could hear the chickens and roosters compete for our attention and when they could see that Leanne was there, they ran to greet us.
There are 45 of these beauties, all with their own distinct personalities. They even have an Ameruacna who lays green eggs! Leanne explained that some of these chickens were hatched by kids at Decker Lake Elementary, and then taken in by Leanne. Everything in the barn was presided over by two handsome roosters who played it cool, though they were still clearly vibrating with excitement over Leanne’s arrival. Each of these ladies and gents live in a gorgeous coop, are spoiled with great food, and are given all kinds of love. I had the best time visiting them.
Interested in trying the eggs? You’re in luck! They are for sale now for $5/dozen. They are available at the Farm, in the main building of the garden centre, inside the fridge.
You can stick your $5 in the box on the counter and take your eggs. Looking for more info? You can find them on Facebook at Honeysuckle Farm.
I can’t wait to head back there in the spring and give you an update on all of their new projects. Hint: new greenhouses, a big focus on market veggies, and healthy food box subscriptions! Super exciting stuff! Is it Spring yet!?