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Tens of thousands of NC eggs head to the White House for the Easter Egg Roll

Eggs being dyed at the Stocked Pot.
Michael Susong
Braswell Family Farms
Eggs are being dyed at The Stocked Pot, a catering service in Winston-Salem.

A farm in Nash County is supplying eggs for the White House’s annual event.

A local farm in Nashville, North Carolina is delivering 30,000 eggs to the White House for an egg hunt Monday. The "Easter Egg Roll" is an annual tradition that happens on the White House front lawn.

This year's attendees will include military and veteran families as well as caregivers. Braswell Family Farms was presented with the opportunity after its owners bought another farm in Virginia.

“I think it's cool that these eggs are touching multiple places, and we think it's an honor to people in North Carolina that their state was chosen to be the one that supplied the eggs for this historic annual event,” said Trey Braswell with Braswell Family Farms.

This is Braswell Family Farms' second consecutive year participating. Braswell said although eggs are expensive right now, it doesn’t stop the farm from sharing.

“Eggs have been expensive because the supplier has been a little short due to several things and so we donate these,” he said. “It's an honor, it's, you know, civic duty as American egg farmers and I love that the kids will get to have a lot of fun.”

Braswell Family Farms is coordinating with a catering service called the "Stocked Pot" in Winston-Salem to cook and dye the eggs for the Easter Egg Roll. This year’s egg colors are neon pink, green, orange, royal blue and aqua. 10,000 of the eggs will go undyed for children at Monday’s event to decorate. Braswell says all 30,000 eggs will be composted and used for farming after the event. According to theU.S. Department of Agriculture, North Carolina is one of the nation's top egg producers.

Sharryse Piggott is WUNC’s PM Reporter.
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