Local, Nutritious, Affordable Eggs: We Champion Choice
At Burnbrae Farms, a sixth-generation Canadian family business, we make it a priority to provide choice to egg lovers based on their values and preferences – and that includes affordability. We feel an ethical obligation to make sure families of all incomes have access to safe, nutritious eggs – one of the most affordable and versatile sources of protein.
What is Enriched Colony Housing?
At Burnbrae Farms, hens are raised in a variety of housing types including Enriched colony housing, also known as the furnished cage. Enriched housing was first introduced in the 1990s as an alternative to the conventional cage and is part of a modern trend housing design to better suit the behavioural needs of chickens. Burnbrae was the first in Ontario to adopt enriched housing.
Myths Cracked - Is It Better to Raise Hens Indoors?
Myth: It’s better to raise hens outside, like farmers used to do. Myth Cracked: The truth is – raising hens indoors is better for the birds and for consumers who want safe, nutritious eggs.
Myths “Cracked” – Are Cage-Free Eggs Healthier for the Environment?
MYTH: Are cage-free eggs healthier for the environment? MYTH CRACKED: The truth is cage-free housing has a higher carbon footprint than housing where birds are kept in enclosures.
Myths “Cracked” – Are Cage-Free Eggs Healthier for Me?
MYTH: Cage-free eggs are healthier. MYTH CRACKED: The truth is – all eggs are incredibly healthy – no matter which type of hen housing is used.
Why Do Specialty Eggs Like Cage-Free Cost More?
When my father Joe Hudson first started to produce eggs more than 80 years ago, Burnbrae Farms offered one type of egg. Today, we’re proud to offer 15 varieties of eggs that are produced in different ways to meet consumers’ desires. One main difference is the variety of housing the hens are raised in.
Myths “Cracked” – Is Hen Pecking Real?
Myth: Chickens don’t actually peck each other. Myth Cracked: Hen pecking is a natural behavior among chickens and can seriously compromise health and egg production.
Beating the Winter Blues
Do you battle the winter blahs as the temperature drops? Growing up in a farming family means that I spent plenty of time outdoors in all four seasons, and I continue to do so. I find that the shorter days of winter, coupled with cloud cover and less daylight, can sometimes leave me feeling a bit sluggish. As I meet people in the farm, food and healthcare communities, I find that “ways to get through the long winter” is a popular subject. From winter walks to comfort food to vitamin D, here are some of the tips that I’ve heard over the years that may help you brave the elements. They work well for me.
The Essential Benefits of Egg Whites
At Burnbrae Farms, we offer Naturegg Simply Egg Whites as a convenient option when you just need the egg whites, whether it’s for a special recipe (perfect in meringues!) or to add extra protein to your diet. Here are some reasons why adding egg whites to meals is a smart idea and why I always have a carton in my fridge.
A Day in the Life with Maddy Kelly
Welcome to 2024! For me, the new year means that the indoor season is right around the corner and preparing for that season is a big focus. With that comes a fairly consistent weekly schedule and lots of food to support that training! Burnbrae’s eggs and egg products are a big part of my weekly diet. From scrambled eggs (almost) every morning to EGG Bakes! as an afternoon snack – they’re a staple for me.
2023 Memorable Moments
As I look back and reflect on 2023, I’m extremely proud of how hard everyone at Burnbrae Farms continues to work to support our customers and to help keep eggs moving across our great country. For more than 130 years, along with my family and the Burnbrae Farms team, I have always focused on giving back to communities, sustainability, and proudly working to provide Canadians with safe, accessible, and nutritious eggs.
Maddy’s Special Sunday Eggs Benedict
When I’ve got a slow morning, I like to make a good breakfast – something that takes a little time and feels special. Eggs Benedict scratches that itch! I used Burnbrae’s Naturegg Solar Free Range eggs to make this benedict. They’re delicious and produced by chickens that live in solar-powered barns, so you can feel good about the sustainability of the choice you’re making.