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You all know how much I love getting out and about and meeting our local producers and this was absolutely the case when I visited Caroline and Greg at the home of Just Got Laid Free Range Eggs. I was welcomed with open arms and when I walked into the kitchen my heart sung as I noticed that one of their friends was busy making a chutney and the whole house just smelt divine! Said friend had also whipped up some delicious muffins which we had for morning tea while we chatted endlessly about food which meant that I felt completely at home.

Caroline & Greg Sandral at their farm "Just Got Laid Free Range Eggs"

But anyway, back to the story of these delicious eggs! Caroline and Greg Sandral started their farm at Sunnyside (near Balberra, just south of Mackay) when they were looking to diversify slightly from their existing farm of cane. Greg still runs the cane farm but the chickens have helped them give their soil a new lease of life, literally! The chickens enjoy plenty of space with less than 500 per hectare and they currently have around 1000 chickens at the moment with plans to grow that number.

Some of the chickens at Just Got Laid Free Range Eggs!
Greg is very popular when it's feeding time!

What you might not know is that Caroline and Greg have also created a bit of a niche market and are now producing and selling duck eggs. Rumour has it that duck eggs make the best and fluffiest pavlovas so I might just have to try that out shortly! I got a sneak peak at some of the younger ducklings on my visit (way too cute) and I can see this becoming very popular in our region.

Some of the newest and cutest members of the Just Got Laid family!
A couple of the ducks from the farm!

Just Got Laid Free Range Eggs are used at many cafes and restaurants including Coco Cubano and Lagoons Café & Gallery (at the Botannical Gardens) and their eggs are also stocked at Camilleri’s Farm Market, Mifsuds and Vegies Unlimited. We also use Just Got Laid Free Range Eggs in our catering and cooking classes.

The delicious just got laid eggs!
Trudie Bishop aka Chief of Foodspiration at The Family Table

About The Author

Trudie Bishop is our Chief of Foodspiration and an experienced home cook with a passion for learning and getting kids of all ages in the kitchen.


  1. When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four e-mails with the
    same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service?

    Appreciate it!

  2. My friend and i are impressed i just got a carton of just laid from vegies unlimited… i am going to make a carrot cake and my friend wanted big eggs now he is on the hunt for duck eggs so perhaps i will give the pav a whirl unexperienced on the pav anyway we going for a visit oneday soon thanx for the info

    • You are welcome Wendy and i am glad you think they are wonderful too! If you want to get your hands on the duck eggs, contact Greg and Caroline at Just Got Laid and they will put some aside for you to collect from the Showground Markets on Saturday mornings (or they might be able to arrange something else for you)!


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