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Fairburn's Eggs: A British Family Business

Recently, the Full Steam Pictures team had the privilege of visiting Fairburn’s Eggs, a British family business, located in the heart of Lincolnshire.

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Fairburn’s has been a family-run organization since 1951, and is now run by Daniel Fairburn, supported by his wife, Sarah Louise, and his sisters, Caroline and Sarah. The company is one of the largest in the industry, producing and packing over 17 million eggs a week.

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Their fresh eggs are produced on their farms and packaged in their own facilities, and their brands include: Fairburn’s Free Range Eggs, Fairburn’s Lincolnshire Free Range Eggs, Heal’s Shropshire Free Range Eggs, and British Blue Free Range Eggs.

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Fairburn’s British Blue eggs are truly a spectacular sight. With a pastel blue shell and sumptuous golden yolk, this egg was acclaimed the ‘perfect egg’ since winning a Great Taste Award in 2017.

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The Fairburn’s family is also very active in charity work, having raised over £26,000 for Farm Africa, and £16,000 for the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, to name just a couple of their philanthropic efforts.

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Animal welfare is one of their primary concerns. Their hens are kept in the best possible conditions, rigorously checked by their experienced rearing team, as well as being evaluated by the British Lion Code and RSPCA Freedom Food to make sure that the highest standards of hygiene and welfare are met.

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Tom Davies, our Lead Photographer, describes the week spent with the Fairburn’s family as a welcoming and enriching experience. He was gathered into the family fold, and made to feel a part of them. Despite the cold and rainy weather, there was a warm glow as the Fairburn’s clan described how important it is to them that their children are also a part of the business, and that one day they will hand over the reins to the next generation.

For more information about the Fairburn’s family business, please visit www.fairburnseggs.co.uk

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Food Photographer: Tom Davies, Lead Photographer, Full Steam Pictures.
Written by: Kate Davies, Media Manager, Full Steam Pictures.

Coeliac Awareness Week

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Lately, it seems that all we hear about is ‘gluten-free’ this and ‘gluten-free’ that. While going gluten-free seems to be the latest diet fad, there are many people for whom a gluten-free diet is compulsory.

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This week is Coeliac Awareness Week. Coeliac disease affects one in one hundred people, and is a lifelong autoimmune disease caused by a reaction to gluten. Once diagnosed, the treatment is a gluten-free diet for life.

What is gluten though? It seems that many people who jump on the fad diet bandwagon out of choice rather than necessity don’t actually know…

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Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Due to increased awareness of Coeliac disease, many products are now available with gluten-free options to support the diet of those suffering from this disease.

Coeliac disease is a serious illness where the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues when gluten is consumed. This causes damage to the lining of the stomach, and means that the body can’t absorb nutrients from food properly.

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These images are delicious ranges of gluten-free meals that some of our clients have launched.

For more information about Coeliac Disease and gluten-free support, please visit www.coeliac.org.uk

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Food Photographer: Tom Davies, Lead Photographer, Full Steam Pictures.
Written by: Kate Davies, Media Manager, Full Steam Pictures.