It is essential for egg farmers in Nova Scotia to be connected to their communities. And we don’t have to look far to see the impact that community support from the Egg Farmers of Nova Scotia has had right here at home.
Through the Egg Farmers Give Back program, egg farmers in Nova Scotia provide sponsorships, donations, and contributions to their communities across the province each year. Just last month, one of the 25 local egg farming families that the Egg Farmers of Nova Scotia represent — the Yuill’s, who run Windy Bay Farm — presented a check for $3,000 to Maggie’s Place Family Resource Centre in Truro.
Windy Bay Farm is a new kid on the block in the Nova Scotia egg farming family. The Yuill’s have been producing a local, fresh and nutritious free run brown egg since June of 2020.
“Maggie’s Place is located in our local community and offers various programs and support to local families like ours,” says Tiffany Yuill, who runs Windy Bay Farm with her husband Stewart and their two kids. As a family of four, with two more on the way, “It is important to give back to centres such as Maggie’s Place so they can continue to do the amazing work they do in our community and for families.”
Local egg farmers are continuously finding new ways to support their communities and are always ready to help those in need. In 2020 over 105,000 eggs were donated to food banks and school programs. Other organizations that have benefitted from the generosity of the Egg Farmers Give Back program are Ronald McDonald House, Brigadoon Village, Apple Tree Landing, Port Williams Elementary School, and so many more. Throughout the pandemic, support has grown to address the increased need in communities across the province.
“While the year has been unprecedented under the global pandemic, egg farmers have increased their support to help ensure everyone makes it through uncertain times with access to fresh, local eggs,” says Wanda Hamilton, General Manager, Egg Farmers of Nova Scotia. “Over 20,000 eggs donated to Feed Nova Scotia during the COVID-19 crisis are being distributed to food banks across the province.”
Knowing that they are making a difference in the lives of people throughout Nova Scotia — and seeing the direct impact that their support is having on their own communities — is part of what gives egg farmers a sense of pride in what they do.
“We are very proud to be in agriculture and an egg farmer in Nova Scotia,” says Tiffany. “We love what we do and love that our farm can provide our local community with a fresh, nutritious, food source that is affordable and that consumers can trust.”
To find out everything you’d like to know about fresh, local Nova Scotia eggs and all of the great things the Nova Scotian egg farmers are doing in their communities, visit: nsegg.ca.