FREE RANGE EGGS, at Rieger Farms, Armstrong, British Columbia

Welcome to Rieger Farms.
Farming is not 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 Province of British Columbia,  North Okanagan in Canada near Armstrong in the Spallumcheen Valley
Some links are inserted into our website, to give you more information about chicken, eggs, organic farming, permaculture and much more.   

Rieger Farms Free Run Eggs
Eggs  produced by hens in open, cage-free environments roaming freely in an open concept barn. They enjoy all the advantages of Free Range hens with the exception of access to outdoors. They are able to socialize and move about the barn without restriction, and they have a varied selection of nesting areas to choose from.  

Rieger Farms 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 high quality feed, however the feed is Not certified. 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. Free Range hens will be outdoors most days, as our climate allows. 
Rieger Farms eggs are a comforting reminder that not everything has changed. Rieger Farms eggs are reminders of the good old fashion way producing eggs. 

Rieger Farms 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. 


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.
Regulations in place to protect consumers require that eggs from federally registered egg 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.

A farm-fresh egg will stay together in 'a nice, little package' when someone tries to fry or poach it. An egg past its best before date is more likely to spread or have the yolk break.An unopened, properly stored product's best before date tells a consumer how long that food will keep its flavour and nutritional value. It doesn't have anything to do with a food's safety, says Topp.

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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.
The Basics-Feeding,
Care & Housing of Chickens
Biosecurity of the Backyard
Flock Common Infectious Diseases of Chickens
Raising Chickens the Natural Way
Egg 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 click here. No tickets sold at the door. 
Class size 10-12 people only 
Contact us to have a seat/s reserved at our next seminar :   

"The Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) Program supports farm operations to complete agri-environmental risk assessments. Benefits of completing an Environmental Farm Plan include: Improved sustainability of British Columbia's agricultural industry Recognition of efforts to manage land in an environmentally sustainable manner. Enhanced marketing opportunities and improved relations
hips with environmental agencies. Improved response to environmental incidents through contingency planning."

Egg Recipes Rieger Farms, Armstrong, BC

Egg Recipes 
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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 (C
obalamin): 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.
Here are 6 reasons why eggs are among the healthiest foods on the planet.

What do you know about eggs?
Hi, I'm Lilly, speaking on behalf for my fellow laying hens at Rieger Farms.
I have a little quiz for you.
First I would  like to say, I lay eggs to be hatched, and not for you to eat.:-)  
So don't complain if my eggs are not all in the same shape, size or color.
I room around on 54 acres. That why my eggs are called  Free Range Eggs.
Let's check your EGG knowledge.
# 1 Do I need a rooster to produce eggs ? 
# 2 How many hours do I need to produce ONE egg?
# 3 How many eggs a chicken lays per day?   
# 4 Why do I lay brown eggs. 
A #1.....NO ( I don't need a damn roster to lay eggs. :-)
A #2.....26 hours
A #3.....ONE a day (need 26 hours to produce ONE egg.
A #4..... I'm a brown leghorn

Farming is not a business, it's a lifestyle. 
Rieger Farms 
632 Otterlake Road 
Armstrong, BC
V0E 1B5 - Canada
Phone 1-250- 546-6059


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Happy chickens - high quality Eggs.

Daily fresh at the farm
YES, we sell eggs year round. 
Business hours 
Monday-Saturday  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM 
Don't settle for less.


Egg Orders Rieger Farms

Direction to Rieger Farms

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, How to find us


Happy chickens   -
 Award winning eggs: 
First place
For five consecutive years 
Rieger Farms eggs at the IPE
 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014.
It looks like we're doing something right 
Happy chicken - award winning eggs. 
 All about egg judging with the Egg Judge of the IPE, Guenter Rieger.
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Since 2015 Guenter is the Egg judge for the IPE, Interior Provincial Exhibition.
Therefore no eggs shown from Rieger Farms at the IPE after 2014.
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.

Cleanliness - Egg shape - Shell texture - Ridges - Shell thickness - Body checks

"Candling is used to judge interior egg quality. Although other factors help determine the grade of an egg, the interior quality is most important. Each egg is graded on its individual merits of quality according to ..." click here to read more.


Color of egg yolk
Where Egg Yolk Color Comes From?
"Turns out that egg yolk color is really just an indicator of the hen's diet! If they eat more yellow-orange carotenoids, or natural pigments, it affects and changes the yolk's color.
As for the nutritional value of the yolks, darker, more colorful yolks have the same amount of protein and fat than lighter yolks.      

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 Video from the Knight Family Farm
"The Baby Chickens Are Here"

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 Rasing free range chickens by Dug Finn


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United Nation and Permaculture
was established in December 2014, it is registered as an international charitable foundation and intergovernmental organization through Nevis, Registration No. F213.  A.N.G.E.L. is recognized as an International Sovereign Entity and has Ecumenical recognition by the Holy See of the Americas, and the Holy Orthodox Church of Mercia.
Under the UN Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and their Property, an intergovernmental organization (IGO) constitutes the same status as a Member State, it is authorized to perform acts "in the exercise of sovereign authority" of its constituent Member States jointly, and in cooperation, and is thus defined as a "State" possessing sovereign statehood in its own right (Article 2.1(b)(iii)), thereby possessing the same full jurisdictional immunity as any nation State (Article 5).  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 worldwidein various capacities , including Canada, .
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 SUMMARY

"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 .....
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