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Grown in Marin

GIM News Winter 2013

eggs

Which came first?

The growth of egg production in Marin County


Don Gilardi of RedHill Farms can tell you, starting from scratch in the egg business can be a rough road – but one that has potential for success.  Well, word has gotten out and the number of Egg Handlers Licenses issued in Marin County doubled in 2013.

These producers have different reasons for starting their egg production, but all were convinced early on that there was a market.  For Joy Dolcini, becoming an egg producer happened by accident. She began three years ago with 12 hens. With too many eggs on her hands she started sharing with friends. Soon after, she had a waiting list and decided to add 24 more hens.

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