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Written by Lauren Berry

Laid by free-roaming hens that get to spend their days outside on fresh pastures, these eggs are better in every way. They taste better. They look better. They’re better for you. The hens that lay them live happily, healthily, and as naturally as possible.

The grain diet of our hens is naturally complemented with plants, insects and earthworms that give their eggs a huge nutritious oomph. Our hens overnight in mobile chicken homes, safely tucked away from predators, with the droppings helping to fertilize the pastures and build our soil health.

Below is a list of Farmer Rico’s free-range egg suppliers as of January 2016:

Boschendal Farm Shop & Deli - +27 (0) 21 870 4276
Boschendal Estate, Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek

Paradyskloof KWIKSPAR - +27 (0) 21 880 1299
Canterbury Lane, Stellenbosch

Welgevonden KWIKSPAR - +27 (0)21 889 6476
Hendrikse Rd, Stellenbosch

Waldorf Market - +27 (0)21 881 3868
Spier Campus, Annandale Road, Stellenbosch

Organic Zone - +27 (0) 21 788 3133
Corner Main and Putter Road, Lakeside Shopping Centre, Lakeside

Le Quartier Francais - +27 (0) 21 876 2151
Wilhelmina St, Franschhoek

Delaire Graff Estate - +27 (0) 21 885 8160
Helshoogte Rd, Stellenbosch

The Hog House Bakery and Cafe - +27 (0) 21 809 1100
Spier Wine Farm, R310 Baden Powell Rd, Stellenbosch

Ethical CO-OP (shop online)

Wild Organics (shop online)

A flock of white chickens
A flock of white chickens
Farmer Rico kisses a chicken on the cheek

Explore The Boschendal Estate


Guest accommodation is a recent addition to the farm with luxury accommodation ranging from the historical Herbert Baker designed Rhodes Cottage to beautifully restored farm labourer cottages. With emphasis on stylish simplicity the guest cottages are authentic, rural yet contemporary in character.

Eat & Drink

The Cape Dutch farms were historically renowned for their warm welcome and generous hospitality. What crowned this welcome was the Cape table, laden with wholesome dishes made from ingredients from the farm’s werf and fields.

Weddings & Functions

Boschendal provides an idyllic natural setting for large and small functions. The Boschendal Manor House, Rhone Homestead, The Olive Press, the Werf Restaurant and the beautiful gardens are available to host an array of celebrations or events in a relaxed and tranquil environment.