Defra ban lifted
On Thursday 13th April the Bird Flu constraints introduced by the government, which affected every free-range chicken farmer based in zones identified as being at high risk, was lifted. With great relief all chickens based at Rymer Farm were allowed out of the hen house and into the surrounding fields to enjoy the spring sunshine.
Local farmer joins forces with Tesco and the Norwich Business School to promote local free range eggs to consumers.
Toby Rush, business owner of Rymer Farm near Thetford produces 10 million free range eggs a year on his farm, supplying food retailers, catering and hospitality companies and others across the local area. Tesco has, for some time, encouraged local food and drink producers to apply to supply stores in their area. Toby has been successful in gaining shelf space in 27 main stores and 48 Tesco Express shops across East Anglia.
With growing demand for Rymer Farm Eggs we are gaining some extra hens on the farm and putting up a brand new house for 6,000 hens. Small enough to keep with our policy of encouraging higher welfare with smaller flock sizes but big enough to give us plenty more delicious eggs!
Memorial Cycle Ride
All this month (April 2014) 20p from every half doz Rymer Farm Eggs sold in TESCO is being donated to the Memorial Cycle Ride in aid of St Nicholas Hospice and The Haberden Trust. Then next month Toby is joining 95 other riders as they slip into Lycra for the 300+ mile ride back from Ermenonville, Paris to Bury St Edmunds.
And now they are on offer too with both Medium and Large reduced by 30p per box - they'll go faster than Toby's wheels!
Our customer base is expanding and our girls are struggling to keep up - if you are a producer in East Anglia (or would like to be) then please do get in touch if you would like to discuss joining our small but professional team.
We're delighted that Rymer Farm Eggs are now available at Tesco throughout East Anglia
Please look out for them!
We are delighted to welcome Plumb Dairies of Balsham to our growing customer base
The Dioxin troubles are a nightmare for those German producers unwittingly caught up in the contaminated feed scare but a reminder of the importance of traceability with eggs. The Lion Code Assurance Scheme has the highest standards anywhere in the world for egg production and consumers should always demand Lion coded eggs whenever possible.