Free Range Eggs
Our 'free range' eggs started out as a byproduct of our organic fly control efforts in the summer, and are usually available during the growing season. The "Eggo" is a mobile hen house that carries 200 laying hens. They spend their days sanitizing our pastures after cattle and sheep are rotated out. They eat bugs and grass and scratch out the 'pies' which accelerates regrowth. We require that our birds be raised from pullets with intact (unmutilated) beaks and outside on green grass. This produces layers that are voracious foragers...which improves the egg quality and saves on the feed bill to boot!
Our hens feast on a mash which is custom blended for our farm. It is soy free (Weston Price friendly) and GMO free...Omega 3's and CLA...naturally high in free range eggs...is enhanced by fishmeal and alfalfa meal in the feed. The mash is milled in a water powered mill in Central PA that is over 200 years old...talk about a small carbon footprint!
If you have never had a free range egg (a real one from a hen on green grass, not brown hard dirt) you are in for a surprise. The taste and color bear no resemblance to any other egg you can buy. Eggs are $5.00/ dozen and keep for 60 days or longer. They taste fresher at 60 days than any grocery store factory produced egg. All eggs sold at the farm have been in our refrigerator for 7 days or less. If you want to gather your own eggs, warm out of the pasture, be our guest!