We’re a Northland family running a mission-based farm in Wrenshall, Minnesota. For us, it’s about getting people Real Food, while treating livestock and the planet well in the process. (Plus we have a funny name.)
Jason Amundsen, Locally Laid’s Head Clucker, started with a backyard flock – also known as gateway livestock. This inspired a passion for poultry knowledge ranging from Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma to the many books of environmentalist farmer Joel Salatin.
At our Whole Foods Co-op, Jason saw there were no eggs from our immediate region. Truly, there was a need for a closer -to-home producer. Jason was mentored by the fine folks at the Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association , University of Minnesota Duluth Center for Economic Development and Springfield Farm in Maryland. Thus, Locally Laid was hatched.
His wife, Lucie Amundsen, is a writer (and reluctant farmer) finishing a narrative nonfiction about Locally Laid and the company’s Marketing Chick. She promises never to use the term “Eggs-cellent” in any promotional material.
And though the couple’s two children claim they’re “worked down to little nubs,” they’re not to be believed.