Braswell Family Farms, a North Carolina-based egg and feed producer, is providing 30,000 hard-boiled, dyed eggs for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll to be held April 10 on the South Lawn of the White House.
Braswell Family Farms was first given the opportunity to provide the eggs for the event in 1997. This year, they will donate 30,000 hard-boiled eggs, 20,000 of which will be dyed in five selected colors: teal, pink, blue, green and orange. The dying process is managed by The Stocked Pot & Co., who transform the white eggs into colorful versions for the event.
Several hours are spent ordering dyes and products, testing and mixing the colors, prepping the work areas and creating the assembly line necessary to hard boil and dye 30,000 eggs. By the time the eggs are delivered to Washington, D.C., they will have traveled nearly 500 miles.
“We truly feel so blessed to get to play a role in the White House Easter Egg Roll for the second year in a row,” said Trey Braswell, president of Braswell Family Farms.
“I speak for the whole Braswell team when I say how humbled and excited, we are to be able to provide one of the most essential symbols of the upcoming Easter holiday. At Braswell, family is one of our most important values, and we’re hoping our eggs can play a small part in bringing folks together for egg hunts and delicious family meals this Easter.”
The White House Easter Egg Roll is comprised of the traditional easter egg roll and other various egg hunts and activities. Over the years, these activities have included a School House Activity Area, Reading Nook, Talent Show, Field Trip to the Farm, Picture Day, a Physical “EGGucation” Zone and a Cafetorium.
After the event, the 30,000 eggs will be composted in local gardens. Braswell Family Farms is also making large food donations to local food banks around Easter, in line with the company’s mission to give back to the community.
Braswell Family Farms is documenting this opportunity on their website and social media pages. To follow along with the donation, visit braswellfamilyfarms.com/white-house-easter-egg-roll.