Wilcox Farms Cooks Up Free Omelets

May 26, 2009

100 year-old Northwest company joins Tacoma mayor, public library in bringing greater awareness to eating food grown locally

ROY, Wash., May 26 /PRNewswire/ — Omelets don’t get any more fresh than cooked up right on the farm where the eggs were produced and gathered. Try one for yourself when Wilcox Farms, in conjunction with Tacoma’s community reading initiative “Tacoma Reads Together,” hosts a free omelet feed this Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring the family and meet the farm animals and take a guided bus tour of the local commercial farm, located at 40400 Harts Lake Valley Road in Roy.

“Tacoma Reads Together” is an annual event, begun in 2001, as a way of uniting the community after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Each year, the Tacoma Public Library and the mayor select a book and promote it to residents. Coinciding are events, discussions, films and workshops on the subject. This year’s selection is the critically acclaimed “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life” by Barbara Kingsolver. The book is a memoir about the writer’s experience of living as much as possible on food grown on or near her Virginia home over the course of a year.

“This event helps tie it all together – the experience of buying local and knowing where your food comes from,” says Chris Wilcox. “Wilcox family members will be there in person to present and cook a variety of omelets for our visitors that come out to the farm.”

Guests will also have a chance to tour the organic, free-range chicken house, the century-old original farmstead and the processing plant where they can see the eggs being packaged.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the family-operated, fourth generation business – as well as an additional distinction. All of its farmland has earned 100 percent organic status, of which the family farm harvests organic hay and other crops.

“Wilcox Farms prides itself on being local and sustainable,” says Wilcox. “We’re a local egg farm providing local food to local people. The demand for local food continues to grow and we are committed to producing products that come off our own farm. We love being able to show people where their food actually comes from.”

For more information about the event, driving directions, or to learn more about Wilcox Farms Inc., visit www.wilcoxfarms.com.

SOURCE Wilcox Farms Inc.

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