Ian Taylor Free-Range Eggs
Ian's family have been farming at Burton Leonard, near Harrogate, for many years. His fascination with hens started as a five year old when he was given his first hens to look after. By the age of 16, Ian was selling eggs to customers in the local area from his bicycle pannier.
A modest grant and Prince's Trust loan allowed Ian to construct his first hen shed out of plywood and corrugated iron lying around the farm supported by recycled telegraph poles. Through further investment, the business has grown and grown ever since. Ian's flock enjoy modern, large sheds, a new laying unit, automated egg collection and he uses a grading and packing system to guarantee tasty, fresh free-range eggs reach his customers within three days of lay.
His hens roam free every day and are given high-grade feed made from natural ingredients without added colour or antibiotics. To ensure the flock remains healthy, Ian sticks to a stringent programme of vaccination and regular testing meaning happy hens laying quality eggs that are nutritious and full of protein, vitamins and minerals.
Ian says, "I never lose sight of my original desire to sell a consistently high-quality product. Our best practice standards of feed, testing and welfare mean we produce delicious eggs of award-winning quality."
Awards won include a Yorkshire Post Taste Award, a Yorkshire Agricultural Society Best Rural Business Award and, most recently, the Outstanding Achievement Award at The Northern Farmers Awards 2015.
You can buy Ian’s eggs from independent retail outlets across Yorkshire. A full list of stockists is available on the website. Harrogate local food shop and stockist Fodder say, "We sell the very best of food and drink from Yorkshire and we select Ian Taylor Eggs because they simply are the best. The way he looks after his flock, the taste and the excellent service he offers are second to none. His eggs are always in our top-ten best-sellers list and we imagine always will be."
Hambleton View Farm, Burton Leonard, Harrogate HG3 3ST
01765 677167 / 07802 282293