Meet An Egg Farmer

Cornwallis Farms

Meet The Newcombe Family
Name: Geneve and Craig Newcombe and children; Robert, David and Kathleen
Farm: Cornwallis Farms Limited
Location: Port Williams, Nova Scotia
Farming since: 1761, 9th and 10th Generation active today
Other: Broiler chickens, dairy, crops and feed mill

How does it feel to continue to operate a multi-generation family farm?

We are proud to continue the farming tradition started on this farm by our ancestors in 1761. Egg farming has always been a part of our lives and it just seemed natural to continue on with the family tradition. Being 9th generation egg farmers allows us to provide our children with access to fresh, nutritious food produced right here on our farm and to live and work in rural Nova Scotia.

We take pride in operating the original farm grant, our environmental efforts as well as our technological advances. We look forward to the 10th generation continuing the family legacy of farming.

Ask a farmer: Shannon from Dartmouth asks...
Why do some eggs have light yellow yolks and others have dark yellow yolks?

A hen's feed determines the colour of the egg yolk. On our farm, as in most of Eastern Canada, we feed our hens a corn-based diet, which produces eggs with dark yellow yolks. A hen that eats a wheat-based diet (more common in the Western provinces) produces eggs with light yellow yolks. Interestingly...the colour of the yolk is not an indicator of nutritional value.

Favourite Egg recipe?

Classic French Toast