Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs (along with sister brand Nellie’s Free Range Eggs) became Certified Humane® in 2012, and as such, became the first egg producer in the country to obtain the certification.
Since that time, Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs has grown into the largest organic brand in the country, and Nellie’s Free Range has grown into the largest free range brand. They also have a smaller brand, named for owner Jesse Laflamme’s mother Carol, called Carol’s Eggs. Carol, a second generation egg farmer herself, raises both Pasture Raised Eggs, and special Heirloom breeds, all Certified Humane®.
Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs and Nellie’s Free Range Eggs have grown by staying small. Instead of achieving growth by adding barn after barn of their own, they’ve partnered with other small family farmers like themselves, most of whom have one or two laying barns on their farm. And they’ve maintained a commitment to animal welfare by meeting, and sometimes exceeding, Humane Farm Animal Care’s (HFAC) standards for space, light, access to the outdoors, feed requirements, fresh water availability, and so on.
The Certified Humane certification with HFAC is more important now than ever with big agriculture being allowed to rewrite the rules in Washington to favor factory style farming.
To learn more, visit their website at: Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs
For information on where to find other Certified Humane® products in your area, visit the “Shop” page of HFAC’s website.