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What Size Eggs Do You Offer?
Little Rhody Natural Eggs are available in three sizes: Large, Extra Large and Vegetarian-Fed Jumbo.

Are Your Eggs Washed Before Packaging For Retail?
Absolutely! Once a hen lays an egg, the egg goes through a washing, grading and weighting process before being packaged for retail.


What type of packaging do you use for your Little Rhody Natural eggs and is your packaging considered earth-friendly?
Our eggs are currently offered in both #1 PET plastic (Polyethylene terephthalate) and cardboard packaging, depending on store location and product availability. This provides our valued customers with the option to choose between our attractive, clear container and our standard cardboard egg carton. With our #1 PET plastic container, consumers may easily check eggs and take advantage of the benefits of #1 PET plastic. With our cardboard egg carton, consumers will have the ability to recycle the container in RI.

The advantages of #1 PET plastic is that it provides added protection from breakage, cracking and leaking. However, even though #1 PET plastic is recyclable in RI, today’s RI recycling standards do not allow the shape of the egg carton to be recycled. Next year, Rhode Island is planning to reform its standards on recycling exclusions. Until this occurs, our cardboard egg containers are available and may be recycled or composted in RI.

It is our hope to provide our loyal customers with the freshest products and also to care and respect our environment. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to reach this goal. For example, we tried a nature-based container that would have a lower carbon footprint, but it drove the cost for consumers too high. Based on the safety and sustainability features of #1 PET plastic, it was an easy decision to make the switch back to #1 PET plastic and also provide the recyclable cardboard option to consumers, as well. Please refer to the following link to our supplier’s (Interplast Packaging) website for more information on the benefits of the materials used in our plastic egg cartons.

Interplast Packaging’s information on their Recycled and Recyclable egg cartons: http://199.243.128.132:8080/

Where Can I Purchase Your Eggs?
Little Rhody Natural Eggs are sold in many stores throughout RI, including Stop & Shop, Dave’s Marketplace, AJ Seabra Supermarkets, Eastside Marketplace and Brigido’s IGA Fresh Market. If you do not shop at one of these fine food stores, we encourage you to request Little Rhody Natural Eggs at your local grocery store. Your support will help us become available in other local establishments.

Is Your Farm A Locally Owned, Family Business? What Is The History Of Little Rhody Egg Farm?
Henry Berkowitz found his niche in the RI Agricultural business with eggs. In August 1955, Henry opened The Berkowitz Egg Farm. The business grew over the years and Henry passed down his business to his sons, Eli and Ralph Berkowitz. Nestled amongst the trees of rural Foster, RI, today the company is called Little Rhody Foods, Inc. and its proud owners, Eli and Ralph follow the same principles of their father: hard work, strong ambitions and impeccable customer service.

Are You Exclusively All About Eggs Or Do You Offer Other Products?
Little Rhody Foods, Inc. produces various lines of eggs, including their premium line called Little Rhody Natural Eggs. They have also broadened the business with a new distribution division. They distribute many products such as Rhode Island favorites and Del’s Lemonade.

 

Food Activists are Ruining Costco

costco - Photo Credit: Zuma Press

Photo Credit: Zuma Press

Are you tired of large corporations making decisions on what foods you should buy? Consumers should have a choice.

Click on this link to read an interesting Op-Ed article from the New York Post on the same issue.

New Farmyard Now Open

The brand new Alex and Ani Farmyard is now open at Roger Williams Park Zoo. This major exhibit features even more of the furry, fluffy and wooly friends we all love, as well as many interactive elements for Zoo visitors to experience.

A few of the biggest improvements to the Farmyard is a new walkthrough barn exhibit, and a life-sized tractor that kids can climb and play on. Sponsors like Little Rhody Farms and Munroe Dairy have contributed other fun play areas like the milking and egg collection stations. Also opening later in the season, will be the Farmyard Stage for performances and shows.

Finally, there is the exciting addition of the seasonal contact yard that allows Zoo visitors to walk among and touch different species of goats and Shetland sheep. The Contact Yard is open from April 1st through September 30th from 10:30am – 3:30pm on weekdays, and from 10am – 5pm on weekends. There are also goat and sheep feeding opportunities available year round on the fence just outside of the contact yard.

Visitors can look forward to seeing different species of goats, Shetland sheep, Guinea hogs, alpacas, and of course, Willy the miniature donkey is there as well! After the second phase is complete, the Alex and Ani Farmyard will also have silver fox rabbits, and chickens.

This exhibit is free with Zoo admission. There is a nominal fee for the food to feed the animals.

Get details on all of the above and information about other coming attractions at www.rwpzoo.org.

 
 
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