OUR FAMILY FARM
Brightside Eggs is a family owned and operated poultry farm. We are 3rd generation farmers, our partner farm is our dairy farm which was started by our Oma and Opa in the 1950’s. We are so privileged to be raising the 4th generation on the farms. Our farmers young and old love animals, with our generational knowledge being in dairy cows we have loved the adventure of learning from the hens. We are committed to sustainable and humane farming practices, animal care and animal health are the most important parts of our work.
We put our hearts and souls into our work producing food for local families.
We look forward to meeting you at the farm.
The hens at Brightside Eggs are raised in a cage free, free range aviary barn; the girls are free to fly, scratch and scamper the day away with access to fresh air and sunlight, hens have wonderful natural instincts and will go outside when the weather suits them. The girls are raised without the use of hormones, anti-biotics or any synthetic chemicals in either feed or flock management. The girls have open access to feed and water and eat a strictly vegetarian organic, non-gmo diet.
Your eggs are hand picked and sorted each day by a member of the Brightside family. You will find your ungraded eggs in a recyclable egg carton that can be purchased from our convenient on farm vending machine.
Meet a few of our Vendors
Semlin Valley Ranch
7 years ago Jordan and Pamela Krause moved to Cache Creek to start their lifestyle in cattle ranching. Pamela grew up on a dairy and poultry farm in Abbotsford and Jordan grew up on a berry farm in Aldergrove. Their passion for farming was inevitable starting out their business together growing sweet corn and strawberries and selling their produce at the local farmer's markets.
Jordan always wanted to be a potato farmer and together they enjoyed feeding cattle so they moved up to Cache Creek where their dreams could come true! With the desert climate Cache Creek provides this is an optimal cattle feeding and crop farming location. Now running a custom feedlot feeding over 4000 beef cattle/year, farming over 2000 acres and developed a local Natural market for their own finished beef. Together with their family they love the lifestyle they live, the life lessons the farm provides to our next generation and proud of the finished products our family produces for the local BC consumer.
We started our business so we could provide customers with a healthy and nutritious way to enjoy BC berries all year long. We are loosing too many family farms to large corporations that just don't view customers the same way we do. With Berry Crispies we can continously provide our berries throughout the year.
Our farm has been family-owned and operated since its inception in 1980. On any given day you can find 2 even three generations of our family working the farm. Agriculture for us is a way of life.
The BOG - Riverside Cranberry Farm
Local roots grow deep… Farming has been in the Dewit family for generations. Brian’s grandparents were local dairy and poultry farmers and his parents, Jack and Joanne Dewit continued the tradition with dairy and hogs in the Fort Langley area. In 1999 the opportunity to expand into growing cranberries became a new direction of farming for the family.
In 2010 we began our own separate cranberry farm, planting 35 acres across the road from the existing family farm and joining the Ocean Spray Cranberry Cooperative.
11 years later, we are still passionate about our cranberries and work hard to grow high quality fruit. A couple years ago, we decided to share our berries directly with our local BC market and made the move to become partly independent producers. Now during the Fall months, our seasonal fresh cranberries can be found in specialty grocery stores across the Lower Mainland.
Why are some eggs different sizes & shapes?
Eggs come in many different, shapes sizes and colors, these things depend on the hen and the hens diet. You will find eggs of all shapes and sizes in your #brightsideegg cartons because our eggs are hand graded. You never know you might just get your self a double or triple yolker one of these times.
What makes an egg organic?
Our egg farm is certified organic, each year we go through a rigorous audit process with our certifier ECO-CERT Canada. Organic Hens live in open concept barns equipped with nest, perches & dust bathing area’s. They are fed a Vegetarian Organic Diet, free from GMO’s and any Synthetic chemicals. They are given access to outside when the weather conditions permit. We adhere to the Canadian Organic Standards
Why aren't the girls (aka the hens) always outside?
The hens are intuitive creatures. They can sense the outside conditions and will only make their way to the pasture when the conditions suit them.
Why are the eggs brown?
Brown Hens lay brown eggs. White Hens lay white eggs.
How much are the eggs?
1 dozen of our organic free range eggs are $7.00 and 2 dozen are $13.00