Grass-fed/pastured hens are raised on pasture, as opposed to being kept in confinement and fed primarily grains. Eggs from pastured hens contain up to 20 times more healthy omega-3 fatty acids than those their less fortunate cousins, factory hens.
Pastured hens' diets are naturally complemented with bugs, earthworms, and other such critters that give their eggs a huge nutritious oomph. Although not necessarily organic, pastured hens are usually much healthier and happier than their space-restricted and antibiotic-pumped industrial cousins.
Pasturing is the traditional method of raising egg-laying hens and other poultry. It is ecologically sustainable, humane, and produces the tastiest, most nutritious eggs.
Pastured eggs also have 10 percent less fat, 40 percent more vitamin A, and 34 percent less cholesterol than eggs obtained from factory farms.
-taken from www.localharvet.org
TO PICK UP EGGS:
- weekly pick up is available at the downtown Red Deer Market from 3:00-6:30 or at Maker House Studio on Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:30. Maker House is a local downtown business, located at 5301 50 Ave. The entrance and parking is at the rear of the building. If mobility or parking is ever an issue, PLEASE give me a quick call or fire me a text when you arrive and I'll be more than willing to run down your order. 403-896-2384. Save it in your phone now! You'll thank me later. Reserve your dozens now and either pay online at $5.50/dozen OR select COD (cash on delivery) and pay $5.00/dozen cash at the time of pick up.
- You are welcome to pick them up directly from the farm.
- I will arrange a delivery for orders larger than 10 dozen.