Healthy and delicious eggs from pastured hens are available at our Farm Stand every week. Tuesdays and Fridays from 10m-5pm. Tomorrow we will have fresh chicken and duck eggs available – $3 per 1/2 dozen, or buy 18 for only $8
Interesting facts about eggs include:
There are over 150 breeds of domestic chickens.
Their eggs are a variety of colors from white, brown, green, blue and even pink!
Hens can lay eggs without a rooster. The eggs will never hatch though, as they are unfertilized.
It takes a chicken 24-26 hours to produce an egg.
Once a year chickens go through a molting process, where they grow new feathers. This takes about 9 weeks and they do not lay any eggs during this time!
An unwashed egg can stay fresh for six months, if it is refrigerated shortly after being laid. Washing the egg removes the bloom-a thin protein coating that stops harmful bacteria from penetrating through the eggs porous shell-so a fresh egg shouldn’t be washed until just before cooking.
Eggs from hens like ours are a lot healthier than most supermarket eggs. USDA nutrient data shows that compared to commercial eggs, eggs from hens allowed to peck on pasture may contain up to: 1/3 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 and 4-6 times as much vitamin D!
Healthy and delicious eggs from pastured hens are available at our Farm Stand every week. Tuesdays and Fridays from 10m-5pm.