Happy Halloween 🎃 If you spot an egg costume tonight, ask if they're Kipster's🥚🐓
WELCOME to Kipster, the most animal-friendly and environmentally- friendly poultry farm in the world. See how we do this on www.kipster.farm. The U.S.
We produce eggs and meat on animal-, environmental- and human friendly chicken farms. Layer hens are more than egg machines resulting in maximum profit. We see the chicken as an animal with instincts and needs:
- A chicken is a forest bird that loves to forage in a sheltered surrounding. Foraging is something she loves to do all day. Even when she's not hungry.
- A chicken wants to flutter, run,
spread her wings, take dust-baths and sunbathe. She wants to be able to flee and seek shelter if she feels threatened.
- Kipster farms include tree structures, perches, haybales, pecking blocks, ground coverage, and we scatter grains on the farm floor so she can continuously forage, socialize, rest, and hide.
- The outdoor garden is fenced and covered with a net. This prevents the entrance of predators.
- We also take care of the roosters - the layer's brothers. Normally, roosters are directly killed when they hatch from their egg. We aim to give them a proper life. After lots of foraging and relaxing, we process them into meat-products which you can buy at Lidl (EU) and Kroger (US).
- The Kipster eggs are Humane Certified and Carbon-Neutral certified.
- The hens eat a diet that consists of over 80% of upcycled human food ingredients, such as bakery by-products, crop processing by-products, and safe food waste products. So we use hardly any agricultural land to feed the chickens. based Kipster farm started producing eggs in December 2022. Kipster eggs are sold at Ralphs, King Soopers, Fred Meyer, QFC, and at Kroger stores in Cincinnati, Michigan, and Colombus (OH) in the United States. You can find them under the Kroger's Simple Truth + Kipster eggs brand. The meat products will be introduced later in 2023. The farm is owned and operated by Egg Farms, in North Manchester, Indiana. You are welcome to visit the farm's visitor center where you can learn about the chickens and see them in action. Or you can watch them on our Farm YouTube channel if you cannot make it to Indiana.
Happy Halloween 🎃 If you spot an egg costume tonight, ask if they're Kipster's🥚🐓
Trick or Treat! What do you choose?
Kipster hens love pumpkins, too. The pumpkin farmer could not sell these pumpkins to people because they weren't pretty. Kipster hens don't judge. They are having a feast.
Fun facts: pumpkins are rich in carotenoids (vitamin A), which support the overall health and immune system of chickens. The pumpkin's carotene gives the egg yolk a rich, orange-yellow color.
MPS Egg Farms
Our carbon-reduced egg is the Wildest Dream. For carbon emissions, we Shake It Off by managing our chicken feed, using solar power, and eliminating chicken waste.🥚
Fill the Blank Space in your groceries with Kipster. Check it out here for more information: https://www.kipster.farm/
Chick this out!🐣
‘Simple Truth + Kipster eggs’ won the Brands 2023 Editors’ Picks ‘silver ranking for the meat & poultry section’. A big recognition for the hard work by the Kipster hens. Praise them hens.
Be sure to grab our eggs at select Kroger locations. 🛒
Our eggs are a nationwide phenomenon. From LA to Conway, AR, Nashville to Chicago - discover our eggs at Ralphs, Kings Soopers, QFC, Fred Meyer, Kroger, Fry’s, Roundy’s, Smith’s, Mariano’s, Pick’n Save, Metro Markets, and Copps.🥚🛒
🍳We partner with Simple Truth. Check if your local grocery store carries the Simple Truth + Kipster eggs here: https://www.kroger.com/b/simpletruth/simple-truth-kipster
Happy World Egg Day 🥚 Or should this be Happy Hen and Rooster Day? Let’s celebrate the beings behind the eggs. The hens lay the nutritious eggs for you to enjoy. With the hatch of each hen, comes a brother out of his egg. Over 300 million one-day old baby male chicks are killed as soon as they hatch. They are worthless since they don’t lay eggs and do not put on weights as efficiently as meat chickens. But we raise them.
We want you to have full transparency of our farm practices every step of the way. That’s why you can watch our chickens through our live streams if you can’t make it to Indiana. 🐔🏠
Watch the live stream here:
Which one did you find first, the chicken or the egg? 🐔🔍🥚
Time to put your cooking skills to the test with a simple poached egg. All you're going to need is water, salt, and our eggs🥚
Boil Water: Fill a saucepan with water and bring it to a gentle simmer.
Crack Egg: Crack a fresh egg into a small bowl.
Poach Egg: Gently slide the cracked egg into the simmering water.
Cook: Poach the egg for about 3-4 minutes for a runny yolk or 5-6 minutes for a firmer yolk.
Serve: Use a slotted spoon to remove the poached egg from the water, let it drain briefly, and then serve. 🍽️🍳
In the below article, writer Theresa Lieb raises a valid point about the need for better communication (and action) by companies regarding their carbon footprint and sustainability. We are curious to hear what you think good looks like?
As a consumer, what information do you want to see about the carbon footprint or sustainability of a product or company? What can we do better to give you the information that you are looking for?
Why your company should retire its 'carbon neutral' food claims via GreenBiz.com
Rather than serving as a tool for better consumer purchases, such claims are an excuse for inaction.
Never ever antibiotics?
Well, we want to cure our birds when they’re sick. This may include applying antibiotics to a flock if our veterinarian sees this as the best way to treat them. This is in line with the animal welfare certification standard Certified Humane in the United States, which allows for therapeutic antibiotics in case of illness. The types of antibiotics we use are safe for chickens and humans.
We don't want our chickens to suffer if they can be cured.
Psst... we have only used antibiotics on our chickens twice in 6 years.
Check out more about our farm practices here: https://www.kipster.farm/blog/thinking-outside-the-cage
You can find the eggs under the 'Simple Truth + Kipster' brand at Ralphs, Kings Soopers, QFC, City Market, Fred Meyer, Kroger, Fry's, Roundy's, Smith's, Mariano’s, Pick ‘n Save, Metro Markets, and Copps.
Available in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MS, MT, NM, NV, OH, OR, UT, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY.
Continuing our path alongside Simple Truth – a collaboration worth celebrating! 🤝 🎉
From our farms to your kitchen, Simple Truth + Kipster eggs have become a beloved part of our shared journey. 🐔🥚
But this partnership goes beyond the plate – it's a shared commitment to humane and sustainable farming practices that resonate with our values.
Our partner, MPS Egg Farms produces the Certified Humane®, carbon neutral Kipster eggs together with us.
Learn more about our collaborative journey by clicking here: https://www.kroger.com/b/simpletruth/simple-truth-kipster.
As Nancy Roulston of the ASPCA says, “Most would never guess that the egg industry routinely kills healthy male chicks after they hatch. Kipster is the first large egg company in the U.S. to boldly reject the status quo and raise male chicks instead. This is just one of Kipster’s many innovations that prioritize animal welfare and transparency for consumers in sharp contrast to conventional standards.”
We choose to raise our roosters and give them a chance to strut around before they mature enough to become a valuable source of meat. It’s a commitment to our humane and sustainable practices.🐓
Read more about this inconvenient truth here: www.kipster.farm/blog/dayoldroosters
Our feathered dreams soared high when the first Kipster farm opened in North Manchester, Indiana.🐣🇺🇸
But we're not just in the business of producing eggs; we're about creating nutritious food in a way that harmonizes the needs of people, our feathered companions, and our precious planet.
We're far from flawless, but we're committed to getting better every day. So, while we're collaborating with experts towards that balance, check and see if your local grocery carries our eggs. ♻️🥚
Get the inside scoop on how we're doing that from our 2022 annual report: https://www.kipster.farm/blog/annualreport22.
What carbon neutral means to Kipster:
The only way to eliminate all GHG emissions is to stop farming. But as long as we produce eggs, our goal is to emit as little GHG emissions as possible:
• Through our chicken feed 🌾
• With solar panels ☀️
• By drying chicken litter to fertilize land 🐔
The remaining GHG emissions are offset through high-quality credits and invested in cookstove projects in Africa through the Gold Standard. This is how we cracked the code to a sustainable farm! ♻️🥚
Read more from Financial Times: https://channels.ft.com/en/foodrevolution/dutch-farmers-pressure/
The Kipster family got bigger over the weekend.🐣
On Saturday, we welcomed 24,000 boys and 24,000 girls to the Kipster family. As these chicks mature, they will be supplying us with fresh eggs and meat. In the coming weeks, the pullet farmer will make sure they eat, drink, and sleep well. He will teach the hens how to navigate the cage-free environment so that they can live safely and comfortably in the Kipster farm, where they will move to when they are around 17 weeks. Check in with us weekly to follow their growth. 🐥🐔
Our farms respect the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as no hunger, renewable energy, responsible consumption, climate action, life on land, and partnerships for the goals. We do this through:
1. Using up-cycled feed and bypassing the use of agricultural land as much as possible🌾. If we use fertile agricultural soils to grow plants for humans, not animals, we can feed more people.
2. Powering our farms through solar power energy ☀️
3. Drying the chicken manure and turning it into fertilizer🌱
Learn more about our farm in the USA: https://www.kipster.farm/
Making a Kipster French omelet involves a simple yet delicate cooking process. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you create a delicious Kipster French omelet from this scene of the Bear:
3 Kipster eggs
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon butter
Optional fillings (such as grated cheese, sautéed mushrooms, diced ham, herbs, etc.)
Crack the eggs into a bowl. Add a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper. You can also add a splash of milk or cream if you prefer a slightly creamier texture.
Whisk the eggs vigorously with a fork or a whisk. Drain through a sieve. The goal is to mix the yolks and whites while incorporating air thoroughly. This will result in a lighter and fluffier omelet.
Heat the Pan:
Place a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Add the butter and let it melt, ensuring it coats the bottom of the pan evenly.
Pouring the Eggs:
Once the butter is melted and foamy, pour the whisked eggs into the pan. Let them sit for a few seconds without stirring.
Using a rubber spatula, gently stir the eggs in a circular motion. This will help the uncooked parts on top flow to the edges and cook evenly.
If you're adding any fillings (cheese or vegetables.), now is the time to do so. Sprinkle them over one-half of the omelet.
Folding the Omelette:
Once the eggs are mostly set but still slightly runny on top, use the spatula to gently fold the other half of the omelet over the fillings. This creates a half-moon shape.
Let the omelet cook for a bit longer, ensuring the fillings heat through and any remaining runny egg cooks. The omelet should be slightly moist inside but not overly wet.
Slide and Plate:
Carefully slide the omelet onto a plate, using the spatula to assist if needed.
Garnish and Serve:
If desired, garnish the omelet with fresh herbs, a sprinkle of grated cheese, and potato chips. Serve immediately while it's still hot and tender.
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Have you tried Kipster eggs yet?🥚 At our celebration, we had the best hors d’oeuvre using Kipster eggs and rooster meat! 🎊Big thanks to Smile More Meal Prep for giving us a taste!
📸: Jared Christiansen Images
What an unforgettable moment it was to have had the privilege of hosting the legendary Temple Grandin at our event! Her presence added an unparalleled spark to the occasion. ✨
Dr. Temple Grandin's groundbreaking contributions to animal welfare and humane farming practices have left an indelible mark on our minds and hearts. 🐄
Her visionary thinking has opened doors to a more compassionate world for animals and paved the way for a brighter and more sustainable future. As we reflect on her words of wisdom and the passion she brought to our event, we're reminded of the profound impact one individual can have on shaping the world for the better. 🌍
As we look back at the celebration of our freshly hatched Kipster farm, we would like to thank our sponsors again: Big Dutchman North America, Kalmbach Feeds, Inc., Hendrix Genetics, and Summit EPC! Your backing has truly laid the groundwork for this new endeavor.
🐓 A grateful roost! We're sending a special shoutout to the heroes behind the yolks – MPS Egg Farms! 🎉 Your commitment to sustainability and animal welfare has brought the first USA-based Kipster farm to life, and we couldn't be more grateful!
Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands opened the Kipster Farm in the United States via a video message yesterday. Over 120 people came to celebrate the opening of the farm in North Manchester, Indiana. It was a fun-filled day with inspiring messages from Don Lamb of Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Temple Grandin of Colorado State University News, Hannah van Zanten and Imke de Boer at Wageningen University & Research, Philip Lymbery of Compassion in World Farming, Pete Pearson at World Wildlife Fund, Darrin Karcher of Purdue University, Ruud Zanders, Sam Krouse and host Greg Shapiro.
Thank you to MPS Egg Farms and Kroger for your partnership to make this farm in the US a reality. And to all others who contributed to it. The Simple Truth + Kipster eggs are carbon neutral, Certified Humane and available at Kroger owned stores across the country, from Alaska, to California, to Tennessee.
Thank you to the sponsors of the Big Dutchman North America, Hendrix Genetics Kalmbach Feeds, Inc. Summit EPC Mill
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The avian flu restrictions have loosened up. The Kipster hens are no longer in lock down mode. They are free to roam in the outdoor gardens. It is their very first time experiencing the natural elements of sun and wind on their feathers. It took them quite a while to venture into the unknown territory.
The outdoor gardens are netted off to keep predators such as hawks, raccoons and foxes at bay. The gardens are on the south and north sides of the barn. This way, the hens can choose sunshine or shade.
Certified Humane Kipster Farm MPS Egg Farms
An exciting moment at Kipster Farm. The first U.S. based farm is complete. All four barns now house hens that produce carbon neutral and Certified Humane eggs for Americans. Come visit to see the hens in action.
You can find the eggs as Simple Truth + Kipster eggs at Ralphs, Kings Soopers, QFC, Fred Meyer, Kroger, Fry's, Roundy's, Mariano’s, Pick ‘n Save, Metro Markets, and Copps.
Simple Truth Kroger MPS Egg Farms
Why are Kipster eggs not organic? We often get that question.
🥚For ‘organic’ eggs, our chickens need to eat organic feed. We do not give them that. We love regenerative and organic agriculture. But we choose not to grow any crops for chicken feed at all.
🍲Our chicken feed includes for a large amount by-products and surplus food from food manufacturing, such as imperfect pasta. And by-products from crop processing such as soy hulls.
🐔This way, our chickens upcycle valuable ‘wasted’ nutrients back into the food supply chain for people. And it’s perfectly safe for them to eat. Our nutritionist and feed mill make sure that the chickens get what they need to be healthy and productive. The eggs are cage-free, Certified Humane.
We love white eggs. Why? Because they are better for the environment than brown ones. Really. It’s because white chickens lay more eggs with less feed. This lowers the carbon footprint by 4%.
Chickens cluck all day long. They tell each other about the best spots to forage, who’s the boss, who gets a turn to drink, and when they chicken out.
Happy clucking birthday to our fabulous, feathered friends! All 22,000 of the first flock of Kipster Farm hens hatched on the same day last year.
MPS Egg Farms
These Kipster Farm roosters are 11 weeks old. In a few weeks, they will leave the farm. The roosters will then be processed into meat products for humans. That is unusual. Farmers typically do not raise roosters for meat. Typically, male chicks are discarded as if they are worthless since they do not – obviously – lay eggs. They are also leaner and do not gain weight as efficiently as their cousins in the meat industry. So, they are killed.
We are taking our responsibility now. We let the roosters live. If people choose to eat chicken, then why not the rooster brothers of our hens? As a result, fewer broilers will be needed for meat.
Want to learn more, visit https://www.kipster.farm/blog/game-changing-egg-farmer-we-raise-the-brothers-of-our-laying-hens
Check out this recipe by Kroger for Kipster Farm egg bruschetta. Bon Appetit!
How do you turn bruschetta into breakfast? Put an egg on it, of course! 🍳
Buttery Kipster Farm eggs scrambled with parmesan, a fresh tomato and basil topping, and a grind of black pepper piled onto crispy toasted baguette make a perfect bite-sized brunch offering. Recipe in the comments!
A birds-eye view of the North Manchester landscape.
MPS Egg Farms
Great visits from our friends from ASPCA, The Humane Society of the United States - Farm Animal Protection Campaign The Humane Society of the United States, and Josh Balk from The Accountability Board at Kipster Farm this week. We look forward to keeping improving the lives of our Kipster hens and roosters together.
A happy Ruud Zanders when he saw Simple Truth + Kipster eggs for the first time at a Kroger store in Cincinnati, U.S.
Ruud is the CEO and one of the founders of Kipster. It's his vision for sustainable food systems that translated into Kipster farms in the Netherlands about 10 years ago. He shows that it can be done, producing eggs with greater animal welfare, lower environmental footprints while making it financially work.
Kipster US by night 😍
Never too young to learn about where our food comes from. Kipster Farm
Children from a local North Manchester school came to the farm's visitor center. Now they know all about the Kipster Farm chickens and their eggs, thanks to farmer Shania Ray.
A bright moment.
🎉SUPREME COURT WIN🎉 Today marks a major VICTORY for farm animals! 🐷 🐔🐄 California’s Proposition 12 bans the use of battery cages, gestation crates, and veal crates within the state, as well as in-state sales of products from such confinement systems. The U.S. Supreme Court has now released their ruling upholding the law as constitutional. Thanks to the Court’s decision, millions of chickens, pigs, and calves will be protected by Prop 12 and laws like it in states across the country! The ASPCA is thankful for this victory and will continue to advocate for the protection of animals. Use your voice to help farm animals 🧡 https://bit.ly/42s6g7T
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