The egg. It's often called nature's "superfood" for good reason. Versatile and nutritious. A small package that contains lots of protein, vitamins, and deliciousness.
What could make this orb of goodness even better? Pasture-raised. Pasture-raised eggs are famous for their excellent nutritional value, high in Omega-3s and Vitamin A, bright yellow to orange colored yolks and rich, creamy taste. A 2010 study conducted by Penn State showed that pasture-raised eggs had twice as much vitamin E and long-chain omega-3 fatty acids compared with eggs from caged hens.
How do pasture-raised eggs get so good? Pasture-raised eggs are from hens that roam free outdoors in a pasture. The hens forage for their natural diet, which includes seeds, green plants, insects, and worms.
Take Taproot Farms for example. At Taproot, hens forge on a rotated pasture. Using movable chicken fencing, the hens have continuous access to fresh pasture. Taproot says their "chickens thrive in this natural environment. They spend their days eating grasses and foraging for insects under open sky."
And, when happy hens are eating their natural diet, the incredibly rich taste shines through.
Don't mistake free-range eggs for pasture-raised. They are not the same. Free-range means that the hens have access to outdoors, but often this means a screened porch where there may be some grass or not.
Fair Food Farmstand has a number of outstanding vendors that provide farm-fresh, pasture-raised, Non-GMO eggs:
Have questions or want more information about the eggs at the Farmstand? Ask any member of the staff. We'll be glad to help.