These eggs are laid by hens who spend their days digging and scratching out of doors where they get a very healthy diet of food scraps, bugs and barnyard bedding; basically the food hens were born to eat. Like other laying hens, they are fed grain to supplement their diet. We source these eggs from farms dedicated to feeding their animals grain that is free of GMOs.
GMO free grain is slightly more expensive than conventional grain, which is reflected in the price of the eggs.
Current suppliers of GMO Free Eggs:
Jericho Settlers Farm is located in Jericho Vermont. These are truly free range hens and the farm is a diverse vegetable and meat farm with greenhouse and field production on excellent Winooski river bottom soils. While the eggs are not organic, their farm is Certified Organic.
Maple Wind Farm is a Meat and Vegetable farm located in Huntington, Vermont. Beth and Bruce raise these laying hens on their home farm as well as as on pasture with their beef and broiler chickens. While the eggs are not organic, their farm is Certified Organic.
Vermont Compost Company raises and feeds their laying hens on compost and food scraps. These hens produce some of the finest eggs you will ever have. We are working with Karl Hammer to spread his methods to other farmers in the area so that we can begin to offer more grain-free fed food.
While these eggs are not certified organic, these hens receive no synthetic supplements or medicated feed, and forage outside all year long.
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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. These eggs are extremely fresh and once eggs have been refrigerated they have to be kept cool.
They will last 2 weeks or more if kept cool.