Rookery Farm Organic Eggs
Address: Rookery Farm, Flansham Lane, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO22 6EP
Telephone: 01243 583583
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Rookery Farm is a small, 150 acre family-run farm on the coast of West Sussex
For over 130 years our family have farmed this part of the South East, and for the last twenty we've been working to produce the very best quality organic eggs. And to get the very best eggs, we believe, the welfare of our chickens has to come first - riddle solved!
For us, that means taking a slightly different approach to the vast majority of other British and EU organic and free range farms. For example, all our hen houses are mobile.
That means before any new flock arrives we rotate their house to a fresh piece of pasture. It's way more labour intensive, but it ensures the land grows back into a healthy, fresh and natural environment for our birds, so we think the extra effort is worth it.
Every morning at 5am we visit each shed to check everything is working as it should be, before letting them out at 8am to graze and forage throughout the day.
As an organic farm, we don't use any chemicals or artificial fertilisers on our land, and the chickens get a natural, balanced organic diet that meets all of their nutritional needs. Around sunset they naturally make their way back inside before we go around and manually shut the pop holes to keep them warm and safe from predators.
Our eggs are packed by hand into cartons for shops or onto trays for kitchens. This is a final chance to make sure only the best quality eggs leave the farm. Every box is stamped with a best before date, 28 days from when they were laid, and then packed into cases of 15 or 30 dozen ready for delivery.
With all the time, care and attention we spend on each stage of the process, it's important to us that we deliver our eggs when they're at their very freshest and best. Typically, that means they're with our customers within 24 hours of us collecting them.
If you’re looking for something a little different, why not give our new range of ‘Organic Specials’ a try. These distinctively coloured eggs come from a flock of traditional breed birds that we reared right here on the farm.
HOW TO BUY
If you're in the area and want the very freshest eggs, you can stop by the farm and pick some up from our shop counter.
As well as the usual large, medium and small sizes, this is one of the few places that you can get our very popular 'Mis-shapes' and extra large eggs. Just please keep in mind, we're a farm not a supermarket, and our chickens don't lay to order unfortunately - availability of these popular sizes is limited and will vary.
Every day we deliver our delicious organic eggs to shops, bakers, butchers, greengrocers, pubs and restaurants across London and the South East so you can enjoy them while they're still at their very freshest.
Check out the full list of stockists on our website.
If you're in London, you can visit us at either Notting Hill or South Kensington Farmer's Market. We're there every Saturday from 9am, if you feel like coming to say hello - your breakfast will thank you for it