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.
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.
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.
5 Reasons to Pack Eggs on your Camping Trip
We’re looking forward to spending time camping in Canada’s great outdoors. Here are 5 reasons why you should take eggs on your camping trip this summer.
Summer Snacking Packed with Protein
My dietitian told me that it's important to enjoy protein after activity in order to make up for any muscle breakdown. So, I prepare snacks that contain eggs, Greek yogurt, cheese, peanut butter or other protein-rich foods that my family enjoys. We either pair the protein snack with a glass of water or we include fluid right in the snack - such as when we make nutritious homemade ice pops or smoothies.
Walking Daily is Good for Your Health
Physical activity guidelines for Canadian adults suggest that we should get at least two and a half hours (150 minutes) of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity each week. But it doesn’t need to be all at once – the exercise can be split up into sessions of 10 minutes or more throughout the week. Examples of aerobic activity include brisk walking, bike riding, skating or playing sports such as hockey, pickleball and basketball.
Innovations in Agriculture
In January, I was live on the air with home economist Peggy O’Neil, the host of the radio show Food for the Future on CFPL 980. The show was part of a monthly series, Food for Thought, in which Peggy unpacks some of the “big ideas” about food and food systems to stimulate lively discussions and find the way forward together. On the show, we discussed innovations in agriculture, a global priority to ensure there is enough food for everyone. I explained that the need for innovation is ever-present in all that we do at Burnbrae Farms, and that a combination of family values and sustainability have influenced virtually every decision throughout the years.
Exciting Nutritional News on Egg Protein
Eggs are an excellent source of high-quality protein. In fact, when ranked scientifically among other protein sources, eggs come out on top. Now, a new study published in June 2022 did a deep dive into the specific benefits of egg protein. Turns out, this high-quality protein source plays a role in protecting against sarcopenia, building muscle, and helping with weight maintenance.
The Vital Importance of Vitamin D
I always make sure to choose foods that are rich in vitamin D, and I also take vitamin D supplements if needed. Why? The body’s immune system requires vitamin D to fight off any invading bacteria and viruses – even respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold). Vitamin D also helps quell inflammation and researchers continue to investigate other possible functions, such as protecting against multiple sclerosis and depression.
2022 Memorable Moments
2022 has been a rewarding but challenging year for Burnbrae Farms, as it has been for so many families and businesses again this year. I’m extremely proud of how hard everyone at Burnbrae Farms
Proudly certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise
I am proud to announce that we are now certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE).