Every day, the team at Kipster tends to 24,000 hens in a single building with a Photovoltaic roof made of solar power shingles. Kipster is a revolutionary and sustainable poultry farm, complete with a housing system designed to allow hens to express their species-specific behavior and feel comfortable. The hens are fed only with leftovers from the food processing industry.  Years ago Kipster developed the world’s first climate neutral egg, which leaves zero carbon footprint – and their team hasn’t stopped innovating since.

Along with Kipster farms, Herenboerderij communities have also developed rapidly in the Netherlands over the past decades. Anna lives in a Herenboerderij community in the Dutch town of Boxtel, where she and 200 other families of prosumers (consumers who are closely involved in the production of their food) live. To join Herenboerderij and become a stakeholder in its operations, Anna and her family, like all prosumer families, had to pay a one-off fee of 2000 euros and employ a farmer to take care of their food production. Anna loves being involved in the day-to-day operations, and she works closely with other families and farmers to determine which crops to grow and what animals to keep.

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