These hens choose their feed based on their seasonal needs as they forage between compost piles and pasture. By choosing these eggs you are both helping to divert compostables from landfills, and feeding laying hens the kind of healthy food they prefer. The result is much healthier hens and eggs. These hens never get any more than 5% of their nutrition from Organic Grain (non GMO)
Our current suppliers of eggs each week:
Vermont Compost Company and Dog River Farm raise and feed their laying hens on compost and food scraps. Hens range freely on pasture and food scraps that are being processed into compost. This is a symbiotic relationship in which the hens help to airate the compost while finding important nutrients for thier diet.
Black Dirt Farm raises their hens primarily on food scraps from local schools and neighbors, and are fed a small ration (about 5% or less of a normal grain ration) of certified organic grain, certified organic minerals and oyster shells to supplement nutrient needs.
Read more on our different egg categories in this Blog Post by Greg: Eggs Eggs Everywhere!
Enjoy these eggs any style for breakfast, hard boiled, in a quiche, fritatta, or baked. Fresh, full flavored and nutritious, enjoy!
Store in the refrigerator.