The Woike Family

Number of Hens 
53,000
Number of Eggs 
17 Million
Type of Eggs 
Brown
Free-Range
White

Farmer Bens Eggs is a 2nd generation family farm, currently owned and operated by Ian Woike. Ian and his father, Ben started the egg layer farm in 1980, branching out to the grading and wholesale business in 1994. Ian's wife, Jennifer sits as a Director on the BC Egg Marketing Board, represting the egg producers of Vancouver Island. Ian and Jennifer have raised 3 children on the farm. They have proudly been providing safe, fresh nutritious eggs to Vancouver Island for over 4 decades. 

 

Q&A

Why did you start egg farming?

I wanted to be self-employed and eventually take over the farm from my dad.

What is your favourite part about being an egg farmer?

Being my own boss, working with the animals, and being part of the changes that are happening in the agriculture sector.

What would you like consumers to know about egg farmers/egg farming?

That we are passionate about what we do and that caring for our hens is the most important part of our job.

What does being an egg farmer mean to you?

It gives me the freedom to be my own boss and gives me the ability to raise my family on the farm and teach them work ethic.

Where are your eggs sold?

Save on Foods, Red Barn Market Stores, Old Farm Market and Market Stores under Farmer Ben's Eggs.

Audit information

Start Clean Stay Clean 
100
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Animal Care Program 
92
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
BC Biosecurity 
Pass
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Latest Salmonella Enteritidis Test  
Negative
Tuesday, June 27, 2017