Spring client Havensfield Happy Hens is up for Producer of the Year in the East of England Co-Op Sourced Locally Food Awards.
Now in their sixth year, the awards are a celebration of local farmers, growers and producers from across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. They aim to raise the profile of food and drink producers in our region, as well as highlight the importance of shopping locally.
Spring has worked with Fiona and Al for many years, helping them to bring out the character of the business via its heroines – the hens.
Born in 2003 at a farm in Eye, Suffolk, Havensfield Eggs began with just 300 hens. 14 years on the company has become a thriving free range egg farm, based in Hoxne. Their products are supplied to a full range of outlets, from farm shops to large commercial catering establishments. Havensfield Eggs has been supported by the East of England Co-op for eight years and are stocked in-stores as a part of their award-winning Sourced Locally initiative.
Havensfield hens are among the most pampered hens in the country. Not only are they free to roam around the orchards, but their sheds come fully equipped with a radio! “We want the chickens to feel like they have company while in their sheds,” said Fiona. “Practically, the radios also drown out any background noise avoiding spooking the hens.”