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Chicken & Egg. Welfare and Food Together.
Flying
the British
egg flag
Penbugle Organic
Farm – Delabole
The family diversified in 2012 and now offers
glamping getaways and the chance to stay
on a working organic farm in a wigwam pod
or bell tent.
But it is their farming credentials that are of
most interest to us. The Ridouts keep rare
breeds including Oxford, Sandy and Black
pigs, Lleyn and Polled Dorset sheep, Red
Ruby Devon cattle and chickens.
The hens are reared on site and kept in four
small flocks housed within mobile units.
There are never more than 2,000 hens
ranging at any one time and they are reared
entirely organically with access to organic
pasture that many hens can only dream
about.
The eggs are snapped up by customers
including The Natural Store, Archie Brown,
Trevaskis Market, the Cornish Food Box,
Duchy Nursery Cafe, B&BS and many other
farm and health shops plus a leading
supermarket.
As the pressure increases on farmers to
open their cage doors, we want to remind
everyone that small really is beautiful, and
we wholeheartedly support the lifestyle for
hens that the Ridout family has created.
Well done them, they deserve to be put
under the spotlight on our Flying the British
Egg Flag page.
Penbugle Farm is located just outside Liskeard in
Cornwall and the Ridout family (John, Lizzie, Maddie, Steph
and Reuben) have been farming the 260 acres of stunning
countryside since 2005.
If you know of a local farmer who you think deserves a shout out, please get in touch
with us at
and title your email Flying the British Egg Flag.
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