Through sponsorships and direct participation, BC Egg supports a range of events and organizations with the goal of connecting the public with egg farmers, educating people about egg nutrition, and encouraging healthy, active lifestyles for all British Columbians.
Support our local BC poultry industry, and eat chicken! Check out www.bcchicken.ca for some yummy recipes, or try this recipe from Michelle, our Agriculture Services Manager:
4 chicken breasts
½ cup + 2 Tbsp Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce
½ cup water
½ cup tropical fruit juice (passion fruit/pineapple/orange/mango/peach)
¼ cup sugar
2 Tbsp vinegar
2 Tbsp cornstarch/water
1 large ripe mango
Marinade chicken in ½ cup Thai sauce for 4-6 hours, or overnight.
Mix water, juice, sugar and vinegar in sauce pan. Bring to a slow boil; thicken with cornstarch mixed with water.
Stir in 2 Tbsp Thai sauce.
Grill chicken on barbeque for 15-20 minutes.
Chop mango and add to sauce. Spoon sauce over chicken.
Educational Mini Barn
With farms off limits to visitors due to biosecurity protocols, the BC Chicken Growers’ Association, in partnership with the BC Broiler Hatching Egg Producers’ Association, has developed Poultry in Motion™, a mobile mini barn, in an effort to increase public awareness and educate consumers. This fully equipped mini barn has been featured at fairs, schools and agriculture events around the province.
The trailer consists of three sections, showing two life stages of broilers, plus their parent stock – the breeders. Each section is set up as a very small scale poultry barn, showing you how poultry farming is done in BC. The pictures in the background are from farms in the Fraser Valley.
We continue to enjoy the Chicken Squad episodes!
Episode 2 – “Feeding the Province” While at the auditions for the movie “Chicken Squad” local farmers talk about what it means to them to raise chicken for the people of BC. Sandra Middelburg mentions that the chickens are on comfortable sawdust – we supply that sawdust.
Episode 3 – “Tackling the Myths” Local BC chicken farmers speak candidly about misconceptions and myths they have to confront when sharing with people about what they do for a living.