Many producers claim to be ethical. But Eddie’s Eggs takes things to a whole new level. They have raised some of the country’s happiest chickens on certified organic pasture, producing non-GMO eggs.
Picture this: You wake up in the morning to the excited chatter of your friends as your hotel room door opens out onto a lush orchard. You hop out, stretch your legs and find a veritable feast of all your favourite food before you – and there’s plenty to go around. You amble around as you please, taking in a bit of shade when the day gets hot. And after a pleasant, fulfilling day in nature, you go safely to sleep knowing that tomorrow will be just as satisfying.
This is not the description of a fancy wellness retreat. You may be surprised to find out that that twinge of jealousy you might feel is for the life of a few thousand hens. Cue existential crisis.
Set in the heart of the Sundays River Valley in the Eastern Cape, Eddie Ferreira’s operation is something to behold. Each “eggmobile” is set in a fenced off 1,500 m² section of orchard. This means that each bird has an average of 5 m² of space to do their thing. Each eggmobile moves to a new pasture weekly, so the