Gemperle Family Farms

Gemperle Family Farms is family owned and operated and has been farming eggs since 1950. It all began with Ernie Gemperle and his wife Annemarie emigrating from Switzerland and starting their first egg farm in the Central Valley of California. They began with 6000 hens and an egg retail store behind their home. Ernie diligently cared for the hens and delivered eggs to retail customers and Annemarie hand cleaned and sold eggs from their home-based retail store while at the same time caring for her family flock of seven children.

Gemperle Family Farms is now one of the leading producers of Certified Humane®, organic eggs in Northern California. The second generation of family members, along with a talented team of employees, lead the organization while the third generation family members are starting to learn the nuts and bolts of the business as well.

Since the 1990’s, Gemperle Family Farms has been converting barns to aviary style cage free production where hens are free to perch, socialize, dust bathe and nest. Today, the farm proudly produces Certified Humane® brown and white eggs, organic eggs, and Omega-3 specialty eggs.

Gemperle family values encompass strong stewardship, caring for the environment, their hens, their customers, and community. These values are the core of their farming philosophy. All of the hen houses are surrounded by sustainably farmed almond orchards. Their egg farming practices include conservation of water, energy, land, and resources. Most Gemperle Family Farms eggs are sold within a 100 miles radius of the farm.

Mike Gemperle, VP of Farming Operations, states, “Our land, air and water belong to future generations, and this philosophy is at the heart of each decision we make. This same stewardship philosophy has directed us towards Certified Humane® with some of the highest animal welfare standards in the industry. That is important to us and our customers.”

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