Why Pasture Raised Eggs?
Once you taste pasture raised eggs, you’ll never go back to buying factory eggs. Pasture raised means just that. It means our chickens have access to fresh pastures year-round. Plus, we rotate them around different sections of the farm throughout the year in order to break the pest cycle and give them the freshest space.
A healthy, happy, free range chicken does in fact produce a more delicious tasting egg. In a truly free-range environment, our chickens get to be chickens. They love to chase each other around, eat ants, bathe in the sun, roll in the dirt, munch on the grass and whatever garden scraps they can find, and hangout in the trees – they can do whatever they want!
A Truly Healthy Diet
We’re proud to raise our chickens on a diet for chickens – not cows, humans, or anyone else. Our chickens are fed an antibiotic-free diet that’s based on grains. Plus, they have access to an unlimited supply of grass, insects, and garden scraps, the combination of which is essential for a healthy and happy chicken.
Contrary to popular belief, a grain-free chicken is not a healthy one. The biology and digestive system of a chicken is built for a mixture of grains, insects, grasses and other garden treats. Chickens cannot survive on 100% grass.
Pasture Raised Eggs vs. Factory Eggs
In a 2003 study out of the University of Pennsylvania, pasture raised eggs were found to contain twice as much omega-3 fat, 3x more vitamin D, 4x more vitamin E, and 7x more beta-carotene than eggs raised from hens raised in a factory environment.
But health benefits aside, pasture raised eggs are still superior. Pasture raised chickens have access to real pastures, unlike industrial caged eggs or ‘free range’ eggs sold in stores, which simply means they get very limited outdoor space shared with thousands of other chickens. A real pasture raised chicken is happier and healthier, because it has time and space to be a chicken. It isn’t living in its own feces, and it gets to eat grass, worms, garden scraps, and insects. Plus, they get to be playful and active!
On top of that, factory raised chickens are exposed to a staggering number of diseases, so they need antibiotics to survive (plus, it’s required by law). That’s because they’re crammed together with thousand of others, living in their own feces, on a strictly industrial feed diet. Pasture raised eggs don’t need antibiotics because they’re raised in a safe environment on a healthy diet for chickens.
All that equals a fresher, healthier, much tastier egg.
Are Eggs Good for You?
In case you still need to be convinced, eggs are supremely healthy for humans. In fact, eggs are among the most nutritious foods found on our planet – especially if they’re pasture raised!
Harvard University’s School of Public Health, among others, has helped put an end to the long-vilified perception of eggs due to high cholesterol content. It turns out there is a crucial difference between dietary cholesterol and cholesterol in the blood. This realization caused the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to walk back their 2015 recommendation to limit dietary cholesterol consumption.
The reality is, it’s what you eat with your eggs that can become unhealthy. Eggs by themselves are extremely good for you. But if you’re regularly eating a breakfast with processed meats, white bread, and fried potatoes, that’s where to look for opportunities of dietary discipline.