EGGS from pasture-raised, free-range hens, with benefits abounding over the supermarket eggs from a processing plant:
• Yolk Color – Influenced by diet, yard hens that forage for bugs and greens will produce a deeper yellow, almost orange color yolk.
• Nutritional Content - Compared to official U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrient data for commercial eggs, eggs from hens raised on pasture may contain:• 1⁄3 less cholesterol • 1⁄4 less saturated fat • 2⁄3 more vitamin A • 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids • 3 times more vitamin E • 7 times more beta carotene
• Age - Fresh this week vs. supermarket eggs tend to be 1-2 months old. The fresher the egg, the richer the flavor. (Note: Fresh eggs are more difficult to peel so if wanting for hard boiled eggs, sprinkle baking soda in water while boiling for easier peeling.)
**For these first few weeks we are catching up on production. There will be a limited amount of eggs available, but if you are interested we would be able to source eggs from other respected, local farms.