Hauser farm donates free eggs to Head Start through national program

KCBY, Aug 12, 2009

A Hauser farm is partnering up with ORCCA’s Head Start Program in an effort to keep kids healthy.

Gail Johnson and her husband own Lazy J Farm in Hauser where they produce fresh eggs from free range chickens.

Last month the Johnson’s became involved with Head Start through the National Farm to School Program, an initiative that helps local farmers provide fresh and healthy food to children.

“It really means a lot to me, I was a school bus driver for a while a few years back and I just think that the kids need a good start in life and nutrition is part of that,” says Gail.

Lazy J Farm is the first farm to participate in this program.

Right now the Johnson’s provide eggs to one Head Start but hope to expand.

“They’re getting two dozen a week of the large eggs and so it’s been kind of a pilot program and they like it really well and they use it in all kinds of baked goods.”

The South Coast Head Start Program supports families with young children and say health and nutrition is a vital component of the program.