Fast food giant McDonald’s has launched a campaign championing farmers as their most essential ingredient and the Stainton-based Lakes Free Range Egg Company has been highlighted as their longest standing supplier of free range eggs in the UK.
The campaign features an interactive map which enables customers to see where the ingredients in food from McDonald’s have been sourced, illustrating how close the company is to the farmers and growers who produce them.
David and Helen Brass, co-owners of the Lakes Free Range Egg Company, feature on the map and are highlighted as supplying McDonald’s with free range eggs for almost 20 years.
They were involved in supplying content for the map and have also featured on radio talking about the campaign.
The new Map My McDonald’s interactive tool allows customers to see which ingredients are grown in their region, and to meet some of the 23,000 British and Irish farmers who supply them.
David and Helen said: “It’s brilliant to know that so many of the nation’s favourite McDonald’s menu items are sourced from British and Irish farmers like ourselves.
“We’re proud to have supplied the free range eggs that are cracked for McDonald’s breakfasts for nearly 20 years, and our work together never stops.
“Over the last two decades we’ve worked closely to innovate and continually improve our business, including planting native trees across 20 per cent of the ranges on our farms to provide cover for our hens — this protection improves their wellbeing and egg quality.