Words by: Tom Piper
Farmers don’t get much downtime to sit back and reflect on their blessings – so we’re grateful for the opportunity Thanksgiving gives the four generations of our family to be together, from Great-Grandpa Les to great-grandkids Piper and Brock.
Even more of a blessing, we’re able to do it on the same farm our family has owned since the late 1800s. We know it’s a privilege fewer and fewer farm families have these days; as we savor it, we renew our pledge to only do business with small-scale farmers who are committed to the welfare of their hens and to wise stewardship of their land.
We’re thankful that back in the not-so-long-ago 1980s, Carol, Gerry, and Pete had the courage to convert to cage-free, organic egg farming. As they saw small farms around them pushed out of business by giant factory-style egg farms, it looked like a huge risk, but one they had to take. They have never regretted it.
In the 30+ years that followed, we’ve brought over 45 farm families to work with us—and we’ve seen the natural and organic food movement grow from a fringe category to the fastest-growing sector of the American food marketplace. There have been good times and bad, but we’re thankful that our decision to work only with good people has always seen us through.
We’re thankful for our beautiful, healthy and happy hens….
For the good people who care for them and bring you their eggs…
And for you, who choose to buy our eggs. You’re voting with your fork for good food, in every sense of the word.
Happy Thanksgiving, from our family to yours!