February 22nd, 2019
Burnbrae Farms was founded in 1891 and is a fifth–generation Canadian family owned and operated company that has been producing eggs and egg products for over 70 years. With locations, across Canada, Burnbrae Farms is the country’s leading egg producer.
They have created product innovations such as Naturegg Omega 3 eggs, Naturegg Simply Egg Whites, EGG Creations! omelette mixes, Naturegg Omega Plus shell and liquid eggs, EGGS2go! Omega 3 Hard Boiled Snack Packs and most recently Burnbrae Farms EGG Bakes! Crustless Quiches. Burnbrae has won 13 Grand Prix awards and 18 production nominations, which put the company in an elite class of Canadian food companies.
We recently had the opportunity to chat with Gemma Bélanger, Corporate Communications & Digital Marketing at Burnbrae Farms, about their rich history and the importance of nutrition and learning.
Burnbrae Farms describes itself as a “fifth generation Canadian family business with a social conscience.” What does that mean?
At Burnbrae Farms, we recognize the importance of social responsibility and sustainable development. We are a company founded on family values with a long history of community participation. The Hudson family came to Canada in 1874 and settled at the farm in Lyn in 1891, milking a herd of Ayrshire cattle for many years before entering the poultry business when their grandson, Joe Hudson, was a young high school student.
Burnbrae Farms contributes to the economic viability of the local communities in which we do business. We have embedded family values, including social responsibility, into company values to address key issues such as sustainability, environmental impact, animal welfare, food safety and worker health and wellness.
Second Harvest provides food to 373 social service organizations across Ontario, including 157 after-school and summer programs. How are eggs beneficial for a healthy diet for children and adults?
It’s a well-established fact that eating a healthy breakfast can increase children’s attention span and learning ability. Research clearly shows that breakfast can help improve children’s memory, problem-solving skills and test scores.
Eggs are one of nature’s most nutritious foods; one large egg contains 13 essential vitamins and minerals, 6 grams of protein and only 70 calories. Eggs are a great choice for fueling children’s growing bodies and minds. They are one of the few foods considered to be a complete protein because they contain all 9 essential amino acids. That’s an incredible amount of nutrition.
Why do you support Second Harvest?
Everyone at Burnbrae is passionate about their commitment and involvement in their local communities. The Hudson family and the employees of Burnbrae Farms are proud to take an active role and contribute to the communities in which it operates.
Thank you Burnbrae Farms for supporting Second Harvest and providing nutritious eggs and egg products to our communities.