The taste of outstanding natural goodness
Here at The Lakes Free Range Egg Company, we created The Lakes brand because we wanted to offer consumers a real taste of Cumbria and The Lake District. We feel as much a part of the land as the breathtaking lakes and fells around us and are proud to produce the very best, gloriously free range eggs.
Excellence in animal welfare, care for our environment and a sustainable approach to farming and food production are core to our ethos. Our beliefs are shared by the farmers we work with – many of whom live on small family farms in the Lake District, close to our packing centre. We look after our environment as well as our farms and our hens and support our wider community. This ethical provenance is embraced in our brand ‘The Lakes’ and has been nationally recognised, in 2018 we received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development.
The Lakes is a brand of gloriously free-range eggs, packed with the taste of natural goodness and produced by hens free to roam some of the most outstanding countryside in the Lake District and Cumbria.
We are proud that our packaging represents where we live and work – the beautiful fells and lakes of the Lake District – now a UNESCO World Heritage site joining the likes of the Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal and Machu Picchu.
What makes our eggs special?
‘The Lakes’ free-range eggs are produced on small family farms that have enriched hen ranges. By this, we mean hen ranges that have lots of trees and shrubs so the hens can shelter – and there are on average, 2,000 trees/shrubs on each range. That’s because hens will wander further if they have plenty of tree cover.
All our farmer producers plant native trees and hedges to improve the free-range habitat for their hens and to promote indigenous wildlife. We are now seeing the return of endangered species like Barn Owls and Red Squirrels.
We are proud to work in a spectacular setting, with some of the best feathered and most laid back hens you could meet. That’s why we have confidence in The Lakes – a gloriously free-range brand that reflects the traditional heritage of the Lake District way of life.
Where can you buy the Lakes brand of eggs?
Cranston’s – Purveyors of fine food and meats since 1914. Food Halls in Cumbria at Penrith, Brampton, Carlisle and Orton and butcher’s shops in Penrith and Hexham (Northumberland).
Booths – High-end supermarkets in Northern England – mainly in Lancashire, with stores in Cumbria, North Yorkshire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester.
Lakes & Dales Co-operative – You will find stores across Cumbria and the Weardale Valley in County Durham.
Rheged Visitor Centre – Just a stone’s throw from our packing facilities is a large Lakeland heritage centre that sells our Lakes eggs alongside other local produce – worth a visit.