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FRESH FREE RANGE EGGS
Paul and Julie Kos are delighted to be able to work with Foodskil, supplying free range Kossies Eggs to the 2 & 5 Fresh Food Shop in Labuan Square.
After both Paul and Julie ‘retired’ to their farm three years ago. The idea of free range eggs appealed to both of them. After lots of hard work, and with the help of son Jason, Kossies Eggs is now booming!
From their farm at Stonehaven, about 15km west of Geelong, eggs are collected from the approximately 6,000 hens, spread over 11 separate paddocks. Caring for the hens and collecting, sorting and packaging the eggs is a labour intensive job. “We let them out each morning and they go back into the sheds on their own accord at dusk,” relates Julie. “The birds are fed a blend of grains—the best money can buy. No pesticides are used on the farm. We lice, worm and vaccinate against infectious bronchitis virus as a precaution to make sure we keep things under control. Being free range, disease can spread quickly, and we want to make sure the chooks are happy.”
Kossies produces about 20,000 eggs per week, which are then delivered to the shops the day after they are laid, guaranteeing freshness. One new innovation by Kossies Eggs is to sell smaller eggs — Bubba Eggs — which are between 42-49 grams. These eggs, laid by younger chooks have a thick texture and are sweeter than normal sized eggs. They have a special appeal to children.
Why not come into the 2 & 5 Fresh Food Shop and taste the difference locally produced free range eggs makes. Go Kossies!