“After 100 years, Wilcox Farms honored by Washington State Senate”
“Look in the egg section of any Pacific Northwest grocery store and chances are youll find cartons from Wilcox Farms in Roy, Wash. This year the family farm will celebrate its centennial, prompting the Washington State Senate to pass a resolution Wednesday [Feb. 18] honoring Wilcox Farms.
Sen. Randi Becker, R-Eatonville, represents the Second Legislative District where Wilcox Farms is located, and sponsored Senate Resolution 8619,” quoting the Washington State Senate Republican Caucus website.
Photo courtesy of the Senate Republican Caucus
“‘Brothers Jim and Barrie Wilcox are the third-generation owners and have been overseeing operations at the farm since their fathers death in 1981,’ Becker said. ‘They are both born and bred Washingtonians, having graduated from the University of Puget Sound and Washington State University. Their kids, Chris, Brent and Andy, are fourth-generation farmers. The Wilcox family ranges in age from three to 73, and its such a rare thing to find a family-run, 100-year-old organic farm these days. Thats why Im so proud that the Wilcoxes are from my district.’
Wilcox Farms is also known for its environmental achievement, having received numerous awards for environmental stewardship and conservation. The company offers organic eggs and organic liquid eggs that come from cage-free hens without added hormones or antibiotics.”