Pete and Gerry’s is an example of a large‐scale producer that is moving away from
the industrial model of egg production, committed instead to increasing both indoor
and outdoor access for its birds. At its New Hampshire location, the company has
attached winter gardens (“like a screened‐in porch for chickens”) to all its organic
buildings, and increased vegetated outdoor space as well.
Rather than build larger henhouses without meaningful outdoor access to meet
demand for organic eggs, Pete and Gerry’s has chosen instead to work with family‐
scale farmers to meet increased demand.
Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs is a family owned and operated farm and processor of
organic eggs, located in Northern New Hampshire, near the White Mountain
National Forest. Pete and Gerry’s is a third generation farm that was started
shortly after World War II by Leslie Ward, who, at 92 years of age, continues to work
on the farm during the summer. Our eggs are found in health food stores,
independent markets, and a number of grocery chains throughout the Northeast.
Pete and Gerry’s was the first egg farm in the country to be recognized by
Humane Farm Animal Care’s Certified Humane program. Along with producing eggs
at the family farm in Monroe, NH, Pete and Gerry’s has been able to grow by
partnering with nearly 20 other family farms throughout the Northeast. Pete and
Gerry’s is also actively pursuing and supporting new partnerships with local New
England based farmers who would like to produce eggs with us.