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Southview
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Meet the Clarke family!

Facts

Name: Jeff and Kelly Clarke and children; Nicholas, Sophia, and Thomas
Farm: Southview Farms Ltd.
Location: Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia
Farming Since: 1900’s, 5th Generation
Other: Pullet grower, feed mill, feed trucks, and grain extruders

What do you enjoy most about being an egg farmer?

I am happy to say I am the 5th generation on our family farm, following in my Dad’s footsteps. I enjoy the experience of caring for our flocks, right from the beginning of day-old chicks. Sharing this knowledge and experience with my children is both rewarding and a privilege. I am proud to be an egg farmer which allows me to provide a good rural quality of life for my family, along with a “eggcellent” nutritious product for all.

Ask a farmer: Ann from West Lahave asks… What causes double-yolk eggs?

A hen will sometimes produce double-yolk eggs at the very beginning or near the end of her reproductive life due to hormonal changes. When this happens, the shell forms around two yolks instead of one, causing a double yolk egg. Our children find it exciting to discover a double yolk egg!

What is your favourite Egg recipe?

I love Devilled Eggs!

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