FREE RANGE EGGS, Rieger Farms, Armstrong, British Columbia

Welcome to Rieger Farms.
     Farming is not only a business,
                it's a lifestyle.  

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We're a small family farm, and passionate about producing high quality free run and free range eggs, and understand that our core farming principles make our Award winning FREE RANGE EGGS very special.
"Customers call us   "The Egg Capital of the Okanagan"   
Sustainability, Quality and Accountability are three things that guide us every day at  Rieger Farms. We are committed to providing the best quality of life for our hens. 
As a registered small egg producer with the BC Egg Marketing Board, we are dedicated offering eggs of consistent high quality, nutrition, and safety.  Rieger Farms is for over 34 years pesticide free. Our farm is located in the North Okanagan near Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada.

Free Run Eggs, Free Range Eggs, Free Range Eggs*Plus 

Free Range Eggs
Eggs, come from hens NOT housed in cages, lay their eggs in nest boxes and have free access to both feed and unlimited water. They eat feed,  without antibiotics, medications or preservatives.  Free range denotes a method of farming husbandry where hens,  can roam freely outdoors, rather than being confined in an enclosure for 24hours each day. Free Range hens will be outdoors most days, as our climate allows. 
Free Range Eggs *Plus 
Eggs come from free range hens fed a grain diet without antibiotics, medications or preservatives. Hens eat certified organic feed. Hens are completely cage free both inside and outside the barn, roosts and lay theirs eggs in nest boxes.Free range denotes a method of farming husbandry where hens,  can roam freely outdoors,rather than being confined in an enclosure for 24 hours each day.Hens will be outdoors most days, as our climate allows.                                       
Rieger Farms eggs are reminders of the good old fashion way producing eggs.

Daily fresh sold at the farm
YES, we sell eggs year round.

Business hours 
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sunday closed 


Direction to Rieger Farms 
and Place Victoria B&B
Hwy 97, from Vernon -After O'Keefe Ranch,
Exit: St. Ann's Road,  
Exit right Otterlake Road. (2.4km to Rieger Farms)
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Rieger Farms
632 Otterlake Road
Armstrong, BC VOE 1B5

Sales: Rieger Eggs

Information about Organic Farming and Permaculture

Organic Farming - Permaculture
UN Small Farmers
The United Nations issued a report that stated:
  "Only Small Farmers Can Feed the World"
Governments must shift subsidies and research funding from agro-industrial monoculture to small farmers using ‘agroecology [permaculture]' methods. 
Read more.     
The United Nations and Permaculture  
The A.N.G.E.L. (All Nations Generating Equal Love) Foundation and IGO registered as an international charitable foundation and intergovernmental organization is recognized as an International Sovereign Entity. Under the UN Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and their Property, an intergovernmental organization (IGO) constitutes the same status as a Member State,.......
Therefore, all other UN conventions and international law determining the rights, sovereignty, privileges and immunities of States fully and equally apply to an intergovernmental organization (IGO).A.N.G.E.L IGO Diplomats represent A.N.G.E.L worldwide in various capacities. 
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What is a Regenerative Society? 
A Regenerative Society meets the needs of humans and all life systems through the practices and principles found in Permaculture Low Impact Sustainable Development.EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe United Nations issued a report that stated:  "Only Small Farmers Can Feed the World" Governments must shift subsidies and research funding from agro-industrial monoculture to small farmers using ‘agroecology [permaculture]' methods.According to the UN's Special Report on the Right to Food modern industrial agricultural methods can no longer feed the world, due to the impacts of overlapping environmental and ecological crises linked to land, water and resource availability. A UN official said that new scientific research increasingly shows how ‘agroecology'  offers far more environmentally sustainable methods that can still meet the rapidly growing demand for food.Agriculture needs a new direction: Permaculture .....Read more 

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Happy chickens   
Award winning eggs: 
First place at the IPE
Rieger Farms eggs 
For five consecutive years    
2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014.

It looks like we're doing something right.
 Happy chicken - award winning eggs.

All about egg judging with the IPE Egg Judge , Guenter Rieger. 

Guenter is the Egg judge for the IPE (Interior Provincial Exhibition, since 2015.
Therefore no eggs shown from Rieger Farms at the IPE after 2014.
Egg Judging:  Poultry Handbook Judging Exterior Egg Quality  Farmers exhibiting their egg in different categories.
Eggs are judges for Cleanliness - Egg shape - Shell texture - Ridges - Shell thickness - Body checks, Uniformity,, Color, size including interior of the egg.

Grading and Egg Safety 
Why we do grade eggs? Grade requirements are set for eggs to protect the consuming public from undue risk. In grading eggs, the factors of interior quality, weight, cleanliness and shell construction are considered. These factors are related to safety, wholesomeness and quality. Eggs are graded in a registered egg station to ensure they are handled and packed in a sanitary environment. Read more...... 
Regulations in place to protect consumers require that grading stations that are graded as Canada A (consumer grade eggs) must be clean and free of leaks, cracks or other defects that could present food safety problems. 

BackYard Chicken Seminars
Who should attend? If you would like to raise your own chickens, having your own eggs, or a customer who would like to know more about chickens and eggs etc.That's the seminar for you. 
TOPICS INCLUDE: The Basics-Feeding,Care & Housing of ChickensBiosecurity of the BackyardFlock Common Infectious Diseases of ChickensRaising Chickens the Natural WayEgg Handling & Understanding Salmonella.
Guenter is operating with his wife Regina, Rieger Farms, and has many years of experience raising chickens and layers. 
Guenter Rieger a retired research engineer, who is passionate about  organic farming and permaculture, is sharing his knowledge and experience as egg producer to keep your birds healthy and happy.
Pre-register: No tickets sold at the door.  
Class size 10-12 people only Contact us to have a seat/s reserved at our next seminar :

Egg Recipes Click on picture to read recipes.
6 Reasons Why Eggs Are The Healthiest Food on The Planet, by By Kris Gunnars, BSc     
Eggs are so nutritious that they're often referred to as "nature's multivitamin."One large egg contains (1):Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin): 9% of the RDA.Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 15% of the RDA.Vitamin A: 6% of the RDA.Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): 7% of the RDA.Selenium: 22% of the RDA.Eggs also contain small amounts of almost every vitamin and mineral required by the human body... including calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, manganese, Vitamin E, Folate and many more.They also have unique antioxidants and powerful brain nutrients that many people are deficient in.... read more.


Storage, handling and cooking of eggs.
Keep refrigerated t 1-8 Celsius (33-46 F)
Store away from strong odours.Rotate First in / first out.
* Wash hands
* use only clean uncracked eggs
* Use clean, sanitised utensils and equipment.Preparation
* Cook eggs thoroughly
* Hold cold egg dishes below 5 Celsius (40 F)
*Never leave egg dishes at room temperature more than 1 hour.  (including preparation and service)


Info about Baby Chickens and Hens

Sexing 36 hour old chickens with the feather method. How to determine the sex of baby chickens by observing the flight feathers on day-old chickens.

How Old Do Chickens Need to be to Lay Eggs? 

Introducing New Chickens into the Flock