Captain G. Allan Hancock — businessman, entrepreneur, sea captain, cellist, farmer, philanthropist, and more — started Rosemary Farm in 1925 with a focus on quality and freshness. From the very beginning, Captain Hancock imbued his work with a sense of connection to his family and his community.
He named his egg farm after his daughter and and focused on innovations that would make it as productive and efficient as possible. His reasons for pioneering new practices were two-fold: He wanted to create a better system for his hens and better eggs for his community.
Captain Hancock was a trailblazer in adopting ethical practices for raising hens. He used a patented coop-cleaning machine, planted rows of trees for shade and wind shelter, and implemented various measures to ensure the health and happiness of his hens.