Organic Free Range Eggs from Alexander Brewster
The Egg Shed is situated just 4 miles north of the beautiful town of Dunkeld in the Tay Valley in Perthshire.
We have around 4000 Organic Lohmann Brown laying hens who live in 2 Hen houses overlooking, what we think, is one of the best views in Scotland.
The girls roam freely during the day over hectares of land, often joined by our sheep and cattle. They love the company and often get close to the sheep and cows that we also farm. The livestock don’t seem to mind either as you can see.
At night they are safely shut up inside their sheds away from prowlers.
The next generation of Brewsters, young Katherine, often comes and lends a hand when she is not at school.
The eggs are collected every day and taken to our egg store. The bulk of these eggs are then collected by Noble Foods and are packed by them. Ultimately they are boxed and distributed to Marks and Spencer’s stores around the United Kingdom.
There are always a few egg casualties so we sell these for chocolate puddings and mayonnaise.
We also have a lively local market which we delight in supplying. Many of the local hotels, cafes, delis and bed and breakfasts really value fresh, organic eggs delivered to their door. Dalshian Guest House, East Haugh House Hotel and Café Calluna and many more of our customers transform our eggs into delicious cakes and breakfasts.
The award winning MacDonald’s Butchers in Pitlochry sell our eggs in their 2 shops (Pitlochry and Aberfeldy) and they have a great following. You have to be especially quick to get the extra-large, and double yolkers. You can’t usually find these eggs in a supermarket but they are especially popular amongst our local customers.
We also attend 2 local Farmers markets, one at Logierait and the other at Aberfeldy which are held once a month during spring and summer. Some people look forward to us arriving and are there early, complete with empty Egg Shed egg boxes to be recycled and refilled with another half dozen. Because our eggs are so fresh people can buy a few dozen at a time to last them until the next market and it is always nice to see our regular customers.
Alexander Brewster, The Egg Shed, Rotmell, Dunkeld