Many of our fans ask us if they can tour a farm. The answer is yes! We are very proud of our farms and are eager to share how we raise our Pete & Gerry’s hens!
Our tours run in the summer, and sadly we are all done for 2016. But please check here next spring for 2017 dates if you would like to join us on a farm.
A few important notes about our tours:
- We can only offer a handful a year because our small farms are all-hands-on-deck operations. So our farmers have to be in the hen houses tending the flock and packing the eggs every single day, and it’s a big job usually handled by one person or a small family.
- We have to observe very careful safety precautions with the recent outbreaks of Avian Influenza, among other disease risks. If someone visits one of our farms who happens to have their own hen house, and some tiny micro-organism has hitched a ride on their boots or clothing, that family might lose an entire flock. So unfortunately, even though we encourage everyone to raise their own hens when possible, we cannot allow those who have regular contact with live poultry to tour our farms. Sorry!