How the program works:
We have a total of 49 egg-laying hens on our farm which produce an average of 5 eggs per week and a total of 12,740 eggs per year. This provides approximately 2,123 packages of organic, free-range eggs to the community per year. Eggs are given out in packages of 6-12 to families identified as needing support. We also have 5 “Hen Mamas” who have 5 chickens each and provide their eggs to a central distributor in the community in their local neighborhoods.
Beyond the nourishment provided by the Mamas farm garden and laying hens, we provide materials for families to plant their own backyard gardens and if bylaw permits, to provide them with laying hens for their homes as well. This will not only provide the families with a wide variety of freshly grown produce and protein but will also teach them how to create and grow nourishment for themselves.