In the Coop: Hatching a Dream
When Jesse, “The Leader of the Flock,” was growing up in Monroe, NH he spent countless hours down at the family egg farm helping to collect eggs and having fun with the chickens. Sometimes, he and his childhood best friend even got in trouble while having an “egg toss” which wasn’t exactly a good use of the eggs. Jesse also had many pets growing up which at one point included a turkey who was seen chasing the family pick-up truck which resulted in a somersaulting turkey heading down the hill. And of course, everyone knows that Jesse’s favorite pet was his pet chicken Nellie who loved riding in the basket of his bicycle. Apparently since chickens are not really able to fly, riding on a bicycle is the next best thing for a chicken!
Jesse never imagined he’d come back to the small town of Monroe, NH to work on the family farm. But, when he met me, his wife Sandra, that’s exactly what he did. Jesse graduated from Bates College in the spring of 2000 and the following day he began working at Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs, our family farm, and began imagining his life as an organic egg farmer. Our organic egg farm has changed a lot since then and we are very proud of what we are doing. We want consumers to question where their food comes from, to “Know Who Your Eggs Come From.”
Thank you to all of our consumers who support our family farm and our family farmers as we work on “hatching a dream.” We hope you will continue to choose our eggs and to try our new Pete & Gerry’s Heirloom Eggs.
Please read to find out more about Jesse and Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs in this months issue of NH Magazine:
Eggs-cellent Work: Jesse Laflamme