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Egg Over Supply Challenge

   Sunday 19th January, 2020

Now more than ever, it's vital for Gippslanders to support each by buying local.

Here is one of many examples of why from one of our members, Forge Creek Free Range, who have happy hens continuing to lay lovely eggs in their free range paddocks in East Gippsland but when there's a drop in visitors to the region and the general spend in local economies is down, their egg supply is simply outweighing demand right now....and they need help !

From the Forge Creek Free Range team :

This is not an easy conversation to start, we are in a place we have not been before & we are reaching out for your help.

The current bushfire activity across East Gippsland has been devastating for our community & while we count our lucky stars that our farm has not been directly impacted by fire, it is certainly now starting to take its toll on our business.

East Gippsland would normally be buzzing with holiday makers at this time, but accommodation, restaurants, pubs & cafes are quiet.

Businesses are struggling.

Our hens know no different, & are content, happily laying eggs each day. Our supply is growing.

Please continue to buy our eggs, knowing that for each dozen sold we are donating 20 cents back to our community in need through our ‘local yolks for local folks’ initiative.

You can also purchase a virtual dozen or catering box of our eggs through It's My Shout Vic which we will donate directly to individuals & businesses in need.

It is with much gratitude & a huge thank you to all our amazing customers who continue to support our small farm!

If you are a business who thinks you could help, a restaurant, a cafe, a pub, a catering company or perhaps even an office of many staff, we would love to hear from you!

We also do a weekly delivery into Melbourne. If you're in Melbourne and want to buy our eggs - the current Melbourne stockists are;

  • Peter Bouchier (3 stores, Toorak, Malvern and David Jones),
  • Ritchies Rowville
  • Ritches Mt Martha,
  • Griffin and Morris Butchers in Berwick,
  • Albert & Power,
  • Walma's Swiss Deli in Bayswater

And from next Wednesday we'll be in Ritchies Dromana and Mt. Eliza

East Gippsland is showing incredible spirit through adversity, bringing our community closer, & we thank you for your support xx