Every Egg Matters and the Todmorden Egg Map Launch

Last update: 23.01.10 First posted: 11.04.09 by in

On Saturday 22nd February Tod market saw the launch of our Every Egg Matters campaign with free pancakes, brilliant egg painting and feathery hen hard hats. Our eggciting aim is to encourage the production and consumption of local eggs.

There was real interest from both consumers and established poultry people and we were able to add seven new names to our Egg map. We now have 19 local people who have surplus eggs for sale. Most of these people have just a few hens but we hope that as demand grows we will see larger local producers taking on the challenge of supplying Todmorden eggs.

We found people eager to discuss poultry keeping, setting up back yard hens, hygiene and welfare matters and how to sell surplus eggs. We asked 140 people how many eggs they ate per week and guess what we’re boringly average in Todmorden and conform to the national average of around 3 per week. There were some amazing people who claimed to eat 12 and 14 eggs a week but we wondered if they were just eggceptional.

We have lots more of egg/poultry information look in projects.

We are looking for experienced hen people to share their knowledge with those just starting out, so please get in touch.

Finally thanks to all who helped on Saturday and made it such a great success.

Updated map

Todmorden egg map updated Dec 09 Contact numbers for people who have surplus eggs to sell updated 23. 01. 10. 1/2 Portsmouth/Cornholme

Jason 900 Burnley Rd Portsmouth

Souter 07791245755

Jenna 01706815729 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………

3/4 Pudsey/Shore

Julian 01706 819454

Kate 01706813663
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5 Robinwood

Colin 01706 817046

Dean 01706814549
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6 Holebottom

Beryl 07505816910

Eithne 01706 819023

Graham 017068139752
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7 Great Rock

Sally sallyjones1975@hotmail.co.uk

John & Ruth 01706 812977
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8 Blackshaw Head

Lucy 01422 843473

Debbie 07736683168

Catrin 01706 818950

Debbie 01422 845490
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9 Heptonstall/ Hebden Bridge

Steve 07851238352

Bib & Di 01422 842584

David & Susan 01422 842529
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10 Eastwood

Ann 07754852021

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11 Shaw Wood/Lumbutts

Pauline 07763175096

Shepherds Rest 07958777149

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12 Todmorden Centre

Jim Melling Butcher- Inside Market

Costermongers Burnley Road

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13 Todmorden Moor

Mr Clegg 07595506820
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14 Gauxholme

Tim 07958777149

Susan & David 01706 812555

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15/16. Walsden/Ramsden Wood

William 07772305506

Eric 01706 839229

Catherine 01706 813809

Yvonne 01706 813667 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

to see clickable Google map click here

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