The Importance of Protein for an Aging Population

Protein is a vital nutrient that’s important for all age groups because it’s required by every cell in the human body. Since protein needs tend to increase as we get older, researchers are now paying special attention to the protein needs of the people over age 65. This is especially true for older adults who may be dealing with acute or chronic illnesses which causes excessive wear and tear on the body. While dealing with an illness, aging bodies process protein less efficiently and need more of it to maintain bone health, muscle mass and strength.

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Local, Nutritious, Affordable Eggs: We Champion Choice

At Burnbrae Farms, a sixth-generation Canadian family business, we make it a priority to provide choice to egg lovers based on their values and preferences – and that includes affordability. We feel an ethical obligation to make sure families of all incomes have access to safe, nutritious eggs – one of the most affordable and versatile sources of protein.

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Myths “Cracked” – Are Cage-Free Eggs Healthier for the Environment?

MYTH: Are cage-free eggs healthier for the environment? MYTH CRACKED: The truth is cage-free housing has a higher carbon footprint than housing where birds are kept in enclosures.

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Burnbrae Farms and Swim Drink Fish - partnership to support clean water

Burnbrae Farms is pleased to partner with Swim Drink Fish to strengthen the movement for clean water in Canada. As Canada’s largest family owned and operated egg business founded in 1891, our egg cartons will proudly feature information for Canadians to contribute to a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future. These specially marked egg cartons will be on store shelves across Canada this summer and will feature a QR code that you can scan to download The Swim Guide App, which allows you to check the current water quality conditions at over 8,000 beaches, lakes, rivers, and swimming holes across Canada. And with every purchase of a specially marked Swim Drink Fish carton this summer, Burnbrae Farms will donate $0.50 (up to $25,000) to Swim Drink Fish to support clean water initiatives.

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Burnbrae Farms Foundation - Our Purpose: Nourishing Canadians. Sustainably

In 2017, the Hudson family created the Burnbrae Farms Foundation in honour of Burnbrae Farms’ founder, Joe Hudson. Joe and his wife Mary Hudson’s love of agriculture and feeding people, commitment to community and doing right by the environment inspired our foundation’s vision and mission.

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Welcome Maddy Kelly - Our Newest Sponsored Athlete

Hi! I’m Madeleine Kelly, and I’m an 800m runner and Olympian. And I love eggs. As I write these words, I’ve just finished a plate of scrambled eggs. Three eggs, scrambled in butter, with hot peppers on top. I eat this, with some toast and coffee, almost every morning before training.

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Egg Carton Halloween Crafts

These spook-tacular and easy to make egg carton Halloween crafts are a great activity for you and your little goblins this Halloween 😊 Make a pumpkin, ghost, witch, Frankenstein or vampire with the easy step by step instructions below or watch the instructional video by clicking the image at the top of the blog post.

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2022 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Giveaway

We’ve partnered with the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair to give away two (2) family passes to the 100th anniversary of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair this November in Toronto, Ontario!

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DIY Egg Carton Bird Feeder

Having grown up in nature, I have always enjoyed spending time outdoors. My dad, the environmentalist/marine biologist/zoologist expert himself, took an interest in educating my cousins and me on the wilderness and ecosystems that make up the island we (and they) call Horseshoe. We were taught to honour the land we live on and respect it. Picking flowers was a huge no-no and the birds, bugs and bees were here first, so you make way for them! No swatting shall be had, for the bees sake, and your own! While fondly remembering the good times I had growing up, I decided I should do a little bit for my neighbourly critters myself! So, I decided to make an egg carton bird feeder!

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Jenny Casson Update: Back to Rowing

After seven months of surgeries, rehabilitation, and relocation, I can say that I am finally getting back to rowing! Having to depend on crutches for the first while of 2022 was difficult to say the least. Being able to take my first steps with just two legs to hold my full body weight was truly awesome.

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The Buzz About Bee Lawns

The struggling bee populations have gained a lot of attention in the news the last few years. You may have come across some of these articles and thought “That’s not happening, I see lots of bees flying around in the summertime”, but the reality is, wild bees in Canada are at a high risk of suffering devastating population declines. It has been estimated that about a quarter to a third of wild bee species in Canada are at risk of extinction due to climate change, insecticide use and habitat loss. This issue is not just isolated to Canada, bee populations are declining world-wide.

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Grow Your Own Cress Egg Heads

What better way to start spring than with planting some of your own seeds and watching them grow! This May, I wanted to get a little creative when it came to my springtime planting. I came across the cutest little kitchen window-sill cress growing craft, and simply had to take part. What I didn’t expect was the sheer joy I got in watching it grow every day! From seeds to a full head of hair, my little egg heads sprouted faster than ever! Probably because of the healthy Omega 3 eggshells they were growing in - all those nutrients were sure to give them the extra boost for a speedy growth! 😉

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Easter Egg Decorating with Jenny Casson

The fondest memories I have of Easter celebrations are both the endless varieties of chocolate available and the creative activities we always ended up doing as kids. Naturally, as a child with a constant hankering for sweets (that has not gone away), Easter festivities were never a hard sell for my parents. That being said, Easter is never Easter without some DIY arts and crafts. Decorating Easter eggs was something we always did with mom, followed by an egg scavenger hunt (rain or shine or snow) hidden by the Easter bunny (aided by my dad, of course!).

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