Homestead Farm is a Registered Egg Grading Station located just 1 km away from the Holland Marsh.
We started grading eggs in 1978 when my parents Tom & Margaret Flack wanted to supply our eggs to local stores. All the eggs that we couldn’t sell ourselves went to a larger egg station at the end of the week. That gave us a fresh supply of eggs for our local customers. In 1983, we had the opportunity to purchase an existing Registered Egg Grading Station in Barrie, Ontario. This increased our customer base and egg supply. Due to the illness of my father and the termination of the lease, my father designed facilities on the farm.
In May of 1986, we started construction of our Registered Egg Grading Station which was completed in August. Our grading machine allows us to handle all the eggs individually so we can inspect each egg. Besides grading eggs daily, we also rely on a larger Egg Grading Station to supply all the sizes of eggs we require as it is very difficult to have a producer base that gives us a guaranteed supply of every size and variety the whole year. Certain specialty products have seasonal periods that are not as plentiful as others but we do our best to accommodate all our customers needs. Even if it means that they receive half of the specialty eggs they ordered. Thankfully, there has never been a shortage of large size eggs.
Our current delivery area is Barrie, West Toronto, Central Toronto, Scarborough, Oshawa, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Georgina Township and local Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill and Thornhill.
We currently have a wide variety of customers that include Cash & Carry Outlets, Restaurants, Bake Shops, Fruit Markets, Fruit and Vegetable Wholesalers, Health Food Stores, Small Grocery Stores, Deli’s, Convenience Stores, Nursing Homes, Caterers, Butcher Shops, Donut Shops as well as all of the Mac’s and Becker’s in the GTA. We have loyal customers that have allowed us to supply their egg products for over 10 years. We extend credit to customers that take a minimum of 5 cases per week.
We strive to service our customers, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us and we’ll try our best to assist you in any way we can.