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 @ THE WEDNESDAY DOWNTOWN MARKET:
- We will be bringing our eggs to market every Wednesday beginning July 18, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Pick up occurs at our Meadow Farm Florals vendor site, another enterprise run off of our ranch. Eggs paid for online cost $5.50 per dozen as we are charged a transaction fee for online payments, otherwise, select COD (cash on delivery) when you order and the cost will be $5.00 cash at the time of pick up.
- You are always welcome to pick eggs up directly on the farm as well.