egg farmer

“I see it as my mission to bring the farm closer to the consumer.”

Mariëlle Schalk, Hoogstraten (Belgium) Mariëlle Schalk and her family run ‘t Kakelhof in the Belgian village of Meer, near the border with the Netherlands. The farm specializes in laying hens and has a grading plant where its own eggs are graded for sale. Those eggs, along with other local produce from fellow local farmers, are […]

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“I want to connect with consumers”

Lucie Mainard, “Les Jolies Rousses” farm, Vendée (France) She lived in a rural area, but doesn’t come from an agricultural family. Still, her curiosity towards agriculture led her first to a career as an instructor in local agriculture organisations, and now to a life of farming. Today, Lucie runs her organic poultry farm “Les Jolies […]

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