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MULLOON CREEK NATURAL FARM – HIGH QUALITY, BIODYNAMIC & ORGANIC PASTURE-RAISED EGGS.
**NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THROWING AT SENATORS**
Mulloon Creek Farm are what you call “True Free Range” with humane choices and certified both organic and biodynamic with Australian Certified Organic. There are several health food stores “claiming” their eggs are organic, but if it doesn’t carry the certification on the box, then it hasn’t been tested or confirmed. We’ve sourced the high quality, certified organic, pasture-raised eggs laid by free-ranging hens. They also practice biodynamic pastures and strive to produce nutrient dense food that is free of all synthetic chemicals that other farms use in the process. There are not too many egg producers who can claim they’re both organic and biodynamic.
At Mulloon Creek Natural Farms they manage their land holistically and incorporate several regenerative land management techniques to help build a productive and resilient landscape.
Becoming the best at what they do has generated a profitable and sustainable farm that produces nutritionally dense, healthy food with all profits ploughed back into The Mulloon Institute to fund its work into landscape rehydration and regeneration.
There are many different techniques and tools available to help regenerative farmers in making decisions.
At Mulloon Creek Natural Farms they base their decisions on 'conscious based thinking' which involves flexibility in their approach and awareness of what's happening in the landscape and the biology that they influence.
Extract from Mulloon Creek Farms
“We use Allan Savory's holistic planned grazing which tests all decisions against an overarching vision. This enables us to incorporate organic practices and biodynamic principles to improve the productive capacity of the land and the people and communities it supports.
The key to driving all of these processes and inputs is water. Using Peter Andrews’ natural sequence farming techniques we are restoring multiple series of highly absorbent mini wetlands known as ‘chains of ponds’ that capture and store water in the landscape.
Understanding and observing the complex processes in nature enables us to listen to the landscape when deciding where and what type of production enterprises are best. Our current animal enterprises include poultry (eggs), beef, pork and goats, and we adapt these farming practices to suit the landscape and find the best way to convert nature's outputs into production.”
Mulloon Creek Natural Farms - Organic Agriculture
"Our farms are Certified Organic with Australian Certified Organic (ACO).
"Organic Agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic Agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved." – IFOAM Organics International
As organic farmers we avoid artificial or synthetic inputs in our farming system and adopt a more holistic perspective by encouraging and working with diversity. Organic agriculture is anchored in a contemporary, natural, scientific worldview.
"Our pastures are Certified Biodynamic with Australian Certified Organic (ACO).
Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition. The principles and practices of biodynamics can be applied anywhere food is grown, with thoughtful adaptation to scale, landscape, climate, and culture.” – Biodynamics Association
As biodynamic farmers we apply biodynamic compost and field preparations to our farming system using natural mineral and animal inputs often found onsite. This increases biological function and results in far greater water, mineral, plant and animal cycling, leading to more productive and resilient soils and healthier eco-systems. Combining these inputs with the rhythms of the planets and constellations makes for healthier animals and plants and allows us to produce more nutrient dense food with richer food flavours and enhanced nutrition for the consumer."
Happy Hens @ Mulloon Creek Farms
"At Mulloon Creek Natural Farms we’ve been giving our hens the best life we can since we began producing organic free-range eggs in 2004.
We keep less than 250 birds per hectare* so our lucky hens have more space than many free-range operations. The Australian Government's free-range maximum is 10,000 birds per hectare while the organic standard is 1500 birds per hectare.
We run cattle through each paddock before a new chicken flock goes in, to keep the grass down and add fertility to the soil. The birds love scratching around in the manure for tasty bugs, spreading it across the paddock as natural fertiliser as they go.
Our chooks eat a diet of organic feed, shell grit and water, and forage for beetles, worms and grasses in the paddock. Their food and water is placed outside the sheds so they have to go outside to eat. No sitting inside all day for these birds!
After a day of roaming free in their paddocks our hens return to their mobile hen houses to roost safely away from foxes. The purpose-built sheds are used for shelter, roosting and egg-laying and are moved to fresh pasture regularly. The sheds have open bottoms above the ground, so the hens are never locked up.
Our flocks are made up of ISA Brown and Australorp breeds that are constantly under the watchful eye of their Maremma guardian dogs who are specially bonded to each flock to guard and protect them."
Nutrition & Health Benefits
People who buy our eggs usually care about their health and want nutrient dense food that tastes great. They also care about animal welfare and sustainability and the prestige that comes from buying a quality product.
When we discovered that nutritional labels on egg cartons only analyse the prepared feed and completely ignore the foraged food we decided to investigate further.
We had our eggs analysed by an independent Australian Government authority and found super high Omega 3 levels and better Omega 3:6 ratios than most other eggs. This is due to the diversity of bugs, insects and plants our hens are able to eat in our biodynamic pastures, and its the plants they eat (including weeds) that give the yolks a super yellow colour."
How to Maximise the Shelf Life of your Organic Eggs
- To maximise shelf life keep them refrigerated at all times.
- Eggs will last much longer when they are stored in the main body of the fridge still in their carton and not in the egg rack at the top of the fridge.
- Eggs should be discarded if left out for more than 2 hours at room temperature as bacteria can grow rapidly
- To further extend the shelf life of your eggs, freeze them but NOT in their shells.
- To freeze whole eggs: (1) Remove eggs from their shells; (2) Pierce yolks and gently mix in 1/2 teaspoon of salt for every one cup of raw eggs (if using eggs for main dishes) or 1 tablespoon of sugar (if using for baking or desserts); (3) Place in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags and freeze.
- Raw eggs will last approximately 10-12 months in the freezer but must be kept constantly frozen at zero degrees.
- Hard boiled eggs will generally remain safe to eat or one week in the fridge. Freezing hard boiled eggs is not recommended.
- If your raw egg has gone bad it will have a very flat yolk and the white will be runny and watery.
A Trip to Mulloon Creek Farm
Tony Coote believes his eggs are the best on the planet. When you see his 12,000 chickens and the way they are managed you may also agree. Commercial Battery Chicken Farms should look at this video clip to realise his eggs attract premium prices because his chickens lay the sort of eggs that consumers want, rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids.
Sydney Delivery Zone
If you're in the Eastern Suburbs, Sydney Delivery Zone - All products can be ordered and will be shipped via our BioHax Delivery service. Delivery 7 days from 8am-8pm.
Out of Sydney Delivery Zone, NSW & Australia
If you're out of the Sydney Delivery Zone - only non-perishables can be ordered and are shipped via Sendle for (Metro) and Australia Post (Regional)
Out of Sydney Delivery Zone - 3-5 Days
NSW & Australia - 3-7 Days
Only non-perishables can be ordered and are shipped via (Australia Post)
International Delivery Times - 5-10 Days
Product Categories Explained:
Non-Perishables = essential oils, beauty and cooking oils, raw minerals and supplements
Dry goods = herbs, spices, coffee
Perishables = vegetables, herbs, fruit, eggs, F&G boxes, stock broth and liquid broth
Can I request to sign for my order?
Please advise if you would like to physically sign for your package and we will ensure the driver does not leave your order until it has been signed. This information is acquired during the checkout process, before payment, under “delivery instructions”. We also ship to PO boxes by only if shipping is via Australia Post. If you would like to sign for your order and it’s being shipped via Australia Post, there is an additional $2 service fee.
Note: if you request for your order to be signed on delivery and no one is home to sign when the courier arrives, we are unable to take responsibility for any items that have spoiled as a result of being returned to our third-party transport company.
If it is perishable items (fresh produce & broth), we prefer not to leave it outside for more than an hour and recommend having someone home; friend, neighbour or family member to sign for it.