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Heritage Hen Farm

Pastured Soy Free Eggs

Regular price $11.00
Regular price Sale price $11.00
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100% on pasture 24/7/365, soy free and supplemented with certified whole-seed organic feed. Eggs which come from hens on pasture, living outdoors, cannot technically be called "organic". Yup. It's the same as wild caught fish which cannot be labeled "organic". The flock is provided organic whole feed to free choice from, but because the flock (including roosters) prances at free will on pasture, the majority of their diet is bugs, grubs, insects, chlorophyll (green pasture grass) and carotenoids (yellow, orange & red little flowers with antioxidant properties) and essential beta carotene (which converts into vitamin A). Our practices exceed USDA organic standards, but because our eggs are unwashed (by choice), we sell them as livestock feed not for human consumption, per Florida regulations.

Eggs are limited at certain times of the year due to seasonal weather changes, and during molt which cues a hen to conserve her protein for new-feather-making so she will lay significantly fewer (or zero) eggs. Pastured eggs are a seasonal food but grocery store shopping has taught us to expect eggs year-round. In our grandparents' era, people expected not to have eggs year-round so late Fall, eggs were slathered with tallow to preserve the bloom. Weddings (cakes) and celebrations were planned around the time of year when eggs were in season, for this very reason. Times have changed, but not with our flock!

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