Our excitement mounted as we drove up the gravel path to Sunworks farm. My mom, who was visiting from Newfoundland, joined Cela and me on our first visit to the organic farm. Located about an hour southeast of Edmonton, Sunworks is an organic and holistic farm that raises chickens, livestock and laying hens.
The hens at Sunworks Farm are Sex-Sel link browns and they lay beautiful brown eggs. From nest-laid to free range there are several different categories of eggs. You can find out more about the different types here.
At Sunworks, eggs are collected multiple times a day from the laying houses, and brought back to a washing and sorting station. From there eggs are inspected for cracks, separated based on size and packed up in cartons before they make their way to several direct-to-consumer shops or markets in the area. Egg farming and agriculture, for Sunworks owne
We’d like to thank Ron, Sheila and Shae for inviting us out and giving us the opportunity to meet their flock. Cela is still talking about her new friends Olivia and Emily, who made time for storytelling.
We’d also like to give a big shout out to Egg Farmer’s of Alberta for their support and for making this GetJoyfull Food Trip possible.
You can find Sunworks products at the St. Albert Farmers Market, Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market, Southwest Edmonton Farmer’s Market and the Blush Lane Organic Market.
Stay tuned for some egg-friendly recipes in the coming weeks, and don’t forget to fill up on family time!