Meet The Mother behind the Cluckers - Michelle Graham
"Mother Clucker Eggs is my family's gift to the local community. Too much of our food is grown in regional Australia and shipped straight to the big cities only to have to shipped back at a later date. Mother Clucker Eggs are produced locally for the local community. This means that the eggs are laid and delivered within the same week (sometimes the very next day)."
" When it comes to food production & farming, I am passionate about providing a better deal for the enviroment, the animals, and the humans. The truth is that ethically produced food requires the input of many other species of animal, plant & insect well before the Human plays their small role".
Mother Clucker Eggs was founded by Michelle Graham to provide a truly transparent, ethically produced and sustainably farmed free range egg availble through local supermarkets, cafe's and restaurants. Growing up in Dubbo, Michelle has always had a passion for the natural world, and the animals within it. But it wasn't until returning to Dubbo after more than 16 years, that this passion became her purpose.
After 13 years with the Army and Department of Defence, Michelle studied Nutrition and Naturopathy at the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences in Brisbane. It was here that her passion for food as medicine took hold. Originally planning to pursue a career in the Allied Health industry it became apparent soon after purchasing their property just South of Dubbo that Michelles' calling was the land. For the past eight years Michelle and her family have been working tirelessly to restore a once productive piece of farm land allowed to become over run with invasive species of plant and animal, into successful mixed farming enterprise where each individual element is treated as part of a complex interrelated whole!
"The closest I had ever been to farming was studying Agriculture in highschool. I figured that if the Army could train me to maintain and repair battlefield helicopters, than I could learn to be a farmer."