From Farm to Table with Burnbrae Farms Eggs
There’s a difference between the urban and rural lifestyle, one most of us don’t put a second thought to. When I moved from my small city of Moose Jaw to our farm, after being born and raised a city girl, my eyes were opened to the realities of rural farming life and I loved it. Obviously there are hardships, it’s a lifestyle that isn’t for everyone, but it’s a lifestyle that I have a huge respect for to my fellow farmers and one more urban Canadians should take a deeper look into with the knowledge of where the food on your table comes from.
I’ve been a Burnbrae Farms Brand Ambassador for a year now and it’s a company I stand by with their strong family owned values. Beginning their strong family farm roots over 120 years ago, Burnbrae Farms has been producing eggs for over 60 years now. Early next week I’ve been invited to visit Burnbrae Farms for an in person candid farm tour of the Brockville, Ontario egg farm. I for one am excited to take pictures from my views and share them with my insight to you and hopefully bring a new found respect and appreciation to food producing farmers across Canada.
Burnbrae Farms is a family owned and operated company that has been producing eggs for over 60 years. With farms in Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba,Burnbrae Farms is one of Canada’s leading egg producers and a thriving participant in its agribusiness industry. Burnbrae Farms sells eggs and egg products to major grocery store chains, food service operations and large bakery / industrial customers throughout Canada.
Burnbrae Farms has grading stations across the country in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia servicing all major retail chains nationally with the exception of Atlantic Canada. Processing operations are in Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba.
Farm to Table and What it Means to Your Family
For many Canadians there is a bit of a disconnect with how our food reaches our table. We’re smart Canadians but sometimes, if you are not immersed, we just don’t think about it. Most urbanites walk into a grocery store, fill their carts with fresh produce and perishables, make their purchase and head home where they prep a healthy, possibly convenient and easy meal, for their family. Is there a thought to how that food made it to the grocery store in the first place or where that food really came from? Likely not and for the most part that’s okay but, occasionally, we owe it to ourselves and our kids to ask the question, where does our food come from?
When I was younger, even though I was a City Kid, we went on yearly field trips to local farms or Hutterite colonies where we could experience first hand what a day in the life of a farmer was all about. I admit it seems glorified and fun and for some of it, farm life is. There is a special feeling one gets when you nurture growth with hard work and sweat and the satisfaction that comes knowing your food ends up in the mouths of families. It’s the circle of life, we take what we need only and respect with a high appreciation for the process.
Things have changed in the school systems, at least here. My 3 older kids, in grades 6, 7 & 10, have rarely been on a farm tour field trip and that’s sad. Luckily my kids have had the experience by living on the farm but for most of you, it’s even more important to make the effort. There are farms in the area where you could call to arrange a group tour; some may not be open to it simply because they are busy but I bet most would be happy to show you what farm life is all about, to teach you more about where food originates and why it’s important to make sure you are buying locally produced and raised food.
Join the Burnbrae Farms Farm Tour
Follow me along at #BBFFarmTour where myself and 12 other bloggers will be sharing our insight and experience when we visit the Burnbrae Farm in Ontario next week. Naturally we’ll be learning about eggs, nutrition, cooking and preparation.
Is there something you’ve been wondering about eggs, Nature’s Multivitamin? Leave your question and I’ll be sure to ask direct from the Burnbrae Farms folks or join me in conversation at the hashtag or follow This Lil Piglet along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where I’ll be sharing more about the farm tour in real-time.
Disclosure: I am participating in the Burnbrae Farms Blogger Farm Tour program as a guest of Burnbrae Farms. All opinions are 100% my own.