There are so many reasons to be thankful for eggs and Alberta’s egg farmers.
The eggs you get at the grocery store are fresh and almost always come from local egg farmers right here in Alberta. Did you know? It only takes about one week from the time the egg is laid until you pick up the carton in the grocery store—now that’s fresh!
Learn more about eggs’ journey from local Alberta farms to your table.
More than 170 registered egg farming families in Alberta are proud to bring you high-quality, fresh and local food. When you pick up that carton of eggs at the grocery store, you’ll know that a fellow Alberta family worked hard to produce healthy food to be easily accessible to all.
Thanks to the unique supply management system in Canada, Alberta farm families have been providing a stable supply of fresh, local eggs for more than 50 years.
Meet an egg farming family here.
Containing all nine essential amino acids, eggs are one of the few foods considered to be a complete protein. Your body needs amino acids to help form protein—that’s why they’re known as the “building blocks for the body.” And you can get them all in eggs!
Not only do eggs contain a great source of quality protein, they’re also full of essential vitamins and minerals like iron, vitamins A, D, E and B12, folate and more.
Find out more about one of nature’s most nutrient-dense foods.
Considering their nutritional content, eggs provide great value as a source of protein for your family. With a dozen large eggs costing around three to four dollars, you’re able to affordably feed yourself and your family eggs for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
You also have the option to choose the eggs best suited to your needs or values. From organic and free range to Omega-3 enriched, Alberta’s egg farming families work hard to bring you choice in your egg selections.
Discover more types of eggs.
Alberta’s egg farmers are committed to sustainability through environmental stewardship—embracing innovative barn construction features, energy-efficient technologies and farming practices to reduce their carbon footprint.
Environmental stewardship is important to Alberta’s farm families to ensure Alberta’s egg industry will be sustainable for generations. The Producer Environmental Egg Program (PEEP) helps farmers to understand best practices and take steps to reduce their environmental footprint.
Learn more about PEEP and sustainability.