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Brand Name Burroughs Family Farms
Rating (5)    
Company Burroughs Family Farms
Location Denair, CA
Market Area California
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Burroughs Family Farms Eggs
Burroughs Family Farms Eggs

Burroughs Family Farms Eggs is an Oregon Tilth certified organic grass based dairy located in the Northern San Joaquin Valley of central California.

Burroughs Family Farms Eggs has been designed and is operated with simplicity working with nature concentrating on the en­vironmental and economical, sustain­ability for our land, our animals, and ourselves. In 2007, FCD diversified into organic grass based poultry and eggs. Our birds are raised and rotated on pasture with mobile hen houses with fresh air and plenty of exercise. You can be assured that our eggs are nutrient dense in vitamins A & D, so vital for our body systems to perform at peak performance. There is nothing as tasty as an organic, grass based, fresh egg - we hope you enjoy them as much as our family does!

At Burroughs Family Farms Eggs, we believe that education and good communication with the public are keys to the future of agriculture. We value you - the health minded consumer concerned with where their food comes from.

Criteria Points Comments
Organic Certifying Agent 85 OTCO
Ownership Structure 100 family farm
Egg Supply 100 Single family farm
Disclosure 100 full and open
Commitment to Organics 100 organic
Single or Double Henhouses 100 single
Outdoor Space 100 1/4 ac. per bird
Exit to the Outside 100 birds kept on rotated pasture
Outdoor Space Exemptions 100 year round access
Outdoor Opportunity for all Birds 100 yes
Outdoor Rotation 100 rotated pasture (daily)
Outdoor Vegetation 100 rotated pasture with mobile housing
Indoor Space 100 2.8 sq. ft. per bird
Indoor Enrichment 100 perches
Natural Light 100 birds have access to natural light outdoors
Pasture Shared with Other Animals 100 pasture shared with dairy cows
Manure Handling System 100 used on-farm
Feed - Any Produced on farm 90 30-40% of feed produced on farm; hens acquire some nutrition from pasture
Replacement Stock 100 raise own pullets
Laying Hen Lifespan 80 2-2.5 years
Beak Trimming 100 no beak trimming
Farm Support 100 Farmer-owners live/work on site
TOTAL (possible score is 2200) 2155 FIVE EGGS (Exemplary)

Eggs are available at:

  • Abundant Harvest Organics CSA, throughout California
  • T and D Willey Farms, CSA
  • Village Fresh Market, Turlock
  • Greens Table, Modesto
  • Cornucopia Natural Foods, Modesto
  • Rainbow Grocery Cooperative, San Francisco
  • BiRite Market, San Francisco
  • Berkeley Bowl, Berkeley
  • El Cerrito Natural Grocery, Berkeley
  • Three Stone Hearth, Berkeley
  • Whole Foods, Fig Garden Village, Fresno
  • Lassens Natural Grocery, Bakersfield, Fresno, Los Feliz, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Thousand Oaks and Ventura