NATURALLY NESTING SINCE 1937
FOR THE LOVE OF FARMING
Founded in 1937 by Marie Stamp, our farm has continued to preserve it's history by enforcing the same standards it began with.
FARM TO TABLE
From the nest to your table. Picked during the early morning hours, our eggs are hand picked and packed, everyday, with a smile.
To preserve the tradition that it all began with, our farm is still run by the same principles. Free range chickens, high quality feed, and even higher quality of life.
Robert Stamp, the third generation of German immigrants to own Stamp Egg Farms, knows his chickens.
Bob’s 7,000 chickens roam their three-story coop freely, without cages, and are fed a vegetarian diet without hormones or steroids. These all-natural eggs are picked and packed the same day they’re laid, so they stay fresher longer—and taste better.
“It’s the feed,” he explained ,“you also have to have a certain amount of protein for the chickens to be healthy … usually that means a better tasting egg. We still do it the old-fashioned way. A lot of places don’t.”
The old-fashioned egg operation started in 1937, when Bob’s grandparents came over from Germany to follow their American dream, and they bought the land in Johnston.
A typical day on the farm starts at quarter to 5, when he wakes to checks the chickens; making sure there aren’t any problems facing the day ahead. Water is automatic. Employees enter the coop to begin picking eggs, sorting and packing them into dozens and flats. Bob loads up his truck, and for about half the day he delivers to a variety of wholesale accounts: restaurants, diners and bakeries. The eggs reach their destinations quickly, usually within a day of having been laid.
Bob insisted later, “I wouldn’t do this without my wife. I don’t think I could do it without her. She pretty much runs the farm; I do the wholesale deliveries on the road. I have a
daughter who helps, too. If I had to do everything myself, I couldn’t handle it. You have to have the family involved. That’s true with any farm, really.” Bob has two sisters and two brothers, none of whom wanted to work on the farm. Not too many people, understandably, would want to work seven days a week, 365 days per year.
But the chickens seem to enjoy it, Bob says. How can he tell? “They squeeze right by each other to get inside [the nests] and do their thing. My friend was over the other day and he said, ‘Nice! They put the eggs right inside the box for you.’ I said, ‘Yes, they do!’“
Those must be some happy chickens.
LOCATION / HOURS
816 Greenville Ave
Johnston RI, 02919
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
9am - 3pm
9am - 12pm