We firmly believe that the happiest of hens produce the most delicious eggs. Our eggs are produced to Soil Association standards. Our hens live in flocks with spacious shelters and during the day they have free access to meadowland and woodland - their natural habitat.
Maple Farm Kelsale says
We have a number of breeds, each chosen for the quality of their eggs as well as their temperament - Black Rocks, Cuivree, Silverlinks and Bard Rocks.
Where do they roam? Our hens have the right to roam our organic meadows and woodland. The meadowland is planted with a variety of grasses and deep-rooting herbs. This mixture ensures that they can find a perfectly balanced diet. It also ensures that they stay healthy.
What do they eat ? Our hens find some of their diet naturally on their travels. We supplement this with our own feeding programme: the farm has its own roller-mill which allows us to mill our home-grown peas and wheat to make feed for our hens. We think that this home-grown feed makes our organic eggs taste even better.
Best to keep these eggs cool (around 10°C). If you refrigerate allow 30mins before you use them
Minimum 14 days
Meet Maple Farm Kelsale
Our family has been farming at Maple Farm in Kelsale for over 60 years. Unlike a lot of farms, it has not changed much during this time. The fields are very small with high hedges around them. We have kept our ancient woodlands as well as planting several new woods in recent years. Our fields are surrounded by wide margins of native grasses and wildflowers that provide a habitat for plants, insects, birds and larger animals. Certified as organic by the Soil Association, we rely on the best bits of modern farming which have taken away many of the back-breaking jobs but otherwise Maple Farm would seem remarkably familiar to our ancestors. Our hens live on rich pastures we have planted for them. Their delicious eggs with dark yellow yolks are proof that they are finding a good diet. Our market garden produces a wide range of fruit and vegetables grown in soils fertilised by natural composts and plants such as clover. One hundred years ago Maple Farm, along with its neighbours, would have been producing all of the fresh food that the local town and villages needed. We hope that this can be the case again.Find out more