December 3, 2023

Free range festivities as traditional eggs triumph at Taste of the West

(Photo Credit: Matt Austin, courtesy of Milk & More)

The Traditional Free Range Egg Company is celebrating yet more success following the release of this year’s Taste of the West awards, taking home two Golds and one Silver across its Free Collection, as owners, Dan and Briony Wood continue to fly the flag for traditional free range egg farming. Following up on its South West Producer of the Year trophy in 2017, the Somerset-based free range egg producer and supplier picked up Gold for both its Rambling Free hens eggs and Dabbling Free goose eggs, and Silver for its Waddling Free duck eggs, whilst its Foraging Free quail eggs were also highly commended.

Applauded for their appearance and taste, Dabbling Free goose eggs were described by the judges as “a great looking egg” with a “wonderfully creamy” texture and “excellently rounded” flavour. Meanwhile, Rambling Free hens eggs, produced using the traditional flat deck method, drew praise from the judges for the “glorious” colour of their rich and vibrant yolks, with the judges simply commenting, “they taste great”.

Dan Wood, managing director of The Traditional Free Range Egg Company, explains: “We’re overjoyed to see eggs from our Free Collection winning awards for another consecutive year and it’s a real testament to the consistency and quality of egg that can be produced using traditional farming methods. We have always believed that truly free range birds lay the best of the bunch, and we hope that these accolades will inspire like-minded family-run farms to resist the more industrialised methods that are now dominating free range egg production.”