Demler Enterprises, Pine Hill Egg Ranch, Demler Egg Ranch and Harmony Egg Ranch have banded together to form the Southern California Egg Cooperative.


The four companies, owned by five brothers, want to distinguish their eggs from those coming into California from other states. "The recent national egg recall has created a renewed interest in locally produced, fresh California eggs," said John Demler, the Cooperative's chairman. "It is our hope that the new cooperative will help us to market our fresh, locally produced eggs to customers and consumers who value the quality and freshness of these eggs from locally raised hens that are given the highest standards of care."