Monday, November 1, 2010


Did you notice the name change of the blog?  It is more representative of the mission of this blog.

We are hooked!  Eggs from hens raised on pasture from the farmers' market are fabulous.  You can taste the difference from the eggs available at the grocery store, for sure.  We hardly ever ate the store bought eggs and no child of mine begged for them.  The kids, especially 1 of 3 and 3 of 3, love the farmers' market eggs.  We've been eating them at least once a day. 
I did a bit of research and there are health benefits to eating eggs from hens raised on pasture too!  Hurray!

"LATEST RESULTS: Eggs from hens raised on pasture show 4 to 6 times as much vitamin D as typical supermarket eggs.
RESULTS FROM OUR PREVIOUS STUDY: Eggs from hens allowed to peck on pasture are a heck of a lot better than those from chickens raised in cages! Our testing has found that, 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
These amazing results come from 14 flocks around the country that range freely on pasture or are housed in moveable pens that are rotated frequently to maximize access to fresh pasture and protect the birds from predators."

So I think it would be fair to say, run and don't walk to the nearest farmers' market to find some organic eggs from pasture fed hens soon!  You'll love them and so will your body.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, there is a HUGE difference. Before I got chickens of my own, I bought eggs for $1.50/doz from a little old women who had a farm outside of town. She came to town once a week selling her eggs. Check craigslist in your area for people selling free range eggs. I regularly see them around here for $1-$1.50/doz. I bet you paid more at your farmer's market!